Construction Junction


In July, young designers, architects and engineers at Barr and Cabanne branches tried their hands at building Tinker Toy, K’nex, LEGO and Play-Doh structures, take a look at their creations below and check our calendar for more Construction Junction programs!


A young engineer at Barr works on her Tinker Toy creation.


Young engineers at Barr show off their Tinker Toy contraption!


A young designer at Cabanne shows off his K’Nex invention.


Play Doh allows for more plastic constructions at Cabanne.


LEGOs are always a hit at Construction Junction!


Pixel Press Game Jam at Central Library

Did you know that St. Louis has a super-innovative video game company right in our back yard?  Pixel Press allows YOU to create your own video games by drawing designs on paper or creating them with blocks!  In June, kids and teens at Central got the chance to test out Pixel Press’s new Bloxels game, with some fabulous results.  Check out their designs and a video of the program below; for even more info about the event, head over to Pixel Press’s blog.  Keep an eye on our calendar of events for future library programs presented by Pixel Press.

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Super-Charged Science with Nitro Joe!

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ZAP! POW! KABOOM! Nitro Joe performs larger-than-life science experiments. Balloons will explode, potions will change color, bubbles will flow, and creeping fog will cover the floor. Science has never been so exciting!


Nitro Joe will visit the following branches:

• Walnut Park, Wednesday July 8, 3-4 p.m.
• Barr, Tuesday July 9, 3-4 p.m.
• Schlafly, Wednesday July 15, 3-4 p.m.
• Baden, Thursday July 16, 3-4 p.m.
• Central, Wednesday July 22, 2-3 p.m.

Don’t miss this super-powered science show!

Super Science!

Zap! Bam! Kapow! Put on your superhero cape and join Magic House educators as they reveal the super secrets behind everyday science. From the power of air to the speed of sound, see how science is the real superhero in our world.  Super Science will be taking place at ALL full service branches between June 10th and July 8th — check the event calendar to find out when it will be at your favorite branch!