Your Guide to STEAM Month 2023

Spring is in the air—and so is STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

Spread across all branches and age groups, patrons can enjoy over 15 STEAM-related programs and activities this March. Activities include everything from virtual reality gaming to Pi Day celebrations to learning how to build a computer and flower-pounding art. 

Plan your STEAM Month by reading a few of the highlights below. 

STEAM Reading Challenge

Crack open a STEAM-related book this month for the chance to score a prize.

Sign up for the STEAM Reading Challenge on Beanstack, a website and app that allows users to track reading. Mark each science, technology, engineering, art and math-related book read and receive one entry per category toward a prize. 

Participants can earn up to five badges to be entered in a drawing for a prize. Adults and teens will be put into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Children can win Picasso Tiles and a Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set.


Family STEAM Night

Date: 6-8 pm Saturday, March 25
Location: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

Celebrate everything STEAM at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch. This annual festival features local presenters championing various STEAM careers, interests and topics. 

Presenters include:

  • Cincinnati Observatory
  • Foundation for Ohio River Education
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy
  • Greater Cincinnati Civic Garden Center
  • Campbell County Emergency Management
  • Tallant Music Studio
  • Northern Kentucky University Costume Shop
  • Chris Rust of CR Carving
  • Linda Fritz of Sun Sugar Farms
  • Junior Achievement of OKI
  • Taft Museum of Art. 

No registration is required. 

Learn More

 


Creator Competition

Don’t forget to cast your vote for the Creator Competition! Make LEGO or duct tape creations at home and bring them to the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch by 5 pm on March 20 to participate.

Creations will be displayed and voted on for Best Utility and Best Art across four age groups (adult, teen, school-age, young ones) at Family STEAM Night, where the winners will be announced. Winners receive a gift card. 

No registration is required. Soak up knowledge, get creative and have fun with the whole family. 

Learn More

 


Other STEAM Fun

Every branch will have STEAM-related programs for all age groups (adults, teens and children) this March. Check out our programs below to find STEAM-themed book club picks, crafts, gaming, computer programs and more. 

 
 

Day of the Book/El Día de los Libros

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  DIY & Crafts  Games  STEAM  

CCPL Digital Escape Rooms!

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, All Day
Digital
Teen  Adult  Family  Games  STEAM  

Minecraft Club

Registration Required
Monday, May 13, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  STEAM  

CCPL Digital Escape Rooms!

Friday, May 31, 2024, All Day
Digital
Teen  Adult  Family  Games  STEAM  

Gem Dig

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Summer Reading Kickoff: WAVE Foundation presents Tide Pool

Registration Required
Friday, June 7, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  STEAM  

Minecraft Club

Registration Required
Monday, June 10, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  STEAM  

Homeschool: Weather Science

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children    Homeschool      STEAM  

Geology Rocks!

Registration Required
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Family Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Family  DIY & Crafts  Games  STEAM  Technology  

Take & Make: Wooden Bird Feeders

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, June 17, 2024, All Day
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Beginning Woodworking

Registration Required
Monday, June 17, 2024, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Take & Make: DIY Spin Drums

Registration Required
Monday, June 24, 2024, All Day
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

 


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