Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Star Wars Party

Join us in kicking off our Winter Reading Club and celebrate the release of the newest Star Wars movie: The Last Jedi.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters. Whether your favorite is Rey or Leia, Han Solo or Darth Vadar, we hope you'll join us in this celebration and maybe win a prize, too! There will also be fun activities and refreshments to enjoy.

While you're here, sign up for the Winter Reading Club, which runs from December 16th to January 6th. Participants only need to read three books during this period to complete the program and earn a certificate and prize. You can pre-register for the program here, but you will not be able to log books until the 16th. All ages are welcome to participate.

Hope to see you Friday, and may the Force be with you!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Teen Hangout: LED Greeting Cards

On December 7th, the Dorris Van Doren Teen Hangout group was invited to create cards (holiday or otherwise) using not only their artistic talents, but also their scientific know-how.

 Teens learned how to build circuits out of copper tape, LED bulbs, and small batteries. It involved not only learning how circuits work, but also figuring out how to troubleshoot problems. (What to do if the bulb won't light!)

Everyone succeeded in creating their circuits, and the results were beautiful cards that creatively used technology to accentuate their artwork.