Solar Eclipse 2017: Programming More Important Leading Up to the Eclipse Than the Day Of

A STAR_Net Blog Guest Post by Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi A number of libraries have written to inquire about how to be part of the Moore Foundation grant to get eclipse viewing glasses and information even though they are closed on Mondays, which means they won’t be open when the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse

By |January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scratch Jr. Code Camp

This past winter break, Skokie Public Library experimented with offering a variety of 3-day camps for patrons grades K-5, all in some way connected to STEAM topics. One camp for grades K-2 focused on coding using Scratch Jr., a free iOS app that is an adaptation of the web-based, visual programming language Scratch intended for

By |January 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Digital Learning Day

By Sarah Lawler, Director of Partnerships & Outreach, Fayetteville Free Library At the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL), digital resources are a priority. We work tirelessly to discover and implement online resources that patrons are looking for. The library’s digital resource collection includes Overdrive, Cloud Library, Freegal, Mango Languages, Flipster, and more. Promotion of these services

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: STEM, Technology|0 Comments

Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA

Celebrate Science and Women’s History Month with NASA Science Education Partners Guest Post By Bonnie Meinke / Space Telescope Science Institute Help your community explore the wonders of NASA science, and celebrate the contribution of women to STEM! Libraries will have the opportunity to host events related to NASA's scientific explorations of the universe beginning

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Connecting with STEM in Public Libraries!

By Dr. Annette Shtivelband, Founder / Principal Consultant, Research Evaluation Consulting, LLC Think of the students you help every day. These kids have dreams for the future – some want to become teachers, doctors, firefighters or astronauts – and when they are young, the options seem limitless. However, as students age, they may not receive

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Dream Big to Build a Better World

  By Jeannine Finton, Senior Manager of Pre-College Outreach, American Society of Civil Engineers This year’s Summer Reading Theme is “Build a Better World.” This is a great opportunity to introduce people to engineering, especially civil engineering. Civil engineers design, build, and maintain all the things that connect us and let us live in safe, healthy communities such

By |January 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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