Mark your calendars! March 4th-10th is Teen Tech Week. What is Teen Tech Week? It's a celebration of empowering yourself to appreciate and use technology and innovative thinking. We'll fill the book display in the teen section with fun and handy tech titles, show you how to use Learning Express Library to make studying a breeze, and host a technology share session! Expand your horizons and help others to do the same. Here's the programming lineup for the week:
The American Library Association has declared March 4th - 10th to be Teen Tech Week, which means it's time to really geek out at your local MCPL branch! What do you geek over? Do you tweet in your sleep? Do you dream in html? Would you sooner sacrifice a limb than give up your iPod?
Take the Quiz! Get a Chance to Win Free Books or Ice Cream!
Teens! As you may already know, this week has been designated as Teen Tech Week. That is why the Excelsior Springs Branch has prepared a special Teen Tech Week Quiz for you. This quiz will highlight some of the online resources available from our library system for you, such as Research Databases. All you have to do is get a copy from our new Teen area, answer all 12 questions, and turn it in to the front desk.
Lee's Summit Middle Schoolers Help John Knox Village Residents with Technology
On March 2nd, students from Pleasant Lea Middle School's Library Club came together to promote Teen Tech Week by holding an informational seminar at John Knox Village. Twice a month, I have the pleasure of meeting with a fun, amazing group of 7th and 8th graders at PLMS to discuss the library happenings and plan teen programs.
The Blue Ridge Branch kicked off Teen Tech Week (March 10-16) with a robotics demonstration on Monday afternoon from the Ruskin High Eagles Robotics Team. The team dazzled the crowd with a demo of last season’s robot, which was a basketball player.
The robot could retrieve three basketballs at a time and then "shoot hoops." Students talked about their latest robot build, a bot that throws Frisbees, that they will be bringing out for a nationwide robotics competition later this week.
This year's Teen Tech Week, which ran from March 10-16, gave teens the opportunity to check out all the technology that the Library offers. Everything from virtual learning to digital content was showcased this year. To coincide with this, the Liberty Branch had the opportunity to host a contest for teens. Two Kindle Simple Touch e-Readers were donated to our branch to give away.