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.

Think with BINK: A Fort Detrick Alliance STEM Program for Kids (grades 1-5)

Date: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
A visiting scientist from the Fort Detrick Alliance will teach us all about STEM each month!

January theme: Engineering Materials and Sample Testing
How are common construction materials are used and tested? How does concrete work? How does it compare with wood or steel? Explore engineering materials and learn the answers in this hands-on session with engineer Tom Taylor!

February theme: Money Matters: Teach Children to Save Program

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 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.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, January 22, 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, January 22, 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.

Math for Bookworms

Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Age Group: 
No matter what the elementary math topic- addition, subtraction, ratio and proportion, geometry or probability, there seems to a children's book about it! Join us as we explore a new topic each month. Pre-reading of the title is not required. Ages 7-11 Registration Required
Jan 26th- The Action of Subtraction

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

Date: 
Monday, January 26, 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.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
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: 
Wednesday, January 28, 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.

*January* STEM Club for 3-5 year olds

Date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Join us for our fun STEM Club. In this club we will explore the STEM concept, making creative, innovative projects based around various fun STEM-related challenges. *3-5 years old*

Take the Lego Robotic Challenge!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Age Group: 
Lego NXT robots feature a friendly code that tweens can understand. Join members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club as they work in small groups with participants to program a robot to run a specific mission. This is a STEM program geared toward children in 4th and 5th grades. Registration required.

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