Thursday, May 23, 2019

2019 BPL Summer Learning Spotlight: Youth Rocket Science Program

Kids of all ages who have a fascination with rockets need to take advantage of the Birmingham Public Library's 2019 Summer Learning program Youth Rocket Science, led by Jan Mattingly, aka The Science Lady.

Mattingly’s free program will share information about the basics of flight and Alabama’s history of rockets in a fun way. It is among more than 400 free programs for kids, teens, and adults BPL is hosting between June and early August to help students on break avoid “summer learning loss," a phrase referring to when students lose knowledge gained during the preceding school year.

In addition to her Youth Rocket Science program, Mattingly is hosting a Rocket Engineering Challenge at Pratt City Branch Library at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in which kids will make paper rockets and try to launch them 50 feet into the air.

Mattingly, whose company is called Dynamic Education Adventures, is a longtime supporter of BPL’s Summer Learning activities.

Below are the dates and library locations of Mattingly’s Youth Rocket Science programs:

June 5, 10:00 a.m. – Springvlle Road Library
June 6, 11:00 a.m. – Eastwood Library
June 10, 10:00 a.m. – Powderly Library
June 12, 10:00 a.m. - Avondale Library 
June 13, 10:00 a.m. - Woodlawn Library 
June 18, 10:00 a.m. - Five Points West Library 
June 20, 11:00 a.m. - West End Library 
June 21, 1:00 p.m. - Inglenook Library 
June 25, 10:30 a.m. - Titusville Library 
June 26, 10:00 a.m. - Central Library
June 27, 10:30 a.m. - North Birmingham Library 
June 28, 10:30 a.m. - Southside Library 
July 9, 10:00 a.m. - Wylam Library  (Wylam youth programs are being moved to Faith Chapel Christian Center)
July 10, 10:00 a.m. - Smithfield Library  
July 11, 10:00 a.m. - East Ensley Library 

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