Full STEAM Ahead Activity Night

Event: 
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

All ages are invited to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)! There will be robots, building fun, and more! Children under age 9 may need adult help for some activities. The library is normally closed at this time and will be open only for the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

 

 

Winter Twig ID Course

Event: 
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Come learn how to identify native deciduous plants by their seasonal features! We will have a morning and afternoon class. You can register to attend here: https://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/winter-twig-id 

Tuition is $5 and we will have a deciduous twigs of Washington guide book for sale for $7.

Winter Twig ID Course

Event: 
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Come learn how to identify native deciduous plants by their seasonal features! We will have a morning and afternoon class. You can register to attend here: https://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/winter-twig-id 

Tuition is $5 and we will have a deciduous twigs of Washington guide book for sale for $7.

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

Event: 
Mon, 01/15/2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Help us cut and pull Scot's broom in Capitol Land Trust's Darlin Creek Preserve to make way for future restoration projects! We'll have snacks and refreshments for volunteers. Come by anytime between 9am and 3pm. 

We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities.

Please register on our website: https://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/darlin-creek-footbridge

Cosponsored by Native Plant Salvage Foundation, Capitol Land Trust, Thurston County 4H and AmeriCorps

The Jail Letters Project with Sam Miller and Mary Soehnlen

Event: 
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

The Jail Letters Project is a multimedia presentation that explores family experiences before, during, and after incarceration. The presentation uses actual correspondence written between Sam Miller and his mother Mary Soehnlen while he was incarcerated in 2003. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

Stream Bug Spectacular

Event: 
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join Stream Team to discover the types of bugs living in local streams. A brief presentation at 2 pm introduces facts about their habitat and role in a healthy ecosystem. Then use your best identification skills to explore live stream bugs from McLane Creek. Bug lab in the classroom all day. Register for this presentation at www.streamteam.info

Treatment Plant Tour & Tinkering Studio

Event: 
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

In celebration of World Water Day, we’re offering a behind the scenes tour of the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant. See what happens to the water you send down the drain! Presentation followed by a tour begins at 1 pm. Tour participants must be 10 or older and wear sturdy closed shoes. Throughout the day, think with your hands by constructing and creating design projects sure to inspire budding engineers, inventors, and tinkerers.

Around the Mountain: The Wonderland Trail

Event: 
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

It takes 93 miles to get around Mount Rainier on the Wonderland Trail, but we’ll take you around in less than an hour! Learn about the flora, fauna, and wonders of hiking this beautiful route in a presentation at 2 pm. Mountain-themed art and activities available all day.  

Grateful for Groundwater

Event: 
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week, spotlighting one of the world’s most important resources. Groundwater is essential to the health of people and the environment, and it’s the source of our drinking water here in Thurston County. Enjoy a variety of groundwater-related activities throughout the day. Build an edible aquifer out of ice cream and cookies 1-3 pm.

Robotics for Kids!

Event: 
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Experience the amazing world of robots! From 11 am – 4 pm, local robotics students lead hands-on activities for all-ages. “Robot Garage” workshops offered by the Museum of Flight at 11 am and 2 pm. These free workshops are for 4th grade and up with no experience required. Participants use robotics kits to explore basic engineering skills, learn robotics history, and discuss cutting edge robots in space. Registration is required for the workshops. Register at https://robotgarage.eventbrite.com

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