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.
Craters of the Moon
Thursday, November 15 • 2:30 p.m. • John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo
Discover lunar features and simulate making impact craters. Hands-on STEM activities for children ages 8—12.
Art and the Cosmic Connection
Tuesday, December 12 • 6 p.m. -7:30 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 artist Kritika Ranjit.
Saturday, January 20 • TIME TBD • John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo
Join us for a fun time exploring weather! Learn about weather science from our special guest presenters, 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.
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.
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