STEAMing into Ringwood Public Library

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Current STEAM Exhibits at the Library:

The science of rainbows! Learn about rainbows and play with our prisms!
Check out how Humpback Whales create bubble nets to hunt for prey. Drones helped capture the video!

The Period Table of the Elements is 150 this year!

Dimitri Mendeleev devised a system of organizing all elements according to atomic number (the number of protons), valence electrons and other properties, grouping them into families of similar properties.
Explore all the elements with these online interactive Periodic Tables:

AC or DC?

Thre are two types of currents used for electricity:
Alternating Current and Direct Current.
The flow of electricity in a DC system is one-directional. In AC, the flow of energy alternates. Thomas Edison was the developer of the DC system, which is simpler. Nikola Tesla developed the AC system, which is more efficient.

Confused about Recycling?

Check out the EPA website to learn how to recyle properly.
See Ringwood's graphic about what we can recyle at the town's recycling center.

Science-to-go Kits

We currently have kits available to check out for Ringwood residents.
Choose from Code Speaker, the Circuit Maze Game, Snap Circuits Jr., the Optics Creator kit, Simple Machines, and K'Nex.
Look for information about them in our STEAM area!
Ask how to check them out at the Circulation Desk.

Name the 2020 Mars Rover!

U.S. students are invited to name NASA's newest Mars Rover. Go to to enter the contest by Nov. 1!. Adults can sign up to judge the contest, too!

3D printing is here!

You design, we'll print it!
Check out some hints for designing and printing here.
Check out our Printing Policies here.
Print a Request for a 3D Print-out form here.

Ask our Technical Services Supervisor for a tour of the 3D printer!

3D Printing in the News

Click here to read more about 3D printing in the news.