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.

 


Creator Competition 

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.

Cold Spring Stargazers Club: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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.

Eclipse Party

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!

 
 

Creator Competition for Families

Monday, March 4, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Sun-Kissed Impressions: Exploring Cyanotype Art

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Adult  STEAM  

Creator Competition for Teens

Registration Required
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  STEAM  

Super Mario Bros: Engineer It!

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  STEAM  

Toothpick Bridges

Registration Required
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Family  STEAM  

Cold Spring Stargazers Club

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  Adult  STEAM  

Family STEAM Night

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  STEAM  

Minecraft Club

Registration Required
Monday, March 11, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  STEAM  

Bad Art Night

Registration Required
Monday, March 11, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport Branch
Adult    DIY & Crafts      STEAM  

Homeschool Hangout: Cincinnati Museum Center Presents 'Awesome Animal Adaptations'

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  STEAM  

After School STEAM

Registration Required
Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  STEAM  

Food Science: Popping Boba

Registration Required
Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Glowing Paper Flowers

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Tour of Campbell Media Studios

Registration Required
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  STEAM  

Glowing Paper Flowers (Repeat Program)

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Adult  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Homeschool Hive: All About Owls

Friday, March 15, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Homeschool  STEAM  

The Science of 'Dr. STONE'

Registration Required
Friday, March 15, 2024, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Teen  STEAM  

Movie-Making with Campbell Media Studios: Part One

Registration Required
Monday, March 18, 2024, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  STEAM  Technology  

Tuesday Book Club: 'Code Breaker' by Walter Isaacson

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Book Clubs  STEAM  

Homeschool: Build a Task Machine

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Homeschool  STEAM  

Movie-Making with Campbell Media Studios: Part Two

Registration Required
Monday, March 25, 2024, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  STEAM  Technology  

CCPL Digital Escape Rooms!

Sunday, March 31, 2024, All Day
Digital
Teen  Adult  Family  Games  STEAM  

Solar Eclipse Preparation Party

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, April 4, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Homeschool Hive: Woodworking

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, April 5, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Homeschool  STEAM  

Teen Space Party (Drop-In)

Friday, April 5, 2024, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Teen  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Start a Garden

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family    Health & Fitness      STEAM  

Cold Spring Stargazers Club: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, April 8, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Adult  Family  STEAM  

Eclipse Party

Monday, April 8, 2024, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Homeschool Hangout: Dig for Dinosaurs

Registration Required
Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  STEAM  

Homeschool: Baking Soda Painting

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children    Homeschool      STEAM  

Play, Explore, Build at Highland Hills Park

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All Locations
Children  Family  Book Bus  STEAM  

Minecraft Club

Registration Required
Monday, April 15, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Teen  STEAM  

CCPL Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, April 20, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Family  Games  STEAM  

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  

 


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STEAM Month is returning this March—and so is the reading challenge. Earn one badge for each book read in the STEAM categories. Adults, teens and children can all get in on the fun! There will be one prize given per age group. Register: cc-pl.org/beanstack. ... See MoreSee Less

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STEAM Month is returning this March—and so is the reading challenge. Earn one badge for each book read in the STEAM categories. Adults, teens and children can all get in on the fun! There will be one prize given per age group. Register: cc-pl.org/beanstack.