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                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660

DATE: Monday, May 1, 2017                                                                        Patricia Parente
                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081                                              


Roll, Slide and Spin at the Burlington County Library, May 6, 2 p.m.


The whole family will have an opportunity to explore the physics of motion when the Franklin Institute presents “Motion and Machines” at the Burlington County Library on Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

This fun and educational interactive program uses rubber balls, bricks and wooden blocks to illustrate Newton’s Laws of Motion. Afterward, library visitors will witness these laws in action in a lever, pulley, and student-driven hover car.

“Motion and Machines” is part of the library’s exciting lineup of events planned in celebration of a new traveling exhibit that shows how engineers create technologies to solve problems and better meet human needs. On display at the library now through May 26, the “Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference” exhibit includes three areas: Engineering: Past Present and Future; High Tech/Low Tech; and Power Up! Creating a Sustainable Energy Future. In addition, a touchscreen computer kiosk features interactive games for children and adults alike. The County Library on Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton was one of just 14 libraries nationwide selected to host the 200-square-foot exhibit, which is available free to the public during regular operating hours.

Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference was organized by Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation.


Additional Upcoming Exhibit Events at the County Library

Please note: some events may require registration. Please go to for details.

Family-Friendly Programs

Sciencetellers Presents: Race Against Time
May 19, 6:30 p.m.
Experience the science of power and energy through explosive, hands-on experiments during this fast-paced adventure about two kids who find themselves racing against the clock.

Programs for Adults

The History of Electromagnetics, Tesla’s Inventions and High-Tech Espionage
May 24, 6 p.m.
Enjoy a series of short lectures about the history of wireless technology, electromagnetics, Tesla’s legacy, the Theremin and electronic espionage, Funerary Music, and Quantum Empowerment/Noetics. Presented by Divine Hand Ensemble, Tesla Science Foundation, Tesla Traveling Education Partnership, Quantum Empowerment Squad, and Funerary Musicians Guild.

Programs for Kids

Exploring Science, Engineering and Career Pathways with 4-H
May 1, 8, 15, 6 p.m.
Learn about the engineering design process through hands-on projects and get an introduction to a variety of STEM career fields. Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4H Youth Development for students in grades five through eight.

After School STEM Series
May 4, 11, 4 p.m.
Build, invent and explore with different weekly STEM activities. Presented by BCLS Youth Services staff for ages 5 to 12.

Homeschool STEM: Playful Building
May 9, 10:30 a.m.
Test your building, engineering and invention skills while creating with different materials and STEM kits. Presented by BCLS Youth Services staff for ages 5 to 10.


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