AFTER the success of ‘Geek Week’ during February half term, the crazy science continues with a week of crafts, programming and explosions at borough libraries this Whitsun.
The ‘Wacky Week’ of events this coming half term kicks off with everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant Elmer.
All borough libraries will be offering Elmer themed activities throughout the week, with extended sessions on Saturday, May 27, at Brierley Hill Library from 10am to 3pm, Kingswinford Library from 10am to 1pm and Wordsley Library from 10am to 1pm.
On Tuesday, May 30, it’s time to get a lab coat on at Gornal Library with Mad Science: explore explosions. Jam packed full of exciting chemistry experiments, the session runs from 3pm until 4pm and costs £3 per child.
The ever-popular Minecraft makes a welcome return to Kingswinford Library from 2pm to 3pm on Wednesday, May 31, where there will be a Minecraft mods workshop with expert author Martin O’Hanlon, who will share his hints and tips.
There are free drop-in ‘Wacky Wednesday’ sessions on Wednesday, May 31, at Dudley, Brierley Hill and Stourbridge Libraries from 2.30pm until 3.30pm and at Halesowen Library from 2pm until 3pm. This Dr Seuss themed event is a chance to spot what is wacky at the library.
Programmers will be pleased as pie with the return of Raspberry Pi programming. The combined Raspberry Pi Minecraft workshop from 10.30am until noon on Wednesday, May 31, at Stourbridge Library will give participants the chance to use Raspberry Pi and Python programming to create their own Minecraft game.
Finally, there is a chance to be entertained with Hairy Fairy Tails on Thursday, June 1, at Stourbridge Town Hall from 2pm until 3pm. This performance of classic fairy tales retold through music and puppetry is a must for little ones.
For more information about any of the events, or to book a place, search ‘Dudley libraries Wacky Week’ at www.eventbrite.co.uk