Library participates in Maryland STEM Festival
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 email@example.com.
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.
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