Upcoming Events at the Laramie County Library

Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) Now until Aug. 12:

Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference shows how engineering provides solutions to better meet human needs and explores how engineers create new technologies to solve problems. The Discover Tech exhibition will help host libraries and their communities understand the global issues affecting our planet such as the National Academy of Engineering's 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering. These are the critical engineering and technology problems that must be addressed in the 21st century. Discover Tech features a number of hands-on activities that engage people of all ages. These include a three-person quiz game that allows participants to explore the engineering process while correcting misconceptions about what engineers really do; and a hands-on challenge in which visitors cooperate to build their own arch structure. At the Inventors Lab station, they can build a variety of electrical circuits. A state-of-the-art, 42" interactive touch table includes an activity called Game Changers that presents the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering.

Exhibit visitors can view several inspirational videos showing members of Engineers Without Borders using their skills to profoundly improve the quality of life for communities in Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia. Visitors also learn about the importance of energy in modern society. Using a hand-crank generator, they can produce electrical energy that can be used to power various types of light bulbs and learn which one uses the least energy to operate. Nearby, the Solar Power station demonstrates the basic functioning of solar energy by allowing visitors to experiment with a light source and a large solar panel.

The Discover Tech exhibition at the Spokane Public Library has received favorable coverage from several local media sources. Click the links below to watch the videos.

Buffalo Bill Boycott -- Cheyenne

Bring the whole family! This live musical presentation with songs about cowboys, the Oregon Trail, the Transcontinental railroad, Lewis and Clark and more will take you on an amazing journey of Wyoming and the Western American culture. (Children & Families, Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

When Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:30am – 10:30am Mountain Time

Where Laramie County Library -- Cheyenne (Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

Fizz, Boom, Puppets! -- Cheyenne

It’s an exciting fun-filled adventure featuring Aidan, the four-year-old marshmallow-loving dinosaur who is very lonely. To remedy his loneliness, he seeks help to produce a clone of himself. Things go terribly wrong and when he finally gets it right, his clone has other plans! Along the way children will learn about the scientific method combined with fun facts about biology, chemistry and physics. Presented by ventriloquist Meghan Casey of Rocky Mountain Puppets. (Children & Families, Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

When Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:30am – 10:30am Mountain Time

Where Laramie County Library -- Cheyenne (Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

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