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Middle School and High School

Middle School and High School Programs

Maker's Club

Maker's Club

Our in-person Maker's Club is back!  Here we will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) while having a lot of fun!

Friday Maker's Club Meetings:

March 17 at 3:00- Hour of Code

March 31 at 3:00 (extra one to make up for February!)- Exploring Stop Motion

April 14 at 3:00- Exploring the impact our Carbon Footprint has on the Earth

May 12 at 3:00- Learning to make recycled paper

This is for kids in grades 3-8. See you there!

Winter Reading Challenge

Join our Winter Reading Challenge to start the year off with reading! Sign up at Beanstack here: bakerlib.beanstack.org or come to the library for a paper tracker.

If you have used Beanstack before, please consider re-registering with the library at the above link as we have a new site this year.

The YA Book Club

meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 3:00-4:00 pm.  During the month of February, the book club is reading Cinder.  If you want to join the book club or know more about it, please email our Teen Services Liaison at kgaslin@bakerlib.org.  Or text Missy at 541-519-7624.

Spring Break!

We have quite a few Spring Break activities planned for March!  We will have a teen only Craft time Tuesday at 3:00.  We also have a Teen Movie starting at 6:30, popcorn included.  Bring your own drink!  In addition, for those in grades 7 and 8, we have an extra Maker Club that Friday, March 31 at 3:00 where we'll be exploring stop motion! Stay after the Maker Club for Game Night which will start at 5:00 and last until 8:00!  Games will be both on the Nintendo Switch and several board games.  Snacks will be provided!

Homework Help

Khan Academy

Grades & Subjects: All

Khan Academy is a nonprofit that aims to provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere." The site offers a growing library of high-quality educational videos that can help parents brush up on school subjects or guide their child through homework with evidence and visual aids, which are big concepts in the Common Core. Whether you're looking for a crash course in world history or biology, or even just basic math concepts, there are nicely paced videos on almost every topic. There are even videos to help kids learn computer programming or prepare for the SAT.

www.khanacademy.org

Crash Course

The Crash Course team has produced more than 15 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience.

thecrashcourse.com

Games/Podcasts/Book Recommendations

Games

BrainPop

Online educational games from leading publishers.

Geoguessr

A geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Quandary Game

Shape the future of a new society with ethical decision making.

Podcasts for Middle School

Eleanor Amplified

An adventure series for the whole family. Listen together as our hero, the world-famous radio reporter Eleanor Amplified, foils devious plots and outwits crafty villains, all in pursuit of the big story

Flyest Fables

A hip-hop podcast that follows the main character, Antoine, a boy who is bullied, who finds a magical book that transports him to another world.

StarTalk Radio

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about all things space: stars, planets, humans in space, and so much more. He also interviews a lot of amazing people, from Buzz Aldrin to Alan Rickman.

Podcasts for High School

My Favorite Murder is an original hit true crime comedy podcast.

Stuff You Should Know is just that: stuff everybody should know, served up in the most entertaining fashion.

This is a safe space for any teen girl. Reality show talk, teen topics, you name it — it’s all fair game here, like a sleepover minus the sleeping bag and toothbrush.

Book Recommendations

Novelist K-8 Plus - Fiction recommendations for K-8 students plus book reviews, author read-alikes, book talks, and more! 

While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels.