STEAM Month

STEAM Month is here!

March is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Month at the library and we’re celebrating with an engaging lineup of programs and activities fit for the whole family.

When you’re not hitting the books for our STEAM Month reading challenge, our librarians have planned a variety of fun, educational programs.

Reading Challenge

Participate in our STEAM Month reading challenge and you may score a prize. All ages can participate!

Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up for the challenge on the Beanstack app.
    • If you do not have the Beanstack app, visit our Beanstack page for info.
  • Mark each science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) book you read and receive a ticket per category.
  • Enter your tickets for a chance to win a $60 Amazon gift card.

Need help finding a book that fits each category? View our suggestions or ask our librarians!

Visit the link below to download the Beanstack app.

Beanstack App

 

Digital Escape Room

In the mood to explore? Try out our Digital Escape Rooms. We have challenges available for all age groups. Head over to www.cc-pl.org/digital-escape-rooms to try your hand at our newest STEAM-themed addition.

Programs

We have five types of programs available. All programs require registration, with the exception of YouTube programs.

Programs for Children
Programs for Teens/Tweens
Programs for Adults

 

Everyone age 6 or older is required to wear masks. Those attending in-person programs must maintain a 6-foot social distance from others. All in-person programs will be canceled if the county is in the red zone for COVID-19.

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Registration is required for these online programs. Registrants will receive an email with the login information on the day of the program. These are live events only offered at the time and date listed. You are not required to have a Zoom account to join.

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Register for these programs to be put on a list to pick up a Take & Make bag with all supplies and instructions needed. The bags must be picked up at the designated branch by the date and time listed and are available starting a week before. Please register on the wait list if you are having trouble getting registered. We will do our best to make accommodations.

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Programs are a mix of Zoom/Take & Make and in-person. Registration is required. When registering online, you will have the option to designate whether you will participate via Zoom, Take & Make or in-person. Programs will move to Zoom/Take & Make only if the county is in the red zone for COVID-19.

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Go to YouTube.com and type campbellkylib in the search bar to see all of our YouTube programs, both past and present. New videos premiere at the time and date listed.

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Children


Paper Airplanes
4 pm Monday, March 1
Cold Spring Branch
Take & Make Program

Use science concepts to fold and fly your own paper airplane. Grades 1-5.

Register for Take & Make

 


Color Changing Slime
4 pm Thursday, March 4
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

In-Person Program

Eureka! Learn more about science while making your own color-changing slime. Grades 1-5.

Register for In-Person

 


Decorate a Telescope
4 pm Friday, March 5
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Take & Make Program

Decorate a play telescope with constellations or other fun designs. Grades 1-5.

Register for Take & Make

 


Masterpiece Makers: Georgia O’Keeffe
4 pm Tuesday, March 16
Newport Branch
Take & Make Program

Learn about artist Georgia O’Keeffe and then make art inspired by her work. Grades 1-5.

Register for Take & Make

 


DIY Kaleidoscopes
4 pm Wednesday, March 17
Alexandria Branch
Take & Make Program

Kaleidoscopes are fascinating toys that use light and mirrors to reflect objects and create beautiful repeating patterns. Grades 1-5.

Register for Take & Make

 


Gem Mining
4 pm Friday, March 19
Newport Branch
Take & Make Program

Explore STEAM Month with a DIY mining kit from the library. Every kit comes with an interactive “mining” experience and a random assortment of tumbled stones to sort. Ages 8-12.

Register for Take & Make

 


STEAM Trivia
4 pm Wednesday, March 24
Cold Spring Branch

Hybrid Program

Let’s use our knowledge to play STEAM trivia and win some prizes! Grades 1-5.

Register for Zoom
Register for In-Person

 


The Cincinnati Museum Center Presents: Incredible Insects
4:30 pm Wednesday, March 24
Zoom Program

Get up close and personal with the creatures that make up Earth’s largest group of animals. Learn the characteristics of insects, see the world through the eyes of a fly and learn amazing facts about insect defense, including camouflage and mimicry. All children welcome.

