Activities


OctoStudio πŸ™ Hi there! OctoStudio just launched! It’s a free mobile coding app developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab. CubeSats πŸ›° PLIX CubeSats is a series of creative learning workshops designed to support public library patrons in learning about outer space environments and how they can be characterized with small spacecrafts. Join us here in talking about the activity series, troubleshooting, and sharing your experiences running this in your library! Sonic Seasoning 🍿 DataBasic πŸ’Ύ Scratch+micro:bit πŸ‘Ύ Scratch+micro:bit uses storytelling, coding, and making to engage participants in physical tinkering while helping to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds! Use this tag to troubleshoot, share remixes, and discuss all things Scratch+micro:bit. Beautiful Symmetry 🐝 PLIX Beautiful Symmetry This activity offers patrons a chance to explore a branch of mathematics that’s profound, yet accessible to creative learners. Join us in this subcategory to discuss all things Beautiful Symmetry. Urban Ecology 🌱 PLIX Urban Ecology is a series of workshops designed to facilitate the development of landscape literacy and environmental appreciation through hands-on exploration and creation. Use this subcategory to share your experiences running the activities, troubleshoot with other librarians, and answer prompts from our Urban Ecology email mini-course. Inflatables 🎈 PLIX Inflatables offers patrons a chance to imagine and design interactive, inflatable creations using recycled materials (like chip bags!)β€”all while exploring pneumaticsβ€”a field of engineering that makes use of air under pressure. Join us in this subcategory to discuss all things Inflatable. Space Food πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ PLIX Space Food offers patrons a chance to explore and create new inventions, experiences, and flavors to enhance the future of dining in outer space! Join us in this subcategory to discuss all things Space Food. Paper Circuits ⚑️ Paper Circuits is a friendly introduction to electronics, allowing participants to learn the basics of circuits while they create beautiful, interactive works of art! Use this subcategory to discuss all things Paper Circuits. (In)visible Self πŸ’“ Spatial Poetry 🌍 PLIX Spatial Poetry combines the expressive flexibility of poetic language and technical skills behind local data research to encourage a re-imagination of maps and renewed understanding of place. Poems have historically influenced many of the place names we know today. Contemporary poets rethink the ties between language, place and belonging. Similarly, participants will become aware issues of place-naming in America, particularly its historical ties to colonization, and possibly connect with local renaming campaigns or future naming initiatives where they live. It draws on current topics in geography, poetry, and journalism. Use this subcategory to share your experiences running the activity, troubleshoot with other librarians, share examples that you have made, and more!
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