NC Science Festival Coming to South Branch
The South Branch Library is proud to be associated with the NC Science Festival. This is the third year that South Branch has held events in conjunction with the statewide Science Festival. The Festival is a statewide series of events that showcase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It includes hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, performances and other events. This year’s Festival will run March 28-April 13, 2014.
Events scheduled at South Branch this year include Bubble Science for children ages 4-7 and their parents. This event will be held on Thursday, April 3rd from 4:00 until 5:30 pm. Children will discover how to launch big bubbles, catch bubbles, make bubbles last longer, and much more through messy hands-on activities! Each child will make his/her own bubble solution and bubble pipe.
Experiments with Mirrors is for children ages 8-12 and their parents and will be held at two different times on Thursday, April 10th from 4:00 until 5:30 pm and again from 6:30 until 8:00 pm. Children will discover how to make “illusions” and “bend their vision” by experimenting with mirrors. Each child will make his/her own kaleidoscope and periscope as part of their hands-on investigations.
Both events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough materials are available for all. To register or for more information, contact the library at (919) 528-1752.
COMPUTERS FOR THE “VERY BEGINNER”; FREE CLASS
Thornton Library, Granville County Library System, will begin teaching FREE Beginner’s Computer Classes. This class is for the true beginner. By the end of the course you will be able to turn the computer on, search the Internet, write letters, and send emails. Limit of six students. Class will meet six Tuesdays from 11 am -12 Noon, beginning Tuesday, March 11. For more information and to register call the Thornton Library at 919-693 -1121.
Each branch of the Granville County Library system now offers AWE Early Literacy Stations for kids. Come play online in a safe, interactive learning environment!
TumbleBooks Subscription Renewed
A big “Thanks” goes out to the Friends of the Granville County Library System for funding a second year of TumbleBooks! The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
To check out the collection of Tumblebooks, click here!
Check out the Friends group here
Check us out on Facebook and also on Flickr
For a complete list of all programs, visit the library’s online calendar. Updated fall programming to come soon!