APL Kids

Financial Planning for Hispanic Families

October 19 | 1:00 - 2:00pm

Mauricio Bolanos and David Mesa from Northwestern Mutual will give a presentation in Spanish about financial planning issues such as:

- Retirement planning
- How to lower and get rid of debt
- How to make a budget
- Education funding for children
- Risk management; why people get life insurance and what types there are

Tween Scenes are back!

Tween Scenes are back for the school year! Tweens in 3rd through 6th grade will build, explore and create! Space is limited and registration is required. To register visit the APL Events Calendar or call the Children's Desk at 920-832-6187.

Minecraft in the Library - September | 4:00-5:00 pm
Bring the world of Minecraft alive during our September Tween Scene! Take part in Minecraft paper crafts, an element hunt and more!

Squishy Circuits - October 16 | 4:00-5:00 pm
Step into the Tween Scene Mad Scientist Lab to learn about electrical currents while experimenting with squishy circuits.

Shake It Up! - November 20 | 4:00-5:00 pm
Discover the science behind earthquakes and engineer an earthquake-proof LEGO skyscraper.

 A Minute to Win It - December 18 | 4:00-5:00 pm
Are you up for the challenge? We provide the activity, and you provide the skill to complete the game in under a minute.

City X Project with IDEAco and APL

Join APL and IDEAco for a three-hour City X Project workshop that gets kids 3D printing for space explorers! The City X Project is an international curriculum that teaches kids about creativity and problem solving using exciting 3D printing technology. It began right here in Appleton and has since reached kids in more 52 countries.

This event is also a celebration of a milestone for City X, Appleton, and humanity itself. We'll be celebrating with Space Kid, 11-year-old James from Appleton's Edison Elementary School, who participated in the City X Project workshop last year. His model has been selected as the first civilian-designed object ever do be manufactured off of Earth when it is printed on the International Space Station in Spring 2015.

Join us as we celebrate, hear from Space Kid himself, and host a public City X Project workshop in which kids will actually get their hands on 3D printers and practice 3D modeling to solve problems in outer space. The mayor will even be on hand to open the ceremonies with a Space Kid day declaration. The beginning of the program is open to the public from 1:00-2:00pm, but the workshop from 2:00-4:00pm requires registration and is capped at 30 students ages 8-12.

Register here, and learn more about Space Kid at www.cityxproject.com/spacekid.

Reading programs are back!

 Students in 1st through 3rd grade are invited to participate in 3,2,1 Blastoff Read!, which suggests excellent age-appropriate books for students to read and review. Similarly, students in grades 4 through 6 may join The Great Children’s Novel Challenge. After reading books from our booklist and writing reviews students earn incentives and a chance at the completion prize of a $50 amazon.com gift card. 

Registration is now open for both challenges, and students can register online by clicking on the links above and printing off the booklists, or by stopping at the Children’s Services desk. Students have until January 5, 2015 to complete the challenges and the drawings will be held January 6. 

Questions? Contact Ellen, School-Age Librarian, at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020.

1,2,3 Magic Workshop

September 23 & 30 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Meeting Room C

Parent Connection Family Services has partnered with the us to present a behavior management program for parents with children 3-12 years-old. Learn how to stop behavior you don't want, start behavior you do want, avoid arguments, yelling and much more. This program runs two hours for two nights. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, call ThedaCare at 920-830-6877 or go to www.thedacare.org

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