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This month's STEM and makerspace activities and young reader's book club at the Park Hills Public Library will be themed around St. Patrick's Day.

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Continuing its stretch of hosting monthly STEM and “makerspace” activities, the Park Hills Public Library is planning two St. Patrick’s Day-themed kids’ events for this month.

The first event is scheduled for Thursday and is focused on some of the library’s youngest patrons.

“We’ll have our STEM St. Patrick’s Day Program for 2 to 5 year olds,” said Library Director Lisa Sisk. “We’re going to be doing rainbows in a jar and they’re going to make boats out of aluminum foil. They’ll get gold coins and we’ll see how many coins they can put in their boat without it sinking.”

There will be other various St. Patrick’s Day-themed stations for the children.

The STEM activity will begin at the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday with the required event registration now open.

For children who are a little older, a “makerspace” activity is planned for the week following the STEM activity.

“The makerspace is for 6 to 12 year olds,” Sisk said. “We’re going to make a rainbow bridge out of Popsicle sticks, with a pot of gold at the end of the bridge. Then we’ll have a weighted leprechaun and we’ll figure out how strong their bridges are by whether or not it can hold the weight of the leprechaun.”

The March virtual book club for young readers will also scratch the St. Patrick’s Day itch, as the selected book revolves around a young girl returning Ireland’s stolen luck from the Leprechaun King.

“Fiona’s Luck," by Teresa Bateman is available to readers via the “Tumblebooks” app on smartphones and tablets after registering with the library. On March 29 a book discussion and special activity is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at the library.

For more information or to register for the above events, contact the Park Hills Public Library at 573-431-4842.

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.

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