STEAM

 

Welcome to 62 Days of Summer STEAM!  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Scroll down to find different STEAM topics to explore this summer. We've got something for all ages and interests.

Don't forgot to check out our STEAM titles, we've got books on every topic, and plenty for grownup readers, too.

STEAM Booms and Builds

Explosions can be both cool and terrifying. If you're not interested in the hazards of explosive science experiments, try one of these titles where you can experience different kinds of explosions and high-pressure situations from a distance. Titles intended for older audiences are at the bottom of the list.

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, and became very wealthy from his invention. Saddened by its use for harmful destruction, Nobel left his fortune to create yearly prizes for those who have rendered the greatest services to mankind: The Nobel Prizes.

With poetry that is equal parts accurate and entertaining -- and illustrations that are positively out of this world -- this book will enthrall amateur stargazers and budding astrophysicists as it reveals many of the wonders our universe holds. Don't let your head explode with the awesomeness within.

Virtual STEAM Curiosity

Kids aged 8-12 who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math are invited to join us and explore various STEAM topics. First, kids will be introduced to a topic and the supporting ideas behind it. From there, participants will be given a problem and challenged to engineer a solution or create an example. Challenging, unusual and different, these programs are a great way to exercise the brain in the most fun way possible.
  • One week prior to the program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for picking up program supplies and attending the live program.

Upcoming sessions

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Super STEAM Summer Series

Let's think outside of the box for a second...What does STEAM mean to you? This summer CPL is deviating from the norm and providing innovative programming around the science, technology, engineering, art and math disciplines. This programming is developed for patrons aged 11-13 and registration is required. Topics are as follows...

  • Friday, June 23 -  HTML - In this first session you will learn the basics of HTML coding, and design your own website. Customize the font, content, colors, and more. Bring a flash drive so you can save it, take it home, and show off your work. Designed for students with no coding experience. Registration is required and begins May 25.
  • Thursday, July 6 - Industrial Design: Where Art Meets Science - What's your big idea? Learn how Industrial Design helps tell the story of science ideas. Sketch, draw and design away. Registration is required and begins on June 23.
  • Thursday, August 10 - Sound Frequencies of a DJ - Motown DJ and producer Mike Huckaby visits the library for a STEAM experience like no other. Learn the ins and outs of sound mixing as well as the science behind the sound. Registration is required and begins July 25.

[light and sound image by Derek Σωκράτης Finch shared under CC 2.0]

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1-2-3 Learn With Me

We will have lots of fun exploring STEAM topics through books and hands-on activities. This program is open to children ages three to five years old with a caregiver. Registration required.

  • Friday, May 26, 2017---Amazing Art--we will learn about the life and art of Keith Haring by enjoying a picture book biography about him and getting the chance to make some Haring inspired art of our own.

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Let's Play Steam: Tales from the Borderlands

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Join us July 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Community Room while we play the Steam version of the Tell Tale game Tales from the Borderlands. Program is open to patrons 18 and older.

 

© 2015 Telltale, Inc. Telltale, Telltale Games and the Telltale Games logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Telltale, Inc. All rights reserved. 

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Recycled Materials Marble Run

Help kick off our Earth Week series of events with our Marble Run Mania with Recycled Materials on Sunday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 PM.  Practice your engineering skills by repurposing the materials we provide to create a fun marble run.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  No registration required.

Marble run - Hope 1 by Glamhag (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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