Teen Program

Teens & Tweens, Arduino to Control Things!

ArduinoArduino is a program and microcontroller kit for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world, like motors and lights. Come and get hands-on experience using it! Friday, March 9, 4:00-5:30 pm.
Also, create wall art, garland, or gift tags using old maps and Scrabble tiles. Thursday, March 15, 4:30-5:30 pm.

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Saturday, March 10 from 2-4 PM

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast. It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on March 10th on the Library Floor for game play from 2-4 PM. For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Teen Tech Week: Explore Virtual Reality

VR headsetEscape into the world of virtual reality at the Spring Branch-Memorial Library!  Celebrate Teen Tech Week by learning about virtual reality from a VR expert. You’ll get to try out VR for yourself with some hands-on demonstrations.  You can even walk away with your very own virtual reality smartphone headset!

Special thanks to Mr. Eric Liga and the HoustonVR group for their help in hosting this program.

Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Age: Grades 6-12

Registration is required and is now open in the library. A parent or guardian must come to the library to sign a waiver for each participant prior to registering. 

Drone Flying Club [8 to Adult] - Monday, March 12 at 5 PM

The South Belt Ellington area has always been an innovative location for the expansion of aerospace.

With a grant from the Parker Williams and Harris County Friends of the Library, we have been able to purchase the equipment to begin our own drown flying club.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to fly a quadcopter, you can learn right here at the Parker Williams Branch Library on the second and fourth Monday from 5 PM to 6 PM. 

Sounds of Science Makey Makey Rockout Session [11+] - Wednesday, March 7 at 5 PM

 

For Teen Tech Week, we are bringing you a sonic sensation.

 

You will hear the Sounds of Science! Join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on Wednesday, March 7th as we rock out using the Makey Makey Invention Kit to make our own version of Guitar Hero.

 

Be there or be square!

Craft & Computers - T-Shirt Design

Kids ages 8-12 are invited to design their own t-shirt using computers and our brand new Cricut machine at the Fairbanks Branch Library on Friday, March 9 at 4:00 pm.  There will be lessons on finding images online and editing them for their needs.  All kids will go home with their original t-shirt!  Space is limited so please call 713-466-4438 to register.

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Monday, March 5 from 6-7:30 PM

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on March 5th on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play from 6-7:30 PM.

For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Powerpoint Basics [8+] - Wednesday, February 28 at 5 PM

 

One of the greatest fears most people have is public speaking.

One way to ease that fear is to have a spot-on presentation to back them up.

Join Mr. John in the Computer Lab on February 28th at 5 PM for a basic introduction into the world of Powerpoint.

Pre-registration required. 

Get Ready for the ACT with a Free Practice Test

Are you ready for the ACT? Get in some practice with our free ACT Practice Test administered by Princeton Review on March 10th at 10am. Registration is suggested since space is limited. Register on the Events page.

MeeTeen Game Day

CardsTeens and tweens, stop by the library and play a game with your friends.  We will be playing a card game called Hearts.  Stop by and learn how to play or show your skills.   We will be meeting in the teen area of the library at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 20th.  

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