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

 

 

Slime Lab: Make 3 types of slime

Tuesday, June 12 • 10:30 a.m. • JFK Vallejo

A fun family event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

Virtual Reality Experience for Teens

Tuesday, June 12 • 3:00 p.m.  • Suisun City

Have you wanted to try walking through the International Space Station or walk around the Minecraft world? Our new Oculus Rift virtual reality simulator will be available for customers ages 13 and up.

 

Let's Make Science! 

Wednesday, June 13 • 10:30 a.m. • Rio Vista

A fun family event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

Virtual Reality Experience for Teens

Tuesday, June 19 • 3:30 p.m. • Fairfield Civic Center Library

Have you wanted to try walking through the International Space Station or walk around the Minecraft world? Our new Oculus Rift virtual reality simulator will be available for customers ages 13 and up.

 

Rockets and Roller Coasters: Build a rocket and a roller coaster

Tuesday, June 19  • 1:30 p.m. • Vacaville Cultural Center

A fun family event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

Virtual Reality Experience for Teens

Tuesday, June 26  • 3:00 p.m. • Vacaville Town Square

Have you wanted to try walking through the International Space Station or walk around the Minecraft world? Our new Oculus Rift virtual reality simulator will be available for customers ages 13 and up.

 

LittleBits

Tuesday, June 27 • 3:30 p.m. • Vacaville Cultural Center

LittleBits are great for all tinkerers. No soldering, no wiring, no programming needed. Suggested for ages eight and older

 

Puppet Art Theater Presents "Tommy's Space Adventure"

Thursday, July 5 • 4:00 p.m. • Vacaville Town Square

A fun family event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

Mad Science: Spin, pop boom!

Tuesday, July 10 • 10:30 a.m. • JFK Vallejo

A fun family event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

LittleBits

Tuesday, July 10 • 4 p.m. • Vacaville Town Square

LittleBits are great for all tinkerers. No soldering, no wiring, no programming needed. Suggested for ages eight and older

 

Rocket Launchers

Tuesday, July 11  • 10:30 a.m. • Springstowne Vallejo

A teen/tween event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

Puppet Art Theater Presents "Tommy's Space Adventure"

Thursday, July 12 • 10:30 a.m. • Cordelia Library

A fun family event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

STEM Stations: Hands-On Science

Wednesday, July 18 • 10:30 a.m. • Suisun City

A fun family event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

Rocket Launching: Build and blast off!

Wednesday, July 25  • 10:30 a.m. • Rio Vista

A fun family event for the Summer Reading Program.

 

 

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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