The May “I am a Scientist!” at the La Salle Public Library is for children ages 4 through 9, with a parent or an adult caregiver. These approximately hour-long programs are designed to provide children with fun hands-on science learning that gives children confidence to explore and discover.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, the library will host “Sail Away Science.” In this program, participants become “shipwrights,” designing and then racing their boats against the clock for a “personal best” time. Participants will build a sail boat, or a motor boat, and discover design elements that can improve race times. Science facilitator Laura Robinson will help kids get their crafts sea-worthy. Boats will then be tested and refined. Participants will also find out the meaning of flags that are displayed on boats, and about the semaphore alphabet.
This program is free and open to the public. The La Salle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette St., La Salle.