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.

Upcoming Events

Homeschool Literature Group II- World Literature

Date: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Age Group: 
Middle school students join us for a World Literature discussion series of classic and award winning books. Read, Discuss and Explore! Contact WA branch for more information and to enroll. All books will be available free through the library.

Petite Playgroup at the Library!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Enjoy an hour of independent play during which you and your child can socialize with other parents, caregivers and children! Each playgroup will start with 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs led by your friendly children's librarian. The library will provide the space and a variety of educational toys to explore and share! For ages 0-3.

LEGO Challenge Days! Build a Local Landmark

Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
You bring your ideas, we provide the LEGOs! We provide a challenge, and you get to test your engineering skills! Are you up to it?
May 17th - What's you're favorite place to visit in Frederick? The movie theater? Baker Park? Monacacy Battlefield? Catoctin Zoo? Or something a little farther away...The White House? Inner Harbor? Create your favorite local landmark with LEGO!!

Petite Playgroup at the Library!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Enjoy an hour of independent play during which you and your child can socialize with other parents, caregivers and children! Each playgroup will start with 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs led by your friendly children's librarian. The library will provide the space and a variety of educational toys to explore and share! For ages 0-3.

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