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May 2020

Maker Mondays: Marshmallow Engineering

Monday, May 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

What do architects and construction workers think about when constructing buildings, skyscrapers and bridges? We’ll take a look at some books about building and construction, and then use marshmallows, toothpicks and other building materials to test our designs and structures. For ages first through fifth grade, acompanied by parent or adult caregiver.

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Origami Club for all Ages

Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 10, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes to work on new origami projects, many of them seasonal. Beginners are welcome. Adults must accompany children younger than 8.

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Chemistry Saturdays

Saturday, May 16, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in grades first through fifth grades are invited to join graduate students from the Princeton Chemistry Department in conducting fun and exciting chemistry experiments and hands-on science activities. Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Chemistry Department.

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Math Circle for Middle Schoolers

Saturday, May 16, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

CoLab Space – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Students in grades 6-8 engage in hands-on activities and solve puzzles designed by high school students at PRISMS. Important math concepts, including functions, geometry and combinatorics, will be explored. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science.

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Math Carnival

Sunday, May 17, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Can you read the following secret message: SDRAWKCAB DAER UOY NAC? (Hint: Read in a different direction.) Would you like to know what math has to do with soap bubbles, magic tricks, space missions and sending secret messages? Learn more at this fun and interactive math festival for children 6 and older, teens and adults. Co-sponsored by the library and The Institute for Advanced Study’s 2020 Women and Mathematics (WAM) program.

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Maker Mondays: Let’s Lego!

Monday, May 18, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 4, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in a non-competitive community-based Lego session, including building time and round-table discussion. Duplo blocks will be available for younger children.

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Chess for Beginners

Thursday, May 21, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2020

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to a drop-in workshop to learn the basics of chess in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Led by members of the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science Chess Club. Co-presented by the Princeton Internationals School of Mathematics and Science.

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June 2020

Origami Club for all Ages

Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 10, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes to work on new origami projects, many of them seasonal. Beginners are welcome. Adults must accompany children younger than 8.

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