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

Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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.

STEM Curiosity Academy

Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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.

Science at Sundown

Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Age Group: 
Story Based Science ... can you build a better house than the Three Little Pigs? Rescue Rapunzel from her tower? Join teachers from local elementary schools as guest readers then stay to problem solve the science inside the books. Bring your imaginations and creativity. Check Walkersville Branch for the schedule of guest readers.

STEM Curiosity Academy

Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 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.

STEM Curiosity Academy

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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.

STEM Curiosity Academy

Date: 
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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.

Science at Sundown

Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Age Group: 
Story Based Science ... can you build a better house than the Three Little Pigs? Rescue Rapunzel from her tower? Join teachers from local elementary schools as guest readers then stay to problem solve the science inside the books. Bring your imaginations and creativity. Check Walkersville Branch for the schedule of guest readers.

Pop-Up Lab - Hands-on Science for Kids!

Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Urbana Library presents the Pop-Up Lab! When school is closed, the library is open! Join us from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Each Pop-Up Lab will feature a new, self-guided activity for kids to enjoy on their day off. No registration required. Jan. 26 - Ink Pen Chromatography; Feb. 13 - Vintage Tech Lab; Feb. 16 - Cup Architecture; April 2 - Friendship Bracelets; April 3 - Tangram Art

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 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.

Pop-Up Lab - Hands-On Science for Kids!

Date: 
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Urbana Library presents the Pop-Up Lab! When school is closed, the library is open! Join us from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Each Pop-Up Lab will feature a new, self-guided activity for kids to enjoy on their day off. No registration required. Jan. 26 - Ink Pen Chromatography; Feb. 13 - Vintage Tech Lab; Feb. 16 - Cup Architecture; April 2 - Friendship Bracelets; April 3 - Tangram Art

Math for Bookworms

Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Age Group: 
Have you ever wondered about the world of math concepts? Don’t let them frighten you. Algebra may be a mystery but not when we explore it using the simple formulas in David Adler’s book Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra. All materials for program will be provided during the session. Ages 7-11. Registration required.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 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, April 16, 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.

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