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Pickup a Take and Make Kit at Your Branch Library


Pick up free, fun activities at your Library and do them at home! Everything you need comes in a special Take & Make box, including instructions and supplies (or a list of supplies you’re likely to have on hand).

PLUS, we’ll suggest some great virtual programs so you can learn more about the different themes from our partners:

SEPTEMBER: FALL HARVEST - Register for September Virtual Programs

OCTOBER: BUILD, MAKE, INVENT - Register for October Virtual Programs

NOVEMBER: PATTERNS + SEQUENCING - Register for November Virtual Programs

Different activities are offered for Families (young children will need assistance), Grades 1-6 (minimal assistance needed), and Teens (independent).

REGISTER NOW FOR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

ACTIVITIES from
Five Rivers MetroParks
+ Your Library

Register by following the links below, or by calling the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.

Life of a Forest

Wednesday, September 29
6 - 6:30 pm - Preschool - Grade 4

Learn about life of a forest, including the trees and animals that call the forest home in this virtual program presented by Five Rivers MetroParks. This program will expand on the activities included in the September Take and Make kit, but the kit isn't required to participate in this program. Please register in advance to receive a link to join the program.

Virtual Teen Chalk Art Demo

Wednesday, September 29
7 - 8 pm - Teens

Discover the process of creating large-scale chalk pavement art with artist Rebecca O'Neil. Rebecca will share her process, inspiration, as well as a demo. This virtual program ties in with the Teen Take and Make activities for September. Please register in advance to receive a link to join the program.

ACTIVITIES from
Cincinnati Museum Center

Register by following the links below, or by calling the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.

Impact of Inventions

Tuesday, October 26
6 - 6:30 pm - Grades 1-6

Many inventors, such as Benjamin Banneker, Garrett Morgan, Eli Whitney, George Washington Carver and Patricia Bath, have changed our daily lives. Use a timeline, experiments, hands-on activities and role-playing to investigate the impact of their inventions and others on the past, present and the future in this virtual program presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center. This program expands on the concepts introduced in the October Take and Make Kits. Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. Please register in advance to receive a link to join the program.

Teen Engineering Workshop

Tuesday, October 26
7 - 7:45 pm - Teens

Local engineers Jessica Moyer and Stephanie Chapman will guide us in building a homopolar motor. Jessica is an Environmental Scientist/Chemist/Civil Engineer at Xylem Inc. and Stephanie is a Chemical/Materials Engineer at Emerson. They will share what drew them to the engineering field, what their educational paths entailed, and why they think engineering is a great field to build, make and invent. They also represent the South Ohio section of the Society of Women Engineers.

ACTIVITIES from
Your Library

Register by following the links below, or by calling the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.

Wool Spinning: From Fiber to Yarn

Tuesday, November 30
6 - 6:45 pm - Grades 1-6

Targeted for families and grades 1-6, learn about the many types of animal and plant fibers and the history of textiles. See a whole sheep fleece laid out in front of you. Christa Hein from Bring the Farm to You will demonstrate the process of creating yarn from sheep's wool, a real-world example of sequencing (the process of combining things in a particular order).

Teen Python Coding Workshop

Tuesday, November 30
7:30 - 8:30 pm - Teens

This virtual workshop for teens will be led by teens from A Step Ahead Silicon Valley. They will discuss Python, the computer programming language that is often used for building websites, automating tasks, and analyzing data. It’s easy to learn and a great place to start if you want to get into coding.

Dayton Metro Library Take and Make Kits are kindly sponsored by College Advantage and The Dayton Metro Library Foundation.

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