Pearl River Public Library

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It's going to be a great summer!

This Summer the Learning Lab goes virtual, bringing to your home the great tech and creative classes you've come to expect!



Coding with ROBOTS! for 4th-6th Grade

4th-6th Grade • MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, July 6, 8, 13, 15 • 3:00-4:00PM

Sure, robots look cool!  But they're even cooler when you can make them follow your commands using code!



The Little Ivy Academy comes to the Learning Lab with Game Makers: Racing Rabbits and Tortoise Tales 


Kindergarten-2nd grade • TUESDAYS, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 • 11AM-11:45AM

Your child is Off to the Races as they Create & Code Racing-Rabbit Video Games and more in their own version of The Tortoise and The Hare. There’ll also be plenty of time to Socialize & Share projects with their labmates and Make the Leap from passive player to active creator. With projects from Beginner to Advanced, No experience is necessary for your child to start coding real, awesome animations with the Scratch Jr coding language!


Cloudy With A Chance of Sprinkles: Building a Rube Goldberg Machine at Home

Grades 4-8; siblings and other family members welcome!

THURSDAY, July 9, 4:00-5:00PM

By setting up a chain reaction of falling dominos, marble ramps and other household materials, participants will construct a simple Rube Goldberg Machine that will pour the perfect amount of sprinkles on an ice cream sundae! Participant material list to come. 


Writing from Life

For Adults • THURSDAYS, July 9,16,23,30, August 6, 13 • 12:30PM-2:00PM

You've got a lifetime of stories and it's time to write them down.  Get excited about writing AND editing in this group of supportive writing enthusiasts!


Movie Magic! Become an all-around moviemaking magician

Entering Grades 4-8

2 Sessions: Tuesday, July 14 & Thursday, July 16 • 4:00-5:00PM

From animating a flipbook by hand to creating reverse, black and white, and time lapse videos, become an all-around moviemaking magician with some of the oldest tricks in cinema!

Session 1: Index Cards + Binder Clip = Instant Flipbook!

(Participants must have: Pack of Index Cards, Binder Clip and optional lightbox)

Session 2: 3-in-1 Video Editing Tricks

(Participants must download the apps [TBD] in advance.)


Let's Build Apps! For Tween and Teens

Ages 10-18 • TUESDAYS, July 21, 28, August, 4, 11 • 4:00-4:45PM

App building is cool because it starts with a great idea, then combines coding and design skills to make something new, useful and fun!   Learn how to make apps that really work on phones!



Photoshop Mix -for Graphic Designers!

Entering Grades 4-8

2 Sessions: Thursday, July 30 and Thursday, August 6 •  4:00-5:00PM - 1 hour each 

In this two-part course, young graphic designers will learn how to use the app Photoshop Mix to combine images into electronic masterpieces. Design something as elegant as reading under the stars or as wild as sending your pet to Mars!




Coding with Robots for Tween and Teens!

Ages 10-18 • MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, August 3, 5, 10, 12 • 3:00-4:00PM

Sure, robots are cool!  But they're even cooler when you can make them follow your commands using code!


Game Development with Code!

10-18 years old • WEDNESDAYS, July 8, 15, 22 & August 5 • 7:00-8:00PM 

Create a new Game World with code.  We'll use MIT's Alice software for a fun and creative experience in game development.  For Teens and Tweens.  Participants will need to download Alice software.