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Children's STEM programs @ WCFL

STEM Night @ The Fletcher Branch

STEM Night is a fun and educational program offered by the Children's Department, it is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. These programs are for 8 through 12 year olds. Registration is requested, not required. The program is designed to introduce children to different topics related to the fields or subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Please call (301) 739-3250 x250 to let Miss Ana you are planning on attending.

2017-18 STEM Night Schedule

  • September 6th: Animal Science
  • October 4th: Slime Science
  • November 1st: Fall Science
  • December 6th: Oceanography
  • January 3rd: Physics
  • February 7th: Acids and Bases
  • March 7th: Magnets
  • April 4th: Plant Science
  • May 2nd: Food Science

Kids Discover Science @ The Fletcher Branch

Kids Discover Science is a picture book science workshop held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM. These programs are for 5 through 9 year olds. Registration is required as space is limited. Children are able to explore science concepts through fun and interesting activities.

2017-2018 Kids Discover Science Schedule

  • September 9th:
  • October 14th:
  • November 11th:
  • December 9th:
  • January 13th:
  • February 10th:
  • March 10th:
  • April 14th:
  • May 12th:

A PEEP Into Science @ The Fletcher Branch

A PEEP Into Science offers a free preschool science program based on the acclaimed series PEEP in the Big Wide World, it is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM. These programs are for 3 through 5 year olds and their caregivers. Registration is required as space is limited.

2017-2018 A PEEP Into Science Schedule

  • October 21st:
  • November 18th:
  • January 20th:
  • February 17th:
  • March 17th:
  • May 19th:

3D Printer Exploration @ The Fletcher Branch

Do you want to learn what a 3D Printer is and how it actually works? Want to design your own 3D printed object, and have the library print it for you, for *free*? Children, ages 8 to 12, are invited to attend our 3D Printer Exploration class, where we learn all about one of the library's 3D Printers. Children will also be able to design their own 3D object that will be printed for them afterwards. There is no cost to attend this program. Restrictions will apply to the size and type of object printed. Registration is required as space is limited. Classes are held every other month on a Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.

2017-2018 3D Printer Exploration Schedule

  • September 9: Dice
  • November 11: Ornaments
  • January 13: Buttons
  • March 17: Rings
  • May 19: Boxes with Lids

Children's Coding Club @ The Fletcher Branch

Children's Coding Club is a three day introductory coding class for children. These classes are for 8 through 12 year olds. Registration is required as space is limited. Two levels are offered for the Children's Coding Club - Level 1 and Level 2 and Beyond. Children must complete all three weeks of a Level 1 class before being allowed to take Level 2 and Beyond. The class meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

2017-2018 Children's Coding Club Schedule

  • October 10, 11, 12: Level 1
  • November 7, 8, 9: Level 2 and Beyond
  • January 9, 10, 11: Level 1
  • February 13, 14, 15: Level 2 and Beyond
  • April 10, 11, 12: Level 1
  • May 8, 9, 10: Level 2 and Beyond

Tinkering with Technology @ The Fletcher Branch

Tinkering with Technology is a technology related program for children held in September, December, and March. These programs are for ages 8 to 12. Registration is required as space is limited. Each Tinkering with Technology program will be focused on learning and using a different type of technology.

2017-2018 Tinkering with Technology Schedule

  • September 13: Circuits
  • December 13: Virtual Reality
  • March 14: Robotics 

LEGOs @ the Library @ The Fletcher Branch

LEGOs @ the Library is a free LEGO building program held on the 3rd Friday of each month at 3:30 PM. This program is for all ages. No registration is required. Each month we will have a new theme that children are encouraged to build.

2017-2018 LEGOs @ the Library Schedule

  • August 18th: Futuristic Design
  • September 15th: Superheroes
  • October 20th: Trains
  • November 17th: Wild West
  • December 15th: Dragons
  • January 19th: Zoo Animals
  • February 16th: Castles
  • March 16th: Your Name
  • April 20th: Pets
  • May 18th: Towns
  • June 15th: Musical Instruments
  • July 20th: Create a Band
  • August 17th: Build a Music Store