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It’s Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead at the Rapides Parish Library!

Things are “heating” up in July at your neighborhood library! Parents Main Library
and grandparents looking for activities and programs for their children July 10 and July 11, 2017 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
and teens to get involved in can look to their neighborhood library to July 17 and July 18, 2017 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
help keep children engaged, inspired, and learning new skills Coding Camp for Adults! This 2-day coding camp uses Pythonâ„¢, a
throughout the summer. As the 2017 Summer Reading Program super easy-to-use application that lets you write awesome programs
continues through the Rapides Parish Library System, there are right from the start! Class size is limited to 15 participants per 2-day
dozens of programs and activities to develop your child’s reading session. Registration is required! Call 318-445-2411 x 1036.
comprehension, but there are also workshops and programs that pump
up their science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematic skills. Main Library
                                                                       July 11-13, 2017 9:00am to 11:00am
These programs, workshops, and learning camps are always free of July 18-20, 2017 – 9:00am to 11:00am
charge and have professional instructors and college-level educators July 25-27, 2017 – 9:00am to 11:00am
offering their knowledge and expertise to children, teens, and adults. 3D Workshop using Fusion 360: Engineering instructor, Chuck
                                                                       Perkins from Tioga High School instructs students 10-12 grades how to
School Is Coming!
                                                                       design, model into a three-dimensional concept and print on 3D
Imagine sending your child or teen back to school with computer printers! These 3-week workshops use Fusion 360®, a cloud-based
coding and programming skills, the fundamentals in scientific CAD application that puts tools in your hand to help you create 3D
experimentation, an understanding in circuitry, engineering, and a renderings from your designs and print it in 3D! Open to students
working knowledge in critical decision-making and outcome analysis. from 10-12 grades and is limited to 15 students. These workshops
                                                                       are free and sponsored by CLEDA. (Teens)

The Rapides Parish Main Library, located at 411 Washington Street, is
the central location that offers quality programs based on the principles Main Library
of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics or July 24 through July 27, 2017 – 9:15 am to 12:00 pm
STEAM. With generous grants from the Roy O. Martin Foundation; July 31 through August 3, 2017 – 9:15 am to 12:00 pm
program grants from Central Louisiana Electric Company, (CLECO) as Summer Science Camp – We’re in the Glankler Laboratory with David
well as underwriting organizations, Amerigroup and Central Louisiana Sproles using hands-on learning activities; exploring using low voltage
Economic Development Alliance, (CLEDA); the Rapides Parish Library electrical circuits, transistors, integrated circuits, and microcontrollers.

is able to offer a variety of activities and workshops that expose We bring out the Arduino kits; Teardown gadgets and see what make
children, teens, and adults to careers of the future.                  them tick! FREE to students ages 10 and up. Pre-Registration is
                                                                       required and space is limited. Contact 318-445-2411 x1036. This
Workshops, Programs, and Camps, Oh My!                                 event is sponsored by CLECO. (Tweens/Teens)
Main Library

July 10 through July 21, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm                     Find out more at your neighborhood library or pick up a monthly event

Coding Camp for Kids! This 2-week coding camp uses Pythonâ„¢, a guide that gives you everything that is happening throughout the
super easy-to-use application that lets you write awesome programs Rapides Parish Library System. You can also check online at

right from the start! Class size is limited to 15 students per 2-week There is Something for Everyone at Your Neigh-
session. Registration is required! Call 318-445-2411 x 1036            borhood Library!

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