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STArt @ your library - Science, Technology and Art Programs for Kids | January-December 2018

January-March 2018

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Family Fun Night: The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Kids

When the city mouse takes a trip to visit his country cousin, he finds her rustic ways less than appealing. Promising a wonderful new lifestyle, he invites her on a trip to his home in the city, but she finds much more than she bargained for in this unfamiliar place. Presented by Imaginary Theatre Company. Grades K–3.

Friday, March 9
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Headquarters

Kidding Around Yoga  Kids

Discover a fun way to learn yoga in this parent/child yoga class. Presented by Shelley Dean. Ages 18 months–4 years. Registration required.

Monday, January 8 10:00 a.m. Samuel C. Sachs
Monday, January 8 2:00 p.m. Prairie Commons
Monday, January 22 10:00 a.m. Florissant Valley
Monday, January 29 10:00 a.m. Bridgeton Trails 
Monday, March 5 10:00 a.m. Weber Road

The Dot and Infinite Imagination  Kids

Explore what a little dot can bring to the art world and pull an endless amount of imagination from us! Based on “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. Presented by DaySpring School of the Arts. Ages 4–6. Registration required.

Thursday, January 18 10:00 a.m.  Daniel Boone
Friday, January 26 2:00 p.m. Lewis & Clark
Monday, February 5 10:00 a.m.  Florissant Valley
Thursday, March 1 6:30 p.m. Meramec Valley
Friday, March 30  10:00 a.m.  Grant’s View

Playdough Playground  Kids

Dress up homemade playdough with colors, scents and glitter. Dress to be messy. Ages 3–5. Registration required.

Saturday, January 6 10:00 a.m. Grant’s View
Monday, January 8 10:00 a.m.  Natural Bridge
Saturday, January 13  2:00 p.m. Florissant Valley
Monday, January 22  10:00 a.m. Rock Road
Tuesday, January 23 10:00 a.m.  Eureka Hills
Tuesday, January 23 2:00 p.m. Oak Bend
Wednesday, January 24 10:00 a.m.  Weber Road
Thursday, February 1   10:00 a.m. Prairie Commons
Tuesday, February 13 10:00 a.m.  Meramec Valley
Thursday, March 1  4:00 p.m. Lewis & Clark
Thursday, March 15  10:00 a.m. Daniel Boone
Wednesday, March 21 2:00 p.m.  Jamestown Bluffs

Dynamite Defenses  Kids

Discover the different ways animals keep safe. This program includes live animals and an open–ended craft. Presented by Saint Louis Zoo. Ages 4–7. Registration required.

Tuesday, January 9  4:30 p.m. Indian Trails
Thursday, January 18 4:30 p.m. Headquarters
Saturday, January 20 11:00 a.m. Rock Road
Friday, February 16 10:00 a.m.  Grant’s View
Monday, March 19  4:30 p.m. Oak Bend
Wednesday, March 21  2:00 p.m.  Weber Road
Saturday, March 24 2:00 p.m.  Jamestown Bluffs

Move It!  Kids

Have a delectable experience as you shimmy and shake to the music. Presented by HealthWorks! Ages 3–7.

Tuesday, January 9  2:00 p.m. Cliff Cave
Wednesday, January 24 10:00 a.m. Eureka Hills
Thursday, February 15 12:00 p.m. Bridgeton Trails
Friday, March 2 10:00 a.m. Daniel Boone
Wednesday, March 21 6:30 p.m Florissant Valley
Saturday, March 24   12:30 p.m.  Lewis & Clark

Preschool Olympics  Kids

Participate in fun activities at our Preschool Olympic Games! Ages 3–6. Registration required.                        

Tuesday, January 23 6:00 p.m. Jamestown Bluffs
Monday, January 29 10:00 a.m.  Samuel C. Sachs
Friday, February 2  10:00 a.m.  Daniel Boone
Friday, February 2  10:00 a.m. Headquarters
Monday, February 5 10:00 a.m.   Indian Trails
Friday, February 9 10:00 a.m. Florissant Valley
Tuesday, February 13 6:30 p.m.  Eureka Hills
Thursday, February 15   10:00 a.m. Cliff Cave
Wednesday, February 21 10:00 a.m.  Oak Bend
Thursday, March 1  10:00 a.m. Prairie Commons
Saturday, March 3  10:00 a.m.   Grant’s View

 Puppet Party  Kids

Enjoy the puppet show, “The Wide–Mouthed Frog,” and make a puppet of your own. Presented by Jeanie Bryan Puppets. Ages 6–12. Registration required.

