Kids looking for something to do over winter break can find hands-on fun at Sno-Isle Libraries’ Winter Science Extravaganza programs.
Six different programs, scheduled at 10 community libraries, will be geared toward children ages five and up. Science Extravaganza is designed to delight and spark scientific curiosity, said Joy Feldman, early learning coordinator for the library district.
“Sno-Isle Libraries is deeply committed to generating a life-long passion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in our youth,” she said. “I encourage everyone to visit sno-isle.org/kids/stem/ and find all we have to offer in the way of books, programs and technology.”
The Winter Science Extravaganza schedule is:
Volts & Jolts
Electricity is illuminated in a series of shocking experiments! Explore the properties of electricity with a hair-raising Van de Graaf Generator and Tesla Coil. Presented by the Pacific Science Center.
- Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., Dec. 23, 10 a.m.
- Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave., Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Learn about the way objects behave and the scientific reasons behind them. When science magician Jeff Evans combines magic with science the result is fun.
- Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St., Dec. 22, 11 a.m.
- Mill Creek Library, Dec. 22, 2 p.m. (This program will be held at the Mill Creek City Hall Annex, 15720 Main Street, Suite 130).
- Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr., Dec. 28, 11 a.m.
Learn about energy as you engineer a rollercoaster of recycled materials and test the tracks of your coaster. Presented by the Imagine Children’s Museum. Registration is required and can be done online at sno-isle.org/events/ or by contacting the library.
- Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave., Dec. 22, 2 p.m.
- Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W., Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m.
Chemistry explodes onto the scene with radical reactions, where flames ignite in blue and green and rainbows exist in glass tubes. Presented by the Pacific Science Center.
- Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade St., Dec. 19, 1 p.m.
Discover how fossils form. Investigate different types of fossils and use clues to decode their origins. Presented by the Imagine Children’s Museum. Registration is required and can be done online at sno-isle.org/events/ or by contacting the library.
- Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Dec. 21, 1 p.m.
Unravel the Mysteries of Light
How does a prism work? What exactly is a neon sign? Explore the answers in this interactive program with science educator, Brian Raven. For children grades 2 and up.
- Camano Island Library, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Dec. 22, 1 p.m.
For a complete list of holiday-season library activities, visit sno-isle.org/events/