Register for Zoom

 


Rainbow Science
1:30 pm Thursday, March 25
Newport Branch
Hybrid Program

Spring is finally here, and a mix of rain and sunshine means rainbows! Come to this program to explore the science of rainbows with various activities about light and color. Grades 1-5.

Register for Take & Make
Register for In-Person

 


Teens/Tweens


Minecraft Club
5 – 7 pm Monday, March 8
Play Online

Join local players in the virtual world of Minecraft using the library’s server. All you need is a Java Minecraft account. For questions, email cgerner@cc-pl.org. Ages 8-14.

Register

 


Tween Scene: Design Your Own Dino
4 pm Tuesday, March 16
Newport Branch
Hybrid Program

Extinction won’t stop us from customizing our very own dinosaur figurines. Ages 8-14.

Register for Take & Make
Register for In-Person

 


Bookworm Light Up Bookmark
4 pm Thursday, March 18
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

Hybrid Program

Learn about electricity and circuits while making a bookworm bookmark that lights up. Ages 8-14.

Register for Take & Make
Register for In-Person

 


Brush Bots
4 pm Thursday, March 18
Newport Branch
Take & Make Program

Have you ever wanted a robot to do your bidding? Now is your chance – if it’s to race across the floor, that is.

Register for Take & Make

 


Coding Card and Board Games
5-7 pm Monday, March 22
Cold Spring Branch
In-Person Program

Learn the skill of coding while having fun! Play challenging games that require some sort of coding to win.

Register for In-Person

 


STEAM Straw Challenge
5 pm Tuesday, March 23
Alexandria Branch
Take & Make Program

Take home this kit and see how long of a straw you can create without it losing liquid.

Register for Take & Make

 


Sam’s Critter Corner
Premieres 4 pm Wednesday, March 24
YouTube Program

Get a quick lesson from Sam Rouse, adult/teen services programmer at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, about one of her pets – a White’s Tree Frog!

Visit YouTube

 


Game Day
4 pm Thursday, March 25
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
In-Person Program

Need to unwind after school? Join us and play some games using our PlayStation VR, Oculus Quest and Nintendo Switch consoles!

Register for In-Person

 


CCPL Roblox Club
4 pm Saturday, March 27
Play Online

Play a Roblox game with local kids on private servers hosted by the library. Ages 8-14.

Register

 


Adults


Book Page Dahlia Wreath
6 pm Thursday, March 4
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Take & Make Program

Use book pages to create a unique wreath or home décor item!

Register for Take & Make

 


Tie-Dye Paper Craft
5 pm Friday, March 12
Cold Spring Branch
Hybrid Program

Learn how to create your own tie-dye paper using nothing more than watercolors, a water bottle and blank paper.

Register for Zoom
Register for In-Person

 


Pi Day Pie Challenge
Premieres Noon Sunday, March 14
YouTube Program

Can you name 3.14 reasons why Pi Day is the best day in March? Crusts, filling and fruit! And the other .14? Effort! Join library staff as they share family pie recipes.

Visit YouTube

 


Talking Tech Troubles with Morgan
2 pm Tuesday, March 16
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
In-Person Program

Do you feel like technology changes faster than you can keep up? Join tech-savvy librarian Morgan for a judgment-free discussion of technology topics. Bring your own devices or try out something new at the library. This month’s topic is “Getting to Know Tech.”

Register for In-Person
Register for Zoom

 


The Great Island Show Off
5-7 pm Friday, March 19
Cold Spring Branch
Hybrid Program

Celebrate Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ one-year anniversary by showing off your own island! Bring your Nintendo Switch or your island’s unique Dream Code so we can see what you’ve accomplished since the game’s release.

Register for Zoom
Register for In-Person

 


STEAM Trivia Night
7 pm Friday, March 26
Zoom Program

Show off your knowledge about STEAM-related topics and have fun with family and friends. Play for the chance to win a $25 gift card. The entire family can play!

Register for Zoom

 


The Endless Cube
5 pm Monday, March 29
Newport Branch
Take & Make Program

Is it an optical illusion or is it simple physics? The endless cube is a toy that is easy to make and fun to play!

Register for Take & Make

 

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