New Webinar Opportunity, and Come Visit us at ALA!
New Webinar Opportunity, and Come Visit us at ALA!
Heading to ALA? Come see us at Booth 2162!
Through the STAR_Net project, the National Center for Interactive Learning and the ALA Public Programs Office are working with other national partners to bring STEM programming resources, activities, grants, networking opportunities, and more to libraries. Visit us to learn more! Mention that you saw our newsletter, and we'll give you a set of 25 Eclipse Shades to use with your 2017 Eclipse programs!
Make sure to also join us for our sessions, click the links below to view these sessions in the scheduler so you can learn more!
Frontiers of STEM Learning Webinar Series 
Eclipse 2017 Webinar June 15th, 2016 12PT/1MT/2CT/3ET
Too busy with summer reading to even THINK about attending a webinar? We’ve got you covered, join us for a 20 minute “mini Webinar” where you’ll get great information about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and be able to ask questions about promoting the event in your library. Tentative hosts: Lou Mayo (NASA), and Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College). Click here for a Eclipse FAQ sheet.
To register, please click here. Password is “star1”. We’ll see you there!
This webinar will be VoiP only, so you will need to use a laptop, or a desktop computer with a microphone and headset (there will be no call-in option)
If you have any problems with your registration, please contact Anne Holland ( for assistance.
Miss our Past Webinars? Get them Here!
To view our archived webinars, please visit:
New Websites Launched! Check them Out!
Please head over to to check out our relaunched STAR_Net Online Community Site! Make sure to register so you can comment on the blogs and forums! Also make sure to click the big blue button to visit our "STEM Resource Clearinghouse", this site, in partnership with Cornerstones of Science, is a great place to find quality, tested STEM activities for libraries (there's even a section for summer reading!) Both sites are in beta testing. If you have any comments/suggests/concerns, please contact Anne Holland,
Public Libraries and STEM Conference 2017
Stay tuned for our next issue to learn more about how you can participate in the next "Public Libraries and STEM" Conference. To indicate your interest in the conference, or just to learn more before the next issue, please contact conference lead Keliann LaConte at
The STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and other funders. STAR stands for Science-Technology Activities and Resources. This ground-breaking initiative includes a traveling STEM exhibition program, the development of STEM activities for public libraries, a comprehensive training program that includes in-person workshops and webinars, the development of the STAR_Net Online Community, and a research and evaluation program. STAR_Net is led by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning. Partners include the American Library Association, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance along with many other organizations.  
New Blog Posts Available!
Week of Making
June 17-23 is the Week of Making. Libraries are inved to share their plans for the week.. see the White House press release here
Paper Airplane Challenge
How Luna engaged her library patrons with this low cost, quick prep, super fun event... click here to read more
An Even Briefer History of Time
Have you ever noticed that the older you get; the more time seems to fly? continue reading, click here.
Host a BioBlitz at the Library
As part of Earth Day celebrations, the Skokie Public Library hosted a continue reading, click here.
Climate Change in America's National Parks- Effects of Climate on the Haleakala Silversword
Webinar: Thursday June 9th, 2016. 2:00-3:00 PM EST
The Haleakala silversword is a highly charismatic giant rosette plant restricted to the top of Haleakala volcano on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Join Paul Krushelnycky as he discusses Haleakala Silversword research and improvements to future mitigation. Click Here for more info and to register.
Raise your hand for us!
Gemma Halliday Publishing is currently holding a charity donation contest. And guess what? Space Science Institute is one of those charities! Enough votes could mean Christmas in July here at SSI. Click Here to vote for us! One vote per person per day. Which means: share this link and vote as much as possible for us!
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