Young Adult

Young Adult Activities -
Kids in 5th Grade through 8th Grade

September 11th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Rocketry Workshop

During this class children in 5th through 8th grades will learn how air pressure can be used to shoot rockets into the air.  Participants will make a mini-rocket to learn about fuel and how different amounts affect the distance a rocket can travel.  Then, youth will construct a rocket using a pop bottle to propel it using water and air, shooting it into outer space (or a few feet in the air).
September 15th
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
YA Book and Pizza
Join us for book club night for kids in 5th through 8th grade. For the month of September we are reading Peak by Roland Smith. After we discuss the book, we will share some pizza. Stop in to pick up your book at the Front Desk beginning Friday, August 15th.
Other dates are October 20th and November 17th

September 20th
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,
Eco-bot Challenge

In this experiment, youth in grades 5th through 8th will enhance their engineering skills by assembling their own Eco-Bots and surface controls to manage an environmental clean-up. Youth will then test the interaction between the Eco-Bot's design features and various barriers to determine the most effective clean-up solution for a simulated toxic spill.
Saturday, Oct. 11th
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kankakee Model Flyers Club

Spend the afternoon with the Kankakakee Model Flyers Club as they demonstrate how to fly  remote control planes. Participants will learn how to fly remote control planes with the use of computer generated programs. For kids in 5th grade and up.
This is a One Book, One Community Event