Children ages 8-12 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, November 16 with a discussion of “Josh Baxter Levels Up” by Gavin Brown, the STEAM Book Club will encourage area students to improve their understanding of current core competencies through critical thinking and book-related activities.
Josh Baxter decides that the only way to survive his third school in two years is to go unnoticed, but his plan unravels when his mom sees his terrible grades and takes away his beloved video games. Josh needs to formulate a new plan, or he'll never make it to the next level, let alone the next grade.
This month participants will be joined by Encouraging Young Engineers and Scientists (EYES), a student-run volunteer organization at Cornell University. EYES will be leading club members in a hands-on activity that explores computer science using LEGO® bricks.
The club will meet in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room at 3:45 p.m. for discussion and refreshments.
Free copies of “Josh Baxter Levels Up” can be picked up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
For more information, contact Kate DeVoe at (607) 272-4557 extension 277 or email@example.com.
The 'STEAM Book Club' has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation with support from the Michael Kammen Children's Fund and the Bradford Endowment for Youth Services Programming.