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Saturday, April 21 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
But We Aren’t Scientists! Get Your Hands on STEAM Programs for Kids and Teens

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Have you wanted to offer STEAM programs at your library and don’t know where to start? Or think you don’t have the skills or budget for it? Learn about what kinds of science, technology, engineering, and math (and some art) programs the Beaverton City Library staff offers for kids and teens. Our programs include STEM Storytime, Messy Art, Kid Engineers, Messy Science, and more! After the brief presentation, you will have time to explore different activities and play with toys that you might consider offering at your library.

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Sandra Carson-FitzGerald

Children’s Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Sandy started her library career at Madison Public Library in Madison, Wisconsin. Sandy got her MLS from Emporia State University and has been working at Beaverton City Library for 20 years. She loves books, children, and matching books with children.
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Ian Duncanson

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Ian has been at the Beaverton City Library for 10 years. He loves teen fiction, recommending books and anticipating the Printz winner every year.

Jessica Miele

Youth Services Reference Assistant, Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls
Jessica Miele is a native of upstate New York and has lived in Portland, Oregon, since 2011. She received her Master of Library Science at Simmons College. She is passionate about all things related to books and learning, and she believes in 398.2.
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MacKenzie Ross

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls
I’ve worked with rural and urban libraries in Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Oregon since 2010. I light up when kids, teens, and their adults ask me what books they should read next, and I love offering kids and teens opportunities to tinker with new tech toys and engineering chall... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm PDT
Bloch Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA