Spread the word! Exploratorium is about to restart for the school year. What is Exploratorium? It’s a chance to try your hand at something new each week. It might be messy, it might be creative, it might be scientific, or it might be something totally bizarre. You can check at the Children’s Desk to find out each topic during the month. On Wednesday, September 13 we will kick-off the series with the Science of Spin. The Grout Museum will be at our library to put a new spin on art using whirly-gigs, gyroscopes and tops to create spin art and color wheels. It’s a fun-filled program that will have everyone spinning science and art so fast you might get dizzy!

You don’t need to register for this free program. Just stop on by the children’s program room between 2:00pm-3:30pm for the fun.

See you there!


About The Grout Museum District and the Carl A. and Peggy J. Bluedorn Science Imaginarium:

The Grout Museum of History and Science features permanent and continually changing exhibitions of area history, regional flora and fauna, and the only public planetarium in Northeast Iowa, which holds weekly shows.

Science comes alive at the Carl A. and Peggy J. Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, a three-floor, interactive science center. Here, hands-on exhibits show how science affects your everyday life. Science Demonstrations get you even more involved in the action, and show you how exciting science can be.

Miss Christina


Exploratorium Teaser: Rocket Bottles

Exploratorium is by far one of our favorite programs to do.  The element of surprise each week as kids walk in the room, the different hands-on experiences we are able to provide, and more importantly the connections we get to make with parents and their kiddos makes it as enriching for us as it is for them.  This S.T.E.A.M.-based program is one we offer each week when our school district has early release and it is one many families have come to look forward to because there is always something different and exciting.  We cover it all (even Math…gulp)!


For me though, I love the science and art side of it.  These areas collide more often than people realize… or at least they can if you allow for it.  The activity we are doing this week was a really fun example of that.  We are talking about friction and movement so I decided to make these Rocket Bottles propelled by friction with strings that run through the rocket. There is plenty of time for kids to turn their rockets into a piece of art before they take it for a test drive so we get to feed their creative side as well.  Take a peek to see how to make a Rocket bottle of your own!

Read for the Win Summer Reading Club



Summer Reading Club 2016 is almost here!  Don’t miss out!  Sign up starting June 4th to earn prizes, read awesome books, and see amazing performances.  The fun will last through July.  Below is a sneak peek at some of the fun coming your way!  We can’t wait to see you this summer!  Check the Moline Library Website for more information and online registration or stop by and see us!

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