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Time Travel Through Science with Books and Art | Hosted by Norwalk Public Library

Monday10/165:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday10/184:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday10/205:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The topic of time is such a fascinating subject. Come to the Norwalk Public Library and do a project each day of the event, highlighting the impact of time on science. We will read a fun story and do a corresponding art project.

Monday, October 16:

Geocentrism was the theory that planets and the sun revolved around the Earth. It wasn’t until the 16th century that this model changed to heliocentrism when Copernicus discovered that the planets revolve around the sun. We will read the book ‘Pluto Gets The Call’: Just after learning that Earth’s scientists no longer consider him a planet, an unhappy Pluto takes a visitor from Earth on a tour of the solar system, sharing facts along the way.

Paired Project: Mini-Verse Mandala. In this project, you will create a sun-centered universe in the mandala style, a tool used throughout many cultures for quieting the mind and aiding in focus, just like the astronomers needed to make such discoveries.

Recommended ages: School age and up. Parents recommended to help with art projects for those six and under.

Wednesday, October 18:

Time Travel! While time travel is a fictional concept (yet), we will take a fun journey through time with Neil Gaiman’s ‘Fortunately, the Milk.’

Fortunately, the milk synopsis: While picking up milk for his children’s cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space. Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-traveling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk.

Paired Project: A fun and quick book discussion will follow the reading along with silly drawing prompts to get your creative art juices flowing!

Recommended ages: School age and up. Parents recommended to help with art projects for those six and under.

Friday, October 20:

We will read ‘The Day The Stones Walked’ by T. A. Barron. People have wondered about those huge stone faces for centuries — especially why all the carving suddenly stopped. Combining the powerful, magical writing of T. A. Barron and the luminous, dramatic painting of William Low, this book provides a glimpse of what might have happened on Easter Island. And of what might yet happen on our own, larger island called Earth.

Paired Project: Marvelous Moai (Moai of Easter Island)! In this project, students will choose a color scheme and a shape or line to decorate their paper. Then they’ll draw a Moai and cut it out, giving it a unique design.

Recommended ages: School age and up. Parents recommended to help with art projects for those six and under.


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Norwalk PublicLibrary
101 Railroad St
Norwalk, WI 54648 United States


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