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.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 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.

TinkerTime - Minecraft Mania

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Age Group: 
Come in to spend some time playing Minecraft! Minecraft books will also be featured. Please note that patrons may be asked to limit time on the Minecraft commuters so that all may have a chance to play. If you wish, you can also bring your own device that you already play Minecraft on. Ages 6-12.

Play priority will be given to those who register for the program ahead of time.

Little Makers - Foil Sculptures

Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Little Makers invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. We will be exposed to STEM concepts, explore new materials and tools, and encourage the creative process as we make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. FOR AGES 4-6

Today we will: talk about what artists do, what materials they use to make art, then create sculptures out of foil. Prepare to be amazed!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, MAXIMUM 10

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 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, September 30, 2015 - 10:05am to 10:35am
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, September 30, 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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