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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Adults Getting STEAM'ed Over New Series

A fun new program is headed your way at the Main Library (202 Cedar St.).  STEAM'ed is a brand-new series of interactive programming just for adults that will combine local guest speakers with fun and hands-on activities to engage in.  We're calling this series STEAM'ed as the program will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math,and our first program is headed your way on Thursday, August 2 at 6:30PM.  But we'll get to that in just a bit.

The STEAM concepts were first popularized in schools and aimed as a way to spark an interest in students on these topics; however, adults can benefit from them as well.  The first part of each program will be a 20-30 minute presentation on a specific STEAM topic, then will be followed by a hands-on activity.  With many library programs focused on youth, we wanted to provide a chance for adults to learn something new in an engaging atmosphere that is geared for the age 18 and up crowd.  The sciences, math, and the arts are all around us and this program will help us see and interact with them in a new light.

Our first session will be hosted on Thursday, August 2 at 6:30PM and titled "Dark Side of the Moon" where we will welcome in Dr. Wayne Keith, professor in the Department of Physics at McMurry University.  Come learn about the moon, its phases, how to navigate by it, and then we'll get hands-on experience learning about the moon's orbit.  We might even play some moon themed songs.

This will be a free and new monthly series for adults to get involved in at the Main Library.  For additional information, feel free to contact staff at 325-676-6025.  We hope to see you out!

Post Contributed by Amy Watterman, Information Services Librarian

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