The LAUNCH Series at the Library

March 6, 2017 - May 22, 2017

Allegany County Library System

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
Insectopia May 1, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Did you know there are more insects in the world than any other group of animals? Dr. Faith Weeks, Entomologist at Towson University, invites you to observe the wonders of the insect world and get up close and personal with her wiggly, squiggly friends.

Packing for Mars May 8, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

How do you fix a problem in space if you can’t “Google” the answer? Frostburg University Astrophysicist Dr. Jason Speights encourages students to use engineering design skills and science to tackle the challenging and often unexpected problems of putting humans in space.

Eggsperiments in Eggscellent Packaging May 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

We’re dropping eggs off the roof! ACPS STEM Coordinator Melissa Kaye Kaufman encourages students to draw on next generation problem solving skills to create a package that prevents the egg from breaking.

The Ultimate Egg Drop Challenge May 22, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Think you’ve created the ultimate egg safe package? Let’s test your package against your fellow students and see who survives!