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.

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

Date: 
Monday, March 2, 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.

Future Filmakers Digital Workshop (for ages 6 - 11)

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
During this monthly workshop we will focus on the artistic and technical aspects of digital filmmaking for creating stop motion movies. Participants will learn film editing, animation, and camera techniques. We encourage kids to B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) and will be using software that requires iOS 5.0 or later on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Don't have a device - no worries. We will have some to share!



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

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
A visiting scientist, technician, engineer or mathematician from the Fort Detrick Alliance will teach us all about STEM each month!

March theme: Math Is Popping Up
Explore some very interesting 3D objects called Platonic solids, and then build some yourself! Learn about their structure, mathematical properties, and where they occur in nature. Finally, find out whether soap bubbles are always round.

For students in grade 1-5. Registration required.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 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.

LEGO® Movie Maker Studio: Make Your Own Stop-Motion LEGO® Movies!

Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) to our LEGO® Movie Maker Studio and create amazing films using our huge collection of LEGO® minifigs, bricks, and more! Using the FREE LEGO® Movie Maker app (compatible with iOS 5.0 or later on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), or PicPac (compatible with Android), we'll bring everyday objects to life on the big screen!

MinecraftEDU Meetup

Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Explore the world of MinecraftEDU during our bi-weekly Minecraft program. Bring Your Own Device for drop-in free play. *The library will provide several laptops for participants to use. Please feel free to bring your own device that you already play Minecraft on! Ages 6-12.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 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, March 5, 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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