‘Discover Tech’ Comes to Central Rappahannock Library

by | Feb 8, 2015 | Schools & Education

By Susan Larson

Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL), one of only 13 library systems in the country invited to host this museum-quality exhibit, presents Discover Tech January 21 through March 15, 2015, at England Run Library. There are special events throughout the library system. Visit the CRRL Discover Tech webpage for a complete list of events.

Discover Tech Grand Opening
Make something with Kim Mahan from Maxx Potential

Founder and CEO of the Richmond based IT company Maxx Potential will guide participants in this interactive learn-by-doing session about the Maker Movement, wearables and other emerging technologies. The program is the grand opening of Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Discover Tech exhibit. The free Make Something program will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at England Run, 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg. Visit the CRRL Discover Tech webpage for more information.

Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference Exhibit
The museum-quality exhibit features hands-on activities for all ages.

Discover Tech features hands-on activities for all ages, including games, challenges and inspirational videos. The activities are designed to demonstrate how engineering provides solutions to better meet human needs and how engineers create new technologies to solve problems. At the Inventor’s Lab, visitors can build a variety of electrical circuits or use a state-of-the-art, interactive touch table to enjoy an activity called Game Changers. England Run is located at 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg.

Discover Tech Grades K – 6: History Scene Investigators
Learn how technology helped archaeologists right here in Fredericksburg.

As part of its Discover Tech exhibit January 21 through March 15, 2015, Central Rappahannock Regional Library has teamed with The George Washington Foundation to present, “How Technology Helped Archaeologists Uncover the Mysteries of Ferry Farm: George Washington’s Boyhood Home.” The free program will be offered at five branches on different days:

Porter, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Salem Church, 2607 Salem Church Rd., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

England Run, 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Snow, 8740 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, on Friday, Feb. 13, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Headquarters, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.librarypoint.org/historysceneinvestigators

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