Ages 5 - 11: Get ready to soar! Using cardboard, special tools and other recycled materials construct a spaceship that can fly through outer space. Add special gadgets and tools to your ship for an intergalactic voyage. This program is presented by the Terre Haute Children's Museum.
Watch the science fiction thriller film Gravity under the stars. Dr. Ryan Stone and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky find themselves stranded in space with no connection to Earth and no chance of rescue. Each car receives free admission and a complimentary popcorn. Gravity is rated PG-13. Parental guidance is suggested for children under 13.
Ages 5 - 11: Design and create your own lunar explorer to send to the moon. Using an engineering design process and test the design to see if it can make a safe landing. Pair this with the rocket you'll create in next week's Soaring through Space for an additional engineering challenge. This program is presented by the Terre Haute Children's Museum.
Ages 21 and Over: Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is one of the many children trained from an early age to fight the Formic, an alien species that threatens Earth. Can Ender's talents in battle strategy give humanity the edge it needs to defeat the aliens' next invasion? Food and drink will be available from the restaurant for purchase.
Ages 8-14: Are you dreaming of being a writer, or have lots of ideas you want to put on paper? An entire universe of stories will be at your fingertips in this hands-on class. Experiment with writing in fiction or non-fiction styles and practice several creative techniques that will get even the wildest ideas out of your head and onto the paper. Leave the class with completed writing exercises and ideas to keep writing a world of stories.
All ages: Come celebrate Summer with the West Branch Library! Fun for the entire family includes: games, bouncy houses, a baby and toddler area and other activities. Sign up for the Summer Reading program while you have fun with your family. Attendees will receive one free Kona Ice, and additional food will be available for purchase from Fifi's Lunch Box. Sponsored by Terre Haute Savings Bank.West Branch Library will be open for all regular services during the event.
Ages 5-11: Do you raise your hand in class? How does it feel to raise your hand? Girls will learn about confidence, teamwork and self-acceptance with Raise Your Hand, a book and movement created by Alice Paul Tapper, an 11-year-old Girl Scout, that helps girls identify their strengths and skills and discover how to find and connect with mentors.