Dayton Metro Library showcases the diverse field of Engineering during the month of February. Free hands-on activities, virtual reality, and popular films will encourage teens, tweens, children and parents to explore what careers in Engineering are all about.
Free hands-on activities for all ages during the month of February at The Dayton Metro Library:
FOR TEENS Grades 7-12:
Build a Giant Mousetrap
Use household items to build an epic mousetrap. Work together to make a one-of-a-kind contraption and try to catch the “mouse.”
TUE, 2/5 | 4-5:30 PM
Wearable Tech Worskhops
Discovery Lab Global leads this STEM learning experience for teens, designed to tackle real-world challenges while exploring innovative concepts. Develop wearable technologies such as the Internet of Things demonstrators
FRI, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 | 3-5 PM
Virtual Reality Workshops
Discovery Lab Global leads this STEM learning experience for teens, designed to tackle real-world challenges while exploring innovative concepts. Using OpenSim, students may develop virtual reality projects for markets, propose layouts for physical spaces, training facilities or interactive exhibits.
TUE, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 | 3-5 PM
LEGO Mindstorm Robots
Work with our programmable robots.
THU, 2/7 | 4-5:30 PM
For middle schoolers
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Drop in for refreshments and activities, and meet members of the CJ STEMM Club, Gems of STEMM Club, and the Society of Women Engineers. Especially for tween (and teen) girls
THUR, 2/21 | 3:30-5:30 PM
FOR FAMILIES & ALL AGES:
How does Engineering figure into these popular films?
Tron SAT, 2/9 | 1 PM
Hidden Figures THUR, 2/14 | 6 PM
Wall-E SAT, 2/16 | 1 PM
Hugo SAT, 2/23 | 1 PM
K’nex Bridge Construction
Drop in anytime, 2/1-2/25
Building With LEGO
Drop in anytime, 2/11-2/25
Learn how to protect your children, your bank account, and your family photos from cyber predators, presented by Discovery Lab Global.
TUE, 2/12 | 7-8 PM in the Bassani Theater (3rd Floor)
Revved About Robots
Stories and playtime with Cubetto Robots.
SAT, 2/16 11:30 AM in the Children’s Creativity Space