Science Museum brings teen challenges

SRP bannerScience Museum Oklahoma brings its combination of education and entertainment to teen audiences at the Tecumseh Public Library for multiple programs as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program. Events are for ages 12 to 17 and take a look at science while also incorporating literature and a theme that seeks to appeal to teens.

This summer’s programs and dates for teen events are:

Rube Goldberg Challenge, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 – Rube Goldberg was famous for developing overly complicated machines to accomplish simple tasks, and participants will do the same by combining their engineering and logic skills in a collaborative activity.

The Reason for Mindfulness, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 – Learn the science behind taking care of thoughts and emotions and their importance in taking care of your whole self.

Read more about SMO and its summer activities here.

Get your July 4th decorations done with craft event

FireworksDecorate in theme for the Fourth of July with the aid of the Tecumseh Public Library’s “Firecracker Decorations” program, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

Participants will use supplies provided by the library to make colorful holiday decorations they then can take home at the end of the evening.

The program is for ages 18 and up. Space and supplies are limited, so registration will be required in advance.

Mad Science is building young engineers

SpaceIt’s a morning of science. Mad science, at that, as the Tecumseh Public Library and Mad Science of Oklahoma present a Summer Reading Program event for children at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

Ages 11 and under and their caregivers will take a look at a variety of engineering challenges in a basic introduction to helping build and shape a better world.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Learn basics for keeping your car in top shape

EngineThe Tecumseh Public Library’s “Build a Better You” summer series for teens continues with a free “Automotive Skills” workshop, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.

Participants will get an introduction to some basics of car maintenance and repair. Among topics covered include how to change a flat, check your oil, replace windshield wiper blades, how to top off fluids and more.

Ages 12 to 17 may attend the program.

Space is limited, so registration is required in advance.