Spend Your Spring Break in the STEAM Zone with Miami‑Dade Public Library System
– Children and Teens create and explore through five interactive workshops –
(Miami, FL – February 25, 2015) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is pleased to announce five interactive STEAM workshops designed to give children and teens the power to create, learn and share during spring break week. During this Storytelling Miami event, children, ages 8‑12 and teens, ages 13‑17, who wish to try their hand at coding, robotics, engineering, video‑making or journaling are asked to visit one of the branches hosting the events or visit the library’s website to download the registration form. The five spring break STEAM Zone topics will be:
Coding and Robotics
Children, ages 8‑12 will enjoy an in‑depth afternoon of programming and building robots.
Children, ages 8‑12 will learn how to tackle modern problems by spending a day in the life of a mechanical engineer.
Bookmaking and Journaling
Children, ages 8‑12 will create their own book and fill it with their thoughts and stories.
Robotics with Lego Mindstorms
Teens, ages 13‑17 will enjoy an in‑depth afternoon of programming and building robots.
Let’s Make a Video
Teens, ages 13‑17 will enjoy a video production workshop and learn some film‑making and editing skills.
All workshops will take place from 1 ‑ 5 p.m.
Participants are asked to please complete the registration form and return it to the branch hosting their desired STEAM Zone workshop.
STEAM Zone workshops are made possible by the generous support of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, James L. Knight Foundation, City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, the City of Coral Gables and Ultimate Software.
About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System
The Miami‑Dade Public Library System, a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and several National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share and create. MDPLS strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, programs, and art and culture so they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, Technobus, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the Library proudly serves more than seven million annual visitors. Serving the community for more than 40 years, MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.
Miami-Dade County provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of a disability. If you need an accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or material in an alternate format, contact the branch manager at least seven business days in advance. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
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