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This event is in the "THINKspot at Dobson Ranch" group.

Back to School Helmet Pop-up

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
THINKspot at Dobson Ranch
Program Type:
STEAM
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

Class is back in session in August and City of Mesa's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program wants to help you ride back safely. Staff will be distributing free helmets and fit guides whil...

Library Branch: THINKspot at Dobson Ranch
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Class is back in session in August and City of Mesa's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program wants to help you ride back safely. Staff will be distributing free helmets and fit guides while supplies last.

This event is in the "THINKspot at Dobson Ranch" group.

Teen Time: Glowforge Pencil Engraving

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Glowforge (TS@DR) at THINKspot at Dobson Ranch
Program Type:
Instructional, STEAM
Age Group:
Teen
Event Details:

Get started using THINKspot's Glowforge and engrave your own message on pencils. Teen Time is a chance for teens to hang out, create, play and learn with a different topic each tim...

Required
Library Branch: THINKspot at Dobson Ranch
Room: Glowforge (TS@DR)
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Instructional, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Get started using THINKspot's Glowforge and engrave your own message on pencils. Teen Time is a chance for teens to hang out, create, play and learn with a different topic each time.

Disclaimer(s)

Computer Class Prerequisite

Must be comfortable using a mouse and a keyboard.

This event is in the "THINKspot at Dobson Ranch" group.

Intro to the 3D Printer

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ultimaker S3 (TS@DR) at THINKspot at Dobson Ranch
Program Type:
Instructional, STEAM
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

Explore THINKspot's creative options and learn how to start using the 3D printer with downloaded designs. 

Required
Library Branch: THINKspot at Dobson Ranch
Room: Ultimaker S3 (TS@DR)
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Instructional, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Explore THINKspot's creative options and learn how to start using the 3D printer with downloaded designs. 

Disclaimer(s)

Computer Class Prerequisite

Must be comfortable using a mouse and a keyboard.

This event is in the "Main Library" group.

Cardboard Fort Build and Break

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Youth Activity Room (MN) at Main Library
Program Type:
STEAM
Age Group:
Children, School Age
Event Details:

Unleash your imagination and building skills to construct then destruct your own cardboard fort. 

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Youth Activity Room (MN)
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Unleash your imagination and building skills to construct then destruct your own cardboard fort. 

This event is in the "Red Mountain Library" group.

Building Blocks Club

Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program Room (RM) at Red Mountain Library
Program Type:
Games, STEAM
Age Group:
School Age, Family
Event Details:

Come explore your creative side at the library with LEGO®. Children can either follow a monthly theme or build from their imaginations. LEGO® and jumbo blocks will be provided...

Library Branch: Red Mountain Library
Room: Program Room (RM)
Age Group: School Age, Family
Program Type: Games, STEAM
Event Details:

Come explore your creative side at the library with LEGO®. Children can either follow a monthly theme or build from their imaginations. LEGO® and jumbo blocks will be provided. Ages 5-9.

This event is in the "THINKspot at Dobson Ranch" group.

Intro to the 3D Printer

Thursday, August 29, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ultimaker S3 (TS@DR) at THINKspot at Dobson Ranch
Program Type:
Instructional, STEAM
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

Explore THINKspot's creative options and learn how to start using the 3D printer with downloaded designs. 

Required
Library Branch: THINKspot at Dobson Ranch
Room: Ultimaker S3 (TS@DR)
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Instructional, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Explore THINKspot's creative options and learn how to start using the 3D printer with downloaded designs. 

Disclaimer(s)

Computer Class Prerequisite

Must be comfortable using a mouse and a keyboard.

This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

App Artist

Tuesday, September 3, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
THINKspot @MN at THINKspot at Main
Program Type:
Educational, STEAM
Age Group:
Tween
Event Details:

Every week we will create awesome projects using all sorts of different apps. Learn vector graphics, raster graphics, pixel graphics, animation, and how to take your own work to th...

Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: Tween
Program Type: Educational, STEAM
Event Details:

Every week we will create awesome projects using all sorts of different apps.

