Lego Robotics Club at LaFayette-Walker Co. Public Library

The Lafayette-Walker County Library is proud to present this 4 week course on Lego Mindstorms Robotics! Hosted by Mr. James, this robotics group will start at the very basic beginning and work through to more advanced programming.

LEGO Mindstorms are robotic building sets that uses Technic, a more versatile LEGO building system using beams, pins, gears and axles. EV3 is the 3rd generation robot in the Lego Mindstorms robotic line. In addition to the standard Technic building blocks, Mindstorms has three electric motors, five sensors, data cables and a “Brick”. The idea behind Mindstorms is that youth of any age can build, program, test, and modify robots.

Here is our proposed schedule:

Week 1: Partner off into groups, and build the basic robotic model.
Week 2: Working with your partners, learn how to do basic robotic commands.
Week 3: Going online, we will work to modify our robotic creations and program them to do special activities.
Week 4: Each group will present to the others what they decided to do and talk about their experiences programing!

Registration is open currently, and will end on Monday, December 19th. Click here to register now!

The program will start on January based on popular dates and times in the registration process. Each registrant will be contacted to confirm their spot in the program. First come, first served as registration is limited to 9 tweens/teens.

Let the building begin!

You could win a Kindle Fire!

It’s time for the GALILEO Annual Survey! This year, one lucky end-user who submits a survey will win a Kindle Fire in a random drawing. This survey is important for the future development of GALILEO, which brings us access to all of our wonderful resources like Mango Languages, TumbleBooks, Learning Express Library, and more!

The survey runs from November 7th–13th, so take it today for your chance to win! Click on the icon below to get started!

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Employees in Georgia libraries and media centers, as well as Board of Regents employees, are not eligible for the prize. 

Food for Fines starts November 1st

The Cherokee Regional Library System’s 2016 Food for Fines Campaign will begin on Tuesday, November 1st and will continue through Wednesday, November 23rd.

Library patrons may “pay” library overdue fines with a canned food item. This will help re-stock food banks in Dade and Walker County Georgia. Please help us as we give back to our community during the holiday season. Items collected will be donated to Tri State Food Bank, The Cottage, the Care Mission and the Rossville Church of Christ Food Pantry.

One canned food item equals $1.00 in paid fines with a limit of 10 cans (or $10 in fines). Lost or damaged book fees may not be paid with food. Food items must be in good condition and unexpired.

 

Gale LegalForms Now Available

The Cherokee Regional Library System now has access to Gale LegalForms through GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online).

Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage. The forms in Gale LegalForms are drafted by attorneys.

Click the link below to get started! (Note: If you are accessing the link from home, you will need your library’s current GALILEO password. Call any of our open libraries with your library card number in hand to receive the password over the phone.)

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Coming Soon! Michael C. Carlos Museum Family Pass

Great news! The Georgia Public Library Service has partnered with the Michael C. Carlos Museum to provide FREE Family Passes that will cover up to six admissions to the Southeast’s premier ancient art museum!

The Carlos Museum has major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.

The passes will be available at each of our four branch libraries in November. All you need is your library card to check out the pass, which will be good for a full week. (But make sure you either renew it or turn it in on time, because late fees are $3 a day!!!)

To read more about this amazing opportunity click here.