Drop-In T|E|A Programs

Calling all Makers! The T|E|A Room (Technology, Engineering, & the Arts) is open for free play, exploration, creation and discovery. Grades 3-6.

For the month of January, we'll be offering our Open T|E|A Room Program on Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 4:00- 5:00pm.

Open T|E|A Room topics are:

January 6th: Simple Machines

In ancient times, tattoos were applied using a needle and a tiny hammer! Make your own pin-pricked design on a banana and watch oxidation create a work of art.

January 13th: Chroma Candy

Learn how to create, design, and distribute your own zine!  Zines are great tools for telling stories, getting the word out about something you care about, or teaching something to your friends.

January 20th: Art Straws

Calling all doodlers and art lovers: show off your skills in this class where we will draw and decorate zany letters with a variety of art supplies.

January 27th: Book Collage

Explore your inner inventor as we put together these little circuits.

 

Registered T|E|A Programs

Registration starts September 15th!

T|E|A Room Tuesdays are held Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

Brochures are available in the Children's Library.

*For children in grades 3 and 4 

**For children in grades 5 and 6

October

App Art- This is class is currently full. 

Tuesday, October 14th, 21st & 28th at 4:15pm

Young artists will "go digital" by experimenting with photography, drawing and animation apps. Grades 5 to 6.

Math Adventures - This class is currently full. 

Wednesday, October 15th, 22nd, 29th & November 5th at 4pm

Join National Board-Certified teacher Mrs. Radia on a math adventure using art, music, movement and games. Grades 1 to 5.

Paper Circuits - This class is currently full. 

Wednesday, October 22nd at 4:15pm

Light up LEDs using paper and copper tape to create circuits. Grades 3 to 6.

Exquisite Corpse

Wednesday, October 29th at 4:15pm

Learn art party games like Exquisite Corpse, Fax Machine, and Squiggle! Grades 3 to 6.

December

Marshmallow Shooters- This class is currently full. Register for the waitlist.

Tuesday, December 2nd at 4:15pm

What goes up must come down! Build and play with your own marshmallow-shootign machine and send a blizzard of marshmallows through the air! Grades 3 to 6

Kitchen Sink Science

Tuesday, December 9th at 4:15pm - This class is currently full. Please register for the waitlist.

Wednesday, December 17th at 4:15pm - This class is currently full. Please register for the waitlist.

Bubble! Pop! Fizz! Using everyday houshold products we will explore science concepts. Grades K to 2.

Terrarium Workshop - This class is currently full.  Registration is for the waitlist.

Tuesday, December 16th at 4:15pm

Learn about and craft your own terrarium. Grades 3 to 6.

November

Lego Mindstorms

Tuesday, November 4th from 2-4pm - This class is currently full. Register for the waitlist.

Thursday, December 4th from 2-4pm

Using Lego Mondstorm kits, teams will build thier own robots and then participate in challenges created to test the design of their machine. Grades 4 to 6.

Building Blocks

Wednesday, November 5th at 4:15pm

Science comes to life for students as they conduct their own experiements through hands-on design and building activities with  the Stepping Stones Museum. Grades K to 2.

Felted Geodes

Tuesday, November 11th at 4:15pm

Let's create textile geology with wool that we will cut in half to reveal a beautiful surprise inside! Grades 5 to 6.

Sew & Glow

Tuesday, November 18th at 4:15pm

Join us as we use conductive thread to sew basic circuits into wearable art. * Basic handsewing skills are a prerequisite for this class. Grades 5 to 6.

Circuits, Ole

Monday, November 24th at 4:15pm

Join us as we explore a three-ring circus of circuits. Grades 5 to 6.

Gelatin Art- This class is currently full. Register for the waitlist.

Tuesday, November 25th at 4:15pm

Using sheets of gelatin, intrepid printmakers will get to experiment with this unique medium to design greeting cards and art prints. Grades 3 to 6.