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Something for Everyone at STEAM Fest on the Square!

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the Redwood City Library Foundation held its 4th annual STEAM Fest on the Square event benefiting the Library’s Bridging the Digital Divide program. Activities for kids and adults filled Redwood City Courthouse Square, the San Mateo County History Museum, and the surrounding streets. Exhibitors included local schools, photography and art businesses, Scouts, construction and technology companies, theater groups, robotic clubs, city and county agencies, and STEAM camps and after-school programs.

Hands-on activities included painting, bead projects, costume design, creating natural mandalas, making slime, and building things using Legos, dry spaghetti, toothpicks and marshmallows. Kids participated in an obstacle course, navigated a math maze, watched gymnastic demonstrations, built a cardboard city, connected electronic circuits, and practiced coding.

Exhibits included art showing the dangers of plastic ocean trash, a bug and beetle display, a shark tank, spirographs, and a puppet show. The San Mateo County CSI lab demonstrated DNA and fingerprint analysis, and the Redwood City Police Department showcased career opportunities. Robotics teams brought different-sized robots. Peninsula Clean Energy coordinated “Eco Alley” with electric cars for adults to test drive, and homemade electric cars on display. Attendees toured SamTrans’ first all-electric bus where kids participated in a scavenger hunt.

The entertainment was awesome, with singers and dancers and theater groups performing all afternoon. RCLF thanks all sponsors, donors, exhibitors, and volunteers for making STEAM Fest on the Square bigger and better than ever.

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