We are kicking off April with all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) including free events, programs, and online resources for children of all ages. We know that the exploration of science & technology encourages and inspires a love of learning that leads to future careers in STEAM professions. So be sure to check out our upcoming events and use your library card to access our online STEAM learning resources that are available 24/7! En Español
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Happy STEAM Month and we look forward to seeing you at your nearest library branch!
Science Is Everywhere Day on April 30!
In celebration of this year's Las Vegas Science Festival, many of our branches are participating in Science is Everywhere Day!
Join us on Sunday, April 30, and be sure to check out some of the great programs happening at a library near you:
Optical Illusion Science for Families
Rainbow Library from 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Hands-on Learning in the Makerspace
Mesquite Library from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Whitney Library from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Science & Beyond - Cubelets
East Las Vegas Library from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Little Bits & Mini-Circuits
Sahara West Library from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Up and Atom
West Las Vegas Library from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
More STEAM Events Happening All Month Long:
Technology Petting Zoo
Kids and preschoolers, come and explore some of our library’s tech tools and gadgets. Enjoy a Minecraft world with your friends, test out some Virtual Reality equipment, and more!
Rainbow Library on April 4 at 4 p.m.
Battle of the Bots
Not heavy enough to be a sumo wrestler? Why not build one instead? Jump in the ring and refine your fighting strategy in our Battle of the Bots class! Explore many different facets of programming and robotics as we develop our code, add some flair, and go through practice rounds. For ages 9-14.
East Las Vegas Library every Wednesday in April at 4 p.m.
Drop in and learn some coding basics by tinkering with a variety of technology while creating and coding robots! Featured tech may include littleBits, Ozobots, Code and Go Mouse, LEGO WeDo, Dash, and more. For ages 6-12.
Whitney Library on April 8 at 3 p.m.
STEAM Wednesday: Butter Slime
It's Slime Time! Join us as we make Butter Slime, which uses soft clay to give it an extra smooth texture. This program is intended for ages 7 and up.
Clark County Library on April 12 at 4 p.m.
Teens, we have a challenge for you! Grab your friends and see if your team can engineer a tower without ever using your hands. Winners claim a prize and bragging rights. For ages 12 to 17. Space is limited. Please pick up your free ticket at the Sunrise Youth Services Desk.
Sunrise Library on April 18 at 2 p.m.
STEAM of the Week
Join us for STEAM Month in Goodsprings! Each week, we will have a new challenge.
April 6, Magnet Mania; April 13, Marble Run; April 20, littleBit Flashlights.
Goodsprings Library Thursdays in April at 3:30 p.m.
STEAM Activities for Kids
Participate each week in a fun, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math activity! Geared towards school-age children K-5.
Mesquite Library on April 27 at 4 p.m.
Early World of Learning: Preschoolers
The premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts in early childhood education, Early Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum, public library programming, or learning at home.
ScienceFlix: Grades K-6
Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 8,000 science-related assets, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, and interactive features.
Socrates: Grades K-8
A fun and educational eLearning platform that creates dynamically-adjusting learning paths for each child. This learning tool performs like a video game, with prizes and incentives, as it sharpens math, English language arts, and science skills.
Interactive Science: Grades 6-12
Users can manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing students to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math books from the library will help you celebrate STEAM month.
Read the following picture books about women who changed the world through science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.
Why should kids have all the fun? Check out these books all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math!