STEAM @ the Library

Looking for fun and educational STEAM activities you can do at home?

You can find activities incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) created by our library staff. 

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Newsletter & Activity of the Month

Read our STEAM Newsletters for a ton of library recommended STEAM activities, podcasts, programs and more for all ages! PLUS get printable instructions for one very special ORL original Activity of the Month. Each month we’ll take you on a STEAM adventure. There’s something here for everyone!


Newsletter: Fall Fun! [PDF]

Activity: Science - Genie in a Bottle! [PDF]

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Online Events for Fall

Join in for these online programs no matter where you live! Register online to get the Microsoft Teams link information for ALL programs. Please include your email! All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

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Engineering Club for Kids

Introduces a new project each month using common household items. Materials needed will be emailed to participants once they have registered. Presented by Downtown Kelowna Library.

Speedy Balloon Car

Register Online | Tuesday, September 14 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM PT

Magical Density Tower

Register Online | Tuesday, October 5 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM PT 

Artistic Sand Pendulum

Register Online | Tuesday, November 2 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM PT 

Simply Perfect Thermometer

Register Online | Tuesday, December 7 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM PT 


Pro-D Day Fun: Make Music with BeastBox for Kids

Calling all nature-loving DJs! Learn how to create music from animal voices using a cool tool called BeastBox. Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by Downtown Kelowna Library

Register Online | Friday, October 22 | 11:00 to 11:45 AM PT


Coding Club for Kids 

Join our Online Coding Club, a fun and interactive coding program for 8+ year-olds! We learn, create, develop, and play together! Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Library

Online registration coming soon | Thursday, October 28 | 5:30 to 6:30 PM PT

Online registration coming soon | Thursday, November 25 | 5:30 to 6:30 PM PT 


Make It: Designing for 3D Printing in Fusion 360 for Teens

Why buy something when you can make it instead? In these 90 minute sessions, you'll learn how to make 3D Printable designs using the free CAD software Fusion 360. This beginner course will show you how to be as precise as you like, to replace broken plastic parts, or make your own doodads and inventions. Presented by Rutland and Vernon Libraries

Online registration coming soon | Weekly on Wednesdays, November 3 to 17 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM PT



View our STEAM videos on YouTube

Check out the ORL YouTube Channel's STEAM Playlist