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We're partnering with creative individuals, institutions and organizations to bring unique and free science programs to a library near you.

Check the calendar for all our science programs for kids and teens.  Contact your local library for more information, to confirm the schedule and to register.

Workshop series (kids are encouraged to attend all the sessions to earn online badges!):

Gaming Workshop with EA Games

Do you have an awesome idea for a video game?  Learn how to bring your vision to life at one of these workshops, led by the creative geniuses at EA Games.  For teens.

     Encino-Tarzana Branch - Thursday, July 17 at 3:30 pm
     Mar Vista Branch - Thursday, July 17 at 3:30 pm
     Vernon Branch - Thursday, July 17 at 3:30 pm
     Palisades Branch - Thursday, July 24 at 3:30 pm
     Playa Vista Branch - Thursday, July 24 at 3:30 pm
     Porter Ranch Branch - Thursday, July 24 at 3:30 pm

Coding with the Whizgirls Academy

Learn about computer coding and website design while creating an online project in this 8-session workshop series.

     Studio City Branch - Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 at 4 pm

Tinker Time with DIY Girls and Hacker Scouts

Make cool stuff and learn about science!  Projects and topics include electronics, e-textiles, programming, 3D printing and more!  For kids ages 8 to 14 and their families.

     Pacoima Branch - Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 pm
     Sylmar Branch - Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 3 pm

E-Textiles with the Exploratory

Make wearable accessories that are powered by electricity!  Ages 8 to 13.  Space limited; contact the branch to sign up.

     Benjamin Franklin Branch - Tuesdays, July 22, 29, Aug 5; Thursday, Aug 7 at 4 pm
     Durant Branch - Thursdays, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 at 4 pm

Paper Engineering with the Exploratory

Make cards, books and objects that twist, bend and pop up!  Ages 8 to 13. Space limited; contact the branch to sign up.

     Ascot Branch - Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 at 1 pm
     Cahuenga Branch - Fridays, August 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 3 pm

Robotics with the Exploratory

Make robots that create art, scrub the floor, and more!  Ages 8 to 13. Space limited; contact the branch to sign up.

     Lincoln Heights Branch - Saturdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2 at noon
     Vermont Square Branch - Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3 pm
     Wilmington Branch - Mondays, July 21, 28, August 4, 11 at 3 pm

Robots, e-textiles, and more with the Exploratory   

     Vernon Branch - Wednesday, July 16 at 2 pm (robots for teens); Tuesday, July 29 at 2 pm (LED bracelets for teens); Wednesday, August 6 at 4 pm (simple machines for kids); Wednesday, August 20 at 4 pm (free build for kids)

 

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