From coding to the paranormal, Delta libraries celebrating Science Literacy Week

Local branches will be celebrating Science Literacy Week from Sept. 16 to 22

The Delta branches of the Fraser Valley Regional Library will be celebrating Science Literacy Week from Sept. 16 to 22 with a variety of programs for all ages:

On Monday, Sept. 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., George Mackie Library hosts Maker Monday for ages of eight to 12. Drop in and engineer something with Keva planks. Maker Monday will be offered weekly where something new will be designed and made each week. The program continues until Dec. 2. 

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Kids between the ages of eight and 12 are invited to register for Coding with Scratch on Monday, Sept. 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library to learn beginner coding concepts by creating animations with Scratch, a block-based programming language. No coding experience needed. The Ladner Pioneer Library offers the program on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and the George Mackie Library offers it on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to show off their inner builder on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Drop in for Build-N-Play and discover the science of building using Magformers, Keva planks and more fun building tools. 

Want to make some sticky, slimy, gooey science experiments? Register for Science Madness at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Using commonly found household ingredients, kids will use their STEAM skills to make slime, playdough and more. This program is for kids in Grade 3 and up.

The little ones can get into the action with Cubetto Storytime on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at George Mackie Library. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that offers a fun first step into the world of programming while encouraging imagination. Kids aged three to five can use Cubetto to learn the basics of coding, logic and pattern recognition. Join Cubetto for a fun, hands-on storytime every third Saturday of the month until November.

 

Adults and teens can take part in Science Literacy Week with Paranormal Investigations on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at George Mackie Library. The program is for everyone that has ever wondered about the paranormal or been spooked by something unexplainable. If you are a fan of shows such as Stranger Things, X-Files and Supernatural, you’ll want to take part in an interesting afternoon with one of B.C.’s most reputable paranormal investigation and research teams.

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