Make a Map!

To go along with our global summer reading theme, maps are a big part of finding your way around new places. Many books include maps at the front of the book to show readers the world in which they are about to have an adventure. One new activity at the Curve this summer is to make your own map, starting with a template from maps.stamen.com to print and customize using markers, crayons, stickers, paper, scissors, glue, and of course, a good imagination. What kind of place would be found on your map? Check out a few ideas below, along with some picture examples of maps that were created by Curve patrons:

Map ideas:

–a pirate’s treasure map (X marks the spot!)

–your own backyard

–a secret clubhouse

–a fantasy world or magical land

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Laptop Tear Down

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Story Time: Let’s Make Music!

This morning’s musical story time included sing-along songs with Mr. Landon and his guitar, music-making with various instruments, stories about music, and listening to classical music mentioned in one of the books we read. We also colored pictures of different musical instruments. Join us Friday mornings at 11am in the Learning Curve for interactive themed story times geared towards little learners and their caregivers!

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Everyone’s favorite Learning Curve activity: Buttons!

It’s just this easy folks:

Come over to the Library to make your own today!

“Just do it.” – Nike

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What’s that? Oh it’s our Reactable

Get on our level. Come over sometime and discover new ways to make music.

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Playing with Sphero this summer!

Sphero is pretty cool.  The Learning Curve got it a couple of months ago and we are still figuring out cool things you can do with it.  Sphero is a mechanical ball that pairs with an iPad and is then controlled through that iPad.  Today, we used a Sphero app and some K’Nex to make our own Croquet court and play some Croquet!  Come join us sometime to take your own crack at it, or some of the other cool tech we have!

 

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Summer Stop Motion

Check out these mini-movies made with webcams, Frames software, blocks, and poseable figures, using the concept of stop motion animation:




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Legos at the Library

Summer Reading is in full swing at the Learning Curve! Check our summer schedule to see what’s happening when throughout June and July. One popular activity is a free build session with Legos, K’Nex, gears, and more! Check out some of the latest creations below:

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LEGO Free Build!

Creative minds + 2 giant bags of LEGOs =

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YAT Performance coming to the Library this month!

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