Wednesday, February 7 2:00 p.m. Natural Bridge
Thursday, February 15 6:00 p.m. Indian Trails
Friday, March 9 2:00 p.m.  Daniel Boone
Saturday, March 10    2:00 p.m.   Prairie Commons
Friday, March 23 2:00 p.m.    Jamestown Bluffs
Saturday, March 31   10:00 a.m.  Samuel C. Sachs

Beautiful Oops!  Kids

Have fun making mistakes and turning them into something new and beautiful! Based on “Beautiful Oops!” by Barney Saltzberg. Presented by DaySpring School of the Arts. Ages 5–8. Registration required.

Tuesday, January 16 4:30 p.m. Eureka Hills
Wednesday, January 17 4:00 p.m. Rock Road
Monday, January 22 6:30 p.m.  Grant’s View
Thursday, February 8 6:00 p.m. Lewis & Clark
Thursday, February 22   4:30 p.m. Headquarters
Monday, March 19  2:00 p.m. Florissant Valley

Nuudle Art  Kids

Create fabulous artwork without getting messy. Use biodegradable cornstarch material to make fun sculptures to take home. Ages 6–11. Registration required.

Tuesday, January 9 6:00 p.m. Jamestown Bluffs
Friday, January 12   2:00 p.m. Daniel Boone
Thursday, January 25 10:00 a.m. Prairie Commons
Tuesday, February 20 4:30 p.m. Eureka Hills
Wednesday, February 21 3:30 p.m. Natural Bridge
Saturday, March 10 2:00 p.m.  Florissant Valley
Thursday, March 15 6:00 p.m. Indian Trails
Friday, March 16   3:30 p.m. Lewis & Clark
Monday, March 19 2:00 p.m.  Grant’s View
Monday, March 26  6:30 p.m. Meramec Valley
Wednesday, March 28 4:30 p.m. Bridgeton Trails

Adventures with Star Wars  Kids

Enjoy Star Wars themed activities using LEGO bricks and other interactive learning tools. Build scenes from the movie, ships, lightsabers and more. Presented by Snapology. Ages 7–12. Registration required.        

Saturday, January 13   2:00 p.m.   Prairie Commons
Wednesday, January 17   6:00 p.m.  Natural Bridge
Tuesday, January 30 4:30 p.m. Eureka Hills
Saturday, February 3 2:00 p.m. Grant’s View
Saturday, February 24  1:00 p.m.  Samuel C. Sachs
Thursday, March 8 7:00 p.m. Indian Trails

Atmosphere & Beyond  Kids

Explore the atmosphere on Earth, travel to the end of the rainbow and make a sunset. Discover how NASA monitors planetary weather by using your very own Mad Science® Meteorological Station. Presented by Mad Science. Ages 6–11. Registration required.

Tuesday, January 9   4:00 p.m. Bridgeton Trails
Wednesday, January 31   6:00 p.m.  Oak Bend
Tuesday, February 13 6:00 p.m.   Jamestown Bluffs
Wednesday, February 14 7:00 p.m. Rock Road
Wednesday, March 14 2:00 p.m. Florissant Valley
Monday, March 19   2:00 p.m. Weber Road

Computer Building  Kids  Teen

Using single–board Raspberry Pi computers, learn basic computer science and programming by building real computers with your very own hands! Presented by Freedom Arts and Education. Ages 10–14. Registration required.             

Thursday, January 11 6:00 p.m. Lewis & Clark
Monday, January 29  6:30 p.m. Cliff Cave
Thursday, February 8 6:30 p.m.  Daniel Boone
Tuesday, February 13    6:30 p.m.  Meramec Valley
Saturday, February 24  2:00 p.m. Jamestown Bluffs
Tuesday, February 27 6:00 p.m.  Oak Bend
Monday, March 5    6:30 p.m.   Headquarters
Friday, March 9 3:00 p.m. Rock Road

Paper Circuits Kids

Get creative with simple electrical circuits. Ages 9–12. Registration required.

Tuesday, January 16 6:30 p.m. Daniel Boone
Monday, January 29 6:30 p.m. Meramec Valley
Wednesday, February 7 4:00 p.m. Bridgeton Trails
Saturday, February 10  2:00 p.m. Florissant Valley
Tuesday, February 27 6:30 p.m.   Headquarters
Thursday, March 8  6:00 p.m. Lewis & Clark
Wednesday, March 21  3:30 p.m. Natural Bridge
Tuesday, March 27  4:30 p.m. Prairie Commons
Thursday, March 29 6:30 p.m. Grant’s View
Saturday, March 31 10:00 a.m. Oak Bend