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STEAM Festival

STEAM Festival returns this August to Greater Dandenong Libraries to celebrate all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. This year’s festival features special inclusions from Children’s Book Week, Science Week and a whole range of new workshops and programs the whole family can enjoy.

Kids can look forward to an assortment of fun activities. Our Think Tank programs provide the opportunity to build anything from hydroelectric generators to prosthetic legs, Code Club will teach participants how to build and control your very own program, and our Choose Your Own Adventure workshop will work through stories with one beginning, two middles and four endings.

Youth and young adults will find a variety of exciting programs to tap into their creative side, including DJ workshops from Big Bao, a Saturday afternoon spray painting stencil-art session and a zine workshop with Melbourne artist and illustrator Ashley Ronning. As a special addition to any young person getting their licence soon, STEAM Festival will also be the home to a special car maintenance workshop from Ford engineer, Petra Ohrt.

You are never too old to learn new tricks and STEAM Festival is the perfect place for it. Adults can learn a wide range of new skills from smartphone photography, air-dry pottery, crochet and cross-stitch, as well as using graphic design tools such as Canva. Thursday nights will include our regular Libraries After Dark programming where you’ll learn to make jewellery using electrical wires and compete with your friends (or meet new people) at our special Sci-Fi Trivia.

To meet COVIDSafe requirements, please be aware some programs and events may be moved online or cancelled.
All COVIDSafe guidelines will be fully met to ensure public safety for this event. All attendees must be checked in via QR Code

For more information see the What's On in the Libraries page or contact the Library during opening hours on 1300 630 920.