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Local libraries embrace technology

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first public library opened in Boston between 1711 and 1725. Since then, to say the least, things have changed. Entering the technological age, libraries have had to make great leaps to ensure they keep up with the profusion of new forms of knowledge. While some may still view libraries as...
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Droid-making workshop electrifies library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Any person who has ever seen “Star Wars” knows the feeling of wanting to have a droid of one’s own. Whether it’s the worrisome C3-PO, the talkative but helpful R2-D2, the small and sassy BB-8, or one of the hundreds of others from the “Star Wars” universe, there...
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Sixth graders design unique civilizations

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Dover-Sherborn Middle School held its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) Fair on Thursday, where sixth graders were tasked with using all the skills they’d learned in their classes to design a unique civilization. To make matters trickier, each civilization had to address a challenge currently facing the...
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Walpole Library hosts desert STEAM event

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32459" align="alignright" width="300"]Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus. Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus.[/caption] After having made recyclable towers last week, and with their...
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Sixth graders show off civ projects

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Sixth graders at Dover Sherborn Middle School had an opportunity to show the different skills and knowledge they have acquired this past year when they displayed their civilization design presentations last Monday. The project used the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) educational approach. Cathy Simino, an art teacher...
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Library hosts space-themed LEGO Challenge

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By Laura Drinan 
Hometown Weekly Reporter Since its inception in the late 1940s, The Lego Group’s tiny plastic construction bricks have exploded with popularity. The Denmark-based company has launched thousands of sets of LEGOs, whose various themes provide children with endless entertainment. With STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based programs becoming more integrated...
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STEAM craft launches afternoon fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter One of the very first catapults was invented around 400 BC in Greece to hurl massive objects towards enemies and walls. The brilliant invention is mostly known for its usefulness in siege warfare, having been widely used in the Middle Ages. Even today, though, catapults are still being used,...
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DSMS sixth graders present civilization project

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Correspondent As the school year winds down, most middle school students are thinking about their two and a half months away from homework and tests. But before Dover Sherborn Middle School’s sixth graders could feel the relief of summer vacation around the corner, they were tasked with one final project:...
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Children STEAM forward at Needham Library

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Children in Grades 1-6 have been STEAMing away in the new STEAM Powered Creation Station at the Needham Free Public Library. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and is being taught in Needham elementary schools. The Needham Free Public Library partnered with Olin College, The Needham Science Center and Needham...
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Teen STEAM in Westwood

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STEAM education is vital to our future - a local Westwood teen takes on the challenge In 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced a computer-science-for-all initiative. The President’s 2017 budget mentions that there are currently more than 600,000 high-paying tech jobs open across the United States, and by 2020, 51 percent...
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