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.

Futuremakers: Glowing Finger Beams

Date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers! Use LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices - and take slow speed photos of your hands in action! Ages 6-14. Under 8 must be with an adult. Space is limited, register online or contact your library today.

Futuremakers: Glowing finger beams

Date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers! Use LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices - and take slow speed photos of your hands in action! Ages 6-14. Under 8 must be with an adult. Space is limited, register online or contact your library today.

Teen Coding Club

Date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
Want to design your own mobile app for Android? Learn how in this four-part program! Using the MIT App Inventor website, you'll learn all the steps in creating an Android app that you can then share with your friends and family.

Registration is required and extremely limited for this program series. Must be thirteen and up, in order to register for the App Inventor website. Homework may be assigned and participants must be able to attend all four programs. Refreshments will be served.

Futuremakers: Glowing finger beams

Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
"Glowing finger beams
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers! Use LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices - and take slow speed photos of your hands in action! Ages 6-14. Under 8 must be with an adult. Space is limited, register online or contact your library today.

Futuremakers: Glowing Finger Beams

Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers. Use LED's, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices- and take slow speed photos of your hands in action! Ages 6-14. Registration required. Under 8 must be accompanied by an adult

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

Date: 
Monday, July 20, 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.

The Engineering of Roller Coasters at Adventure Park USA

Date: 
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Program takes place at Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Road Monrovia MD 21770 301-865-6800 x103 www.adventureparkusa.com

Join the engineering experts at Adventure Park USA for a wild ride exploring the way that roller coasters are designed. This free program will be fun for the whole family. Attendees will receive a discount for use in the park. No Registration Required!

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