Second Annual STEAM Fair

Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Bring the whole family to the library for our Second Annual S.T.E.A.M. Fair! Visit and interact with exhibits showcasing the many different faces of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and learn about their real life uses. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter with #GEPLSTEAM. Check out all the STEAM Programming happening at the library.

S.T.E.A.M. Exhibitors

Exhibitor Time Location Description
The Saint Mary Affiliates of the American Chemical Society 10:30 AM
12:30 PM
2:30 PM
Meeting Room Catch Chemical Reaction: A Chemistry Magic Show, an explosive presentation of chemistry’s potential, at one of three schedules performances.

SciTech Hands on Museum
2nd Floor Engineer flying designs with the materials provided! Test the designs in a vertical wind tunnel built based on a NASA inspired design.
Workshop 88 2nd Floor
Glen Crest Middle School
Art Department
The Lounge Learn about 3D Printing and the various ways it can be used in art class. Student made examples of toy prototypes, jewelry, architecture, and character designs will be on display. Watch a video of the journey on an iPad.
Burpee Museum of Natural History 2nd Floor Learn why Illinois does not have dinosaur bones, but instead has “Monsters of the Midwest.” Look at real and cast fossils of mammoth and mastodon teeth from the Quaternary of Illinois as well as casts of Jane’s (11 year old T-Rex) and Homer’s (juvenile Triceratops) bones.
Curtain Up Storytime Room Engage in improvisation, pantomime, and theater games. Be creative and innovative with “Capturing Imaginations – Inspiring Innovations”.
ChiBot 2nd Floor Interact with small to medium sized robots and robotic displays.
College of DuPage
Department of Physics
2nd Floor Explore and observe the fascinating relationship between electricity and magnetism.
SCARCE 2nd Floor Feel how much work it takes to power different types of light bulbs with the Energy Bike and interact with the Watershed Model to see what happens to pollutants once it rains.
Custom Tank Drums Youth Study Room
Northern Illinois University
SMARTspace
Teen Room Explore the science behind science fiction book Carnivores. See and touch skulls and pelts of real carnivores and herbivores. Create your own animal masks and have your picture taken at the green screen photo booth. Play an interactive computer game based on the STEM concepts of “Carnivores” and watch video interviews with experts.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Tween Space Observe, create, reflect, think, and problem-solve while building and designing Froebel blocks. Challenge your design skills with 3-dimensional pentominoes.
Lizzadro Museum
Of Lapidary Art
2nd Floor Play Mineral Match, a game requiring participants to guess the rock or mineral that makes up every day items, and touch assorted rocks, minerals and fossils.
Elgin Paranormal Investigators 2nd Floor Learn about the scientific equipment used in the field of Paranormal Studies and see the types of evidence captured using the equipment.

Winter S.T.E.A.M. Programs

Meet the Artist: Larry Golla
Sunday, February 8 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Stop by the library for a reception honoring artist Larry Golla, whose pieces are on display at the library for the month of February. Golla’s art is expressed in nature, landscapes, people, and objects. His preferred media is pastel, although he also enjoys many other media including photography.
STEAM Event: MARTH = Math + Art
Wednesday, February 11 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Learn that Math + Art = FUN at MARTH! Create fun art projects focusing on math concepts. Grab a parent or guardian and come have fun with math and art. Grades K through 5.
3rd Annual Glen Crest Fine Arts Night
Thursday, February 12 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us in celebrating the various talents of Glen Crest Middle School students! The Glen Crest Fine Arts Night showcases the various talents of students in visual art, music, home arts, band, orchestra, and chorus.
3D Printing Open Lab
Tuesday, February 17 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Learn all about a 3D Printer and how to use it at this open lab. Make your own project, such as toys, models, name plates and even experimental designs! For all ages.