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Exploration Point! is a STEAM-lab that offers everyone a space to connect with others, discover interests, and bring ideas to life using technology. Dedicated primarily for youth aged 6-17, the space features hands-on opportunities to explore coding, robotics, 3D design, and many other STEAM activities! Our mission at Exploration Point! is for school-aged children to develop science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills through hands-on experiences.

Located in the Eldersburg Branch, Exploration Point! offers open exploration times and scheduled programs. Drop in for self-guided activities during independent exploration or attend a program for more in-depth learning. What will you create?

Open Exploration

Drop in for self-guided use of STEAM resources, including coding, robotics, technology, crafting activities, and more! Activities are based around a theme, so check the Calendar of Events or Currents to see what you may experience! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests.

Open Exploration Hours:

Monday 3 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 3 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 1 PM - 4 PM

Upcoming Programs and Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:15am - 11:15am
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Explore Nintendo
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Join us in Exploration Point! for some drop-in Nintendo-themed activities. Stop in to take photos on our green screen, make your own Nintendo-themed buttons, and try out even more crafts and activities! 

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Open Exploration
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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Open Exploration
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 9:15am - 11:15am
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Make Your Own Minecraft Pillow
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us in Exploration Point! to sew and stuff your own pillow designed to look like a creeper from Minecraft! No sewing skills are required, we'll teach some hand-stitching skills and provide all the materials!

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LEGO® Builders Club
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Love to build? Join us for a program where you can build a castle, a spaceship, or whatever you like! We'll supply LEGO® bricks; just bring your imagination. Come on by to create something awesome!


Exploration Point! offers:

Available at All Times:

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