Kids Meet Science at Des Plaines PL

Blinded by science?

No way! The pictures tell the story. More than four hundred people attended the second annual Family Science Expo at Des Plaines (Ill.) Public Library on Saturday, October 16, from noon until 4 p.m. Exhibitors from all over the local engineering and science spectrum came together to demonstrate to kids and their parents just what it is they do. Demonstrations and hands-on projects captivated kids of all ages as presenters helped get kids excited about science.

Science in the Summer

I admit that, during my high school years, I only reinforced the stereotype that girls are not good at math and science. (In fact, saying I was “not good” is probably being too kind; my chemistry teacher would likely suggest “utterly hopeless” as more accurate.) I can’t help but wonder what might have been, however, if I had had Science in the Summer at my library as a child.

Bring the Universe to Your Library with NASA

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “Bring the Universe to Your Library with NASA,” where the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), a NASA affiliate, described the amazing array of online, print, and in-person cultural programs and resources available free to libraries.

Are you interested in expanding your library’s science programming? Would you like to receive materials and support for your programming efforts?


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