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STEAM

Explore the world through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics at your library.

STEAM Events

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Skeletons Museum of Osteology -...

Location: Blanchard

Date: July 17, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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STEAM Kids 8-12: Carnival!

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 17, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm

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Fun for Kids with the Mabee...

Location: Shawnee

Date: July 17, 2024

Time: 2:30 pm

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Creativity Unleashed: Sewing for...

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 17, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm

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Creativity Unleashed: Creative...

Location: Moore

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

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Creativity Unleashed: Painting...

Location: Moore

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm

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STEAM Kids 8-12: Carnival!

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm

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Design. Innovate. Discover:...

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

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Learn It! Screen-printing for Teens

Location: Moore

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

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Build It! Engineering Design...

Location: Shawnee

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 2:30 pm

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Creativity Unleashed: Sewing for...

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm

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Creativity Unleashed: Intro to...

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm

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Learn It! 3D Design Your Own...

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 18, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm

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Creativity Unleashed: Collages

Location: Moore

Date: July 19, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Creativity Unleashed: Friday...

Location: Norman East

Date: July 19, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm

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Design. Innovate. Discover:...

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 19, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm

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Learn It! Screen-printing for...

Location: Moore

Date: July 19, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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Creativity Unleashed (ages 8-11):

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: July 20, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Creativity Unleashed: Family Art

Location: Moore

Date: July 20, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

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Extreme Animals

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 22, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

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Build It! (5-7)

Location: Moore

Date: July 22, 2024

Time: 4:30 pm

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Build It! (8-11)

Location: Moore

Date: July 22, 2024

Time: 4:30 pm

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Learn It! Video Games for...

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: July 22, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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Design. Innovate. Discover:...

Location: Library Lab

Date: July 23, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

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Harry Potter Escape Room

Location: McLoud

Date: July 23, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

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Creativity Unleashed: Ink and Draw

Location: Blanchard

Date: July 23, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm

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Animal CSI: Stories Uncovered

Location: Purcell

Date: July 23, 2024

Time: 3:30 pm

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Extreme Animals

Location: Southwest OKC

Date: July 23, 2024

Time: 4:30 pm

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Let’s Get Gardening: Tasty Herbs...

Location: Shawnee

Date: July 23, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm

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Creativity Unleashed:...

Location: McLoud

Date: July 23, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm

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STEAM education cultivates our ability to think critically and creatively solve problems through a combination of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM careers are expected to grow at more than double the rate of all other occupations by 2029. Furthermore, STEM workers earn up to 25% more than those outside of the STEM field. In Oklahoma in particular, there’s a substantial deficit in the number of skilled workers and the increasing number of STEM career opportunities. This reveals a critical need to align the talent pipeline and close the skills gap in our communities. The addition of the A to the traditional STEM acronym emphasizes the important role that the arts play in supporting design thinking approaches through creativity and innovation.

Recognizing the library as a safe space for growth and exploration, Pioneer Library System invests in the development of skills and passions through providing hands-on learning experiences with STEAM concepts and technologies. Through equitable access to quality tools and resources, PLS strives to strengthen our community's capacity to solve real-world problems through connected learning experiences that help build the computational thinking and digital literacy skills needed to succeed in the modern school and workforce environment. By offering a safe space to learn and grow with others, PLS also supports the social emotional learning of individuals, helping build the resiliency and communication skills required to effectively collaborate with others.

 

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