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Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego®
(Boys and Girls grades K-2)
In this engineering “fundamentals” program, students will learn from a customized, unique, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) based curriculum while having FUN! The primary medium used for these classes is LEGO® TECHNIC. We find that with kids of all ages, especially the younger ones, LEGO® is an attractive, efficient teaching medium. From the creativity and enjoyment encouraged by LEGO®, kids always enjoy themselves while learning essential engineering terms and concepts along the way!

Youth Programs
Engineering                  212204-E1

FEE:                     $105
MEETS:               Wednesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:         Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
DATES:               October 17-November 21 
                            (No Class 10/31) 
INSTRUCTOR:    Andrew Escalera
                            Engineering Imagination

Aspiring Young Engineers
(Boys and Girls Grades 3-5)
In this program, young engineers will use a variety of mediums such as LEGO®, recycled materials, salvaged motors and gears, balsa wood and more to explore a unique, customized S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) curriculum. Using the different mediums, participants will learn about and build projects such as hydroelectric waterwheels, model roller coasters and scale bridges! With activities focused on green engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and architecture, your child is sure to have a blast while learning along the way!

Youth Programs
Young Engineers                         212204-Y1

FEE:                   $105
MEETS:             Tuesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:        Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
DATES:              November 13-December 11
INSTRUCTOR:  Andrew Escalera
                           Engineering Imagination

Lions and Tigers and Pigs, Oh My!
(Grades K-4) 
Animals have been an important subject for artists all over the world since the beginning of time. From ancient caves to the present day magnificent creatures can be seen in paintings, sculptures, ceramics, mosaic art, fabric design, masks and stained glass. On a wild journey through the animal kingdom, art adventurers discover a multitude of kooky critters, as well as their own creativity, while exploring various techniques, tools, textures and materials. Stained glass giraffes, fabric dogs, ceramic elephants, wooden snakes, colorful dinosaurs, and clay lions with fluffy fiber manes. These are just a few of the animals created during our cool and playful art excursions. Fun facts about each creature are included and masterpieces go home each week. A ROARING good time! 

Fall Kids Crafts
After School Art-ventures               212003-14

FEE:                   $114/person (all materials included)
MEETS:              Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
LOCATION:         Buttonball School Art Room 
DATE:                  October 22-December 10
INSTRUCTOR:    ART-ventures for Kids Instructor

Spooky Story Stroll - NEW 
(Appropriate for Preschool-Elementary Age Children)
Follow us on a “Spooky Story Stroll” from Welles Turner Library to the Riverfront Park Pavilion and back. Along the way, enjoy stops for a Halloween story, treats and maybe even a few tricks! Come in costume for your chance to win some special prizes. Don’t forget to bring a bag to collect all your goodies. Groups will leave from the library every 15 minutes. Parents must accompany children for this event.

Special Events   
Spooky Stroll                 210014-01

FEE:                 No Charge 
DATE:               Wednesday, October 17 
                          4:30-6:30 p.m. 
                         PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
LOCATION:      Welles Turner Children’s Library