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S.T.R.E.A.M -ing at the Library

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Get caught up in the fun of learning with the new line-up of S.T.R.E.A.M.-ing programs.  You've heard about "S.T.E.M." (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in the schools.  Well, "S.T.R.E.A.M." (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) is our expanded, mixed-up and compelling version aimed at elementary school age children.  We will combine all of these topics to turn learning in to play.  Best of all, we will get young brains thinking!

Stream building marshmallow
Tuesday, January 13th at 6:00 pm

Explore forces and physics by building with marshmallows, spaghetti noodles and more!  How can you create a larger building?  How much weight will your structure support? 
Recommended for children in 1st through 6th grades.  All materials will be provided.  No registration is required. 

Library STREAM paper airplane
Thursday, January 29th at 4:00 pm

Focus on the physics of flight.  Find out how air currents make planes fly, then test your theories and skills to see who can build the best paper airplane!  We'll cap it off with a paper airplane flying contest. 
Recommended for children in 2nd through 6th grades.  All materials are provided.  No registration is required.

Look for more activities to be announced in the coming months! 

  • Storytimes

    Winter/Spring Storytimes begin January 9th!  For more information about storytimes click here

    Storytime scarves
  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

    Bruiser the French mastiff, Coach the Lab, Clover the Dalmatian all love to listen to a good book!  These trained therapy dogs visit the Library on a regular basis and provides kids with a no-pressure situation to practice their reading skills.  Plus, who doesn't love curling up with a good book and a sweet dog who loves to listen?  And don't worry if you make a mistake or say a word wrong, these dogs are just happy to see you. Reading Dog Scarlett 2008


    Coach - Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    October 4th, November 8th and 22nd, and December 13th

    Clover - Saturdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    November 8th, and December 27th

    Gracey, Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    October 14th and December 9th

  • Play to Learn in the Community

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    Play to Learn is a FREE collaborative program for children ages six and under and the adults who care for them.  Thematic curriculum invites individual play, engaging activities, songs and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together!  Play to Learn is a FREE drop-in program facilitated by the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

    Play to Learn in the Community returns Tuesday, January 6th! For more information and the full schedule, click here.

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