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The following article was posted on July 16th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 19 [ Submit a Story ]
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The Santa Maria Public Library gets 'ooey gooey' for science


Fizz. Boom. Read.

That’s the theme for this year’s summer reading program at the Santa Maria Public Library. All of the summer activities offered by the youth services department have to do with science, including the next adventure in the Altrusa Theater on July 23, Ooey Gooey Science.

“We wanted to give kids a hands-on experience with science,” said Dawn Jackson, head of Youth Services.

The event is about textures and how things interact with one another; a sort of kitchen chemistry project. Jackson said staff members are going to teach event attendees to make things like flubber and slime.

Youth Services summer science activities will continue until the first week of August. So far the library has played host to things such as a turtle rescue program from Arroyo Grande and a LEGO challenge. Jackson said her department also hosts family movies with a scientific bent such as Meet the Robinsons and is still holding drop-in story time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Ooey Gooey Science is open to children ages 6 and older, and is a free event, but all attendees must have a ticket. Those tickets can be picked up at the youth services desk in the library or reserved by calling 925-0994. Reserved tickets must be picked up later the same day.