Your Guide to STEAM Month 2024
STEAM Month is back! Celebrate STEAM at the library this March with over 14 programs and activities spread across all four branches.
March is all about STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. From artsy crafts to the science of popping boba to building fun contraptions, there’s something for all interests and ages.
Family STEAM Night
WHEN: 6-8 pm Saturday, March 9
WHERE: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch (1000 Highland Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075)
This family-friendly annual festival celebrates all-things STEAM with an array of cool local presenters ready to share their knowledge.
This year’s attending presenters include the Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network, Taft Museum of Art, Foundation for Ohio River Education, Greater Cincinnati Civic Garden Center and the Cincinnati Observatory.
When: 4 pm Monday, March 4 (families/all ages); 4:30 pm Tuesday, March 5 (teens, registration is required)
Where: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch (1000 Highland Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075)
Show off your creativity with duct tape and LEGOs! Creations will be voted on at the Family STEAM Night in two categories: Best Utility and Best Art in four age categories (adult, teen, grades K-5 and young ones.)
Creations may be no larger than six-by-six-by-six inches. There are two chances to participate. At 4 pm Monday, March 4, head to the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch for the Creator Competition for Families. All ages can join in on the fun! The following day, March 5, at 4:30 pm is the Creator Competition for Teens. Registration is only required for the latter program.
Want to keep your creation? After Family STEAM Night, come by and pick up your entry at the end of the program or the next day starting at 9 am.
Winners will receive a gift card. We can’t wait to see what you make!
STEAM Month Reading Challenge
Who’s ready for the STEAM Month Reading Challenge? Is your hand raised? If yes, here’s everything you need to know to read STEAM-themed books all month long (and maybe even score a prize for it).
First, sign up for the challenge on Beanstack at cc-pl.org/beanstack. Participants will earn one badge for each book they read in the STEAM categories (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). You can earn up to five badges, each of which gets you an entry in a drawing for a prize.
Adults, teens and children can all get in on the fun! There will be one prize given per age group.
Children can win Picasso Tiles and a $25 Amazon gift card; teens can win a build-your-own Bluetooth speaker and a $25 Amazon gift card; and adults can win a $50 Amazon gift card.
Get Solar Eclipse Glasses at the Library!
We’re getting ready for the solar eclipse on April 8. Campbell County will see around 99.7 percent coverage starting at 2:04 pm with its peak around 3:18 pm.
If you attend any STEAM program, you can pick up a pair of free solar eclipse glasses, while supplies last. Only one pair of viewing glasses will be given per person.
Save the date for two viewing programs for all ages on April 8.
When: 2-4 pm Monday, April 8
Where: Cold Spring Branch
Join us at the Cold Spring Branch as we watch the last total solar eclipse in our area until 2044! Solar glasses will be offered while supplies last to those in attendance. Our 6′ Orion telescope will have a solar cover so the sun can be safely viewed through it, and a pair of sunoculars will be available.
When: 2-4 pm Monday, April 8
Where: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness the beauty of a almost total solar eclipse with your friends and family. Learn how an eclipse works, make crafts, and use a telescope to view this amazing celestial event.
STEAM Programs at All Branches!