STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the STEM approach to teaching and learning has been a hot topic in education circles for a number of years. Integrating the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and math begins as early as preschool, launching students on a pathway of learning that focuses on logical reasoning, critical thinking, collaboration, and investigation. The goal of STEM education is to prepare students for post-secondary study and the 21st-century global workforce.

CCPL supports STEM through its collections and programs designed to meet the needs of area students and to support the goals of local and statewide education initiatives.

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STEM Club is a monthly program designed for children ages 6-11 years old. In this monthly program, children are given the opportunity to explore the principles of science, technology, engineering, and math through fun and engaging experiments and lessons, led by CCPL staff. Offered at our Potomac, Waldorf West, P.D. Brown & La Plata Branches!

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Advanced STEM Club is a monthly program designed for children and teens ages 9 to 18. Younger participants may have difficulty with the projects and/or concepts. Offered monthly at our Potomac branch and bi-monthly at our Waldorf West branch!

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CCPL Astronomy Club is a virtual program that takes place monthly on the last Thursday of the month at 6 PM via Zoom. Local Astronomer and educator, Josh Urban, leads this program that takes you on a journey through the cosmos, in a fun and relaxed environment. This program is great for families interested in STEAM and space exploration, but aspiring astronomers of all ages are welcome!

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Lego WeDo kits 2.0 Robotics Club programs take place on a bi-monthly basis at our Waldorf West Library branch. Lego WeDo kits allow users to build awesome creations from Legos then program them for amazing robotics action. In this program, participants are taught the basics of robotics in a way that’s fun and interactive!  

This program is designed for children ages 6 to 11. Due to limited supply of materials, registration is required. Registration will open one month before the program start date. If you are registering multiple children, please register each child separately. If you have any questions about this program, or if you register but are unable to attend, please reach out to

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