The Warren Civic Center Library is Stepping Up its Science Programming through the National Programming Initiative NASA @ MyLibrary. The program helps libraries increase and enhance STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning opportunities for clients.
“The Warren Public Library is one of 60 libraries across the country to be part of this initiative, and we are delighted to have been selected,” said Lisa Martin, branch librarian. “We look forward to introducing STEAM concepts to our youngest clients and exploring the universe with people of all ages during our public programs in 2021 and 2022.”
The Warren Civic Center Library was selected through a competitive application process for the NASA @ MyLibrary program, which helps geographies and populations currently under-represented in STEAM education.
Starting this fall, the library will host public programs that explore NASA science and technology. The first event will take place on November 10 at 6:30 p.m., when the library partners with the Warren Astronomical Society to host a telescope viewing program. Participants will experience the night sky in the library garden. The program is open to children ages 5 and up and their families, and each participating child will receive a pass to Cranbrook and a STEAM activity on the space to complete at home. Call 586-751-0770 to register.
About 150 libraries applied to be part of the program. As part of this initiative, the Warren Public Library will receive training and resources to implement NASA events and programming, access to an Academic Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support client engagement and $ 1,600 for programming expenses.
NASA @ MyLibrary will create fascinating learning experiences for the Warren community and share the history, science and adventure of NASA’s scientific explorations on planet Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond.