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This summer is a great time for readers of all ages to explore and have fun with all kinds of science themed, hands-on activities, part of the Summer Reading Program at libraries across the country.
And, a great way to kick off eight weeks of programs at Jemez Springs Public Library is with the experts in science fun, the Explora! Science Museum of Albuquerque.
The program “Fizz, Boom, Read” starts May 30 at the Jemez Springs Public Library. All programs are every Friday night at 6 p.m. through July 25.
From 5-7 p.m. Explora! will provide a range of exhibits and activities for locals and visitors alike in the Jemez Springs park, weather permitting, or inside the library otherwise. Some of the Family Science Night events include the following:
Scribble Machines — Construct contraptions to make art. Combine pencils, markers and recycled materials with circuits, and motors to make small bots that draw or make marks in sand (or salt).
Dixie Copters — Create your own flying contraption out of dixie cups and see how it flies in a wind tunnel. Create one that spins or one that flies high.
Circuit Boards — Create a circuit to turn on a light bulb. Can you turn on two light bulbs? What about a motor?
Brain Teasers and Optical Illusions — Challenge your brain as your make 8 equilateral triangles out of only 6 sticks or balance 12 nails on the head of another nail.
Balls and Tracks — Make discoveries on mass and collisions as you roll a variety of balls down different tracks.
This event is for everyone and is free, through the generous support of the Friends of Jemez Springs Public Library.
For teens, there is the Science Fiction Movie Series, 7:30 p.m. every Friday night in the Community Room. For a complete movie schedule, visit jemezsprings.org. and view the calendar.
The Summer Reading Program is not just for kids, either: adults get to have fun, too. Everyone can read and keep track of minutes read, books read, or time spent listening to stories or audiobooks. There is a supply of reading logs and everyone can win prizes when they turn in their logs.
All that is need is a library card to enjoy these features.
For more information call 575-829-9155.