Come design a cool summer picture frame and learn about the properties of glow in the dark paint at the same time. Children candecorate a picture frame with seashells painted with glow in the dark paint. They will learn about the effect of light on the paint and why the paint does not glow in daylight. They will then watch the reaction when the painted seashells are exposed to black fluorescent light.
This science experiment is a fun way for children to learn about solid and liquid. The Ooze they are going to make acts like both and the children will experiment with both textures and weight and decide which one they prefer and what they need to do to make it stay solid or liquid and for how long it can last as a solid or liquid. This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time.
Have fun making dry ice bubbles that will grow and grow as they fill with fog that looks like clouds. This experiment is a great one for kids who love science and those who want to discover science. The children will find out how big the bubble will get before it bursts. Give it a try and find out! Come and join us on July 25 at 3:30 p.m.
During the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the winners for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced. Below are the winning titles available to check out and download throughout the library system:Fiction
Beat the heat this Wednesday July 9 and come to Sundown Science at 7 p.m. where we will be talking about the science of weather. Kids ages 4 and up will have the opportunity to explore weather concepts and make their own rain and snow.
August will mark the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington, D.C. as part of the War of 1812. So much of what really happened has been replaced by tall tales and local lore. Ralph Eshelman, a War of 1812 historian, has visited every known War of 1812 location in the region.
Share the techniques of Master Gardener Neil Hoffman
On Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m., the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library will host Master Gardener Neil Hoffman for a talk on problems unique to gardening in a city. Whether you are an old hand at gardening or a beginner, cultivate a community garden plot or a planter or two, you can benefit from his experience.