Teen Tech Week in the ideaLAB

Teen Tech Week is full of geeky goodness.

Teen Tech Week celebrates everything that you can do at the library besides checking out young adult dystopian paranormal romance mystery novels. This year, the ideaLAB is doing it up in style: from March 10th to March 15th, we have a full week of workshops, where you can do everything from make simple circuits to coding your own Minecraft mod.

All events for Teen Tech Week in the ideaLAB are free and open to anyone ages 12 to 19. Most of them will be held in the ideaLAB on Level 4 of the Central Library. Here's the details:

Electronics Scavenger Hunt! Monday, March 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Come rip apart an old piece of electronics (we’ll have some on hand) and compete in a scavenger hunt to find out what makes it tick!

Bristle Bots! Tuesday, March 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Use a toothbrush and a tiny motor to make a racing robot!

Paper Circuits! Wednesday, March 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Make a drawing or card that lights up using conductive paint, conductive tape, and LED lights!

T-Shirt Hack! Thursday, March 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Have an old shirt that could use a makeover? We’ll show you how to sew a circuit that will let you light up your shirt! Please feel free to bring in your own t-shirt.

MaKey MaKey Mario! Friday, March 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Your mission? Make a video game controller from whatever materials you’re given (and a MaKey MaKey) and we'll see who can rack up the highest score in a single play-through of Super Mario Brothers!

Minecraft Modcraft! Saturday, March 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m. - THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE LARGE CLASSROOM ON LEVEL 4
Ever wanted to make your own Minecraft mod? We'll be using tools called Eclipse and Minecraft Forge to make our own custom items, blocks, and crafting recipes. Geek alert: this requires coding. We'll be using the Java programming language. If you're familiar with it, that's great, but noobs are welcome too.

Any questions? Leave it in the comments or call us at 720-865-1706. We'll see you in the ideaLAB for Teen Tech Week!

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