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Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

This month's special project: Design a Key ChainThe Design Lab is open. Come on in and learn about 3D printing and use computer-aided design (CAD) to make your ideas a reality. Ages 5+. Children under 9 must have a caretaker at all times. Registration is required. We suggest you create a Tinkercad account at www.tinkercad.com in advance.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Adult, Kids
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

What is a 3D printer? What can it do? Where is the technology heading? What is computer-aided design? How can I create my own designs for 3D printing? What kinds of materials can be used for 3Dprinting? All these questions and more will be answered! 

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Age Groups: Teens, Adult
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Come together with other homeschoolers to craft, build, game, and chat. Enjoy a relaxed "open house" afternoon for kids and parents to connect. All ages. Registration required.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Interested in learning Magic: The Gathering or looking for someone to play against?  Take part in our first Magic: The Gathering tournament for teens and tweens to test your skills as a planeswalker.Play format will be a causal draft, double elimination tournament.  Cards will be provided by the library and the winner will receive two packs of Magic: The Gathering cards.  

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Teens
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Everyone knows that oil and water don't mix, but want about ice and wax? we'll use some clever chemistry to make our own fun candles. Ages 5 and up. Children under 9 must have an adult. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Please join us as horticulturist Lynn Waclawski presents 'Eat Your Seedlings.' Lynn will talk to participants about microgreens, which are basically seedlings that you can eat in various ways.

Event Type: Gardening
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Kick off the New Year with Maker Club! Discover the beautiful science behind snowflakes, learn while salt melts ice and make exploding snow in this fun, hands-on program that mixes science and art. Ages 5 and up. Children under 9 must have an adult. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Let's act abstract! We're going to make beautiful and unique works of art in honor of Jackson Pollock's birthday. Things *will* get messy, so dress accordingly. For kids ages 10 to 15. Please register. 

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

"American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, natural language that has the same linguistic properties as spoken languages, with grammar that differs from English. ASL is expressed by movements of the hands and face. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing, and is used by many hearing people as well."Come and learn as Allison Didden (Teacher of the Deaf) reads and teaches. This event is for the hearing and the hearing impaired children and adults. Registration is required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: All Ages
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

It's time to tinker! Join us for open-ended discovery as we build with Legos, K'nex, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs,  and more. For the safety of our patrons, children must be over 5 years of age. Parents welcome; we suggest you stay with children under 9. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

It's time to tinker! Join us for open-ended discovery as we build with Legos, K'nex, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs,  and more. For the safety of our patrons, children must be over 5 years of age. Parents welcome; we suggest you stay with children under 9. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Learn the basics of circuits with Snap Circuits, littleBits, Squishy Circuits, and more! Snap Circuits are easy-to-use invention kids that each about electricity. LittleBits are kids of modular electronics, which snap together with small magnets for prototyping and learning. Squishy Circuits use conductive and insulating dough that allows you to create sculptures with embedded lights, motors, and buzzers. All the kits are designed to teach the basics of how circuits work through fun projects.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Learn the basics of circuits with Snap Circuits, littleBits, Squishy Circuits, and more! Snap Circuits are easy-to-use invention kids that each about electricity. LittleBits are kids of modular electronics, which snap together with small magnets for prototyping and learning. Squishy Circuits use conductive and insulating dough that allows you to create sculptures with embedded lights, motors, and buzzers. All the kits are designed to teach the basics of how circuits work through fun projects.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Did you know that the hot beverage we all love has been around for over 5000 years?  And Scottish tea is considered one of the best and strongest teas in the world?  What better way to celebrate Scotland's great poet Robert Burns' birthday than with a cup of tea, Scottish shortbread and scones, while listening to the skirl of the pipes!  Registration is a must for every participant.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Teens, Adult
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Soldering is a process in which two or more items are joined together by melting metal. It's used for electronics.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens, Adult
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Let's have some engineering fun! Build a fluffy snowman then create a catapult to knock him down. Ages 5 and up. Children under 9 must have an adult.
Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens

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