Join Madelyn Helling Library in celebrating Teen Tech Week, March 10-15, with an entire week of teen tech classes in the Collaborative Technology Center. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to take advantage of the technology at libraries for education and recreation and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals who can help them achieve greater digital literacy.
This year, the theme “DIY @ your library” is being celebrated, with programming made possible with the help of a grant from Young Adult Library Services Association and the Best Buy Children’s Fund. Programs are open to grades six through 12. The schedule of events is as follows:
Monday, 4-5 p.m. — Squishy Circuits. Learn how to complete a circuit using common materials to light up LEDs.
Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. — Lego Robotics. Program our Lego robots to navigate around objects.
Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. — Makey Makey Kits. Make bananas play music with our NEW Makey Makey Kitsn.
Thursday, 4-5 p.m. — HTML. Learn how to build your own webpage.
Friday, 4-5 p.m. — 3-D Printing. Design or print a 3-D object.
Saturday, 1-3 p.m. — eWaste Art & Celebration Party. Upcycle eWaste into creative art pieces and celebrate the end of Teen Tech Week with cake and refreshments.