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STEAM Festival

Greater Dandenong Libraries invites you to attend the third annual STEAM Festival this August.

The STEAM Festival returns in an online format this year to celebrate all things STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

It’s sure to be a busy month of online events and programs. There’s plenty to get children interested and be sure to book yourself into adult programs too.

This year, the STEAM Festival includes online library sponsored Melbourne Writers’ Festival events between 7–16 August, and events celebrating National Science Week between 15–23 August.

For more information, please phone 1300 630 920 or see library staff.

Resources and Services

During STEAM Festival 2020, get to know the online resources and services you can access from home. In addition to the videos already available, every Tuesday during August a new video highlighting the Libraries’ online resources and services will be made available.

Adult Programs

During STEAM Festival 2020, participate anytime in online events aimed at ages 16+, such as art, craft, and wellbeing programs.

Children's Programs

During STEAM Festival 2020, participate anytime in online events aimed at ages 7-15, such as at-home experiments, Code Club programs, and Storytime, Baby Bounce, and Reading Buddies sessions.

Code Club: AI for Oceans
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3 Aug 2020 4pm
Learn about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in this self-facilitated learning program run by Code.Org...
Podcasting from Home with Madison Griffiths
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3 Aug 2020 7pm
Plan, create, and record a podcast from your own home with VicArts grant recipient Madison Griffiths...
Tech Tuesday: Online Library Tech Assist Service
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4 Aug 2020 6pm
Get some assistance with library online resources, email and social media, digital photography, and more during this session...
[In]Credible Writing with Cameron Semmens
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4 Aug 2020 7pm
Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, author, and poetry educator with 23 books to his name and 27 years’ experience of sharing on the stage and the page...
Adobe Photoshop: The Basics
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7 Aug 2020 6:30pm
Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop at this online session....
Think Tank: Mad About Science - Crazy Kitchen
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8 Aug 2020 3pm
A fun food workshop challenging you to think about everyday food in a whole new way...
Code Club: Rube Goldberg Machines
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10 Aug 2020 4pm
Explore complicated motion and design thinking by creating a fun Rube Goldberg machine...
Podcasting from Home with Madison Griffiths
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10 Aug 2020 7pm
Plan, create, and record a podcast from your own home with VicArts grant recipient Madison Griffiths...
Tech Tuesday: Online Library Tech Assist Service
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11 Aug 2020 6pm
Get some assistance with library online resources, email and social media, digital photography, and more during this session...
[In]Credible Writing with Cameron Semmens
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11 Aug 2020 7pm
Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, author, and poetry educator with 23 books to his name and 27 years’ experience of sharing on the stage and the page...
National Science Week: Neural Knitworks
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13 Aug 2020 7pm
Combine textile arts and neuroscience to learn how you can create model neurons with simple knitting and crochet patterns...
Adobe Photoshop so you've got the software
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14 Aug 2020 6:30pm
Wondering how to get the most out of the Adobe Photoshop software, then join this virtual workshop to learn all there is to know about photoshop...
Think Tank: WildlifeXposure - Vulnerable and Endangered species
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15 Aug 2020 3pm
Meet a selection of Australian species listed as vulnerable, threatened, endangered and critically endangered...
Code Club: Build a Neocities Website
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17 Aug 2020 4pm
Want to know how websites are created? Build your own Neocities website at this online workshop...
Podcasting from Home with Madison Griffiths
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17 Aug 2020 7pm
Plan, create, and record a podcast from your own home with VicArts grant recipient Madison Griffiths...
Tech Tuesday: Online Library Tech Assist Service
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18 Aug 2020 6pm
Get some assistance with library online resources, email and social media, digital photography, and more during this session...
Art Series with Quince Frances: Building a Giant Nest
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18 Aug 2020 6:30pm
Encourage birds, bugs and other amazing creatures to your garden by building a beautiful nest at home...
[In]Credible Writing with Cameron Semmens
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18 Aug 2020 7pm
Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, author, and poetry educator with 23 books to his name and 27 years’ experience of sharing on the stage and the page...
Special Reading Circle by Telephone
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19 Aug 2020 2pm
Join our Special STEAM Festival Reading Circle and get inspired. There are no set books, just good fun with like-minded bookworms...
Let's Torque: Panel Discussion - What does STEM mean to you?
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19 Aug 2020 6pm
Join Let's Torque, a student-run STEM communication organisation started at Monash University for a panel discussion on 'What does STEM mean to you?'...
Make your own Mars rover with VSSEC
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20 Aug 2020 4pm
Using materials found around the house, create a Mars Rover at this online workshop...
Sea Monster Languages
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21 Aug 2020 4pm
Design your very own sea monster, and create a coded language for the sea monster to use...
Think Tank: Marine Mammal Foundation - Marvellous Marine Mammals
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22 Aug 2020 3pm
Join us on a voyage of dolphin discovery as we journey through our watery backyards in search of sea-faring cousins, big and small...
Code Club: Deep Sea Sushi with Scratch
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24 Aug 2020 4pm
No more Angry Birds, Ninja Dogs, or Goat Simulator - create a hungry shark game of your own with coding language Scratch at this online workshop...
STEAM Worms and Composting
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24 Aug 2020 6:30pm
Come along and learn about the value of worms and composting with Freya from EnviroCom...
Podcasting from Home with Madison Griffiths
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24 Aug 2020 7pm
Plan, create, and record a podcast from your own home with VicArts grant recipient Madison Griffiths...
Tech Tuesday: Online Library Tech Assist Service
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25 Aug 2020 6pm
Get some assistance with library online resources, email and social media, digital photography, and more during this session...
Art Series with Quince Frances: Building a Giant Nest
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25 Aug 2020 6pm
Encourage birds, bugs and other amazing creatures to your garden by building a beautiful nest at home...
[In]Credible Writing with Cameron Semmens
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25 Aug 2020 7pm
Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, author, and poetry educator with 23 books to his name and 27 years’ experience of sharing on the stage and the page...
Docos After Dark
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27 Aug 2020 7:30pm
Let’s finish up National Science Week on a high note with a documentary on Thursday 27 August at 7.30pm...
Dr Trevor Thornton: Making Environmental Decisions
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28 Aug 2020 6:30pm
Tune in to hear from Deakin University Life and Environmental Sciences lecturer, Dr Trevor Thornton...
Think Tank: Fizzics Education - Liquid Nitrogen Show
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29 Aug 2020 3pm
Join this really cool science demonstration to see popping cans, explore gas expansion, frozen bubbles and more. This is a show like no other...