Tagged STEM

Celebrate All Things Science at Your Neighborhood Library During the Philadelphia Science Festival!

Philadelphia’s Science Festival is back for a week of all things science. The week-long festival is hosted by the Franklin Institute and offers hundreds of free and low-cost programs across the city for all ages. The Free Library…

Project Build Brings Libraries and Engineers Together for Children's STEM Programming

Through the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute , Overbrook Park Library has been granted the Project Build program. Project Build brings libraries and engineers from the Philadelphia Chapter of the…

4 Ways to Jump into Fall Learning with the Free Library!

We’ve been busy making friends and creating fun ways to learn together this Fall! Share stories, enjoy family time, and build memories with these 4 reading, writing, and technology events: We’re excited to announce our first…

#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…

Block Play Party

Preschool children, along with an adult caregiver, are invited to play and learn with wooden blocks.  Imagine, build, and create!   Daycares and other groups should call ahead to schedule a seperate visit.

STEAM Wednesdays

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

Block Play Party

Preschool children, along with an adult caregiver, are invited to play and learn with wooden blocks.  Imagine, build, and create!   Daycares and other groups should call ahead to schedule a seperate visit.

Build it Club!

Join us on Thursdays for LEGOs, Magnatiles, K'Nex and other STEM building toys for Free Play with kids of all ages.  We also have pre-Duplo, Duplo and big kid LEGOs, for kids at all stages and capabilities.  There is an…

Sea Star Gazing with Adventure Aquarium

Join us for a special program presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium. This interactive program for children features live animals and fun with science.

Slimy, Squishy, Sensory Fun

Kids age 11 & under are invited to make fun sensory DIYs, from slippery slime to edible orbeez! Young makers will take home their tactile creations to extend creative playtime. 

Storytime and Block Play

Hear a new story and play with our wooden block collection. Recommended for ages 2 to 6, accompanied by an adult; siblings are always welcome.  Imagine, build, and create!   Groups must call the children's…

Astronomy Club

Do you want to learn more about the stars, space and other worlds? Explore what's up in the night sky with us.   This program is for school-aged star-gazers From 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

STEAM Wednesdays

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

Construction Junction

LEGOS, Blocks, and Stones - oh my! Children can use their imagination to construct amazing things. Bring your ideas and creativity to this fun building program.

The Build It Challenge!

We challenge you: what can you build with what we’ve got! Legos, lincoln logs, magnatiles and silly straws...can you do the Build It challenge? For kids ages 11 and under.

STEM Tuesdays

Join us for a different STEM activity each week.  From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Maker Monday

We will have an exciting weekly STEAM-based activity.  Best for ages 5 and up.  

Build it Club!

Join us on Thursdays for LEGOs, Magnatiles, K'Nex and other STEM building toys for Free Play with kids of all ages.  We also have pre-Duplo, Duplo and big kid LEGOs, for kids at all stages and capabilities.  There is an…

Slimy, Squishy, Sensory Fun

Kids age 11 & under are invited to make fun sensory DIYs, from slippery slime to edible orbeez! Young makers will take home their tactile creations to extend creative playtime. 

Mad Scientists Club

Complete science experiments while having fun.  We may make a mess while exploring science concepts, so don't dress to impress.  For ages 6-12. ***Groups cannot be accommodated***

Storytime and Block Play

Hear a new story and play with our wooden block collection. Recommended for ages 2 to 6, accompanied by an adult; siblings are always welcome.  Imagine, build, and create!   Groups must call the children's…

Astronomy Club

Do you want to learn more about the stars, space and other worlds? Explore what's up in the night sky with us.   This program is for school-aged star-gazers From 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

STEAM Wednesdays

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

Construction Junction

LEGOS, Blocks, and Stones - oh my! Children can use their imagination to construct amazing things. Bring your ideas and creativity to this fun building program.

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"…