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Astronauts, Earth and Space - your science lesson for the summer

By Monty Siekerman

The Ada Public Library sponsored a program about astronauts, Earth and Space on Tuesday afternoon at Community Health Professionals. Reed Steele of Toledo presented the program.

Here, volunteers react after a controlled mini-explosion sent plastic objects to the ceiling.


About 75 youngsters and adults were on hand for the science lesson.

Teen yoga at the library

Molly Sheets (left) and Paige Jochims participate in teen yoga at the Ada Public Library on Friday afternoon. The next teen yoga session will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 8, at the library. (Monty Siekerman)

The art of the home brew

Ron Peterson combined his interest in chemistry and biochemistry with the art of making home brew.

He spoke at the Ada Public Library on Thursday evening, explaining the chemical process involved in making beer.

Ron, who has taught at ONU for 29 years, said he became interested in making his own brew about 20 years ago. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Getting ready for the games

Natalie Walton and 13 teens prepare for the Olympics at the Ada Public Library side yard last Thursday afternoon. The Olympic games were part of the summer reading club. Elementary-age kids had fun with Olympic-style games that morning. (Monty Siekerman photo)

It's on the library calendar June 24 to July 4

Upcoming events at the Ada Public Library include:
•  Friday, June 24
1 p.m. sidewalk chalk.
3 p.m. teen yoga, grades 6-12.
• Monday, June 27
11 a.m. make and take art, grades K-5.
3 p.m. waffles and art (working on an art project while eating waffles).
• Tuesday, June 28
11 a.m. Astronauts, Earth, and Getting to Space. Learn how to launch a rocket through the effervescent fizz of kitchen chemistry or an air compressor. Also, take a stroll through our celestial neighborhood and imagine the enormous size and vast distance of the planets and sun.

Olympics part 2 - middle and high schoolers get in the game

Last week The Icon featured several photos of the library elementary-age Olympic games.

Here's part 2. Included are  few shots from the afternoon portion of Ada Public Library Olympics, Middle and High School edition. (Ken Collins photos)