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 3, 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 - Junk Drawer STEAM

Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
Tinker with what is in the library's junk drawer - duct tape, washi tape, discarded craft supplies, cast-aside electronics and more! Spend the afternoon making and thinking about how science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics are woven together. Ages 6-12 are welcome.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Art Zone: Colorful Leaves

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
In this beginning drawing class we will learn how to create colorful images using leaves. Participants will use real leaves found from nature to create colorful leaf rubbings. All materials and tools will be provided. No previous drawing skills are required.

Little Makers - Snap Circuits

Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 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

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 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 9, 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.

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