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STEAM, Maker Movement and More at the Redmond Library

Posted By:  Josie Hanneman
Date Posted:  3/10/2017

Educators and entrepreneurs are in agreement: the United States is lagging behind our peers on the world stage when it comes to science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM). As part of the national effort to increase STEM opportunities in our community the library arranges a wide variety of programs focusing on one or more of these components. Additionally there is a growing local interest in the maker movement; people in Redmond want to make their own things, repair instead of replace, and learn how to fabricate items instead of buying from abroad.

The library is on board with this movement, too! Whether you are looking for a STEM-focused storytime, or interested in learning a new skill in your retirement, we have a wide array of offerings. If the programs we host don’t exactly fit your needs, we also have a wide variety of resources available to facilitate self-paced learning.

 

Upcoming events at the Redmond Library of interest to STEM enthusiasts and makers

Animal Adventures with the High Desert Museum, storytime with an animal from HDM
Monday, March 20 | 10:15 a.m.
Ages 3+


Tinker Tuesdays, build a box or diamond kite with COCC’s physics professor Bruce Emerson.
Tinker Tuesdays happen monthly in partnership with COCC.
Tuesday, March 21 | 5:30 p.m.
Redmond’s COCC Campus
Ages 10+ (10-13 must have a parent)


Coding Camp for adults: build a webpage using javascript
Saturday, March 25 | 1 p.m.


Science Storytime: investigate different STEM activities at an age-appropriate level
Friday, April 7 | 10:15 a.m.
Ages 3+


Make: Slime, oobleck, gack, and non-Newtonian fluids.
Wednesday, April 26 | 2 p.m.
Ages 12-17

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