The LAUNCH Series at the Library

March 6, 2017 - May 22, 2017

Allegany County Libraries

The Allegany County Library System will resume their popular LAUNCH Series at the Washington Street Library beginning on Monday, March 6 and running for 12 consecutive Mondays through May 22. The time for each activity is 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Intended for students ages 8 and older, the LAUNCH Series provides quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming every fall and spring at alternating branches of the library. The programs are conducted by local educators and mentors in STEM-related fields and provide opportunity for the students to explore STEM-focused education and career tracks.

Due to limited supplies, registration is required. Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00PM and can be done online, in person, or by phone. To register online, visit the library's website at and click the "Events" tab. Stop by any branch of the Allegany County Library System to register with a librarian, or phone 301-777-1200.

All programs offered by the Allegany County Library System, including the Launch Series, are free and open to the public. Funding for this series is possible through the generous sponsorship of local businesses.

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Upcoming Events
Be a Rock Star! March 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Professor Steve Heninger of Allegany College of Maryland introduces us to the diverse rocks and minerals native to Western Maryland. It’s a treasure hunt happening right beneath your feet! Students: Collect the most interesting rocks you can find and bring them to our program. We will identify them!

It's Slime Time! April 3, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Explore the world of polymers with Allegany College of Maryland Professor Dr. Michael Hands as we poke, prod, bounce, and make our own types of slime!

Go, Bot! Go! April 10, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Allegany High School robotics Advisor Dennis Dennison and the Allegany Robotics Club introduces us to the fundamentals of robotics and prepares us for next week’s Ozobot Challenge!

Ozobot Obstacle Challenge April 17, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Think you can program your Ozobot to navigate an obstacle course faster than your friends? Let’s find out!

Become an Amateur Archeologist! April 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Seth Meyers from the National Park Service will bring fossils discovered at the C&O Canal Park and explain what those fossils tell us about animals and plants that lived here millions of years ago. Students will then make their own fossil and share its story with the group!

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