‘Bright Futures’ Category

 

Come One, Come All to the Electric Faire!

Join us on THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH, at 6:30 PM, as we combine Wildcard Night with our Bright Futures program and create a Fantastic, Phantasmagoric Festival and Electrical Extravaganza for the Entire Family!

Electrify YOUR Mind With:
* Energy and Electricity Demonstrations
* Hands-On Activities
* Information on Clean, Green Energy Initiatives
* Electrified Hot Dogs and Pickles
* A Look Inside the Chevy Volt
* The Unveiling of a Work of Electric Art created for the Bright Futures Program by Artists Bart Woodstrup and Michael Taylor!

And More!

Brought to you by: the DeKalb Public Library; NIU STEM Outreach; Lights for Learning; The Time Arts – Design and Media Arts Dept.; The Institute for Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment; and DeKalb/Sycamore Chevrolet. Made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.

 
 
 

Bright Futures: Squishy Circuits!

Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library Presents:

SQUISHY CIRCUITS!

Did you know that you could make electrical circuits out of homemade clay-dough? It’s true! Come join us and our friends from Northern Illinois University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers as we play with clay and learn all about electricity at the same time!

(Don’t worry moms and dads–the clay is made from simple bleached flour, salt, sugar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, and water!)

We’re meeting on Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 PM, at the DeKalb Public Library. For ages 10+, maximum of 15 youth, so be sure to sign up at the DeKalb Public Library Events Calendar.

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library, NIU STEM Outreach, and the NIU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, and made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.

 
 
 

SF Teen Read: The Carbon Diaries 2015

SF Teen Read: Where Science Meets Science Fiction!

Our next book is:
The Carbon Diaries 2015, by Saci Lloyd
A book about climate change, alternative energy, and rock ‘n’ roll!

Pick up this book at the book club display at DeKalb Public Library!

We’re meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at NIU Montgomery Hall, room 442. Discuss the book, then visit the NIU Alternative Fuels Lab with us!

Brought to you by DeKalb area libraries and NIU STEM Outreach.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to stever@dkpl.org.

 
 
 

Bright Futures: Engineering Tour

“Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library” gears up for its second event, a tour of the NIU Engineering Building!

Engineering = Science in Action!
See everything from crushing stress tests to dune buggies! Discover how engineers transform scientific principles into the devices that you use every day, from toys to cars to airplanes!

Come join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the NIU Engineering Building, 590 Garden Road in DeKalb, and see what the FUTURE looks like!

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library and STEM Outreach, and made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to stever@dkpl.org.

 
 
 

BRIGHT FUTURES: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library! Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 PM

One week from today: Join us for a FREE, live science and electricity show to celebrate our new circulation materials and program series!

Thrill to wonders of Science! See the ELECTRIC PICKLE! Learn the wonders of harnessing the power of electricity–and then check out kits to do your own energy experiments at home

Thanks to a grant from IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the DeKalb Public Library and NIU STEM Outreach present a program designed to interest youth in science! In addition to programming, the DeKalb Public Library will have a variety of materials, including science kits, that families can check out and use at home!

Ages 10 and up! No need to sign up–just drop in and enjoy the show!

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library, NIU STEM Outreach, and  the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE-Chicago Section.