Teen Tech Week is an annual event supported by the American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to showcase the outstanding technology libraries have to offer, from services such as online homework help resources and digital literacy-focused programs to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more.
Check out this list of 25 Easy Tips for Teens to Geek Out or take advantage of some of the action-packed events taking place at some NYC libraries through this Saturday.
Hackasaurus Hack Jam
Tuesday, March 6 at 4:00 pm at Battery Park City Library
Friday, March 9 at 3:30 pm at Hamilton Grange Library
Take a look at the language of websites, and learn how to remix HTML tags to reinvent web pages and make pages of your own. Build a better website and share it with your friends. All materials provided.
LAMPlatoon – Ads on Notice!
Tuesday, March 6 at 4:00 pm at Grand Central Library
Wondering what else that commercial is saying? Learn how to deconstruct the subtle and not so subtle messages inside everyday ads. Learn audio and video editing techniques as you take digitlal clips and create an video answer to assumptions and judgments in marketer’s messages. All materials provided.
Game Design Workshops with Global Kids
Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 pm at Kings Highway Library
Saturday, March 10 at 10:00 am at Central Library
Are you a gamer? Want to learn how to create and design your own games? Game design workshops will show you the value of games, how to create stories through games, character development, responsible gaming and more.
Movie Night: Cowboys and Aliens
Thursday, March 8 at 4:00 pm at Kips Bay Library
Rated PG-13; 118 minutes; 2011.
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past, stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Jon Favreau.
Teen Happy Hour
Friday, March 9 at 4:00 pm at Flushing Library
End your week playing video games, board games, listening to music, and just hanging out with your friends. Note: We’re meeting at a new time starting in 2012!
NYC Connected Communities: Making the News with The LAMP
Fridays – March 2, 9, 16 at 4:00 pm at Marcy Library
Thursdays – March 1, 8, 15 at 3:30 pm at Macon Library
Thursdays – March 22, 29, April 5 at 4:00 pm at Brownsville Library
Attend this series to explore what makes information news, who creates it and how news is changing with today’s media. Participants will use current media such as print, video, podcasts and blogs to create their own news reports on subjects important to them.