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

 

 

Virtual Reality Drop-In Sessions

January • Tuesdays 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 6:00 p.m., Fridays 2:30p.m.  • Springstowne Library, Vallejo

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.

 

VR Gaming Tuesday

Tuesday, February 5 • 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. • John F. Kennedy, Vallejo

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.
Join us for VR Gaming every first Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. 

 

NASA Mars InSight Rover Workshop for Teens

Thursday, February 7 • 3:30p.m. • Fairfield Civic Center Library

Take part in a fun Mars Rover experiment.  Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for the support of public programming.

 

Build a Camera Obscura for Teens

Thursay, February 7 • 3:30p.m. • Suisun City Library

Have you ever wanted to know how light works in a camera? What about your eye? Take a look at the science behind your eyes and build your own pinhole camera!

 

STEM in the Library

Thursday, February 21  • 1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. • Fairfield Cordelia

Science activities for children in grades K - 12 covering a variety of topics. Great for homeschoolers! The group is led by a teacher with experience in high school biology and physical sciences. Free and open to the public.

 

Stargazing Party

Tuesday, February 26 • 6p.m. - 8p.m. • Springstowne, Vallejo

Join us as we set up a telescope to gaze at Mercury at its greatest elongation! There will be NASA sponsored activities and hot chocolate as we talk to astronomy enthusiasts.

 

Afternoon Adventures - Science!!

Wednesday, February 27 • 3p.m. - 4p.m. • Rio Vista Library

STEM activity day

 

Rock Steady Juggling: Afternoon Adventures

Wednesday, February 27 • 3p.m. - 4 p.m. • Fairfield Cordelia

‘Go with the Flow’ is an interactive and entertaining multi-media program that educates about water science and what happens to our water after it goes down the drain. Through juggling, comedy and magic, kids will learn about sewer science and ways to protect the bay. Sponsored by the Solano County Water Agency.

 

Afternoon Adventures: Things That Fly

Thursday, February 28 • 4p.m. • Vacaville Town Square

Things That Fly

 

LittleBits for Teens

Tuesday, March 5  • 3:30p.m. • Suisun City Library

LittleBits are great for all tinkerers. Join with other kids ages 10 and older and snap your ideas to life. No soldering, no wiring, no programming needed.

 

Binary Beading Craft for Teens

Thursday, March 14 • 3:30 p.m. • Fairfield Civic Center

Have fun making beaded crafts and jewelry and learn about binary coding at the same time! 

 

 

 

 

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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