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

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.

 

Little Bits

Wednesday, May 1 • 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. • Rio Vista

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.

 

Once Upon a Time STEAM Tales

Wednesday, May 1 • 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. • Fairfield Civic Center

Participate in STEAM activities based on classic fairy tales. Thank you to the Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Libraries for their support of programming.

 

Science Fun Day with 4-H SET

Thursday, May 2 • 4:00p.m. - 5:00 p.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.

 

Sustainable Backyard

Tuesday, May 7 • 6:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Rio Vista

Sustainable Solano is coming to the library to promote sustainable backyards, talk about water use, and help you learn how to landscape your backyard.

 

VR Gaming Tuesday

Tuesday, May 7 • 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. 

 

Button Making @RIO

Wednesday, May 8 • 3:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Rio Vista

Learn how to use the button machine to create your own button

 

Sensory Gardening with UC Master Gardeners: Propagation and Soil prep

Saturday, May 11 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. • Fairfield Civic Center

Join the UC Master Gardeners and share in the fun of gardening in the Fairfield Civic Center Library’s Sensory Garden. This event will take place every 2nd Saturday of the month. Bring your tools and/or your questions.

 

Family Fun Night at Suisun City Library and Fairfield Cordelia Library

Tuesday, May 14  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. • multiple locations, Suisun and Cordelia

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District and Solano County Library team up at Family Fun Night! Activities from the NASA @ My Library program, story time, free giveaways, and more activities!

 

Family Fun Night at Fairfield Civic Center

Wednesday, May 15  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. • Fairfield Civic Center

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District and Solano County Library team up at Family Fun Night! Activities from the NASA @ My Library program, story time, free giveaways, and more activities!

 

Paper Airplanes

Wednesday, May 22 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Fairfield Cordelia

Afternoon activity at the Cordelia Library

 

Sewing Classes

Saturday, May 25 • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • John F. Kennedy

Learn sewing basics with us. Space is limited to the first 6 participants. Please call 1-866-57-ASKUS or come into the branch to register.

 

Mini Catapults

Wednesday, May 29 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Fairfield Cordelia

Afternoon activity at the Cordelia Library

 

 

 

 

 

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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