Explore Tech

Engineers Make a World of Difference

June 7 – August 4

The Dover Public Library is one of only 14 sites in the nation selected to host the Explore Tech exhibition, which introduces the role engineers play in our lives and how engineering provides solutions to better meet human needs and develop sustainable innovations for the future. The exhibit features hands-on and multimedia components that allow exhibit visitors to interact with exhibit content in a dynamic way, encouraging new perspectives about engineers and their vital work.

As part of the exhibit, the Dover Public Library will be offering several free programs and events!


  • STEM Makerfest
    June 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Celebrate the exhibit’s opening with a special kick-off event, STEM Makerfest. Enjoy an exciting day of hands-on science and technology activities and demonstrations.


  • DASEF: Think It, Build It, Test It
    Monday, June 19th @ 11 a.m.
  • Marshall Steam Museum – Bridge Builders
    Monday, July 24th @ 2 p.m.
  • Mad Scientist Mondays
    Mondays @ 11 a.m. – Starts June 12th
  • Tinker Labs
    Wednesdays @ 6 p.m. – Beginning June 16th


  • Tech Tuesdays
    June 13th, June 20th, August 1st, & August 8th @ 6 p.m.
  • Learn Raspberry Pi
    Tuesdays at 6 p.m. – Beginning June 27th
  • Code Studio
    Mondays, July 3rd & August 7th @ 6 p.m.
  • STEM Games
    Mondays, June 19th & July 17th @ 6 p.m.


  • Master Gardeners Composting Workshop
    Saturday, June 17th @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Solar Energy and You
    Saturday, July 9th @ 2 p.m.
  • Computer Dissection
    Monday, July 17th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Sustainable Architecture


  • Build it Better Shop with Rick Waterhouse
    Friday, July 14th @ 6:30 p.m.
    ***Program made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Division of Libraries. (Funding is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services).***
  • Virtual Reality
    Wednesday, July 19th @ 3 p.m.
  • Solar Eclipse Program
    Saturday, July 29th @ 2 p.m.
  • Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference, a traveling exhibition for libraries,is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Afterschool Alliance. ExploreTech is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.