A Growing STEM

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STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—and the STEM approach to teaching and learning has been a hot topic in education circles for a number of years. Integrating the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and math begins as early as preschool, launching students on a pathway of learning that focuses on logical reasoning, critical thinking, collaboration, and investigation. The goal of STEM education is to prepare students for post-secondary study and the 21st-century global workforce.

FCPL already supports STEM through our collections and programs but is increasing the emphasis on STEM to meet the needs of area students and to support the goals of local and statewide education initiatives.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)”

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Age Group: 
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series. Registration required. Applications will be accepted from this page beginning November 1 and do not guarantee acceptance to the program. You must be able to attend all 10 sessions to participate.

Monday Playgroup at the Library! (ages 0-3)

Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy an hour and a half of independent play during which you and your child can socialize with other parents, caregivers and children! The library will provide the space and a variety of educational toys to explore and share! For ages 0-3.

CANCELLED - Future Filmakers Digital Workshop (for ages 6 - 11)

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
CANCELLED - During this monthly workshop we will focus on the artistic and technical aspects of digital filmmaking for creating stop motion movies. Participants will learn film editing, animation, and camera techniques. We encourage kids to B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) and will be using software that requires iOS 5.0 or later on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Don't have a device - no worries. We will have some to share!



Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Maryland State Parks Park Pals for 3-5 year olds

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
: Park Rangers from Cunningham Falls State Park bring this special program out of the park and into the library! Get excited about nature and the outdoors in these special sessions for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Register for one or all of the 4 sessions throughout the county and explore the world around you.

LEGO® Movie Maker Studio: Make Your Own Stop-Motion LEGO® Movies!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) to our LEGO® Movie Maker Studio and create amazing films using our huge collection of LEGO® minifigs, bricks, and more! Using the FREE LEGO® Movie Maker app (compatible with iOS 5.0 or later on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), or PicPac (compatible with Android), we'll bring everyday objects to life on the big screen!

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

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