This event is in the "Red Mountain Library" group.

The Dot Storytime and Craft

Saturday, September 7, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00pm
Red Mountain Library
Program Type:
STEAM, Storytime
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

We will read The Dot by Peter Reynolds and then make coffee filter butterflies with dot markers and pipe cleaners.  Ages 4-6. 

Library Branch: Red Mountain Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: STEAM, Storytime
Event Details:

We will read The Dot by Peter Reynolds and then make coffee filter butterflies with dot markers and pipe cleaners. 

Disclaimer(s)

No Large Groups

Please note we cannot accommodate large groups at this event. If you have a large group, please email us at mploutreach@mesaaz.gov and we will be happy to discuss alternate arrangements.

This event is in the "Red Mountain Library" group.

Big Bad Wolf STEM Activity

Wednesday, September 11, 2024 at 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Program Room (RM) at Red Mountain Library
Program Type:
STEAM, Storytime
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

After reading The Three Little Pigs together, we will build our own strong houses and test them against the Big Bad Wolf's blowing power to see how well they stand.  Ages 5-9....

Library Branch: Red Mountain Library
Room: Program Room (RM)
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: STEAM, Storytime
Event Details:

After reading The Three Little Pigs together, we will build our own strong houses and test them against the Big Bad Wolf's blowing power to see how well they stand.  Ages 5-9. 

Disclaimer(s)

No Large Groups

Please note we cannot accommodate large groups at this event. If you have a large group, please email us at mploutreach@mesaaz.gov and we will be happy to discuss alternate arrangements.

This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Library" group.

Tinkering For Toddlers

Friday, September 13, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:45am
Dobson Meeting Room (DR) at Dobson Ranch Library
Program Type:
STEAM, Storytime, Sustainability
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

A STEAM-based Storytime that gives toddlers the opportunity to explore, be curious, and practice independent thinking. For ages 20 - 36 months. Supplies are limited.

Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Library
Room: Dobson Meeting Room (DR)
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: STEAM, Storytime, Sustainability
Event Details:

A STEAM-based Storytime that gives toddlers the opportunity to explore, be curious, and practice independent thinking. For ages 20 - 36 months. Supplies are limited.

This event is in the "THINKspot at Main" group.

App Artist

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
THINKspot @MN at THINKspot at Main
Program Type:
Educational, STEAM
Age Group:
Tween
Event Details:

Every week we will create awesome projects using all sorts of different apps. Learn vector graphics, raster graphics, pixel graphics, animation, and how to take your own work to th...

Library Branch: THINKspot at Main
Room: THINKspot @MN
Age Group: Tween
Program Type: Educational, STEAM
Event Details:

Every week we will create awesome projects using all sorts of different apps.

This event is in the "Red Mountain Library" group.

All Around the Town

Tuesday, September 24, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room (RM) at Red Mountain Library
Program Type:
STEAM
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Make your way all around the town with cars and stop at planned stations along the way.  There will be stations to wash the car, stop at the grocery story, check out a constru...

Library Branch: Red Mountain Library
Room: Program Room (RM)
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Make your way all around the town with cars and stop at planned stations along the way.  There will be stations to wash the car, stop at the grocery story, check out a construction site and visit the art gallery where little artists can creat

Disclaimer(s)

No Large Groups

Please note we cannot accommodate large groups at this event. If you have a large group, please email us at mploutreach@mesaaz.gov and we will be happy to discuss alternate arrangements.

This event is in the "Dobson Ranch Library" group.

Popsicle Stick Build Challenge

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dobson Meeting Room (DR) at Dobson Ranch Library
Program Type:
STEAM
Age Group:
School Age, Tween
Event Details:

Join us for building challenges using popsicle sticks, binder clips, and rubber bands. Ages 8-12.

Library Branch: Dobson Ranch Library
Room: Dobson Meeting Room (DR)
Age Group: School Age, Tween
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Join us for building challenges using popsicle sticks, binder clips, and rubber bands. Ages 8-12.