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.

3D Printing Class for 9-12 year olds

Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us for this fun, creative, and scientific 3D Printing Class!We will explore the STEM concept, create innovative projects, and participate in fun STEM-related challenges all while learning how to create 3D printing files! We will also print out select 3D models! *9-12 years old*

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 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, June 18, 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.

Urbana’s Second Annual Eggcellent Egg Drop Contest

Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Urbana Library invites you to join us for the Second Annual Eggcellent Egg Drop Contest. Submit your design and have it tested to see if you egg can ultimately survive a drop from the library rooftop! Stick around after the Drop to check out Urbana Library's brand new STEM Lab! Contest Guidelines and Entry Forms are available for pick up at the Urbana Library!

Snapology: Superhero Shield

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Age Group: 
We recognize the Flash by the lightning bolt on his chest and Superman by his "S" superhero symbol. What symbol will identify your superhero? Design your own superhero symbol and then use LEGO® mosaic bricks to transfer your design into a masterpiece! Ages 7-12. Registration required.

Snapology: Superhero Build Challenge

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:15pm
Age Group: 
Calling all LEGO® fans! Batman needs your help to build a model of Gotham City and he has one special request: we need to engineer and build a new Superhero Watch Tower to put in the center of the city. Take the Superhero Tower Challenge and see if your skyscraper measures up! Ages 5-8. Registration required.

Snapology: Superhero Shield

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Age Group: 
We recognize the Flash by the lightning bolt on his chest and Superman by his "S" superhero symbol. What symbol will identify your superhero? Design your own superhero symbol and then use LEGO® mosaic bricks to transfer your design into a masterpiece! Ages 7-12. Registration required.

Snapology: Superhero Build Challenge

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Age Group: 
Calling all LEGO® fans! Batman needs your help to build a model of Gotham City and he has one special request: we need to engineer and build a new Superhero Watch Tower to put in the center of the city. Take the Superhero Tower Challenge and see if your skyscraper measures up! Ages 5-8. Registration required.

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