Tech Week Offers Teens Ways to Geek Out at their Library

Techno-awesome teens maneuver the Internet with ease, text at ridiculously fast speeds and multi-task so well it blows the generations before them out of the water. But because technology is so commonplace in their world, they probably haven’t ever stopped to think about it.

Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, gives teens the chance to come hang out at the library and experience the world of technology from a different perspective. Teens share their excitement about the week in this video: http://youtu.be/5INGSp4RsE8

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Teen Tech Week events, specifically designed with teens in mind, are listed below. All programs take place in The Edge, the library’s hip teen hangout spot.

  • Mar 7 | 3:30-5:00 pm | Techie Tool Experience | Get hands-on experience with fun and useful techie tools. This is your chance to learn about making videos, downloading free music (legally) and using ebooks and eReaders. Two lucky teens will receive $20 gift cards to Best Buy.
  • Mar 9 | 6:30-9:00 pm | Star Wars Party | Come to the library, not the Dark Side, to celebrate the Star Wars saga with others who love it as much as you do. Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy spoofs, trivia and refreshments during this multi-media party. Have fun you will.
  • Mar 4–11 | http://tscpl.org/the-edge | Teen Tech Quiz | Think you’re a geek? Test your tech knowledge online with our Teen Tech Week Quiz. Prizes awarded to the top three teens who get the most answers right.

The library’s youth services staff is committed to serving this energy-filled demographic all year round, with two areas in the library, David J’s and The Edge, and programs that include everything from Open-Mic Night to crafts. The library’s Oveson-Campbell Homework Center offers time dedicated to teen students.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library which features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, the Chandler Booktique, multiple meeting rooms and free computer/Internet access and training.

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.                                        

 

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