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When I was a young boy, my local library was a place of sanctuary and wonder.  … Often, after collecting a dozen or more titles, I would curl up on the floor at the end of the darkest aisle and spend the day devouring my finds.  There, surrounded by the towering stacks, I found the gateway to the entire human world.  May your journeys here be as wondrous.

Chris Gall
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Summer Science Saturday "Go Fly a Kite"

Event Date: 
Jun 21 2014 - 2:30pm

On Saturday, June 21st, at 2:30 p.m., the LaSalle Public Library will host the first of three Summer Science Saturday programs for kids.  These entertaining, hands-on workshops help kids explore important science principles and discover for themselves the “how” and the “why.”

 

This Saturday, “Go Fly a Kite!” explores the four forces of flight…lift, weight, thrust and drag.  Participants will construct their own tetrahedral kites; by balancing the forces, each kite-builder will engineer a kite that is flight-ready.  Add a bit of color or artistic flourish and the kites will catch the summer breezes and decorate the sky.

 

Summer Science Saturdays are open to kids ages 6 years and up; children under the age of 9 years will need the help of an adult partner.  Grown-ups of older kids are welcome to attend and join in the fun, too.

 

The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette Street, LaSalle, Illinois.  This program is free and open to the public.  For more information, please call the library at 815-223-2341.