Bots and Books

Let’s explore robotics! Join the MC Hammers Robotics Team from Michigan Center High School and Jackson District Library’s Summit Branch for a fun filled event. Experienced team members will teach participants how to program Lego robots, construct mechanisms to enhance robots and lead STEM activities.

This event will be held at the Lion’s Club in Vandercook Lake.

Session Dates: July 18 and August 8, 2 PM

Intended for ages 7-13. Register for a session by calling the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030.


Michigan Science Center presents Kaboomistry!

Why do things explode? Kids can learn about the relationships between pressure, temperature, and fuel to explain why things go KA-BOOM! We’ll mix physics and chemistry to get some loud, flashy effects!

No registration required.

Dates and Locations:

  • Meijer Branch: June 12, 11 AM
  • Spring Arbor Branch: June 12, 3 PM
  • Napoleon Branch: July 10, 1:30 PM
  • Carnegie Library: July 10, 4 PM

This event is part of Summer Discover programming.

Science Saturday

Enjoy a fun science experiment by making popcorn dance at the Parma Branch!

Intended for ages 8-13. Call 517-531-4908 to register.

Gaining STEAM

Let’s gain some STEAM at the Summit Branch! Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math by learning, discovering, and creating together.
March 27, 3 PM – Create an Art Bot
April 24, 3 PM – Self-Watering Planter
May 22, 3 PM – Lego Challenge & Zipline

Intended for ages 8 to 12.

Registration is required. Call the Summit Branch 517-783-4030 to register.

Geology Rocks

Learn about the rock cycle at the Carnegie Library by performing experiments (you get to wear goggles!), breaking open real geodes and checking out cool rocks and fossils!

Intended for ages 8-15. Call 517-905-1331 to register.

Science Saturday

Learn the wonders of Physics through Magnetic Slime! Intended for ages 8-13.

Springport Branch at Springport Township Hall: September 23, 11 AM (call 517-905-1459 to register)

 Parma Branch: November 11, 11 AM (call 517-531-4908 to register)

Science Saturday

Join the Parma Branch Staff for creative, scientific, and interactive STEAM activity!

Summer Dates:

June 10, 11:30 AM: Celebrate famous American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright by building your own structure.

August 19, 11:30 AM: Learn about momentum and energy by building a Newton’s Cradle.

Call the branch at 517-531-4908 to register.

Cancelled: After School Science – Pizza Box Solar Oven

*This program has been cancelled.*

Join us as we use ordinary materials like pizza boxes and foil to create your own solar oven. Weather permitting, we’ll take them outside to try them out!

Intended for ages 6-12. Call 517-905-1369 to register.

Science Saturday

Celebrate Earth Day by creating your own Water Filtration Experiment at the Parma Branch

Intended for ages 8-13. Contact the branch at 517-531-4908 to register.

After School Science: Paper Airplanes

Come explore the science of flight and test out different paper airplane designs to find the one that flies the best!

Intended for ages 6-12. Call 517-905-1369 to register.