Think the library is all about books. Think again. The library is also about blogs, podcasts, gaming, music, videos, and more. Teens are encouraged to increase their technology savvy during Teen Tech Week, March 8-14...themed Press Play. Everyday during tech week beginning at 4:00 pm, Teen Librarian, Leanne Cheek has a program scheduled to press all the right technology buttons.
Teens tune in:
Monday, March 9: Design your own videogames or cartoons with Scratch, then download your creations onto the web so others can view your art. (Space is limited on this program; sign up at the Information Desk, or call 793-4349).
Tuesday, March 10: Join in Brainfuse; the computer lab will be the place to tap into this latest study-chat venue to help you boost your grades. (Sign up for this program also at the Information Desk, or call 793-4349).
Wednesday, March 11: Pimp your ipod, and make a cool cover for your own ipod. All materials are provided...create your own design with a variety of decorations and items.
Thursday, March 12: Machinima Film Festival. Short films, starring popular videogame characters will be shown. These films are made by amateurs and are amazing in their action and style.
Friday, March 13: Extra, Game On! Guitar Hero II, Wii Sports, videogames, music and more; all set up for play and practice. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association and the purpose is to ensure that teens are competent, ethical users of technologies. It is also meant to encourage teens to use libraries' non-print resources for education, as well as recreation. All the programs listed take place at Moore Public Library. For more information, visit the library at 225 South Howard, or call 793-4349.