teen tech week

Teen Tech Week @ The Movies

robotEach year in March, libraries celebrate Teen Tech Week. Hosted by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), a division of the American Library Association, Teen Tech Week promotes technology services in the library through programming geared towards teenagers. At Harris County Public Library, we support our customers in their creative and technological endeavors with programming, books and materials, computers and equipment.

Movies have come a long way in the last 125 years, evolving from minute-long scenes filmed without sound and in black and white, to the feature-length movies of today enhanced digitally in post-production. But no matter how fast technology advances, our imaginations always see endless possibilities: time travel, flying cars, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. For years, filmmakers have explored these potential technological futures – whether positive or negative - through movies.

Just this past weekend Chappie, a film about a robot who can think and feel for himself and his implications for humanity, opened in theaters. Movies like Chappie and the ones on the list below allow us to envision a different future. They inspire audiences to think outside the box and take steps to bring some of those technological advances to pass.

If you’re in the mood for a bit of inspiration this Teen Tech Week, browse the HCPL catalog and request a movie today!

Book Hunters in Brief #64: Teen Tech Week 2015

March 8 - 14 is Teen Tech Week and this year's theme is "Libraries Are For Making," Harris County Public Library's Book Hunters have some suggestions to spark your creativity.

Teen Tech Week 2015: Libraries Are For Making!

This week, March 8 – 14, is Teen Tech Week 2015. This year’s theme is “Libraries are for Making!” and Harris County Public Library is highlighting all the ways that we can spark your creativity, with lots of tech-based programs from 3D printer demonstrations to basic coding and TinkerCAD workshops. You’ll learn about geocaching, the physics behind rocketry, even how to take a better selfie. 

Teen Tech Week at Atascocita Branch

Join us at Atascocita Branch Library for great Teen Tech Week programs!  On March 11 at 3 PM, we have  "Love your Selfie." You’re probably already taking selfies and posting them to social media, but do they come out the way you really want? Come to this program if you want to learn how to improve your selfie skills.

Spring Break Fun at the Kingwood Library

Hey teens! Don't sit at home this spring break--come to the library! We have some really exciting events coming up, including a 3D Printer Minecraft presentation for Teen Tech Week, a giant Discovery Dome planetarium, and a masquerade!

Libraries are for Making...3D Objects!

The 3D Printer is back! Teen Tech Week will be celebrated at the Maud Marks Library during Spring Break on March 11 at 3 PM. Tweens and Teens are invited to join us as we print 3D objects. Come by and learn how this technology works and see it in action!

Please register by calling the library at 281-492-8592 or signing up online here.

Teen Tech Week

This week Maud Marks celebrated our first Teen Tech Week.  Local teens and tweens came by the library on Wednesday and Thursday this week to learn coding.  They were able to program their very own computer games with the help of our new Young Adult Librarian, Ms. Lauren.  At the end, they were even able to play the very games they created.

Missed all the fun?  Don't worry we have more fun activities for the teen and tween age group coming up.  This next Thursday, after school, we will be hosting a Divergent party to celebrate the release of the upcoming movie.  And every Thursday at the same time we will be having various other activities such as movies, game days, or crafts.  Come join Ms. Lauren for all the fun!  Check out our calendar for what will be happening each week.

E-Resources for Teens

The library has resources that go wherever you do and can be accessed from your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, including the computers available for use in the library.

Access OverDrive to download popular books, music, and videos that are perfect for traveling, since you can have 20 items at a time and don’t even have to be in town to check them out. 

Visit the library’s Teens Know webpage to quickly access book recommendations, helpful homework resources, and more.

JC Game Day! Wednesday, March 12th at 3 PM

We are celebrating Teen Tech Week with Xbox 360 games!  Come and join us in the Meeting Room on Wednesday, March 12th from 3PM to 5PM.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week March 13 @ 4:30pm, Teen Area

8 bit

March 10-15 is Teen Tech Week.  Celebrate Teen Tech Week with our 8-bit Art craft on March 13th at 4:30pm in the Teen Area.  Turn your favorite fandom into 8-bit art with perler beads!  This program is for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.  All materials generously donated by FOLK; supplies are limited.  For more information, please contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804

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