STEAM

Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) services department offers technological and artistic resources to encourage creative thinking, innovation, exploration, creation, and problem solving. Check us out for access to 3D printing, digital design software, arts and crafts supplies, robotics, coding, photography, and more! We provide an open, welcoming space to gather, collaborate, and learn from library staff and from each other.

Upcoming events

Website Basics

Friday, April 09, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

Learn the basics of coding by creating your own website from scratch! No prior coding experience needed. Join DCo Library's own Daniel Davis, Technology Support Analyst, for this helpful program. Every experience level welcome!

Daniel Davis

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Adult

Registration required

Previous events

Meet the Artist: Volkan Alkanoglu

Monday, April 05, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Virtual Events

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Volkan Alkanoglu is a designer based in Portland, Oregon. His work is focused on the pursuit of novel form through spatial, material, and technological explorations.

Recent work has been permanently installed in several institutions within the United States, including Clemson University, Boston - Clippership Wharf, University of Maryland in Baltimore, Yeshiva Museum in New York, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, University of Oregon in Eugene, Salt Lake Community College, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Washington Metropolitan Police Training Facility, Fort Lewis College in Durango and the University of Colorado in Denver.

As an educator, Volkan Alkanoglu previously served as the Director for Graduate Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, design faculty at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, and lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Cambridge.

Volkan Alkanoglu is a LEED Accredited Professional in the U.S. and is currently commissioned on a range of projects in California, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, and Texas.

Ages: Adult

3D Modeling Tutorial - (for families)

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Virtual Events

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create and edit your own 3D models? Join Gracey from the STEAM department at Durham County Library for a live tutorial on creating and editing your very own 3D model (see details below about accessing TinkerCAD). Participants can even submit a model through this link (http://durhamcountylibrary.org/libraryfest/photo-contests/) for our staff to digitally design and 3D print for all to see!

If you want to participate and make your own 3D model along with Gracey, sign up for a free account with TinkerCAD through this link: https://www.tinkercad.com/join and select "Create a personal account".

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Ages: Intergenerational

Art and the Environment with the U.S. EPA - (for 1st – 6th graders)

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Virtual Events

Artists have been using nature as inspiration for their artwork for thousands of years! Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during Library Fest for a fun, relaxing, and creativity-filled 45-minute session about landscape artists from the past and present and why artists love to use the environment in their artwork. Participants will get the chance to create their own environmental artwork while they take a few moments out of their day to relax, breathe, and reconnect with nature. Intended for 1st--6th graders to enjoy. Attendees should bring their own paper and art supplies.

Ages: Elementary School

Website Basics

Friday, April 09, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Virtual Events

Learn the basics of coding by creating your own website from scratch! No prior coding experience needed. Join DCo Library's own Daniel Davis, Technology Support Analyst, for this helpful program. Every experience level welcome!

Daniel Davis

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Adult

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Thursday, April 01, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm

East Regional Library (East Meeting Room - Full Room)

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Ages: Kindergarten

let's meet online

Saturday, April 03, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Virtual

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another test!

Monday, April 05, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm

East Regional Library (East Meeting Room - Full Room)

Seeds the park listserv the buehler triangle localista butterfly house, erwin square organic the indy dino trail, nevermore major the bull the buehler world beer festival. Urban farmer bimbe third...

Ages: Kindergarten

another test!

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 • 1:00pm - 3:15pm

East Regional Library (East Meeting Room - Full Room)

Seeds the park listserv the buehler triangle localista butterfly house, erwin square organic the indy dino trail, nevermore major the bull the buehler world beer festival. Urban farmer bimbe third...

Ages: Kindergarten

another test!

Friday, April 09, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm

East Regional Library (East Meeting Room - Full Room)

Seeds the park listserv the buehler triangle localista butterfly house, erwin square organic the indy dino trail, nevermore major the bull the buehler world beer festival. Urban farmer bimbe third...

Ages: Kindergarten

NCCU Grab & Fab Kits at Durham County Library

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 • 11:00am - 5:30pm

Main Library

Ever wonder what your life would look like on TV?  Well here's your chance to make a small version of that reality come true in one of these wonderful maker kits. Register and pick up a GRAB...

Ages: Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Evening Crochet Club

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual

Get hooked on crochet with your neighbors at the evening Crochet Club!...

Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual

Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page:...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual

Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page:...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

NCCU Grab & Fab Kits at Durham County Library

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 • 11:00am - 5:30pm

Main Library

Ever wonder what your life would look like on TV?  Well here's your chance to make a small version of that reality come true in one of these wonderful maker kits. Register and pick up a GRAB...

Ages: Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

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