Middle-graders are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through lively book discussions and hands-on activities during Tompkins County Public Library’s monthly STEAM Book Club.
Continuing Wednesday, July 27 with a discussion of “Operation Redwood” by S. Terrell French, the STEAM Book Club will encourage area students to improve their understanding of current core competencies through critical thinking and book-related activities.
Set in Northern California, “Operation Redwood” follows a group of young friends who conspire to save a grove of redwoods from being cut down by an investment company. Packed with adventure, humor and fascinating characters, “Operation Redwood” offers an important message about environmental activism and nature.
The club will meet in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room at 3:45 p.m. for discussion and refreshments. Following the discussion, participants will be lead on a walking tour by Ithaca’s City Forester, Jeanne Grace.
The STEAM Book Club is free and open to all third, fourth and fifth graders.
Free copies of “Operation Redwood” can be picked up at the Youth Services Reference Desk. Participants who would like to join the walking tour will need a signed permission slip.
For more information or to register, contact Kate DeVoe at (607) 272-4557 extension 277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for STEAM programming is provided by the Ujeni Grants for Advancing Public Education Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County and the Erin Aljoe Schlather Dedicated Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.