teen tech week

Teen Takeout - March 6-18

Feeling a bit crafty and want to geek out? To celebrate Teen Tech Week, a Teen Takeout craft will be available to pick up at any time during March 6 - 18, while supplies last. Make your own Floppy Disk Notepad! Ask the upstairs reference desk for your free take-home kit, which includes all supplies and instructions.

For teens and tweens grades 6-12. For more info, call the library at 281-360-6804. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Gear Up for Teen Tech Week!

Next week, the library will be celebrating Teen Tech Week, with fun and informative programs for grades 6-12.  While you're here browse our YA display for a selection of books that are the perfect mix of fierce stories and cool technology.

Tuesday  March 7     4:00 - 5:30 PM     Comic Creators* - Learn to create your own comics using a free website.

Thursday March 9    4:30 - 5:30 PM     Teen Tech Afternoon - Learn how to create your own Android apps by downloading a free software, then craft a small object that will project 3D-like holograms from your smartphone.

*Please call or visit the library to sign-up for this program.

Teen Tech Week – Custom Vinyl Decals March 8th @ 4:30 PM [11+]

For Teen Tech Week this year, the Parker Williams Branch is inviting teens into our Library Community Room to create custom vinyl decals. Using the Cricut Design Space software and the Cricut Cutting Machine, we will be able to create, design, and produce a custom vinyl decal. Come and join us on March 8th from 4:30 to 5:45 PM. 
 

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Makey Makey at Teen Tech Week!

makey makeyHey teens! Ever wonder what it would be like to play a video game using only bananas and a computer? Stop by the library during Teen Tech Week and find out! We will be using Makey Makey kits to design circuits, use silly key pads, and play computer games. 

There will be two Makey Makey sessions available during Teen Tech Week: Monday, March 6 from 1:00-2:30pm OR Wednesday, March 8 from 5:00-6:30pm. These programs are for teens and tweens, ages 10 and up. Space is limited in each session and registration is required. Register in person at the reference desk or by calling the library.

For more information or to register, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CCMakey Makey at CyborgCamp Seattle 2012 Photo by: Amber Case

Teen Tech Week Continues with Bristle Bots

Teen Tech Week continues today with Bristle Bots, small robots made from a toothbrush. Learn simple engineering skills and then race the bots, winning prizes. You'll also customize the bots and take them home with you. For ages 12 and up. No registration is required. We'll start at 4:00 PM.

Teen Tech Week: Fun with Robots!

Come celebrate Teen Tech Week  by playing with Robots on Monday at 4:00 pm.  We'll have a Sphero and BB-8 for the teens to experiment with.  All teens are welcome and snacks will be provided.

 

picture courtesy of Creative Commons

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.

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