S.T.E.A.M. kids workshops bring science to the craft table

By Dan Rankin

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the library, kids aged six and up can come for experiments and learning-based play revolving around the “S.T.E.A.M.” subjects (Science, technology, engineering, art and math) led by library summer program coordinator Tina Donati and a team of other volunteers.

This Tuesday and Wednesday, the kids were observing the reaction that takes place when sodium bicarbonate is combined with acetic acid. Or, put another way, they made Play-Doh volcanoes.

The S.T.E.A.M. Kids programs run Tuesday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the St. Marys Public Library, and are repeated Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. No registration is required and drop-ins are welcome, Donati said, noting that donations for supplies are accepted and appreciated. Kids should also wear or bring clothes that are safe for painting or arts and crafts.

Other programs running at the library this month for kids six and up include the creative craft program ‘Maker Mondays,’ which run 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Mondays, LEGO Club on Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and Funday Fridays with Bob the Fossil Guy from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

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