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Family STEM Nights

Family STEM nights are a great way to encourage people to visit the library, because you are able to engage the entire family at one event.  Sometimes, this can be easier for parents -- being able to take the entire family out for one fun event that is appropriate for all ages.  For our STEM

By |August 30th, 2015|Categories: Engineering, Informal Learning, Science, STEM, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Superhero Science

With summer now officially underway, we have entered the season of superheroes. With all the different abilities that superheroes have, many lend themselves to STEAM projects you can do with children and teens. Here are a few ideas to get started with: Big Hero 6 Hiro and Baymax hang out at my library

By |May 31st, 2015|Categories: Elementary Aged, Middle School Aged, Science, STEM, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Art and Science – Pointillism, Kinetic Sculpture, and Gravity

Combining art and science is a great way to engage those children and teens that are not interested in STEM. It also helps those who like STEM to explore different ways that STEM can be influential in other fields. Here are a few examples of ways to incorporate science into your art programming: Pointillism Art

By |April 30th, 2015|Categories: Arts, STEM|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Community Partnerships — Looking Outside the Box

Community partnerships can help to solidify your library's standing as a figure in the community, but can also help to bring new experiences to your patrons.  Many of us are looking towards schools and parks to find our community partners, but there is so much more out there!  Recently, I've been looking at unconventional resources

By |March 31st, 2015|Categories: General, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

STEM in Outreach

When participating in outreach opportunities throughout the community, a great way to stimulate interest is by incorporating STEM activities.  STEM activities can be simple enough to have during an outreach event, while also garnering a lot of interest from those participating.  There are several ways that you can incorporate simple STEM activities in your outreach

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