Summer Reading in Adult Literacy
STEAM at the Library
READ: LAPL Adult Literacy Services: Fall 2017
By Beverly Pichardo, Jefferson Branch Literacy Coordinator
“Ready, set, fun!” was the simple implied directive that propelled a fun-filled hour and a half on Thursday, July 6th. The meeting room at the Jefferson Branch became a workshop where adult patrons built small bridges, picnic tables, lemonade stands, and bus stops.
This was the last in a series of STEAM workshops co-hosted by Adult Literacy and Jonathan Most, an adult librarian at the Jefferson Branch. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math and is an ongoing educational program at the library that fosters creativity and learning in these fields.
Jonathan and I selected a workshop called Keva Brain Builders. Colleague Xochitl Hughes assisted us as we attacked the E in STEAM. Keva Brain Builders are inter-connecting wooden pieces called planks. Each nylon pouch contains 20 planks and 30 mini double-sided colored cards. One side displays a photo of final structure, and the reverse shows color-coded directions on how to build it.
A total of 28 adult attended, including the English Conversation class and students from a local adult school. READ MORE >>