All systems go for the Maker Mobile

Maker MobileThe Noble Public Library welcomes the gadgets and goodies associated with the Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile for a special Summer Learning Program visit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the library.

This summer’s activity is a chance to create leather bracelets using Inkscape software and the Maker Mobile’s laser engraver.

The PLS Maker Mobile is a mobile maker space that brings STEM-related activities outside the library to communities throughout Pioneer’s three-county service area. Its resources include a three-dimensional printer, laser engraver, laser cutter and various STEM kits.

The program is for ages 18 and up. Space and supplies are limited, so advance registration is required to participate.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Inspyral brings energy and engagement in program

InspyralJeremy and Kelsey Philo bring a passion for creating magical experiences through their energetic performances using a variety of skills and items. Together they make up Inspyral Entertainment, and they’ll be visiting libraries throughout the Pioneer Library System for activities this summer.

Their program “Juggling with Inspyral” comes to the Noble Public Library at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24.

This event is geared to children age 11 and under and will feature a glow show with lasers, hoops, acrobatics and a unicycle as they demonstrate grit and growth. Children also will get the chance to practice their anti-gravity skills juggling balls and spinning plates.

And teens ages 12 to 17 are invited to join Inspyral for an Anti-Gravity Workshop, at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28. They’ll get their own juggling program and also a chance to experience Inspyral’s own show up close and personal.

Registration is not required to attend.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Teens can take the “Camp Challenge”

TeensThe Noble Public Library invites local teens to be part of its Teen Camp Challenge, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 19, through Friday, June 21.

Each day of the camp features a different experience using cooking, creating and moving, and all activities are loosely tied to this year’s Summer Learning Program theme “A Universe of Stories.”

Ages 13 to 18 may participate. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.

Science Museum brings “A Universe of Stories” for summer activities

STEM graphicWith the Noble Public Library spending the summer focusing on space and science, it means one thing for sure. The experts from Science Museum Oklahoma will be bringing their talents to the library for a variety of program options.

The theme for this year’s Summer Learning Program in PLS libraries is “A Universe of Stories,” with programs taking on space themes, science and technology focuses and more.

Multiple age-appropriate activities led by SMO are planned during June. The schedule this month at the library includes:

The Great Space Adventure, 10 a.m. Monday, June 17 – Geared to children ages 3 to 12, it’s a presentation of hands-on engineering challenges and a look at how the universe works.

I Want to Believe: The Science of Exobiology, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20 – For teens, this activity explores the possibilities of life outside of Earth through a look at living and preserved creatures.

Important Moments in Astronomy, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 – Adults age 18 and up will follow in the footsteps of famous astronomers in a hands-on exploration of key moments in the history of astronomy;

Superheroes in Space, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11 – Think like an engineer to use real-life logic and science to be a super space hero and beat the supervillains. For teens ages 12 to 18;

Registration is required separately for each program.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.