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Exploration Stations are interactive, science-based exhibitions that include presenters, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

life scienceSEPTEMBER 17 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pittsburg Library | 80 Power Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565 | (925) 427-8390

Come bug out with insects and other animals, learn about healthy eating, and engage in fun crafts and experiments.


rad techOCTOBER 22 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Orinda Library | 26 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563 | (925) 254-2184

Interact with flying drones, robot builders, and experience Virtual Reality.


rad techNOVEMBER 19 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Hercules Library | 109 Civic Ave.
Hercules, CA 94547 | (510) 245-2420

Celebrate “Thanksgiving on Mars”, look at the sun through solar telescopes, and rock out with a geologist.



2016 is the Year of STEAM!


This is the Year of STEAM at the Contra Costa County Library!

The year-long celebration will focus on programs and education that revolve around science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Library patrons of all ages will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of STEAM programs and activities that inspire creativity and innovation through education and entertainment.

What is STEAM? STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

Learn more about our STEAM programs below, and search our libary event calendar for even more STEAM events at your local library.

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Ongoing STEAM Events