Li­brary par­tic­i­pates in Mary­land STEM Fes­ti­val

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STEVENSVILLE — Queen Anne’s County Li­brar y is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the sec­ond an­nual Mary­land STEM Fes­ti­val with five events over the course of the fes­ti­val, which runs from Nov. 4-13 and pro­vides in­spi­ra­tional, ed­u­ca­tional, and ac­ces­si­ble pro­gram­ming in Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, Engi­neer­ing, and Math­e­mat­ics (STEM) through­out Mar yland.

Dur­ing the STEM Movie on Satur­day, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Kent Is­land Branch, a 3-D printer will be demon­strated dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion. Fam­i­lies can bring blan­kets, snacks and stuffed an­i­mals to watch the film, which is rated PG and has a run­time of 102 min­utes. View more movie de­tails at calendar.qa­cli­brary.org.

On Mon­day, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at the Kent Is­land Branch, “What’s the Mat­ter with Snow and Sand” will use sci­en­tific terms like su­per-ab­sorbent poly­mer and hy­dropho­bic com­pound while stu­dents en­gage in hands-on learn­ing with in­stant snow and ki­netic sand. This date is a half-day for QACPS ele­men­tary schools. The pro­gram is rec­om­mended for ages 5 to 8.

The Cen­tre­ville Branch hosts Preschool Sci­ence, hands-on learn­ing about a sci­ence topic for ages 2-5, on Tues­day, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m.

All ages can join NASA God­dard Space Flight Cen­ter for STEM@NASA God­dard: Li­brary Edi­tion – He­lio­physics on Thurs­day, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Kent Is­land Branch. NASA he­lio­physics ex­perts will be broad­cast live through the li­brary meet­ing room’s new au­dio­vi­sual equip­ment. Don’t miss this op­por­tu­nity to learn about the in­cred­i­ble work NASA does and the up­com­ing 2017 To­tal So­lar Eclipse! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to pose ques­tions to a NASA ex­pert via email and Twit­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to in­ter­act with NASA ex­perts, please con­tact Jor­dan Sny­der at jor­dan.a.sny­der@nasa.gov.

Lo­cal fes­ti­val ac­tiv­i­ties con­clude on Satur- day, Nov. 12, with the 24 Game Math Club at 2:30 p.m. at the Kent Is­land Branch. Stu­dents in grades 3-7 will use ad­di­tion, sub­trac­tion, mul­ti­pli­ca­tion and divi­sion skills to solve math puzzles us­ing decks of cards from the 24 Game.

Through a week of col­lab­o­ra­tive, in­ter­ac­tive, and dy­namic events and ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the state, the Fes­ti­val dis­plays Mary­land’s STEM suc­cess and fur­ther con­nects the cur­rent and fu­ture lead­ers in STEM.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the fes­ti­val and ad­di­tional events around the state, visit www. mary­land­stem­fes­ti­val.org.

All li­brary pro­grams are free of charge. The li­brary’s com­plete calendar of events can be viewed at www.qa­cli­brary.org.

The Kent Is­land Branch is lo­cated at 200 Li­brary Cir­cle in Stevensville. The Cen­tre­ville Branch is lo­cated at 121 S. Com­merce Street in Cen­tre­ville.

Comptroller Peter Fran­chot rec­og­nizes main­te­nance work­ers and cus­to­di­ans at Gra­sonville Ele­men­tary.

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