The 2023 Science in the Summer – Be a Physicist!program invites children entering grades 2 through 6 to take on the role of scientists as they investigate different forms of energy and use the principles of physics to solve real-world problems. The activities encourage children to practice scientific techniques and explore the following big ideas:
Energy comes in different forms, like heat, light, sound, and motion
Energy can change from one form into another, move from place to place, or transfer from one object to another
Scientists use models to test ideas and understand complicated systems
Each Be a Physicist! activity highlights a real-world career through a story that invites children to play the role of a person in that career, while exploring how energy moves, changes, and shapes the world around them. This year’s careers include an Accident Investigator, Laser Scientist, Materials Scientist, Power Plant Engineer, and Sound Engineer.
At Aston, this is a 2 day program. Registering on this page includes both days. Please register each child in your family individually.
The Science in the Summer format has changed! In 2023, classes will be scheduled separately at 23 of our local libraries and led by library staff and volunteers unique to each library. All libraries will offer at least 4 of the 5 career activities as part of the program, using the same curriculum. Each library will hold their own registration. Patrons will know right away if they have been accepted into the program at a specific library and can register at additional libraries if placed on a waitlist. Sign up at this location or check our webpage to see all available openings and contact the local library for any additional registration information.
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Presented by: Chari M. Alson, JD, CELA, Volunteer Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association
The Library is hosting a Safari Party where your child will meet exotic animals! The free event will be Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30PM. Your child can learn about the wonders of the animal kingdom close up! Fun for all ages! Entertaining and educational!
Ed Schmitt will entertain the kids with a magic show this coming Wednesday, July 12th! The program will be in the gym at 1PM. Please come and join the fun!
The show is sure to please parents and amaze children.
This program is part of our “Build a Better World” programs this summer for the kids. There is a free program each Wednesday at 1PM for the kids. Children will also be awarded a prize each week if they read something and record their reading on the program web site-
Visit the Library every Wednesday at 1PM for special programs! For kids of all ages!
June 21 – Tom Crowl Ventriloquist
June 28 – David Darwin’s One Man Sideshow
July 5 – Mr. Malcolm Story Teller
July 12 – Ed Schmitt’s Magic Show
July 19 – Puppets Pizzazz
July 26 – Peter Moses Music
August 2 – Sciencetellers
August 9 – Brian Richards Magic
August 16 – Silly Joe Sings!
August 23 – Franklin Institute Weather Traveling Science Show
August 30 – Robin Bady, Storyteller
Local Ecological Garden Designer, Jason Butsch of Arrowhead Gardens, will team up with Solar City to offer a FREE presentation on sustainability for the home and garden.
The program will feature practical tips on garden design, composting, control and removal of invasive plants, gardening for pollinators and wildlife, and selection of site-appropriate native plant species. The program will also offer tips on landscaping for home energy-efficiency and segue into a discussion of the many benefits of solar energy for homeowners, and the ins and outs of solar panel installation.