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2nd Annual First Lego League Qualifying Tournament

2nd Annual First Lego League Qualifying Tournament

                            2014octLegoTournament

A full day of special robotics events for kids 6-14.

MORNING: (in the Learning Curve)

  • First Lego League (FLL) teams, for young ones ages 9 – 14, will rotate through three rounds of judging on the theme, “World Class – Learning Unleashed.”
  • FLL teams, for those ages 6 – 8, will exhibit on the topic, “Think Tank – Redefining Learning,” and have review sessions to prepare them for FLL judging sessions.

AFTERNOON: (Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium)

  • FLL teams will participate in a “robot games” competition, followed by an awards ceremony.

The presenting sponsor is the Society for Information Management – Indianapolis. Additional sponsorship comes from 3M and the Broad Ripple Kiwanis. For information on joining or forming a tournament team, go to the “newcomer” section of the Indiana Championship site at www.etcs.ipfw.edu/fll.

There are some things you can just never have enough of…M&Ms…and Legos! Here are some websites & books to keep ideas coming little brick by little brick.

Websites:

Books:

Here are some selected Lego Library books to keep you building. See all the Library’s Lego Books.
Star Wars the Dark Side Lego Friends Character Encyclopedia Lego Ninja the Visual Dictionary Lego Movie the Essential Guide
LegoCity LegoMinifigs LegoStarWars LegoAdventure
LegoSuperheroes LegoSith LegoSummer LegoBook
LegoMan LegoIdeas LegoCool LegoBible
LegoFarm LegoCoolCars LegoCoolCastles LegoCoolCity
LegoRobots LegoToys
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Concert: Wizard & Nerd Rock

Concert: Wizard & Nerd Rock

2014mayWizardNerdRock

Those of all ages are invited to a special summer concert at the Library with Wizard Rock & Nerd Rock, a jam session featuring Kirstyn Hippe, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Tonks & the Aurors. This free concert will be held in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium. Schedule

Websites:

Books:

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter. We’ll probably never see the likes of his phenomenon again – it sure was fun while it lasted! If you saw the movies, don’t miss the books, if you read the books, don’t miss the CD or Audiobook. Listed below are several other adventure series about friends like Harry, Ron and Hermione. Some of them are just as good. Seriously. Trust me.

1: Sorcerer’s Stone on CD, eBook, eAudio
2: Chamber of Secrets on CD, eBook, eAudio
3: Prisoner of Azkaban on CD, eBook, eAudio
4: Goblet of Fire on CD, eBook, eAudio
5: Order of the Phoenix, CD, eBook, eAudio
6: Half Blood Prince on CD, eBook, eAudio
7: Deathly Hallows on CD, eBook, eAudio

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Workshop: Critter Chats

Workshop: Critter Chats

2014mayCritterChats

 

Children of all ages and families are invited to meet animals face-to-face and spend time getting to know about them during this presentation by Animalia. Schedule

Here are some ideas to get you started exploring and having fun in your own wild backyard:

If you want to explore a little further than your own backyard here are some great places right here in Indianapolis to go find some outdoor adventure:

 

Some books you might like about animals, science and nature crafts right in your own backyard:
Backyard Bugs Think Like a Scientist in the Backyard Yard Monsters Backyard Cookbook
Wildlife Gardening Backyard Science Backyard Pets Backyard Detective
Backyard Science Birdhouses Organic Crafts Eco Crafts

Find more books with these Catalog Searches:

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Workshop: Many Cultures, Many (Unusual) Instruments

Workshop: Many Cultures, Many (Unusual) Instruments

2014mayCulturesInstruments

Children of all ages and families are invited to enjoy a musical walk around the globe. Yurtfolk will play a collection of uncommon and unusual instruments that tell a story about different cultures. Registration is recommended. Limit 35 children per session. Schedule

Websites:

Books:

Playing the Spoons and Other Curious Instruments Play Piano in a Flash Musical Instruments A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
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