Minnesota Local Section

Chemists in the Library

"If they can reach up to the height of the table, they're okay."

The Chemists in the Library program of the Minnesota ACS section visits a different community library in Saint Paul or Hennepin County once a month to perform free hands-on activities with kids of all ages. Most events are on Saturday afternoons, which makes them easy to attend for the volunteers, who are chemists from the University of Minnesota, local colleges, and industry. This results not only in great outreach but also excellent networking opportunities for the volunteers. Each event lasts for 2 hours, and volunteers are asked to come to the event 30 minutes in advance to help set up things. Other preparation prior to events is not required. If you would like to know more, contact Phil Buhlmann (buhlmann@umn.edu) or check out the National ACS Chemistry Ambassador Success Story profile.

See the calendar for more details on upcoming events.


2018 Dates

January 20th, 1:30 PM at Augsburg Park Library

February 10th, 1:30 PM at Highland Park Library

March 10th, 1:30 PM at Dayton's Bluff Library 

April 7th, 1:30 PM at Riverview Library

May 19th, 1:30 PM at George Latimer Central Library - Youth Services 

June 16th, 1:30 PM at Northeast Library

July 7th, 1:30 PM at Shoreview Library

July 28th, 1:30 PM at Rice St. Library

September 15th, 1:30 PM at North Regional Library

October 27th, 1:30 PM at Minneapolis Central Library (National Chemistry Week)

November 17th, 1:30 PM at Excelsior Library

December 8th, 1:30 PM at Brooklyn Park Library 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov 17 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, Nov 29 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, Dec 6 at 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 8 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM