Science Resources: Activities to model in your library

By November 23, 2015Library Partner News

Science-Based Book Clubs: reading into STEM

Technology Impacts and Another Time, Another Place are just two of the many ongoing book clubs at Curtis Memorial Library. Recent reads include Alan Touring: The Enigma, and Tunnel in the Sky. Check their book club calendar for monthly meetings and book selections.

Lego Clubs: a fun STEM resource for all ages

A great resource for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning are the fun block toys, Legos. Not only has the Portland Public Library made them available for youth, but there are teen Lego clubs, (and wait for it…), adult Lego clubs! Yes! Many libraries around Maine have Lego clubs and are building amazing things including community engagement around science.

  • Children (ages 7 to 12): every Tuesday, 3:30 to 5
  • Teen (ages 12 to 19): every Wednesday, 2:30 to 4
  • Adults (ages 18+): second Thursday of each month, 5:30 to 7
  • Riverton all ages / families: every Saturday, 11 to 12:30
  • – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/legos-ppl/#sthash.7lyD1hqP.dpufC
  • Children (ages 7 to 12): every Tuesday, 3:30 to 5
  • Teen (ages 12 to 19): every Wednesday, 2:30 to 4
  • Adults (ages 18+): second Thursday of each month, 5:30 to 7
  • Riverton all ages / families: every Saturday, 11 to 12:30
  • – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/legos-ppl/#sthash.7lyD1hqP.dpuf

Click here to see dates at times for upcoming Lego Club activities at PPL

Movie Nights: visualizing STEM

York Public Library is helping the public “look” at science through this fun film.
“Inside Out”
Family Film Series

Saturday, December 19, 6:30 p.m.
Disney Pixar presents an inventive animated film that takes you on a journey from the “inside out” to discover the emotional roller coaster inside your head. Grab your pillows and blankets, wear your PJs, and come enjoy the movie along with our complimentary popcorn. Rated PG. 120 minutes.

Science Cafes: interactive STEM with an expert

Science Cafe schedule at PPL
Learn about specific topics from local experts. These aren’t your typical presentations though, there is usually a hands-on part in these interactive two-way discussions.