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Mad Science in January

Explore the world of bugs or learn all about heat this weekend at Mad Science! Come on in on Saturday, 1/17 and grab a ticket for one of our programs.

  • Ages 3-5: Color Lab
    Program starts at 9:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Children's desk
  • Ages 6-10: Inventionathon
    Program starts at 10:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Children's desk 

Preschool Discovery: Colors

Bring your preschooler to the Wollaston Branch to play with and learn about colors this coming Wednesday! We'll be exploring the world of color for our January science evening at Wollaston. Sort colors, see the world through rose (or blue, or yellow) tinted glasses and make wild colored foam!

Colors are an easy science topic to explore right in your own home before and after our program (or if you can't make it in). After all, colors are all around us in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the sky, the ground and everything else. 

Mad Science in December

Explore the world of bugs or learn all about heat this weekend at Mad Science! Come on in on Saturday, 12/20 and grab a ticket for one of our programs.

  • Ages 3-5: Bugs! 
    Program starts at 9:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Children's desk
  • Ages 6-10: Harnessing Heat
    Program starts at 10:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Children's desk 

Preschool Discovery: Magnets

Bring your preschooler to the Wollaston Branch to play with and learn about magnets this coming Wednesday! December's Preschool Discovery evening is all about magnets and magnetism, so we'll be exploring what is and isn't magnetic, how magnets push and pull at each other, and how magnets can affect things around them.

Mad Science Returns in November!

Have you been missing our monthly Mad Science programs? They're back this weekend with two programs, one for 3-5 year olds and one for 6-10 year olds. This year we're handling registration differently, so read on for details!

  • Adventures in Air, for 3-5 year olds will begin at 9:30 on 11/15
  • Electricity, for 6-10 year olds will begin at 10:30 on 11/15

Preschool Discovery: Building

Did you miss us this week for Preschool Discovery at Wollaston? Never fear! Check out some of these fun building and construction activities at home!

Preschool Discovery: Your Senses

Drop into the Wollaston Branch this Wednesday the 8th any time between 6:30 and 7:30 for our new science program: Preschool Discovery!

Preschool Discovery is a brand new program for parents and children in preschool (and early elementary - we won't make the kindergarteners leave!) to explore science and math topics at the library. Each month we'll have a new topic and three new activities to try at the Wollaston Branch. Feel free to come at any time during the hour our materials will be out and try one or more of the activities we've prepared.

Fizz, Boom, Read: Water

Let's end the summer with a splash by exploring water! We're lucky here in Quincy that we have so much water in our city. Take a walk down Wollaston Beach and see if you can figure out if the tide is coming in or going out (hint: look for wet sand beyond the water) and how high the tide gets. Or look around Black's Creek and see what animals are hanging around the water there. Then head home and try some watery activities. 

Fizz, Boom, Read: Weather

Hot or cool, sunny or rainy, the weather changes all the time. Did it rain today? Why wouldn't it be snow in the summer? Have you ever looked up and watched the clouds? Think about the weather this week. Try keeping a record of the weather in your science journal and keep it going into the fall. Watch the temperature get cooler as the days go by. 

Fizz, Boom, Read: Air

You can't see it but it's all around you. What is it? Air! We breathe it and fly through it and use it to generate electricity when it's moving. There's a whole lot of it and it's everywhere you go. Even though you can't see it, air is something you can observe with simple experiments and activities about air pressure, flight and wind. Try some and learn about this super essential gas!

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