STEAM Learning

STEAM Learning

Greenwich Library is committed to giving our patrons access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) tools and knowledge in an environment that fosters creative and collaborative learning. Create. Learn. Innovate!


Convert Old VHS Tapes to DVD

Have old memories stored away on VHS that you’d like to resurrect? The Library’s VHS-DVD Converter is available for you to convert VHS tapes to DVD, located next to the Reference desk on the first floor. Disks may be purchased at the Reference desk for $1.00 (a paper sleeve will also be provided).

Download the Full User Manual Here

Reservations may be made in person or by calling the Reference desk at (203) 622-7910.

Availability of 3-Hour Time Slots
Weekdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00-4:00 pm; 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00-4:00 pm
Sundays from 1:00-4:00 pm

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3D Printing

Dive into the world of 3D printing at the Library! You can now reserve time with one of two LulzBot Mini 3D printers. In order to reserve a time, you will need to pass the online certification course, attend a hands-on technical class, and have a Greenwich Library card. Please complete and sign the Innovation Lab Agreement Form prior to the in-person class.
Reserve in person or by calling the Reference desk at (203) 622-7910. We provide PolyLite PLA filament, free of charge, but you may also use your own filament; please consult our List of Approved Filaments.
Our 3D Printing workstations are loaded with the following design software:
Rhino 6
Sketchup Pro
And more to come!

3D Scanning

For patrons who have received certification to use the Library’s 3D printers, they can also access the Einscan-SP 3D Scanner, which is used to create digital 3D model files by scanning real-world objects. You can view a QuickStart guide for the scanner here, an unboxing video, and scanning tips for hard-to-scan surfaces.

Learn Something New or Get STEAM Help

We are excited to offer STEAM specific events and programming. Most classes typically require registration.

STEAM Online Courses and Videos offers 18 courses and over 400 video tutorials including 3D design and printing software such as AutoCAD, ZBrush, and Photoshop; 3D printing services like Shapeways; and more. Choose the course below and enter your Library card number and PIN to log in to

How do you turn young tech consumers into tech creators? Instructor Mike Hathorn puts students in charge of their own learning, giving them the topics and equipment, but also the freedom, to explore their own ideas. Check it Out…

A new generation of artists is creatively making—and remaking—the world around us. Using 3D printers, mills, and lasers, they take ordinary objects and remake them into extraordinary works of art. Chris Reilly and Jason J Ferguson are two of these artists, who have teamed up to teach other makers in a digital fabrication class. Check it Out…

In 2002, a school district in California designed a program to teach 21st-century skills via project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Once “art” was added to the program (STEAM) they attracted 50% more girls, and got better adoption from parents, mentors, the outside community, and students. Check it Out…

New technologies lead to new creative outlets—and often to new careers. That’s the case in the skies above us, where a diverse mix of photographers, videographers, and technologists are pushing the capabilities of compact quadcopters to new heights. Check it Out…

3D printing tutorials cover 3D design and printing software such as AutoCAD, ZBrush, and Photoshop; 3D printing services like Shapeways; and 3D printers such as MakerBot. Learn how to create 3D scans, design 3D models, perfect models for print, and more. Check it Out…

STEAM eNewsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest STEAM programs and events by subscribing to the Library’s STEAM eNewsletter.