Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for STEAM Month each October - a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
Library locations are proud to host events for children, teens and adults, like 3D printing, rookie science, coding, home brewing 101, Bloxels, fossil digging and much more. These events spark interest and excitement in STEAM fields that last all year.
STEAM goes digital
Can’t make it to a library location to enjoy one of these great programs? We’ve got you covered.
The Digital Branch is an extension of the Library that educates, informs and inspires – and offers some great videos to enjoy STEAM in your own home or on the go!
Want to make raisins dance? Join Ms. Rene to see how to do it and why it works! What other household objects can you do this experiment with? Check it out.
In this episode of Rookie Science, we use polymers to make slime. Who doesn’t love slime? Check it out.
Perform this experiment to see what happens when milk mixes with dish detergent. What happens if you use a different liquid, like water? Check it out.
Working on a science project? Need help with a STEAM-related school assignment? Check out these great online resources – all free with your library card or ONE Access account.
Below are just a few to get you started; find all of the Library’s resources on cmlibrary.org.
- Agriculture and Environmental Science Collection (ProQuest)
- Arts and Humanities Database (ProQuest)
- Biology Database (ProQuest)
- Films on Demand Video Collection
- PebbleGo Science
- PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science
- PowerKnowledge Life Science
- PowerKnowledge Physical Science
- Science Database (ProQuest)
- Science in Context
Stock up on STEAM books
Are you ready to dive in to even more science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics? Check out this book list for recommended reading from the Library.
STEAM Month programs
Join us for Art Club! We provide some supplies and your provide the creativity. This program promotes creativity, imagination and story building.
Afterschool tutoring for Middle and High School students. To provide the space and support for students to learn accountability and teamwork in the context of education.
Culture Blocks embraces and celebrates the cultural life and desires of residents, connects communities to arts and culture activities that speak to their interests and seeks to break down barriers to participation with cultural organizations.
Experiment and explore new technologies. This session we'll be working with the Carvey 3D cutting machine.
Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Test your skills in 1-on-1 or group chess games. All skill levels welcome, but need to know how to play chess.
The makerspace is open to ages 12 and up. A 3D printer, vinyl cutter, and a wood carver are available for use.