Ellettsville Children's Program

Mysterious, Invisible Forces - Ellettsville

Monday, July 7, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Discover how forces we can't see have a big effect on our lives! Indiana University Physics professor Hal Evans gives you the chance to experience the weird behaviors of ordinary things in the world around us. Completed grades K-6.

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Hal Evans

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-Read to Dogs in the Library - Ellettsville

Saturday, August 2, 2014 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Certified therapy dogs are waiting to listen to your child read. Reading aloud to these sweet dogs encourages reading and has been proven to increase reading scores. Great for readers of all abilities, but especially helpful for reluctant and struggling readers. Ages 5-12. Drop in.

No Registration Required
Presenter: 
Stephanie Holman

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Coded Concoctions - Ellettsville

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Curious about computers? Come conjure up some fun while learning the basics of coding. Participants will use MIT's Scratch program to create a simple game. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions to ensure a finished product. You may bring your own laptop, or one will be provided.

Presenter: 
Amanda Fisher

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Lego Fun - Ellettsville

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join fellow Lego fans and put your skills to the test. Each session brings a new building challenge. Legos provided. Drop in. Completed grades K-6.

Presenter: 
Stephanie Holman

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X-Treme Team: Life-Sized Jenga (Ellettsville)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
You've never played Jenga like this! Life-sized pieces and gigantic towers test your concentration and reflexes. Watch out for falling blocks! Completed grades 4-8

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Amazing Nano Science Show - Ellettsville

Monday, June 23, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WonderLab takes the cutting edge field of nanoscale science, mixes it with cool experiments, some hands-on audience participation, and adds in a few silly tricks! The result? An amazing science demo full of fizzing, banging, learning, and lots of fun! Age 5 and up.*

*Younger siblings welcome. An adult must accompany children under 7.

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Chemistry Magic Show - Ellettsville

Friday, June 20, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Fizz, Boom, Pop! Molecules, elements, and compounds come together to dazzle and amaze you in this lively demonstration by Dr. James Clark from the Indiana University Chemistry Department. Completed grades K-6.

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Dr. James Clark

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Lego Fun - Ellettsville

Thursday, June 19, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join fellow Lego fans, and put your skills to the test. Each session brings a new building challenge. Legos will be provided.

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Stephanie Holman

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Creating Color: The History and Science of Color - Ellettsville

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Brown County celebrates local artists and comes to the branch to help teach us the history and science of color creation. A hands-on activity gets you creating colorful paint from items in and around your home. Then you use your own paint to create a work of art. Completed grades 3-6



Presenter: 
T.C. Steele Educator

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Messy, Gross and Fascinating Science - Ellettsville

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Get hands-on with some science tricks and crafts. And if you dare, you can eat some of your creations. We play smeller's bingo and marbles run, and make Alka-Seltzer rockets and a spinning Thaumatrope toy. Mix your own soda to drink while sampling gross treats such as "boogers on a stick" and "owl barf balls." Completed grades K–6. Please register for one session: 10:30-11:30 a.m. -or- 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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Stephanie Holman

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