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Saint Paul Public Library to Host Event Series Introducing Kids to Creative Side of Architecture

Date: Aug 2nd, 2012

In August, the Saint Paul Public Library is hosting a series of events to introduce kids to the creative side of architecture. The ARTchitecture series includes workshops where kids build model skyscrapers, bridges, castles, and catapults.

"We want kids to see that art and engineering and creativity go hand in hand," said Karen Kolb Peterson, Saint Paul Public Library Youth Services Manager. "And having some fun is a very good thing, too."

Workshops in the ARTchitecture series are free and open to any children in grades three through six. Below is the schedule:

Mosaic Marvels

Learn about ancient Roman tiling and make your own mosaics out of paper and seeds.

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Dayton's Bluff Library
    645 E 7th St | 651-793-1699

  • Tuesday, August 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Hayden Heights Library
    1456 White Bear Ave | 651-793-3934

 Pasta Bridges

Learn how to build the strongest bridge you can (and then see how much weight it can hold before it breaks)!

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Dayton's Bluff Library
    645 E 7th St | 651-793-1699

  • Monday, August 27, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Hayden Heights Library
    1456 White Bear Ave | 651-793-3934

Catapults

Build your own marshmallow-flinging catapult using real tools-hammers, drills, and saws.

  • Monday, August 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Rice Street Library
    1011 Rice St | 651-558-2223

Skyscrapers

Learn about what architects and civil engineers do, as you explore structure, scale, and design, and then create your own wood model.

  • Tuesday, August 14, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Sun Ray Library
    2105 Wilson Ave | 651-501-6300

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Arlington Hills Library
    1105 Greenbrier St | 651-793-3930

Castles in the Sky

Learn about castles and make your own, fit for a king or queen!

  • Wednesday, August 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Rice Street Library
    1011 Rice St | 651-558-2223

  • Thursday, August 16, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Sun Ray Library
    2105 Wilson Ave | 651-501-6300

 Inventor's Workshop

Follow in the footsteps of the great inventors and create your own invention using fun and unusual items.

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Arlington Hills Library
    1105 Greenbrier St | 651-793-3930

This series is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.