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Universe of Stories! Make Your Own Galaxy Slime

August 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A Universe of Stories! Belfast Free Library’s Summer Reading Program features special events and presentations for kids, families, and teens

Galaxy Slime

Did you know that our universe is stretching out in all directions? It’s true! Ever since the universe began about 13.8 billion years ago, it’s been stretching out and expanding.

Even today, as we use telescopes to see galaxies far away, we see they are moving away from us. And that’s not all. The farthest galaxies are moving faster than the ones close to us.

This happens because of how the universe began, which we sometimes call the “Big Bang.” In this activity, you’ll make your own stretchy universe slime.


Kids and Families Program Schedule
– 3:30 — 4:30

7/11 Indigenous stories – Starr Kelly, Abbe Museum
Stories from the Wabanaki, the Indigenous peoples of Maine, and other contemporary Native American stories from Indigenous authors.

7/18 Harry Potter Universe
Hogwarts potions class, golden snitches, crafts, and challenges.

7/25 Mooncakes Jennifer Armstrong
Musician and storyteller Jennifer Armstrong presents “Mooncakes,” a family music and story program.

8/1 “Cleo’s Egyptian Tale” Little Red Wagon Theater Company
In this unexpected quest, Cleo crosses paths with a variety of creatures who teach her important lessons about acceptance and friendship.

8/8 Constellation stories in the sky NASA Challenger Center
Learn about star types and constellations, includes hands-on star activities

8/15 Galaxy Slime
Make your own sparkly galaxy slime! Materials provided.

8/22 Meteorites! Jon Wallace, NASA Solar System Ambassador
See rocks that have fallen to Earth from asteroids, Mars, and the Moon, as well as meteorites found in Maine and find out how to search for them.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information 207-338-3884



August 15, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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