SPPL series introduces kids to creativity of architecture

In August, the St. Paul Public Library is hosting a series of events to introduce kids to the creative side of architecture. The ARTchitecture series includes workshops where kids build model skyscrapers, bridges, castles and catapults.

Workshops in the ARTchitecture series are free and open to any children in grades three through six. Below is the schedule:

Catapults
Build your own marshmallow-flinging catapult using real tools—hammers, drills, and saws.

-Monday, Aug. 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
Rice Street Library
1011 Rice St., 651-558-2223

Skyscrapers
Learn about what architects and civil engineers do, as you explore structure, scale, and design, and then create your own wood model.

-Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1 to 2 p.m.
Sun Ray Library
2105 Wilson Ave., 651-501-6300

-Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2 to 3 p.m.
Arlington Hills Library
1105 Greenbrier St., 651-793-3930

Castles in the Sky
Learn about castles and make your own, fit for a king or queen!

-Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
Rice Street Library
1011 Rice St., 651-558-2223

-Thursday, Aug. 16, 1 to 3 p.m.
Sun Ray Library
2105 Wilson Ave., 651-501-6300

Inventor’s Workshop
Follow in the footsteps of the great inventors and create your own invention using fun and unusual items.

-Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2 to 4 p.m.
Arlington Hills Library
1105 Greenbrier St., 651-793-3930

Pasta Bridges
Learn how to build the strongest bridge you can (and then see how much weight it can hold before it breaks)!

-Monday, Aug. 27, 1 to 2 p.m.
Hayden Heights Library
1456 White Bear Ave., 651-793-3934

Mosaic Marvels
Learn about ancient Roman tiling and make your own mosaics out of paper and seeds.

-Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hayden Heights Library
1456 White Bear Ave., 651-793-3934

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