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Check Out These Upcoming Library Events

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Oct 042018
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following events and activities this month.


Owl Pellet Dissection
Wednesday, October 10, 3:30 p.m.
Did you know that owls can’t chew their food? Children will learn about owls and how they eat and digest their food, and with this knowledge, they will dissect an owl pellet to see what animal bones they can find. Children ages 7-9. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room, or call the Library to sign up!


Ozobot Bowling Challenge
Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m.
For children ages 6-10.  Bowl with tiny robots at this one-of-a-kind STEAM event!  Program your way to victory, move by move.  Will your strategy sink the competition?  Reserve your space and find out!  Registration is required.  Click below, stop by the Children’s Room, or call the Library to sign up.


Family Move & Groove
Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.
For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers (infants, young toddlers and older siblings are welcome, too).  Shake, clap, stomp, play, and sing at this brand new series for little ones and caregivers!  Children will learn about following directions, rhyme and rhythm, and creative play through music and movement. Please wear comfortable clothing to allow freedom of movement. Registration is required.


Fall Film: Book Club
Monday, October 15, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 1 p.m.

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. PG-13. 1 hr. 44 min.


I Spy Fun
Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m.
For children ages 6-8.  “I spy with my little eye…” Hone your observation skills as you complete “I Spy”-themed challenges!  Conquer a scavenger hunt with a twist and make a fun craft to take home.  Registration is required.  Click below, call the Library, or stop by the Children’s Room to reserve your space!


Boo Bubbles
Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m.
To get in the holiday spirit, the library is running a Boo Bubbles program. Tweens will learn about these bouncing smoke bubbles and will be given an opportunity to hold and play with them. Please note that dry ice will be used during this program. Please bring your own pair of knitted gloves similar to the ones in the picture. For “tweens” grades 4-6. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room, or call the Library to reserve your space!


Teen Craft: Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 20, 1 p.m.
Create a pumpkin masterpiece! Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided. Bring a box to carry home your pumpkin. For students in grades 7-12.


Jazz Concert: Songs from Classic American Films
Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m.
A jazz concert by the Jim Clark Quartet, who will perform memorable songs from some of the most beloved (and some more obscure) American films. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170

Amity Hosts The Connecticut STEM Fair Today

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Feb 032018
 

Amity Regional High School is hosting the 2018 Connecticut STEM Fair on Saturday, Feb. 3.

About The Connecticut STEM Foundation, Inc. (Press Release)

The Connecticut STEM Foundation, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. Our mission is to
foster interest among pre-college Connecticut students in science, technology, engineering, and math
(STEM). Our objective is to instill in them understanding and appreciation of the way science is studied
and conducted and the scientific way of thinking to help them become scientists, citizen scientists, and
enlightened citizens prepared to navigate through a world in which STEM is ever more important to our
civilization.

We advocate for STEM; and we seek to inspire and educate students, academics, parents and other
members of our communities. The Connecticut STEM Fair is our flagship event. In addition to
sponsoring the Connecticut STEM Fair each year, the CT STEM Foundation has supported advanced
teacher training has held some extraordinary events for students to see the practical application of
science via field trips and lectures, and has a scholarship program for high school seniors participating in
the annual fair.

This year we are initiating both a state-wide essay competition and a state-wide laboratory equipment donation program. We are also initiating scholarship programs for summer study both for high school students and for middle school students.

About the Connecticut STEM Fair

The Connecticut STEM Fair was started in 2001 and has grown rapidly over the last 16 years. The 2017
fair was held at Darien High School and showcased the original research of 250 students and the participation of a similar number of judges, science, and technology professionals drawn from our communities. A key element of the fair is comprehensive interactive judging of all entrants. In 2017 for the first time we were able to send three of our top students to participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Olympics of science fairs. We will continue our affiliation with ISEF in the coming years.

The fair promotes critical thinking skills and motivates students to pursue science and engineering after
high school. Students receive awards in four scientific categories: health, physical, environmental, and
behavioral. Within each category, awards are given for both completed projects and research proposals.