Wreck Lab

Saturday September 23, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 3 - adult

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a toaster looks like?

We'll be tearing apart all sorts of electronic devices to see what's inside, and to get a better idea of how they work. Bring in your own broken appliance to take apart or use one of ours!

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday September 24, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to advanced challenges.

This is a deep curriculum, so repeat students are encouraged!

Kids Robotics Lab: Musical Robots with Brain Monkeys

Tuesday September 26, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K - 8

Kids Robotics Lab is a great introduction to robotics through LEGO Mindstorms and other robotics kits. Each session will be comprised of a different challenge.

Today's challenge is Musical Robots. Instruction is provided by the creative folks at Brain Monkeys.

Data Visualization with Processing

Friday September 29, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn about the Processing programming language and how it can be used to visualize data.

No previous experience is necessary.

Penny Batteries

Saturday September 30, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Make a working battery from pocket change.

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday October 1, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to advanced challenges.

This is a deep curriculum, so repeat students are encouraged!

3D Printing Lab: Open Lab

Friday October 6, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn about 3D printing and get a chance to use a Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer.

No prior experience is necessary.

Ceres: Exploring the Dwarf Planet with Jennifer German

Sunday October 8, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 3 - adult

Jennifer German, Ann Arbor’s own NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, will talk about the dwarf planet Ceres and what NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been up to since it launched in September of 2007.

Ever wonder why Ceres was ignored for so long? Is there water on Ceres? What exactly is a dwarf planet? And why was Ceres elevated from asteroid to dwarf planet while Pluto was demoted? Come and find out!

There will definitely be cool pictures from NASA and you might even get to be a planet as part of a live demonstration!

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday October 8, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to advanced challenges.

This is a deep curriculum, so repeat students are encouraged!

Minecraft Workshop

Sunday October 15, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 3–8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming!

Begin with the basics and work your way up to advanced challenges.

This is a deep curriculum, so repeat students are encouraged!