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.
Traveling Lantern Theater Presents: My Mother the Astronaut
Thursday, July 18 • 4:00 p.m. • Vacaville TownSquare
Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day". Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA and find out what it's like to be in space! They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers who show her what they do and she learns all about space travel. Her imagination blasts off and she dreams of incredible journeys through the cosmos!
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary
Saturday, July 20 • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Suisun City Library
50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, the first humans landed on the moon! Learn about NASA explorations of the solar system on the golden anniversary of the first crewed landing on the Moon. Meet Zach Amis, Solar System Ambassador, and pick up a free gift while supplies last.
Wednesday, July 24 • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Fairfield Civic Center Library
3...2...1...BLAST OFF!! Launch into high-flying adventure this summer and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Ignite your senses of imagination, fun and learning as we experience space vacuums, principles of flight and even astronaut training!
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."
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