PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

9/27/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 092721
Subject:
Long Beach Public Library Launches New STEAM Program
Youth ages 12 and up invited to participate starting October 2
Contact:
Gabriel Gaete
562.570.6135
Gabriel.Gaete@lbpl.org
Mobile Studio Coordinator
Long Beach Public Library




Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching an exciting new series, CurioCity: STEAM and Beyond!, presenting free in-person programs designed to introduce youth ages 12 and up to a wide array of creative interests within the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

“Long Beach is a hub of technology and innovation,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are excited that the library is offering this type of unique programming designed to engage our community and especially our youth in these subjects.”

Interactive electronics and modular synthesizers are just some of the engaging subjects that participants will be able to learn about in the STEAM series, which will cover new topics every two weeks starting in October at the Studio Makerspace at the Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway).

Each two-week block will start with a two-hour presentation by a local expert in the field every other Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by two weeks of hands-on programs hosted by Studio staff from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Beginning October 2, the first block will focus on drones, providing insight and hands-on exploration into radio control and semi-autonomous robotics.

“As the library begins to reintroduce in-person programming, we wanted to offer new experiences that are both educational and fun, especially for teens,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services. “Participants who attend our new Studio series will come away with expanded insights into exciting possibilities.”

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, masks will be required. To maintain social distance, space will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Programming in the Studio Makerspace is generously supported by the Long Beach Public Library Foundation.

Please contact the Long Beach Public Library Studio Makerspace at LibraryStudio@lbpl.org with any questions, visit the library’s website at www.lbpl.org or call 562.570.7500 for more information.