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Youth Engaged with Science Discovery Programs

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March 27: The Sub-Zero Effect
Science can be cool, really cool, about 322 degrees below zero Fahrenheit cool! Using liquid nitrogen, we’ll shatter a ball, make an explosion, and examine the three states of matter!
*April 29: Action Reaction
You will explode into learning with this highly flammable show! Your minds will be detonated with a live performance that demonstrates the pure power of chemistry!
May 22: Human Dynamo
You will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look inside a giant Stuffee doll as you discover how the human body works through exciting demonstrations! We’ll demonstrate how the respiratory system works using real lungs. We’ll also learn about our digestive, muscular, and skeletal systems.
June 26: Reptiles Live
What are reptiles? Where can we find them? You will go on a journey of discovery as you take an up-close and personal look at several live animals! We’ll discover how these unique creatures thrive and realize the important role they play in our environment. At the end of our reptilian journey, we’ll touch the animals!
July 24: Science Shenanigans
What is science? How can we find it? You will be in for the thrill of a lifetime as we conduct multiple science demonstrations that bring chemistry and physics alive!
August 28: Super Sonic Light Speed
You will go on a super-sonic adventure as we discover how light and sound work through several dazzling demonstrations!
September 25: Rainforest Wonders
Let’s take a journey to the tropical rainforest! You will learn about the diversity of plants, animals, and people who call the rainforest home. We’ll also examine products that are made using ingredients from the rainforest.
October 23: Spooky Science
Your hair will literally be standing on end as we conduct several spooky science experiments. We’ll use solid carbon dioxide to create spook-tacular bubbles. We’ll make yellow foam ooze out of a jack-o-lantern. This action-packed Halloween science show is fun for the whole family!

*In April, the program will be on the 5th Wednesday.

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Tax Assistance

aarp-taxaide_0_0 AARP tax preparers will be at the Main Library to provide assistance on Wednesdays from February to mid-April. Anyone can use this service, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Make appointments at the circulation desk or by calling (828) 894-8721 x221.

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Teen Events

mario-clip-art-mario-by-znkhucast-on-deviantart-pictures Teen Nintendo Wii U Gaming is on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 6pm at the Main Library in Columbus. Play all the best and newest games with your friends. This program is made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Join us on March 4 and 18.

Teen Book Club meets at the Main Library on 4th Mondays at 4pm. Read books from a different genre each month and discuss. On March 23, we will discuss mystery books and play the classic board game Clue.

These programs are limited to youth in grades 6-12.

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Children’s Programs

legos 6 (1)Main Library:

  • Thurs. 3/5 @ 4pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
  • Wed. 3/11 @ 4pm: LEGO Junior Makers
    We suggest a literacy-based building challenge for children to complete and display their creations.
  • Thurs. 3/19 @ 6pm: Family Movie Night
    Watch “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” on the big screen and enjoy popcorn and drinks.
  • Wed. 3/25 @ 6pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
  • Friday 3/27 @ 4pm: Y.E.S. Discovery Program
    KidSenses Children’s INTERACTIVE Museum presents The Sub-Zero Effect, a Youth Engaged with Science Discovery Program. Science can be cool, really cool, about 322 degrees below zero Fahrenheit cool! Using liquid nitrogen, we’ll shatter a ball, make an explosion, and examine the three states of matter!

Saluda Community Library:

  • Mon 3/2@ 3:30pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
  • Tues. 3/10 @ 3:30pm: LEGO Junior Makers
    We suggest a literacy-based building challenge for children to complete and display their creations.
  • Mon 3/30 @ 3:30pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
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  • Main Library
    1289 West Mills Street
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Tel. (828) 894-8721
    Fax (828) 894-2761
    Hours:
    Mon. 9am – 6pm
    Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
    Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 4pm

    Saluda Community Library
    44 W. Main Street
    Saluda, NC 28773
    Tel. (828) 749-2117
    Hours:
    Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 1pm

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