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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Start
the year off full STEAM ahead. We'll build catapults with pencils and tall
towers to hold apples high about the ground. These Maker challenges will need
your best creativity and engineering skills.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Don't stress about starting school again! Using essential oils, we'll make three different products that can help the school age child (or their parent and teachers too!). Everyone will walk away with a focus roller bottle, sleepytime spray, and the happy roller bottle. For kids and adults. Please register. 

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Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs), Adult (18+)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Come enjoy the Makerspace @ Southwest as we breakout the Legos and get creative. Sandy will have building challenges ready for those that want to take on the challenge! Independent time to explore and create. For ages 8+. Registration is required.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

This month we are creating Embellished Artwork - a whimsical animal painting with 3-D mixed media. In Session 1, we'll design the animal. Choose either a llama, flamingo, or corgi. In Session 2, we'll add the bling. Grades 6-12. Registration required.

Event Type: Art, Crafts
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

The Robotics Programming Club is for students in 9th grade through adult.  This club is intended for those individuals interested in the fundamentals needed to program robots for autonomous competition using the JAVA computer programming language. We will be examining the relationship and interaction between hardware sensors, motors, and the software. Also, we will discuss interruption processing, multitasking, memory management, and signaling as it related to digital sensors used on the **FIRST robots.

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Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 13-18+. Adventurers wanted! Join us every other Saturday. Learn to play Pathfinder with no experience/preparation needed. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Start the year
off full STEAM ahead. We'll build catapults with pencils and tall towers
to hold apples high above the ground. These Maker challenges will need your
best creativity and engineering skills. Maker Monday programs
combine science, engineering, technology and crafting to
encourage curiosity and innovation. Ages 5-12. Parents are asked to stay

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Yarn over Time is a crochet and knitting group designed for after work and evening crafters. All ages and experience levels welcome, including beginners. Join us to get acquainted, share ideas, techniques, and work on your own creations.

Event Type: Clubs, Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Want to make a difference at the library? Open to ages 13-18, this is your chance to have a say! Are you interested in community service opportunities? Have an idea for a library program? Is there a book or movie you'd like to recommend? Join us for this informal brainstorming session - bring your own ideas or vote on our list of ideas. Snacks will be provided.

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

What is a 3D printer? What can it do? Where is technology heading? How can I create my own designs for 3D printing? All these questions and more will be answered! This event is for adults and teens over 15. Please register.

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Age Groups: Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

With Bug Safari, youth will explore small creatures with big environmental impacts. On local field expeditions, youth will search for arthropods, collect specimens, and post photographs to iNaturalist-a citizen science project and online social network for nature research.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at the Mad Scientist Club and create some Jello Playdough in our "laboratory".  We discuss the science behind playdough and make our own creations to take home.  Be prepared to get messy and have a lot of fun.For ages 5-10.  Registration Required.  Individual children must be signed up.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Come enjoy the Makerspace @ Southwest as we breakout the Legos and get creative. Sandy will have building challenges ready for those that want to take on the challenge! Independent time to explore and create. For ages 8+. Registration is required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Travel the world by traveling to your local library! We will learn about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with Ms. Fang Xiao. Activities begin at 4:30pm and will include the creation of delicious Moon Cakes and stories about this unique harvest festival from across the world. For ages 5 and up.

Event Type: Special Event, History
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn what green screen technology is all about and how Hollywood uses it to create amazing special effects. Then make your own music video with friends in this fun introduction to green screening videos. Bring your favorite song ready to go on your phone! (No explicit lyrics, please.)

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Learn what green screen technology is all about and how Hollywood uses it to create amazing special effects. Then make your own music video with friends in this fun introduction to green screening videos. Bring your favorite song ready to go on your phone! (No explicit lyrics, please.)

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Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+), Boomers +
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Makerspace at Southwest is Open! Meet your Makerspace Coordinator, Sandy Roberts, learn to use Makerspace equipment, work on your own independent projects or just meet up with other local makers. Please note you may need to being your own supplies. Contact Sandy for details on available equipment.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Teens! Ever wonder what you can do to help save the earth?Join us every month to work on individual or community projects and learn how you can make a positive impact on our environment, while having fun! Ages 8-18, registration required.

Event Type: Art, Gardening
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-17. Celebrate Bilbo and Frodo Baggins' birthdays by creating your own dragon silhouette mason jar while eating birthday cake and punch! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.  

Event Type: Crafts, Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Be the coolest kid in school with your own colorful, handmade pencil bag that really lights up! This creative craft will also teach you how to make a simple circuit with a switch to impress your friends. Ages 10 to 18. Please register. 

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

The Robotics Programming Club is for students in 9th grade through adult.  This club is intended for those individuals interested in the fundamentals needed to program robots for autonomous competition using the JAVA computer programming language. We will be examining the relationship and interaction between hardware sensors, motors, and the software. Also, we will discuss interruption processing, multitasking, memory management, and signaling as it related to digital sensors used on the **FIRST robots.

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Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:10pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.  Snack will be provided. Rated PG-13, 130 Minutes.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-17. Learn how to create a marbled design on a mini pumpkin using nail polish. Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

What is a 3D printer? What can it do? Where is the technology heading? How can I create my own designs for 3D printing? All these questions and more will be answered! This class is for 8 to 14 year olds. Please register. 

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)

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