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, August 24 with a discussion of “Save Me a Seat” by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan, the STEAM Book Club will encourage area students to improve their understanding of current core competencies through critical thinking and book-related activities.
“Save Me a Seat” follows the pre-teen adventures of two boys, Ravi and Joe. Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class. Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems. When their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy--the biggest bully in their class--and the need to take control of their lives.
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 explore food science with hands-on activities.
The STEAM Book Club is free and open to all third, fourth and fifth graders.
Free copies of “Save Me a Seat” can be picked up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
For more information or to register, contact Kate DeVoe at (607) 272-4557 extension 277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for the 'STEAM Book Club' has been provided by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through the Michael Kammen Children's Fund and through the Bradford Endowment for Youth Services Programming.