Tagged STEM

#GetNerdyPHL at the Philadelphia Science Festival!

In Philadelphia, April means the Philadelphia Science Festival ! The week-long festival, hosted by the Franklin Institute, includes hundreds of free and low-cost programs across the city for children, families, and adults. The Free…

Make and Learn at your Neighborhood Library on National STEM Day !

Today is National STEM Day , a day that is meant to inspire young people to explore and pursue interests in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LEAP , the Free Library of Philadelphia’s city-wide…

Storytime and Block Play

Stories and songs followed by playtime with our wooden blocks.  Recommended for ages 2 to 6, accompanied by an adult; siblings are always welcome.  Imagine, build, and create!   Groups must call the children's…

Storytime and Block Play

Stories and songs followed by playtime with our wooden blocks.  Recommended for ages 2 to 6, accompanied by an adult; siblings are always welcome.  Imagine, build, and create!   Groups must call the children's…

STEAM Wednesdays

Art projects, science experiments, and other fun activities. Groups, please call to make a separate appointment.

Stenton Star Gazing

We'll meet at the library and then walk over to the  Stenton House , where we'll be met by Derek Pitts , Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute!  Together we will view stars and planets through a high powered…

Stenton Star Gazers Astronomy Club

Do you want to learn more about the stars, space and other worlds? Join us for fun activities that will help us understand what's up there. We'll be creating origami constellations and play dough planets, exploring with…

STEAM Wednesdays

Art projects, science experiments, and other fun activities. Groups, please call to make a separate appointment.

Builder Kids

Building fun for children ages infant to 12! Foam blocks, wooden blocks, LEGO, Magna Tiles, and Keva Planks!

Stenton Star Gazers Astronomy Club

Do you want to learn more about the stars, space and other worlds? Join us for fun activities that will help us understand what's up there. We'll be creating origami constellations and play dough planets, exploring with…

Slime, Stress Balls, and other Squishy DIYs

Kids age 12 & under are invited to make fun sensory DIYs, including slime, stress balls, oobleck, and more! Young makers will take home their tactile creations to extend creative playtime. Children ages 6 & under must be…

Storytime and Block Play

Stories and songs followed by playtime with our wooden blocks.  Recommended for ages 2 to 6, accompanied by an adult; siblings are always welcome.  Imagine, build, and create!   Groups must call the children's…

STEM Wednesdays

Discover the scientist and inventor in you and explore the world of robots, mazes, building challenges, science experiments and so much more!

Reading and Crafting

Inspired by our favorite books and popular Maker projects, participants will learn new skills and flex their creativity using a variety of materials. Suitable for ages 9 and up, unless accompanied by a caregiver.   Scheduled…

Wonder Kit Wednesdays

Explore our treasure bags of STEM activities.  For school-aged scientists.

Exploring Bots

Robots are invading the library! Watch Hugo with us, and then let's talk about robots - past, present.... and future.  After that, we'll make our very own working robots and automatons!  This two-hour program is…

STEAM Wednesdays

Art projects, science experiments, and other fun activities. Groups, please call to make a separate appointment.

Building Challenges

Put your skills to the test with different building materials and challenges each week. How tall can you build a tower? How many blocks can you balance on top of one tiny cup? What’s the strangest Lego creation you can imagine?…

Construction Junction

Children can use their imagination to construct amazing things out of LEGO, blocks, and more. Bring your ideas and creativity to this fun building program.

Builder Kids

Building fun for children ages infant to 12! Foam blocks, wooden blocks, LEGO, Magna Tiles, and Keva Planks!

Stenton Star Gazers Astronomy Club

Do you want to learn more about the stars, space and other worlds? Join us for fun activities that will help us understand what's up there. We'll be creating origami constellations and play dough planets, exploring with…

Slime, Stress Balls, and other Squishy DIYs

Kids age 12 & under are invited to make fun sensory DIYs, including slime, stress balls, oobleck, and more! Young makers will take home their tactile creations to extend creative playtime. Children ages 6 & under must be…

STEM - Technology

Suggested books for students in the field of technology.

STEM - Science

Suggested books for students in the field of science.

STEM - Math

Suggested books for students in the field of math.

STEM - Engineering

Suggested books for students in the field of engineering.

STEM

An acronym referring to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields of study. The term was created for schools from kindergarten through college to improve competitiveness in learning and workforce development. "Science"…