STEAM Resources: Drones

Makeblock Airblock Modular Programmable Drone Kit A 7-piece modular drone that can be turned into a hovercraft, car, spider and more! It is made of light but durable plastic foam so you can bump into walls without making dents. Control it from your Smartphone or iPad via Bluetooth using a freely available iOS or Android…
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STEAM Resources: Bloxels

It used to be that if you wanted to make a video game you would need to know lots of complicated code or own some expensive computer software. Well, thanks to Bloxels, you can build a simple game very quickly with a Tablet and a few coloured blocks (or Blox, presumably). The concept is very…
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STEAM Resources: Edison Robots

Edison is a small, car-shaped robot aimed at teaching coding and robotics to students from age 4 to 16.  It is designed to be LEGO-compatible, affordable, and can be programmed in a range of computer languages including Scratch and Python. Edisons are equipped with sensors for light, sound and infra-red, allowing it to react to…
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Staff Profile: Kaje

This is Kaje. Mobile Library Officer.   How long have you worked at YPRL? I'm still a neophyte with just over 6 months chalked up! What is your library passion? Children's literature. What do you like about working in a library? Getting to know our borrowers and helping them explore their favourite genres. What is something most people…
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What feeds your curiosity?

We asked our featured Booklovers Festival authors... What feeds your curiosity?  The answers may disturb you. It's self-powered.  – IDAN BEN-BARAK Secrecy. Wherever secrets are kept, I want to go looking. – BRAM PRESSER Books, of course! They are where I go to prospect for ideas on art, science, consciousness, history, baseball; all the important stuff…
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The Worst Writing Advice

We asked some of our featured Booklovers Festival authors to share the WORST writing advice they have ever been given…   "Why does the world need another science book?" – IDAN BEN-BARAK Write what you know. – EMMA VISKIC You have to write every day – actually, you don’t and many of us just can’t. …
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Doggy Profile: Carita

Reading Dog: Carita Branch: Rosanna When: Tuesdays at 4.00pm Breed: Golden Labrador Age: Turning 2 on 16 June 2018 Why a reading dog: Carita was training to be a guide dog, but ended up having an eye problem. She is now happily part of Bec's family. Favourite snack: Carrots! Bec brings a bag of carrots…
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Learning a Language at YPRL

Are you interested in learning another language? YPRL can facilitate your journey to becoming a multi-linguist through classes, conversation groups, bilingual storytimes, online databases and our large language collections.   Just starting out? Try attending one of our classes to start your language journey. Learn Practical English for Chinese Speakers at Ivanhoe with Louise on…
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