October 2020

Bee Storytime

Have you heard? Our Bee-ty branch has beehives! Join us for a virtual bee storytime. We'll share bee stories, songs, rhymes and fun facts! We'll even introduce you to our bees. Best suited for ages 3-7 (all are welcome). 

Fri Oct 16 at 10:30 am     Click here to register

STEAM: Feed the Birds Take & Make program

Feed our feathered friends this winter with a homemade bird feeder. We'll also talk about how to attract birds, what to feed them, and show you some of the great resources we have at the library! This program is best suited for children ages 9-12 but all ages can participate with caregiver assistance. One kit per household please.

Thurs Oct 29 at 6:30 pm     Click here to register

Shine a Light with Scientists in School

Join Scientists in School on this optical adventure and discover how light passes through objects and forms shadows. Bounce and bend light to investigate reflection, refraction, and fibre optics. Demonstrate how light travels with a flashlight that you can keep! For students in Grades 4 & 5.

Mon Oct 19 at 7:00 pm     Click here to register

Properties Really Matter with Scientists in School

Liquids and solids are everywhere. Explore household solids and liquids and how they interact with each other. Investigate the properties of solubility, absorption and buoyancy. Then engineer the solution to a common problem. Create an unusual concoction from an everyday solid and watch it dance! Presented by Scientists in School.  For students in Grades 2 & 3.

Fri Oct 23 at 4:30 pm     Click here to register

November 2020

Structures, Materials & More with Scientists in School

Follow an engineer's journey from materials to structure. Explore a variety of materials to understand their qualities. Then, through exploration and observation, test for structural effectiveness. Finally, build with materials to understand the purpose of structures. Presented by Scientists in School. For students in Grades 1 & 2.

Wed Nov 4 at 4:00 pm     Click here to register

Hooo's in the Owl Pellet with Scientists in School

Experience being a real-life biologist! Use an integrated STEM approach to investigate the diet of an owl and estimate the prey number and type. Dissect an owl pellet, sort and identify bones. Opportunities pre- and post-workshop to enhance participant's literacy, numeracy and visual arts activities by integrating owl pellet dissection and analysis into the program. Presented by Scientists in School. For students in Grades 4-6.

Sat Nov 7 at 2:00 pm     Click here to register

As a Matter of Fact with Scientists in School

Discover why chemistry matters! Explore solubility, crystallization and a change in state while writing your initials. Create a situation where nothing remains the same and observe and identify the indicators of a chemical change. Solve a mystery using the physical and chemical properties of materials found in the cupboard! For students in Grades 4-6.

Mon Nov 16 at 7:00 pm     Click here to register

Electricity: Close the Circuit with Scientists in School

Explore the nature of electricity and its use. See how static electricity makes objects move. Design and build circuits to learn how a house is wired. Test conductors, insulators and switches. Presented by Scientists in School. For students in Grades 5-7.

Wed Nov 25 at 4:30 pm     Click here to register

December 2020

Strong Structures with Scientists in School

Build your knowledge of structural strength as a junior engineer. Discover how to design a structure to withstand both tension and compression. Test different materials for strength, and investigate how the strength of a material can be altered by manipulating its shape. For students in Grades 2-4. 

Wed Dec 2 at 4:30 pm     Click here to register