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!

April

Newsletter: Can you be Fooled? [PDF]

Activity: Science - Gorgeous Geodes [PDF]

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Online Events for Spring

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

Coding Club

Online Registration Coming Soon | Thursdays | 5:30 to 6:30 PM PDT | Ages 8 to 12+

Online Coding Club is a fun and interactive coding program for young coders. We learn, create, develop and play together!

 

Intro to Coding Club: First-Timers

Online Registration Coming Soon | Thursdays | 5:00 to 5:30 PM PDT | Ages 8 to 12+

First time to Coding Club? Don't worry! Intro to Coding Club is here for you. We will show the development platforms and familiarize you with the coding tools, so you will be excited, prepared and confident!

 

Engineering Club

Register online for Gusty Anemometers | Tuesday, April 6 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM PDT

Register online for Tasty Butterfly Feeders | Tuesday, May 4 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM PDT

Register online for Bubbly Lava Lamps | Tuesday, June 1 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM PDT

Designed for ages 7-12. The Virtual Engineering Club will introduce a new project each month using common household items. Supply list provided with online registration.

 

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TinkerCAD Contest Winners

This Season's Challenge: Make something… to ORGANIZE IT!

Here are the winners of our TinkerCAD Challenge

Congratulations to Jakob and Cole, the latest winners of our TinkerCAD “Organize It!” Design challenge.  

TinkerCad model of a Ninja Pencil Holder

Hiya! Jakob designed a Ninja Pencil Holder that will not only keep his pencils organized they have their own defender.  

 

TinkerCad model of an Desk Caddy inspired by an Xwing

Cole also wanted to tidy his desk and designed a desk caddy that is out of this world! Taking inspiration from Star Wars his design will keep small objects tidy all the while showing allegiance to the Rebel Alliance.    

We would also like to recognize all others who entered their designs in the contest – we celebrated each that came in and hope to see more from you in the future!

 

View our STEAM videos on YouTube

Check out the ORL YouTube Channel's STEAM Playlist

 

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