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.

 

LittleBits for Teens

Thursday, January 3 • 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.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.

 

Virtual Reality for Electric Tuesdays

Tuesday, January 8 • 4:30 p.m. • John F. Kennedy 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.

 

3D Printing

Tuesday, January 8 • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m. • John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo

Come and learn about 3D printing during this two hour demonstration.

 

Science Fun Day with  4-H SET

Thursday, January 10  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m. • Vacaville Town Square

Join us for an afternoon science fun!  Teens from the 4-H Club Science, Engineering and Technology program will lead kids in hands on activities.

 

Art and the Cosmic Connection

Wednesday, January 16 • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Vacaville Cultural Center Library

Test out our oil pastels to make beautiful pictures of Mars; learn about Mars and its geography

 

Catapults and Forts

Wednesday, January 16 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Rio Vista Library

Attack the fort with a catapult

 

Make a Robot

Wednesday, January 23 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Rio Vista Library

Make a Robot – Makerspace

 

Become a NASA Explorer!

Thursday, January 31 • 3:30 p.m. • John F. Kennedy Library - Vallejo

Learn about space with our interactive NASA science kits!

 

Star Gazing Party!

Date TBD  • p.m. • Springstowne Library - Vallejo

 

Virtual Reality for Electric Tuesdays

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

 

Afternoon Adventures

Wednesday, February 6 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Rio Vista Library

STEM activity day.

 

NASA Mars InSight Rover Workshop for Teens

Thursday, February 7  • 3:30 p.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.

 

 

 

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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