Bristlebots and Circuits!

Thank you to Sara and Vince from the American Precision Museum for this great maker discovery program! On Wednesday July 23rd we learned about making circuits by taking apart electric toothbrushes and reassembling them into vibrobots!

Sara and Vince asking us about circuits and motors and batteries.
Making a bot.
Designing a switch using aluminum foil and a clothespin!

                 Brushbot!



Discovery Science!


Notice this Vibrobot's switch, fabulous eyes and fancy mustache!
Thank you to everyone who came to this exciting program.  The kids started working at 6:30 and at 8:00 pm Sara said "Five more minutes!"  A chorus of groans and "Oh no, not yet" was heard.
 Everyone brought home their creations and ideas about what other things at home could be turned into a Vibrobot!

Tour the Weathersfield Proctor Library on SAPAtv

If you could not get to the library this week for the Library Info Night, you can still tour the library anytime during our regular hours or watch the tour from your own living room on SAPAtv Channel 10!  Here is the schedule:


Thu, Jul 17, 2014
8:35:00 AM - Weathersfield Proctor Library Tour

Fri, Jul 18, 2014
10:50:00 AM - Weathersfield Proctor Library Tour

Sun, Jul 20, 2014
3:29:00 PM - Weathersfield Proctor Library Tour
 

Fizz Boom Slurp and Bang moved to Martin Memorial Hall
Wed July 16th at 11 am

Fizz Boom Slurp and Bang has been moved to Martin Memorial Hall at 11:00 am this morning , Wednesday July 16. There is an exercise class at Martin Hall until 11:00 am and they have been generous enough to let us use the hall right at the end of their class, so we would ask you to please wait until 11:00 am to enter the building. Thank you!

Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Project Information Night
Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm


Come view the site of the proposed library expansion and tour the library. Library Board members and  Nancy Tusinski, the Library Director will be available to answer questions about the proposed project and about the existing library building. The projected cost of the expansion has been reduced by $200,000 to $1.1 million.  The bond vote will appear on the ballot at the Vermont Primary Election Day on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. A public hearing will take place at Martin Memorial Hall on Tuesday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Absentee ballots are available starting the week of July 14, 2014.  Please visit the expansion website at www.wplexpansion.blogspot.com for FAQs, news and updates, floor plans and more.

Summer Reading Program June 25 - August 8! Register anytime at the Library or Online.

School is out and the Summer Reading Program has begun.  This year we have a webpage all about the summer reading programs for kids, teens and tweens who can "Spark a Reaction,"




and adults
 
Just click on the Summer Reading Program tab!

It's all about science and making things at the library this summer. Make a reusable shopping bag out of a t-shirt - Sat July 26th, make a thaumatrope on Sat July 12th - "What is a thaumatrope?" or come to:

FIZZ, BOOM, SLURP, AND BANG! with Rebecca Rupp
Weathersfield Proctor Library
Wednesday July 16th at 11:00 am

Join us for a morning of science! Make a lava lamp, explode a plastic bag with chemistry, experiment with red-cabbage pH indicator, make an Incredible Thunder Machine, and be amazed by the Amazing Egg Bash!

Butterflies!
Wednesday July 30th at 11:00 am
Jerry Schneider, Butterfly and Bat Scientist Expert from Vermont, will give a presentation on Butterflies, their characteristics, habitat, diet, everything you want to know in a slide show, followed by a fantastic t-shirt craft for which Mr. Jerry will have a model.
Mr. Jerry will also cover the Monarch migration as well. Why weren't there a lot of Monarch butterflies last year?
Craft will be held outside if it's nice weather. 
 
 
 And much more!
 
 

Library Expansion Fundraising Event
A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors
Special Guest Paul Bremer

On Saturday July 12th at 6:30 pm at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House, special guest Paul Bremer will be the featured speaker.  Hors d'oeuvres and a wine will be served, along with fabulous desserts.  During the break please visit the silent auction.  $15.00 donation at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Project.