2016 teen tech weekTeen Tech Week (sponsored by YALSA) is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.  

Join us March 6-12, 2016 to celebrate Teen Tech Week and this year's theme: Create it at Your Library.  Teens are invited to come to one of our many classes this week where they can explore, create, and share content, gaining the digital literacy skills they need to be successful.  

Just click on the dates of the classes below to sign up.  Or click here for more information about our technology classes and PNG (Project Next Generation) program.

PNG: Makey Makey

Monday, March 7 • 4:00-5:00 p.m. • Grades 6-12
Makey Makey’s are cool kits that allow you to hook everyday objects up to computers as input devices. The possibilities of what you can do are pretty much limitless. We’ll show you some cool basic ways to use a Makey Makey kit, some fun activities to try, and then we’ll let you try to come up with something cool and new.

PNG: Google Maps Smarty Pins

Tuesday, March 8 • 4:00-5:00 p.m. •  Grades 6-12
Test your geography skills with an hour of playing Smarty Pins. Smarty Pins is a Google Maps game that tests your geography knowledge with trivia questions. Let’s see who can get the high score!

PNG: Hour of Code

Wednesday, March 9 • 4:00-5:00 p.m. •  Grades 6-12
Not only is coding massively important to the fabric of your digital world, coding can also be pretty fun! Sign up for this quick introduction to activities on Code.org and play fun games while learning the fundamentals of basic coding.

PNG: Kahoots! Trivia

Thursday, March 10 • 4:00-5:00 p.m. • Grades 6-12
Join us for a fun, interactive trivia game using the Kahoot! Framework. Learn how to create your own and quiz your friends.

PNG: Vinyl Cling

Friday, March 11 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.  •  Grades 6-12
Join us for a quick demonstration of vinyl cutting technology and leave with a cling of your own design you can stick to any smooth surface.

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