ROUNDUP: Exploring galaxies, technology help from teens among programs at Brentwood Library this week


ROUNDUP: Exploring galaxies, technology help from teens among programs at Brentwood Library this week

By RACHAEL LONG

Whether you’re interested in finding out the Earth’s exact location in the galaxy or need to wind down from a stressful week with Friday yoga, the John P. Holt Brentwood Library is the place to be. Take a look between the stacks at another week full of programs for the whole family.

Featured Program of the Week — Wednesday

What is Our Galactic Address?

1 p.m. — How do you know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been? This program invites participants to examine the different types of galaxies, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy and our solar system’s location. One of the things you’ll take away from this session is Earth’s exact address in the galaxy.

This is a free program, and registration is required.

Monday

Teen Movie Matinee

11 a.m. — Join library staff for a free, teen friendly movie.

This is a free program, and no registration is required.

Tuesday

Mr. Rich with Super Science

1 p.m. — Do you like science? If so, try something dynamic, fun and interactive with Mr. Rich. Created to educate and entertain, kids can see experiments and learn about a lightsaber, disappearing water, bubbling potions, a bed of nails, smoking drinks and explosions. Library staff recommend this activity for ages 6 and up.

This is a free program, and no registration is required.

Wednesday

Space Academy Story Time

10 a.m. — This is a story and activity program for children in kindergarten through second grade. Kids will explore the universe around them through stories, music, and other activities.

This is a free program, and registration is required.

Thursday

Mr. Bon – Science

1 p.m. — The Science Guys 2019 is all about the universe and how we explore it. Participants will experience dozens of interactive experiments about life in space, rocket propulsion, centrifugal force, planets and orbits. They will also learn about the solar system with the Hoberman Sphere. Library staff recommend this activity for ages 6 and up.

This is a free program, and no registration is required.

Technology Help from Teens

1:30 p.m. — Need help with your laptop, phone, or Kindle? Let a teen teach you how to create a folder, save and download files, create documents, or add attachments to email and social media posts. Please make sure to know your username and password beforehand. If you need help with something specific, feel free to email poppy.krump@brentwoodtn.gov to make sure library staff knows how to help.

This is a free program, and registration is required.

Friday

Gentle Yoga

9 a.m. — With a focus on breath and mindfulness, this class is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice utilizing blocks and straps. The class is suitable for all levels.

The class fee is $5, and registration is required.

Saturday

Saturday Story Time

10 a.m. — Join library staff for songs, story and a simple craft.

This is a free program, and no registration is required.

Sunday

Whimsical Villages

2 p.m. — For this easy project, participants will create their own colorful village from Gouache and opaque inks. The class is three hours and is suitable for any experience level. Beginners are welcome. This is an adult class but is also open to teens.

The class fee is $35 with supplies included, and registration is required.

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