The Flemington Free Public Library and Mediatech will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, for the Independence Day Holiday.
The Flemington Free Public Library and Mediatech will be closed on Tuesday, June 5th for Primary Election Day.
We’re pleased continue our successful series of week-long morning programming camps designed to provide playful, informal exposure to MIT’s Scratch programming language and/or stop motion animation projects. The camp is project based, so each child can set his or her own challenges.
Where: Downtown Flemington, in Mediatech (118 Main Street, in the 2nd Floor of the Flemington Free Public Library. Handicapped accessible).
Dates: June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-August 3 and August 6-10.
When: 9 to noon, for five days. Parents are encouraged to come to the final session, at 11:00 to noon on Friday (the last day). Children are welcome to sign up for as many weeks as they like.
Recommend ages: 7-to 16-years. No prior experience is required.
Cost: $120 per seat is a suggested donation, limited to 12 children per class on a first come, first served basis. Bring a check to “Mediatech Foundation” on the first day.
What to bring: Nothing is required, however children are welcome to bring their own laptop or tablet.
Information Release: Children will be using the Internet, viewing YouTube, and sharing work online; and projects may be videotaped and shared. By participating, you provide these permissions.
Snack: Includes a light morning snack and drink. Please inform us of any allergies.
To Register: Sign up at the front desk of the Flemington Free Public Library or call 908-284-2006 from 3 to 5 PM on weekdays. Questions? email@example.com. More info at www.mediatech.org.
NEW: Coding for Parents
Three informal weekly sessions to introduce you to coding. We will be using the same platform as the coding camp, Scratch. No previous coding experience required. By the end of the courses you will be able to make a game that you can play with your kids!! Session dates are June 25, July 2 and 9, 7-8pm, by donation. Please register as outlined above.
Make Merry at Mediatech
Holiday Break Extended Hours
Tuesday – December 26th 12 Noon to 5 P.M.
Wednesday – December 27th 12 Noon to 7 P.M.
Thursday – December 28th 12 Noon to 7 P.M.
Friday – December 29th 12 Noon to 5 P.M.
118 Main Street – Second Floor
On Saturday, August 12, a pair of young pilots will attempt to repeat Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight at the Mediatech Foundation, on 118 Main Street (2nd Floor) in Flemington, NJ.
They will fly a historically correct digital replication of the Spirit of St. Louis, using a flight simulator in current real time weather conditions, from Long Island New York to Paris France. The computer will be equipped with a force-feed joystick and a GPS.
Similar attempts have been made; only one successfully despite tipping a wing on landing (the plane survived). Most times, the Spirit of St. Louis crashes into the icy ocean due to weather, fatigue or fuel issues. We invite you to come witness the events, bring the pilots a cookie, and try flying the plane yourself!
COME AND WATCH THE FLIGHT!!
Takeoff, Saturday Aug 12 7:52 AM the pilots will gun their virtual engine and try to take off with 451 gallons of virtual fuel, exactly when Lindbergh did. They’ll fly through the day and night trying to dodge real storms to stay alive. Former pilots will be on hand to provide advice.
Landing, Sunday Aug 13 in the afternoon. Depending on the weather, the flight should last between 30 to 34 hours, with a landing at Le Bourget Field in Paris France at about 2 PM EST.
The public is welcome to witness the landing.
WANT TO FLY? Pilot teams are being made. Recommended age is 12-up; parents are required to stay with children at all times; pilots will be locked in during evening hours.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in volunteering.
FOLLOW THE FLIGHT PROGRESS ON TWITTER
The pilots will be tweeting progress at @mediatechflight.
Visit www.mediatech.org for more information.