Library STEM is a series of programs created by the Dwight Foster Public Library and the Fort Atkinson Regional Science Fair for students in elementary and middle school and their families. These programs will enhance students’ learning in the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Plus, they will be fun!
Body Math with Dr. Chaphalkar
Saturday, February 25 at 1 p.m.
Dr. Rachel Chaphalkar teaches in the Department of Mathematics at UW-Whitewater. She will engage us in learning about the ratios of various body parts with interactive activities. Get ready to measure!
Biology of Rose Lake
Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. at Dorothy Carnes Shelter
The Friends of Rose Lake will introduce students to the water, plant, and animal ecosystems of this special Jefferson County park. This group offers a special prize to Fort Atkinson Regional Science Fair participants who work on a project related to biology. Here’s an opportunity to get started on a project! We will meet at the Dorothy Carnes Shelter.
Winter Reading Program
December 1-February 28
Read books to earn prizes. Stop by the library to pick up your winter reading BINGO sheet. It’s not too late to start!
Lunch Bunch for Homeschoolers
Thursdays: February 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4
Bring your lunch to the library listen to selections of high-interest chapter books. Books will be available for check-out after each program.
Thursdays: February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11
Join forces with other Lego lovers and build a Lego creation according to a monthly theme. The library will provide Legos, though Lego donations are welcome! No registration required.
Saturdays: February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3
10 a.m.-12 noon
Play the Pokemon Trading Card Game at the library. Bring your Pokemon cards to battle other fans! All ages are welcome and we will teach new trainers how to play the card game. Club Pokemon is sponsored by Planet Chaos Comics, Cards, & Collectables.
READ to the Dogs
Saturdays, February 11 and March 11
10 a.m.-12 noon
Children have the opportunity to read to a patient and loving dog at the library. All dogs and owners have gone through a rigorous training program and are certified as therapy dogs and owners. Registration is required.
Spring Break Scavenger Hunt
Friday, March 24 through Saturday, April 1
Have fun exploring the library! Visit the library during spring break to pick up your scavenger hunt questions. We will offer two versions of the scavenger hunt–one for little kids and one for older kids–and all answers will be located in the library building. Everyone who completes the library scavenger hunt will receive a small prize.