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The Building Challenge

What can you make with squares, circles, and pentagons? Just about anything! Discover the wonder of The Building Challenge Learn-At-Home Kit made right here in the Library’s own hackLAB! For all the details and to order yours, click here:

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Ice Lanterns

Create a beautiful icy lantern, perfect for a cold, dark, winter evening!

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Rainbow Icicles

This is the COOLEST experiment! Icicles form when dripping water starts to freeze, so on a chilly day, throw on your snowsuit, hats, and mitts, and head outside with Miss Laura and learn how you can make some beautiful, (and maybe even colourful!) icicles right in your own backyard!

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Cinnamon Ornaments

Baking is a hands on way to do some science experiments because baking is all about… Chemistry! For the holidays, why not make some beautiful, cinnamon spiced apple sauce ornaments? Check it out!

Paper Airplanes STEAM Challenge
Paper Airplanes

Defy gravity with Miss Laura’s Paper Airplane STEAM challenge: can you design and fold a paper airplane that can both carry cargo and glide more than 3 meters? For design ideas and instructions, check out:

Coding with LEGO
Coding with LEGO

Did you know that you can use regular LEGO to practice coding? Check out this coded maze challenge from Research Parent!

Once you understand the basics, you can start asking questions like: How can I do this with fewer steps? Can I automate a decision?

Slime Time with Laura
Slime Time with Laura

Time for a chemistry lesson with Miss Laura! Today we’re learning about polymers, viscosity, and molecules, all while making: SLIME!  You’ll need glue, baking soda, and contact solution for this experiment, and of course a space where you can get a little bit messy!

Helping Harry STEAM Challenge
Helping Harry STEAM Challenge

Helping Harry is an accessible STEAM challenge for engineers of all ages! Harry needs a safer place to perch, how high off the ground can you get this little puff with just a few materials? You can only use… 8 pipecleaners, 1 piece of tinfoil, 2 small pieces of cardstock, 2 cupcake liners, and 1 arm’s length of masking tape! Good luck!

Precoding with Patterning
Pre-Coding with Patterning

If you want to understand coding, you first need to understand patterning, so join Miss Laura this week for a precoding, patterning activity! What kind of patterns will you create?


Ever heard of a “Non Newtonian Fluid?” What about OOBLECK? Get messy with Miss Laura today as she mixes cornstarch and water to create some awesome slime. Check out what happens as you move your hand slowly through the mixture. Then, what happens when you move your hand quickly through it?