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The Amsterdam Free Library held Thursday morning its MiniMakers Preschool Learning Hour focused on STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) educational activities. Children learned about each of the five senses and crafted their own kaleidoscope. Participants also experienced what painting was like while blindfolded. The MiniMakers Preschool Learning Hour is held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the library.