Teen Tech Week 2014

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It’s almost March again! Bring on the sun! Bring on the rain! Bring on the warmer temperatures! Bring on the DIY Tech classes at the Library! Yep!! During the month of March, we’re celebrating the American Library Association’s DIY Tech Tech Week at the library. Not only will you be able to attend some pretty sweet workshops at your local branch, but there’s a great event happening at Central Library, too. And did we mention two free iPod Touches and free 1GB USB wrist bands? Read on…..

Central Library first: Saturday, March 8 from 11-3 p.m., we are going all out with various Tech Art Crafts, a real 3D printer demonstration and you can listen to author Mike Mullin give a presentation on how taekwondo is like writing (complete with book sales and signings!).

Branch workshop details:

DIY Switchcraft - Learn about switches and other components of electrical circuits while you make your very own set of bracelets that light up when you place them next to each other!

DIY Comics – Find out about the basics of creating a drawing a comic. You can bring your own characters to life and turn ideas into stories. You’ll leave with your own six-page comic book.

DIY Permaculture – Learn how to work with nature instead of against it, about sustainable living and make your own solar cooker.

Protect Your Tech with Duct Tape – You’ll create your own protective cover for a favorite piece of portable technology.

3D Printing – Find out about all the great things that can be made on a 3D printer.

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What about the iPod Touches? And the USB bracelets? We didn’t forget… There will be a system wide drawing for two iPod Touches and every branch will give away a copy of one of Mike Mullin’s books. And be sure to ask about the Teen Tech Week puzzle. Solve it and you’ll get a cool 1GB USB wrist band.

 

See you at the Library!

 

– Michael Perry

 

It’s Teen Tech Week!

techdatesWe’re celebrating TTW 2013 with free ear buds! Stop by any branch and pick up a TTW questionnaire (or print one here). We’re highlighting different online services of the library this year. Like what? Well, did you know that you can download music legally and for free from our Freegal site? If you have a smartphone or a tablet, we offer over 50,000 book titles from our e-collection for you to download and read or listen. Our ilibrary.org gateway site gives you access to thousands of biographies, articles, encyclopedias and databases. What’s that? You could use some help with your homework? We have that covered with our Homework Help service. And there is much, much more.

Take a few minutes, explore the online services that the Library offers, write down your answers and turn the completed form in to a librarian. We’ll give you a free set of ear buds. Maybe you can listen to that music you just downloaded from us.

And don’t forget to check out all of the different events that are happening at different library branches. (Check out our earlier Teen Tech post for a schedule.) We’re offering MuVChat (text messages that appear on screen while you are watching a movie), Your Gourmet Girlfriends (make some nommish snackage for movie night) and Gamer Jewelry workshops (take a d20 and create something wearable).

Explore the Library today!

Teen Tech Week @ Your Library – March 10-17

Teens, March is your month at the Library. We’re celebrating Teen Tech Week all month with events at your branch. What will you do?

MuVChat: Ever watched a movie and wanted to comment on it LIVE with your friends? Kind of like Imgur, Tumblr and YouTube all rolled up in one? Then you have got to try out MuVChat . Visit your local branch and watch a movie with friends and strangers. When you want to comment on what you see on the screen, just send a text to a number that we’ll hand out. Then it appears on the screen!

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• Mar 4, 2013 6:00 pm, Warren Branch
• Mar 6, 2013 5:30 pm, Eagle Branch
• Mar 9, 2013 2:00 pm, Fountain Square Branch
• Mar 12, 2013 3:00 pm, Pike Branch
• Mar 15, 2013 4:00 pm, Spades Park Branch
• Mar 16, 2013 2:00 pm, Central Library

 

Your Gourmet Girlfriends: Want to make something wicked tasty for a movie night with your friends? Check out this cooking workshop hosted by Your Gourmet Girlfriends. Will it be a snack mix that is a salty-sweet combination of everything you might find on the floor of a movie theater? Something even better? Come on in and learn some great recipes for your next movie night!

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• Mar 12, 2013 3:30pm, Glendale Branch
• Mar 12, 2013 5:30pm, West Indianapolis Branch
• Mar 13, 2013 6:00pm, Wayne Branch
• Mar 14, 2013 4:30pm, Pike Branch
• Mar 16, 2013 11:00am, Fountain Square Branch
• April 27, 2013 2:00pm, Southport Branch

 

Gamer Jewelry: Show your inner gamer pride by creating bracelets and earrings made from d20 die and other gamer pieces during this workshop presented by And Sewing Is Half the Battle. Get ready for Gencon!

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• Mar 18, 2013 4:00pm, Decatur Branch
• Mar 19, 2013 4:00pm, College Avenue Branch
• Mar 25, 2013 4:00pm, Brightwood Branch
• Mar 27, 2013 4:00pm, Franklin Road Branch
• Mar 28, 2013 4:00pm, Irvington Branch
• Apr 15, 2013 4:00pm, Haughville Branch
• Apr 16, 2013 4:00pm, InfoZone Branch

 

CD Sun Catchers: Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Tech Week by creating their own unique sun catcher using od CDs and 3D paint. All supplies will be provided.

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• Mar 11, 2013 4:00pm, Wayne Branch

Geek Out @ Your Library: Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is here!  Geek out at your library, March 4th through 10th! Libraries are chock-full of tech toys like CDs, DVDs and computers, and they’re a great place to get connected to online homework help, research resources, gaming, music, the Web and more. Stop by any IMCPL branch during Teen Tech Week and pick up an Internet Scavenger Hunt.  (Or click here and print from home! ttw-2012-scavenger-hunt)

Find the answers, complete a short survey and turn in for a prize!
Need a hint to one of the scavenger hunt questions? Post in the comments for tips!

Click to hear Tom Kenny, the voice of Sponge Bob Square Pants, talk about Teen Tech Week.

Teen Tech Week: Cool Facebook Apps!

iLike: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2413267546

iLike lets you add music, playlists, and videos to your profile.

 

Picnik: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2258014869

Picnik lets you edit your profile pictures for free!

 

‘Lil Green Patch: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=7629233915

You can help make the world a greener place by planting a virtural garden with this application! Sponsors contribute money to save the rainforests as you plant.

 

Visual Bookshelf:

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2481647302

This application lets you keep track of the books you’ve read, and the ones you want to read. You can also post reviews and see what your friends are reading.

 

To-Do List:

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=3847181543

Do you keep forgetting when that history project is due? Keep all your assignment due dates is one place with this application!