STEM

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

STEAM Careers in Pasadena: Forensic Specialists Fighting Crime with Science

On Wednesday, August 2nd, we had some special visitors at the library. Two forensic specialists from the Pasadena Police Department, Noel Herrera and Alex Padilla, came to meet kids between […]

Tablets and Tech for Kids

Coming up on Tuesday, June 13th from 2-3:30 pm, we have our next Tablets and Tech program at the Pasadena Central Library on our 4th floor. This is a fun, […]

New Apps for Kids

We have some great new apps on our Children’s Room iPads, which were highly recommended in School Library Journal’s Top 10 of 2016 list. Read all about them here! You […]

Light Up Notebooks

On Friday, December 16th, we tried something new: a class on paper circuitry for kids ages 8-12. A total of 24 kids joined us to “hack” their notebooks. I first […]

Be a Light Bender

On Nov. 18, 2016, to celebrate Young Readers League and its 2016 selection of Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley, we had a science program called “Be a Light Bender!” We […]

On Thursday, August 25th, while the rest of the library was closed early, kids and their parents were hanging out here in the children’s Story Room learning about paleontology and […]

During the hot summer months we thought it would be fun to host a few eStorytimes again.  It’s a great way to see the different apps that your preschool-aged child […]

On October 30, we had our last eStorytime of 2015.  Since the programs are held on Friday mornings, and most of the Fridays in November and December are holidays, we’ve decided […]

Curiosity Machine: Magnet Structures!

  Everybody knows magnets are FUN, but did you know scientists use magnets when making certain kinds of polymers?  Did you know that magnets can help chemists to sort out […]

Scratch for Experienced Users: FlappyBat!

On Friday August 14th we made videogames using Scratch. Our games were based on the infamous “Flappy Bird” videogame that brought its creators notoriety and established them in the halls […]