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NASA @ My Library

About NASA @ My Library

NASA @ My Library is a STEM education project and initiative to increase and enhance STEAM learning opportunities to library customers of all ages.  From December 2021 to May 2022, there will be several NASA and STEM programs happening at our libraries.   We are also hosting an online reading program for NASA @ My Library with activities, badges, and recommended reading lists.  

Here are some fun activities to jump start your learning:

  • Read a book about astronomy 
  • Watch a meteor shower 
  • Look up date for James Webb Space Telescope’s launch and put it on your calendar.
  • Watch the livestream, read @NASA’s tweets, or look photos of the event in the news! 
  • Look up date for James Webb Space Telescope’s first images and put it on your calendar 
  • Read about different astronauts and pick your favorite. 
  • Draw a picture of your favorite planet, moon, asteroid, nebula, or other celestial body. 
  • Look for the moon in the night sky tonight. What phase is it in? 
  • Download and print the JWST coloring page or the Webb Telescope Fun Pad and do an activity

 

Join the Online Beanstack Challenge

 


NASA @ My Library is offered by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and Education Development Center (EDC). This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. This work was also assisted and supported by the Space Science Institute, which was the recipient of the cooperative agreement. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA or the Space Science Institute. 

 

Design Your Own Spiral Galaxy!

Where are you? If you were to make a map of your location, what would you put on your map?You’re in a state, which is in a country, which is on a planet.

But keep going! Your planet (Earth) is in a solar system, which is inside a galaxy called the Milky Way—just one of the trillions of galaxies in the universe. It’s amazing to think about how massive the universe is!

Now you can hold a little part of our big universe in your hands by making your own version of a spiral galaxy called the Pinwheel Galaxy.

 

 

Supplies Needed:

 

Instructions

  1. Print out the Pinwheel Galaxy Printout and cut out the hexagonal shape for your Galaxy Pinwheel.
  2. Cut along the dotted white lines.
  3. Punch holes in the white circles: six around the edges and one in the center.
  4. Turn the paper so it’s facedown.
  5. Thread a chenille stem through the center hole. Be careful in case there are sharp edges.
  6. Going around the circle, fold each flap so the chenille stem goes through each hole.
  7. Tie a knot in the chenille stem at the front of the pinwheel.
  8. Wrap the other end of the chenille stem around the stick. Leave space between the pinwheel and the stick.

 

Upcoming Library Events

Full Steam Ahead: Kitchen Table Science

12/1 @ 10:00am
to
12/17 @ 11:00am
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Choctaw)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Science & STEAM, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
It’s full STEAM ahead! Pick up one of kits to learn about principle in Science, Technology, Art, or Math. We’ll give you the supplies need so you can experiment on your own and learn more about the world around you.  This month’s kit is Tower...

Teen Maker Studio

December 5, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Del City)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Science & STEAM
Event Description:
Explore 3D printing, robotics, coding, and more in this open maker lab. Learn how to design and print your own models with our new Prusa 3D printer, create your own website using your computer programming skills, explore design with the Cricut machin...

Odd Body Monday: Sweet Building Blocks - Our DNA

December 5, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Almonte Library
Registration
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Programming Room A (Almonte)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Who are we? What determines our eye color, hair color- maybe our temperment, likes and dislikes? Come learn a bit about genetics, and how genetics and DNA come together to build each unique person. We will be using candy to build a model of human DNA...

Disclaimer(s)

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. Accordingly, the Library will not be liable for such harm to any individual resulting from such allergens.

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

TINKER TIME, THINKER TIME (KIDS AGES 5-12) DASH and Cubelets ROBOTS!

December 6, 2022
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
This month, we'll go DASHing through the snow with our robotic "reindeer" - Bip, Bop, Beep, Boop, Boing, Bing, Bork and Billy Bob! We're also pleased to welcome for the holidays our DANCING (if you can snap together the modular robotic blocks in the ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

LEGO Club

December 6, 2022
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Lobby (Midwest City)
Age Group: All Ages, Kids
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Event Description:

Join other LEGO fans to engineer some fun! Imagine, create, play, and learn as we build with LEGOs.

Take the monthly challenge! This is a recurring event that takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at the Midwest City Library. Similar events take place at other locations. This event will be held in the lobby to allow for social distancin...

TINKER TIME, THINKER TIME (KIDS AGES 5-12) DASH and Cubelets ROBOTS!

December 6, 2022
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
This month, we'll go DASHing through the snow with our robotic "reindeer" - Bip, Bop, Beep, Boop, Boing, Bing, Bork and Billy Bob! We're also pleased to welcome for the holidays our DANCING (if you can snap together the modular robotic blocks in the ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

 

Upcoming Space & NASA Events