TEAM-POWERED SATURDAY encourages children to take a greater interest in exploring the many fields of study associated with STEAM education
TEAM-POWERED SATURDAY encourages children to take a greater interest in exploring the many fields of study associated with STEAM education

Day-Long Series of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Activities Scheduled to Stimulate Interests of School-Age Kids

Continuing its commitment to nurture learning, Chicago Public Library presents STEAM-POWERED SATURDAY, a day-long series of events and activities introducing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) disciplines to children age 3 to 11 and their families. The free program takes place on Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. A variety of activities will be held in the Grand Lobby (1st floor), Thomas Hughes Children’s Library (2nd floor), Winter Garden and South Hall (9th floor). For more information, please visit, or call (312) 747-4780.

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Public Library Foundation and Science Connections, S

. Through a series of the hands-on activities including an egg drop challenge, hands-on robotics, a giant math game, mini air cannons, balloon rockets, interactions with professionals working in science related fields, and more, children and families will discover how science and technology are part of our everyday lives.

Moreover, there also will be a very special Sky Dome Planetarium featuring an indoor, inflatable planetarium where kids can learn about stars and the skies above us. Please note the Sky Dome Planetarium presentation takes place four times during the day and tickets are required for attendance. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served bases in the 9th floor Winter Garden. Children must be 6 years or older to view the Sky Dome Planetarium. Additional activities include STEAM-Powered story times, table-top activities, and musical performances by ScribbleMonster.

Since 1873, the Chicago Public Library (CPL) has encouraged lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cutting-edge technology. Through its 80 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults. CPL received the Social Innovator Award from Chicago Innovation Awards; won a National Medal for Library Services from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and was ranked number one in the U.S. and third in the world by an international study of major urban libraries conducted by the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf in Germany. For more information, please call (312) 747-4050 or visit

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