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STEAM programs at the library

Post Date:06/15/2019 2:14 PM

Educators are integrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning in classrooms across the nation through makerspaces, interdisciplinary projects, and hands-on learning. STEAM-centered learning integrates creativity and design thinking to drive innovation and discovery. STEAM is a crucial component toward building critical-thinking and creativity skills so that students become curious, analytical thinkers who are our future problem-solvers.1

This year's summer reading theme, A Universe of Stories, is the perfect backdrop to explore STEAM themes, and we have fun events planned all summer long!


Main Library

STEAM Saturdays
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month  | 2pm
Tackle STEAM in a family-friendly environment.
Jun 22 - Strange New Planet
July 13 - UV Creatures
July 27 - Troll Bogies (for Harry Potter's birthday month!)

STEAM Activity: Fizzy Fireworks 🎟
Wed | July 3 | 2pm
Fill your July 4th with science and art — we'll explore the science behind the interactions between baking soda and vinegar. Ages 7-12.


Dobson Ranch Library 

STEAM at the Ranch
Mondays | 4pm
Discover STEAM through hands-on experiments and activities. Grades 1-6.
Jun 17 - Bubble Mania
Jun 24 - Off-line Coding
July 1 - Bridge Madness
July 8 - Sun Prints
July 15 - Code Cracking
July 22 - Oil Spill Cleanup
July 29 - Balloon Hovercrafts

Sun and Saguaros with the South Mountain Environmental Education Center
Wed | July 17 | 1pm 
Investigate how energy from the Sun affects our desert ecosystem and see how plants and animals adapt to thrive in our Sonoran habitat. Includes a take-home solar energy activity.


Red Mountain Library

STEAM on the Spot
Every other Saturday | 3pm
STEAM-themed hands-on projects and crafts. Ages 8+.
Jun 22 - Automata
July 6 - Air Canon 

Mark Carter Science: Magic is Science We Don't Understand 🎟
Mon | July 22 | 2pm
How do illusions trick the brain and fool your five senses, and can we recreate them at home? 

Fire and Ice with Dr. T-Rex 🎟
Mon | July 29 | 2pm (Rescheduled from 7/25)
See some of science's coolest concepts in this dazzling show about pressure in the universe.



🎟 Indicates a ticketed program. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program start, arrive early to ensure your spot!