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: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 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.

Chocolicious

Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 3:15pm
Yum! Are you a chocoholic? Teens, this is your opportunity to meet world-renown Chocolatier Randy Olmstead, owner and Chef of The Perfect Truffle in Frederick. Be amazed at the journey and history of chocolate. Just what is it made from?! Who introduced it to Europe? That it is a source of 'quick energy'? Learn more from the expert! Bring a friend and meet Chef Randy. snacks will be served

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 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.

Petite Playgroup at the Library!

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 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.

Preschool Science Fair (ages 3-6)

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Calling all future scientists! Join us for an afternoon of experiments and discoveries! This hands-on event is a fantastic way to experiment with basic scientific concepts using a variety of tools and materials. Explore and learn as you travel through 4 fun science fair stations. Be prepared to get a little messy! Ages 3-6, with an adult. Register early as space is limited!

STEM Squad

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Age Group: 
Come learn about the STEM Lab's 3D printer! In this program series, children will learn how 3D printers work and create their own printing file. Judges will select one file to print at the second session, which will then be put on display in the STEM Lab. The program is held on Oct 22 and Nov 19 and participants must attend both sessions. Ages 10-13. Registration required.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 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, October 23, 2014 - 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: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 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, October 29, 2014 - 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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