Cobb County public libraries are showcasing digital resources and services for Teen Tech Week 2018 in early March. Libraries are for Creating is this year’s Teen Tech Week theme.

Teen Tech Week events are scheduled at Cobb County libraries from Saturday, March 3rd through March 10th, including programs at the Switzer, Mountain View, Sewell Mill, East Cobb, South Cobb, and Gritters public libraries. The free special events are for teens in grades 6-12.

  • East Cobb Library will launch a region-wide series of Teen Tech Week events with the Teen Tech Expo on Saturday, March 3, 1 pm to 4 pm. Get experience with Spheros, littleBits, 3D printer and scanners, Robotics, an HTC Virtual Reality Headset and more. 770-509-2730.
  • Lovelace Peaches: Girls ASPIRE IT at Stratton Library on Saturday, March 3, 1 pm – 6 pm. This program for teen girls interested in technology will teach the basics of robotics and coding and crafting. The girls will then get to apply what they’ve learned to create glowing bookmarks or a firefly LED-lighted bracelet. If you can’t make the first session, there will be another one on Saturday, March 10, 1 pm – 6 pm. Registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Teen Tech Week: Bloxels at East Cobb Library on Monday, March 5, 5 pm – 6 pm, will offer teens the opportunity to experiment with the library’s newest gadget, Bloxels. Space is limited. Register by phone at 770-509-2730 or come by the Youth Services Information Desk to sign up in person.
  • Silhouette Cameo Workshop at South Cobb Regional Library on Monday, March 5, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. We will be demonstrating the wonders of the magical Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutter. Teens will learn how to mix technology with design. Register by calling 678-398-5834 or by coming by the Youth Services Reference Desk.
  • HTC Vive Virtual Reality at Gritters Library on Tuesday, March 6, 5 pm – 6 pm. Teens will get to try out different featured virtual reality experiences with HTC’s Vive virtual reality system. You’ll experience sights and sounds vivid and lifelike enough to transport you to another place with limitless possibilities
  • Teen Tech Week @ Switzer Library on Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Teens are invited to explore emerging technologies and online resources, as well as observe and learn how a 3D Printer works.
  • Multimedia Editing at Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center on Wednesday, March 7, 5 pm – 6 pm. Teens will get a hands-on opportunity to film with our green screen using our DSLR and video camera. Then they will learn how to edit the footage with Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Spheros at Mountain View Regional Library on Thursday, March 8, 5 pm – 6 pm. Learn how to code and play with a real life robot.
  • Lovelace Peaches: Girls ASPIRE IT Field Trip at Stratton Library on Wednesday, March 7, 4 pm – 8 pm. Girls interested in learning about careers in tech will be taken on a field trip to a Technology Company so they can see the working world that is waiting for them. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

For young aspiring Techies in grades K-5, CCPLS has partnered with The Atlanta Science Festival for CCPLS Family Tech Time. Kids will get a hands-on preview of upcoming STEM programs in a family friendly afternoon at Mountain View Regional Library on Saturday, March 10 from 2 pm to 5 pm. For more information please call (770) 509-2725.

Teen Tech Week 2018: ‘Libraries are for Creating’
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