Tag: STEM

List of Makers Announced for April 8 Maker Fest

The Quarryville Library’s upcoming Maker Fest is fast approaching, and we’ve had a great response to our call for makers.

The makers will be demonstrating their art, craft, or talent, and hands-on teaching and learning is available for those tasks that are safe. Our list of makers includes the following:

  • Lancaster Spinners & Weavers Guild: spinning, weaving, knitting and/or crocheting – hands-on
  • Bloodstone Forge – blacksmithing
  • Make717, with either a 3D Printer or Soldering
  • Photogrammetry by Dennis Brooks – photographing an item, rendering it in a computer, and 3D printing.
  • Melted Crafts by Keri Scheid
  • Copper Crafts by Dan Raugh
  • Knitting with Peg Raugh – hands-on
  • Artist Trading Cards with Mary Ferris – hands-on
  • Building a Computer with Scott Kennedy – hands-on
  • Painting with Melody Capps – hands-on
  • Quilling with Jolene Burkholder – hands-on
  • German Stars & Bells with Karen Iesley – hands-on
  • Wood Carving with Terry Keemer
  • Quilting with Darlene Keemer – hands-on
  • Caricature Drawing with Charles Ploppert

Also available will be a selection of hands-on STEM kits, including Ozobots, Legos, Keva Planks, and more!

April 8th from 11 am – 3 pm

NEW Kits Teach Kids about STEM

stack_of_STEM_kitsQuarryville Library would like to announce a new collection: STEM kits for children ages 4-11.

STEM is an acronym for Science-Technology-Engineering-Math, and the kits are designed to help children learn basic principles in these areas.

This new collection is composed of eleven separate kits, each with a theme. The themes vary: three kits are based on fairy tales, another three are based on folk tales, and several more are more straight-forward, science themes, like motion, buoyancy, and magnets. We’re hoping that these kits will be especially useful to our local homeschooling families.

Here is a list of the kits and their topics.

The new kits can be found with the parenting and education collection, in the children’s area of the library.

Please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 with questions.

 

NEW Maker Passes Available

Make717 logoThe Library System of Lancaster County and Make717, a maker-space in the city, have joined forces to create a new STEM Maker Pass Program for all the member libraries. With these passes, library patrons can access the space and make use of the equipment and software available.

More information about this program can be found on the Make717 website and on the Library System of Lancaster County press release.

Contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 with any additional questions.