4H Lego Robotics Camp

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Please note the time change: this program will take place from 2:00PM to 3:30PM instead of 2:30PM to 3:45PM. Alana Brandon from Cornell Cooperative Extension will lead this week long camp using Lego WeDo software. Kids will learn how to construct and bring to life their Lego models!

Soda Bottle Science: A Delightful Deluge of Dirt Cheap Science Experiments that Go Fizz, Boom & Pop!

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us at the library and watch things explode! During the program Steve "The Dirtmeister" Tomecek will explore over a dozen different science experiments that kids can safely do at home using soda bottles, coffee cans, sandwich bags and other household items. This program was supported in part by funds from the New York State Library's Family Literacy Library Services grant program.

One World, Many Rhythms: Drum Circle!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Percussionist Brian Melick will lead us in a participatory drum circle, as the attendees will be welcomed to join in the fun and learn to play Afro-Carribean percussion patterns on a number of different instruments. Feeling shy? Guests are also welcome to pull up a chair and observe. Brian has been actively involved with music for the past 30 years as a drummer, mult-hand percussionist, and as an educator.

Exploring Steampunk

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

"Steampunk" is a science-fiction sub-genre that sets futuristic technologies in a 19th century setting. We'll be exploring this awesome genre with steampunk crafts and costumes, games and a steampunk themed movie towards the end of the night.

Small Works Fence Show

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

The Friends of the Library will host approximately twenty local artists who will exhibit, on the library fence, their paintings of local Columbia County scenes as well as garden and fence works. The paintings will be available for purchase and artists will donate 20% of their proceeds through The Friends of the Library building fund.

Rhonda's Reptiles

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:30pm

Rhonda Leavitt of Rhonda's Reptiles will present a special, scaly animal education program using live reptiles--loads of them! Rhonda's reptiles include lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises and an American alligator. You'll get the chance to meet, touch, and learn about these amazing animals! This program is open to kids (and adults) of all ages and registration is not required.

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