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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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Hours
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday from 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday from 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays from 11 am - 3 pm 

Schedule

Every Friday - 3-6 pm - Board at the Library - Every Friday afternoon is Game Day in the TECH Lab!  Stop by to play a fun, quick board game, or stay the whole time and  dig in to a long strategy game.  Come in and learn how to play classic card games like cribbage or test your tactics with a game of chess.  Bring your friends and play all afternoon!  Don’t want to play a game? Just come in and explore the TECH Lab. There’s lots to do and even more to learn.   

Paracord DIYThursday, November 13   4:00-5:30pm - Make and Take Paracord Workshop - Learn to make cases, bracelets, and more out of this amazing emergency material.  Paracord is a lightweight, versatile line originally developed as parachute cord. Items made from paracord can be unraveled and the line used by hikers, fisherman and other outdoor enthusiasts whenever a length of rope is needed.
Register at the 2nd Floor Help Desk or by calling 657-8258.


Duct Tape DIYSaturday, November 15  1:00-3:00pm - Make and Take Workshop: Functional Duct Tape Crafts - Learn how to make duct tape wallets, bookmarks, fans, bracelets, hair accessories and more!  Register at the 2nd Floor Help Desk or by calling 657-8258.



Survey WorkshopWednesday, November 19   4:30-7:00pm and Thursday, November 20 4-5:30pm - KLJ Engineering Surveying Workshop
This is a 2-day workshop taught by professional engineers from KLJ. Learn about topographical surveying and how engineers use the data to complete projects. Day 1: Equipment use and field survey of the 2nd floor of the library.  Day 2: Use AutoCAD to show what gathered data does and how it works. 
Register for both days at the 2nd Floor Help Desk or by calling 657-8258.


Photo PillowTuesday, November 25   4:00-6:00pm D.I.Y. Workshop: Photo Pillow - Learn the 3-step process to crafting a personalized pillow from your favorite photo. Print your photo - Transfer the photo to fabric - Make the pillow.  Register for both days at the 2nd Floor Help Desk or by calling 657-8258.



 
Teen Advisory Group
Teens who are 13 to 19 years of age can apply to be part of our Teen Advisory Group - The TAG.  The TAG advises the library about programs for teens, helps promote services and volunteers at the library.  Hurry!  Applications are due by October 31.


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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