Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Science Crafts

 A thaumatrope!

A Saturday afternoon craft program featuring science crafts will take place this Saturday, July 26th at 2:30pm in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  Make 6 different crafts including:
  • a thaumatrope
  • outer space suncatcher
  • sun dial
  • jeweled robot
  • parts of a plant banner
  • kaleidoscope magic scratch
To register, visit the Children's Desk or call 847-8720 ext. 204.  Ages 6+.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Get Cooking with Chemistry and Tween Kaleidoscopes!

Kids registered for the Get Cooking with Chemistry program - don't forget, it's happening on Tuesday, July 22nd at 2:30pm in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  The program is full and we have names on a waiting list, so if you aren't able to make it, please let us know (call 847-8720 ext. 204).

Tweens who have registered for the Tween Kaleidoscope program - don't forget, it's happening this Thursday, July 24th at 2:30pm in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  The program is full and we have names on a waiting list, so if you aren't able to make it, please let us know (call 847-8720 ext. 204).

Hope to see you next week!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Farm Fresh RI

Tweens who have registered for Farm Fresh RI - don't forget, it's happening this Thursday, July 17th at 2:30pm in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  The program is full and we have names on a waiting list, so if you aren't able to make it, please let us know (call 847-8720 ext. 204).

See you on Thursday for a fascinating exploration of the science of nutrition and a look at what's really inside our favorite soft drinks.  Learn how to make new soft drinks using delicious Rhode Island grown fruit!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Robots!

Beat the heat with a Saturday afternoon movie at the library!  See Robots, rated PG, this Saturday, July 12th at 2:30pm in the lower level program room.  No registration is required - just drop-in!  Ages 6+.

Robots is the story of Rodney Copperbottom, a small-town robot with big dreams and a big talent for inventing. Inspired by Bigweld, the greatest robot inventor in the world, Rodney sets off to Robot City ready to make his mark. But once he arrives, Bigweld is nowhere to be found and nothing is quite how he imagined. Along with the help of some quirky mechanical friends, Rodney must find out what he’s really made of and tweak his dreams into a working reality.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Electric Dough

RIMOSA's Electric Dough program will take place on Tuesday, July 8th at 10:30am in the John Clarke Children's Program Room here at the library.  There are still a few spots left!  If you are between the ages of 8-12 and are interested in learning about electricity, visit the Children's Desk or call 847-8720 ext. 204 to sign up.

In Electric Dough, tweens will learn about the properties of electricity - how circuits work and the difference between conductive and resistive material.  Create electric artwork using LED lights and play dough!

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Newport Public Library. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

A reminder that the library will be CLOSED tomorrow and Saturday for the July 4th holiday.  The library will re-open on Monday, July 7th at 11:00am.

Have a safe and fun holiday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Reading - Non-Fiction Reading Recommendations

Looking for a great non-fiction book to read?  Try one of these:

Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering by Donna Latham

Explore, from antiquity to modernity, the innovation and physical science behind the towering structures and buildings in cities around the world. With a blend of trivia and fun facts that illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient pyramids to the Empire State Building, discover how engineers and laborers experienced triumphs and tragedies in their pursuit to build tall.

Lives of the Scientists by Kathleen Krull

Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work--and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it's believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, these scientists are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric--and anything but dull. 

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland

The steps that brought a meteor from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History.

The Big Idea Science Book

A comprehensive guide to understanding various science-related topicsthat provide hands-on, interactive learning.