EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE @ YOUR LIBRARY!

 

 

Solano County Library is one of only 3 libraries in California, and 75 nationwide to be awarded a prestigious NASA@MyLibrary grant.

 

This grant is designed to share the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery with our community.

 

Join us for a compelling learning experience and be a part of the story, science and adventure of NASA’s exploration of our solar system and the universe beyond.

 

  
 

 

 

 

 

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

 

 

We will have programs that engage various age groups and get the chance to meet NASA scientists, engineers and educators. We will have something for everyone!

 

Programs will include national and international STEM/space events as well as storytimes, robotics programs, weather programs, and other STEM-related offerings. Programs will be held between May 2017 and October 2018.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

Weather Detectives
Saturday, January 20 • 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon • John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo

Join us for a fun time exploring weather! Learn about weather science from our special guest presenter, astronomy enthusiast Jon Pannier. Participants will create a cloud in a bottle, take home a wind streamer, do a weather report from outer-space, and more! Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a guardian.

 

Craters of the Moon
Tuesday, January 23 • 3 p.m. • Fairfield Cordelia LIbrary

Discover lunar features and simulate making impact craters. Hands-on STEM activities for children ages 8—12.

 

LittleBits
Wednesday, January 24 • 3:30 p.m.- 5p.m. • Vacaville Cultural Center Library

LittleBits are great for all tinkerers. Join with other middle and high school age kids and snap your ideas to life. No soldering, no wiring, no programming needed.

 

News Report from the Moon!
Wednesday, February 7 • 3:30 p.m. • Rio Vista Library

Get transported to the moon through the magic of green screens! Share what you learn at this moon-tastic event, or just pose for a picture with your extraterrestrial friend!

 

LittleBits
Tuesday, February 13 • 4 p.m. -5:30 p.m. • Suisun City Library

LittleBits are great for all tinkerers. Join with other middle and high school age kids and snap your ideas to life. No soldering, no wiring, no programming needed.

 

Art and the Cosmic Connection
Saturday, April 14 • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Suisun City Library

At this program you will examine beautiful NASA images of different planets and use pastels to draw the geological features. Learn elements of art to analyze images from space with help from local teen artists.

 

 

NASA@ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science and the Education Development Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by NASA@ My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 

"I hated school. It's embarrassing when your peer would correct your spelling paper and you had practically nothing...The literacy program has really helped me by encouraging me. I never got that when I was a kid."

- Ron

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