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Exploring the Universe


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Exploring the Universe


Come explore the universe

Every explorer needs a home base. Elkhart Public Library will be the launching pad for families to explore our universe. It's all about NASA @ My Library.

SPACE LAB: SUN

How does ultraviolet light impact our bodies? What's an infrared thermometer? And why is our star so bright? Find out in Space Lab: Sun, open to ages 9-13. 

LET'S EXPLORE OUR STAR

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Family Moon Night

Let your imagination take you out of this world. Launch time: 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, downtown.

I WANT TO GO TO THE MOON  

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Space Lab: Moon

What's the weather up there? How does the moon's pull affect the tides on Earth? Space Lab: Moon is for ages 9-13, and includes making videos with a green screen.

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See the full schedule for NASA @ MY LIBRARY dates and times

 

As just one of 75 libraries in the country working with NASA, Elkhart Public Library will be focusing on programs moving forward the ideas of STEAM education - science, technology, engineering, arts and math. And what better way to start than the idea of space exploration.

But this is only the beginning.

“It is our hope that children and families exposed to scientific ideas in a library even will want to learn more,” says Allison McLean, director of Young People’s Services. “We want kids to see their potential as scientists and to learn about the career opportunities NASA has to offer."

 

the power behind this project? REad up on STEAM - click here

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Space Lab: Sun


Space Lab: Sun


Get to know the star of our show - Space Lab: Sun

The eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, offered a rare glimpse at the power of the sun – the heat it provides, the impact on nature, and much more. At Space Lab: Sun, kids 9-13 will have the chance to learn more in hands-on activities. Experiments will include the impact of ultraviolet light and use of an infrared thermometer.

Launch times are 4:30 p.m., all locations - Sept. 5 (Osolo); Sept. 14 (Pierre Moran); Sept. 19 (downtown); Nov. 7 (Cleveland); and Nov. 16 (Dunlap)

 

See the full schedule for NASA @ MY LIBRARY dates and times

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Family Moon Night


Family Moon Night


Take one giant step at Family Moon Night

The moon is the Earth’s closest neighbor, and it has much more effect than you might think. The moon affects the sea and the tides, and every night, it reflects the sun’s light back to Earth. Have you ever noticed how, when there’s a full moon, it makes the night brighter?

At 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, celebrate Family Moon Night downtown. The evening will include hands-on activities and education, and families will learn about International Observe the Moon Night later in the month.

ETHOS, our community partner, will be displaying moon rocks and a spacesuit. Kids in attendance will also receive a journal to write down their observations of the moon and stars leading up to Observe the Moon Night.

 

See the full schedule for NASA @ MY LIBRARY dates and times

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Space Lab: Moon


Space Lab: Moon


How's the weather up there? Space Lab: Moon

If you can’t get enough of our closest neighbor, explore the conditions of the moon, its weather, and its impact on Earth. Kids 9-13 at these labs also will experiment making videos with a green screen.

Launch times are 4:30 p.m. at all locations - Oct. 3 (Osolo); Oct. 12 (Pierre Moran); Oct. 17 (downtown); Dec. 5 (Cleveland); and Dec. 14 (Dunlap)

 

See the full schedule for NASA @ MY LIBRARY dates and times

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STEAM


STEAM


What is STEAM, and why are we working on it?

Science, technology, engineering, art and math are the fastest-growing segments of our economy. Employers are positioning for future success and will need a workforce to support it. Elkhart Public Library is helping the next generation get excited about STEAM and achieve their life goals. Children are natural scientists. They are born to observe, discover and experiment.

 

See the full schedule of NASA @ MY LIBRARY dates and times

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Schedule


Schedule


NASA @ My Library events in Elkhart

 

Space Lab: Sun
(launch times are 4:30 p.m. at all locations)

Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Osolo
 Thursday, Sept. 14 - Pierre Moran
Tuesday, Sept. 19 - Downtown
Tuesday, Nov. 7 - Cleveland
Thursday, Nov. 16 - Dunlap 

 

Family Moon Night
one program only - 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the downtown location

 

Space Lab: Moon
(launch times are 4:30 p.m. at all locations)

Tuesday, Oct. 3 - Osolo
Thursday, Oct. 12 - Pierre Moran
Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Downtown
Tuesday, Dec. 5 - Cleveland
Thursday, Dec. 14 - Dunlap

 

More events coming soon!

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