Playful Engineers with Jay Mankita

Jay will present a two hour workshop in which participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines” in the library (complicated contraptions that accomplish simple tasks.) Jay supplies dominos, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, string, ping pong balls, pulleys, buckets, tracks, ramps, etc…, as well as materials for domino walls, exploding popsicle stick snakes, catapults, mini-zip lines, flying fantasticators, lever-action direction changers, Lego Whiffle-Whackers, and Tinker Toy Carousels, for kids to work with and discover connections between goofy play, and serious science. Intended for families with children ages 8 and up.

For more information or to register, contact the Youth Services Department at 508.830.4250,  or click “Register” on our Calendar of Events at The library is fully accessible; please let us know if you need special accommodation to attend.

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