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Czech Scientists and Their Inventions Exhibit

Monday, September 30, 2019
Burton Barr Central Library
Second Space Gallery 2nd Floor
The Czech Scientists and Their Inventions is one of the successful projects of the Open Sciences Program of the Czech Academy of Sciences, based in Prague. It is composed of caricatures of leading Czech scientists and their most famous discoveries by illustrator and director Přemek Ponáhlý. The original graphic design presents outstanding historical and contemporary Czech male and female scientists via a humorous and hyperbolic depiction. It also underlines times when education and qualified professional employment of women in science was no less than revolutionary. Despite the setbacks, a number of female pioneers did not give up and made it into the history of Czech science and research.

Among the depicted scientists are: Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Nobel Prize laureate and inventor of the polarographic method; Antonin Holy, developer of antiviral drugs used to treat HIV; Jan Jansky, credited with the first classification of blood into the four types; Otto Wichterle, inventor of gel contact lenses; Helena Raskova, legendary pharmacologist; Adela Kochanovska, pioneer nuclear physicist; Gerty Cori, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in medicine, and Gregor Mendel, the father of modern-day genetics.

This exhibit is provided in partnership between the City of Phoenix Sister Cities Prague Committee and the Phoenix Public Library. 


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Discovery Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. #pplstorytime #discoverytime  

Space is limited; free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program begins. 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. 

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Discovery Time

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. #pplstorytime #discoverytime

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. 

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MACH1: Hacker Haven

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
MACH1
Calling all scientists!  Want to learn about Snap Circuits? Want to learn about chemistry?  Join us for some family science fun and try out a new experiment each week!  All ages.  #mach  #stem

Today: Flashlights
Create your own flashlight with paper and LEDS

This program is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
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DiscoveryTime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
South Mountain Community
For 3 to 5 year olds, with a caregiver.  Sharing books, music, and STEAM activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills, and introduces children to science and math concepts.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, South Mountain Community Library Chapter.
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DiscoveryTime

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children three to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult.  What is your child learning?  Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. 

Space is limited; free tickets will be available before the program begins. #pplstorytime

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Wacky Wednesdays

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Kids with favorite adult can join us for fun and learning activities, including science, arts and crafts, games galore, movies, and more!
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Discovery Time

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun, interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children three to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning?  Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. Space is limited; tickets given out 30 minutes before storytime at the information desk. #pplstorytime
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STEAM time

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Join us as we explore new and amazing things about the world we live in and beyond! Each week we will cover new and exciting topics related to all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). This is a FREE program for all ages. Friends and families are encouraged to participate in the fun as well!
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DiscoveryTime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

Who’s it for? Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups

What will you do? Play, read, and discover science with your preschooler! Discovery Time is a hands-on program that builds reading skills and introduces children to math and science.

What is your child learning? Kids are natural scientists. Help them explore new ideas, make predictions, and experiment. Your child will build vocabulary, learn to count, recognize shapes and patterns, and work and play with others.

Space is limited, tickets are handed out 30 minutes ahead of time.

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #discoverytime

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HAMA (Hackers' * Artists' * Makers' * Activity) Time

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
South Mountain Community
HAMA Time is a pop-up makerspace for kids and teens that provides hands-on opportunities to design, experiment, and invent as they engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) through self-guided tinkering. This week make pillow cases, grocery bags, headbands, or dog toys out of T-shirts. Join us to make, create and play! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, South Mountain Community Library Chapter.
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Family Fun. STE/AM Saturdays

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Children accompanied by a favorite grownup can learn and experiment with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) activities. Enjoy a movie, make creative art projects, join in a science experiment, or build your own design. Each week will be something new!
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Imagination Lab

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Sunday in the Lab for an exploration of some sort or another;
whether we're celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math, we celebrate it together and find engaging ways to make it challenging and fun!

This program is targeted for children grades 1-5. 

This program is also generously sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

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TinkerTime

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room

Explore a makerspace for children ages 6-11 that provides hands-on, creative ways to design, experiment, and invent as they engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) through self-guided tinkering. Tinker Time is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Ironwood Chapter. #stem #tinkertime #ironwoodlibrary 

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Discovery Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. #pplstorytime #discoverytime  

Space is limited; free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program begins. 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. 

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Discovery Time

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. #pplstorytime #discoverytime

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. 

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MACH1: Hacker Haven

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
MACH1
Calling all scientists!  Want to learn about Snap Circuits? Want to learn about chemistry?  Join us for some family science fun and try out a new experiment each week!  All ages.  #mach  #stem

Today: Techie Bazaar

Learn coding and game programming with Blowels and Lego Boosts. 

This program is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
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DiscoveryTime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
South Mountain Community
For 3 to 5 year olds, with a caregiver.  Sharing books, music, and STEAM activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills, and introduces children to science and math concepts.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, South Mountain Community Library Chapter.
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DiscoveryTime

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Desert Broom Library
Meeting Room

Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children three to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult.  What is your child learning?  Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. 

Space is limited; free tickets will be available before the program begins. #pplstorytime

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Wacky Wednesdays

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Kids with favorite adult can join us for fun and learning activities, including science, arts and crafts, games galore, movies, and more!
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Discovery Time

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez Library
Meeting Room
Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun, interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children three to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning?  Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. Space is limited; tickets given out 30 minutes before storytime at the information desk. #pplstorytime
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STEAM time

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room
Join us as we explore new and amazing things about the world we live in and beyond! Each week we will cover new and exciting topics related to all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). This is a FREE program for all ages. Friends and families are encouraged to participate in the fun as well!
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Family Science Night

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Bring out the scientist in you! Come explore science, technology, engineering and math with the Betty Fairfax High School STEM club volunteers doing various activities that everyone in the family can do and enjoy! There will be a new theme and lots of fun every month.  Meet in the back of the children's area of the library.  FREE!  Sponsored by Friends of the Cesar Chavez Library.  
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DiscoveryTime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

Who’s it for? Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups

What will you do? Play, read, and discover science with your preschooler! Discovery Time is a hands-on program that builds reading skills and introduces children to math and science.

What is your child learning? Kids are natural scientists. Help them explore new ideas, make predictions, and experiment. Your child will build vocabulary, learn to count, recognize shapes and patterns, and work and play with others.

Space is limited, tickets are handed out 30 minutes ahead of time.

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #discoverytime

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HAMA (Hackers' * Artists' * Makers' * Activity) Time

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
South Mountain Community
HAMA Time is a pop-up makerspace for kids and teens that provides hands-on opportunities to design, experiment, and invent as they engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) through self-guided tinkering. This week understand how things are put together by taking them apart. Join us to make, create and play! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, South Mountain Community Library Chapter.
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