ITHACA, NY — Tompkins County Public Library and Cornell University’s Center for Materials Research will host “Electrochemistry,” January 9 from 1-2 p.m. in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.

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Participants will explore chemical reactions that use or produce electricity. Families will create a battery, experiment with metal on a coin, and split water into gases.

Families Learning Science Together is a free program designed to help children develop an early love of science through hands-on participation. These programs are offered at the Library on the second Saturday of each month.

Families Learning Science Together programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, email Please include the name and age of all children in the email.

More information about Families Learning Science Together workshops can be found at

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