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T.E.C.H. Lab - Teen Education Creation Hub

 

Teen Education Creation HubThe Teen Education Creation Hub is a TECH Lab located in the Library's 2nd floor Integra Learning Lab where teens can hang out, design and create fun projects in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

The TECH Lab is equipped with a wide assortment of technology, equipment and software, including PCs, Macs, iPads, cameras, a sound booth, drawing tablets, games and more!. Teens from 13-18 years of age are invited to come and check out this exciting, new teen-only space!


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Summer Hours
Tuesday through Friday 1:00-5:30 pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays 1:00-4:30 pm

July Workshop Schedule
All workshops are led by community members, librarians and volunteers.  Registration is required by calling 657-8258 or by stopping at the 2nd floor help desk.

July 10 - July 17 - July 24 - August 7; 5:00 to 7:00 PM each day – Codecademy series

Learn how to start coding through an online platform called Codecademy. Explore the basics of JavaScript and start on your way to useful programming.

July 15, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Geocaching @ Riverfront Park
Parks & Recreation staff will lead a geocaching program at Riverfront Park.  Attendees will use GPS units to hunt down and find “caches” containing items left by the last person who found them.  Meet at the main shelter just inside the entrance to Riverfront Park.  The TECH Lab will provide the GPS units.

July 16, 2:00 to 4:00 PM – Steampunk Crafts
Come build your very own Steampunk model airship using paper, balloons, and a rubber band propeller. Compete with your friends to see whose airship will travel the farthest. Prizes will be awarded to the winner. Not interested in airships? Come anyway and learn about Steampunk fashion while we make a fun mini top hat out of paper using the patterns provided.

July 21, 2:00 to 4:00 PM - Intro to GarageBand
Learn the basics of Apple's music production software, GarageBand, including tracking, creating loops and editing. This will include time in the sound booth as well as time using the software. This basic understanding of GarageBand will inspire teens and provide the ability to create music or other recordings.

July 28–31, 6:00 to 7:30 & August 1, 4:30 to 6:00 – SketchUp to 3D Printing
Teens who sign up for this series of workshops will learn how to take a design from idea to 3D printing using SketchUp with the help of local Architects.  Teens signing up for these workshops should attend each day, as the information builds over the week.  At the end of the week, the architects will bring in their 3D printer to print off attendees’ designs

August 13, 2:00 to 4:00 pm - Explore the "Guts" of a Computer
What is going on inside a computer?  Each participant will have the opportunity to look under the hood of a computer and see the inner workings.  What does the motherboard look like?  See how the USB drives are connected.  Check out the power supply, DVD drive, memory and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a suggestion for a workshop or new technology?  Let us know. 

Submit an application to be an instructor in the TECH Lab.

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