Staff In-Service Day
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 for the annual Staff In-Service Day.


FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament

First Lego League Qualifying Tournament 2013Young people ages 6 - 14 and their families are invited for a day filled with robotics events at the regional FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournament to be held on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

Designed to get children excited about science and technology and teach them valuable employment and life skills with a strong emphasis on a signature set of Core Values, the FLL is a robotics program that allows children to score points on a thematic playing surface and create innovative solutions to a problem as part of their project

During the morning of the Learning Curve @ Central Library's FLL Qualifying Tournament, FLL teams (ages 9-14) will rotate through 3 rounds of judging surrounding the theme, "Nature's Fury," with their robot designs.

Jr. FLL teams (ages 6-8) will participate by exhibiting on the topic, "Disaster Blaster," and will also have judging sessions. In the afternoon, FLL teams will participate in a robot competition called "robot games," which will be open to the public in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. This will be followed by awards in the closing ceremony.

The Representing Sponsor for this event, which is presented in partnership with Tech Point Foundation for Youth, is the Society for Information Management - Indy Chapter.

To learn more about the FIRST LEGO League, visit www.firstlegoleague.org. For information on joining or forming a tournament team, see the "newcomer" section of Indiana Championship site at www.etcs.ipfw.edu/fll