Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for our inaugural STEAM Month, 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
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
Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.
The Kindness Rock Project is a nation-wide community service project with the motto: "One message at just the right movement can change someone's entire day, outlook, life." Participants will paint river rocks with positive messages and images to leave at the library for someone else to find, or
Learn about computer science and the basics of coding with Blockly.