Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week logoCalling all teens who love to geek out over technology: the library has planned two hands-on workshops that you do not want to miss.

First up is Makey Makey on Sunday, March 8, from 2-4 p.m. This one is dedicated to projects exploring circuits, electricity, programming, and creative art. Then, on Wednesday, March 11, 7-8:30 p.m., we have 3D Design and Printing. Here you’ll learn why everyone is talking about 3D printing, create your own model in TinkerCAD, and watch a demonstration by Edgewater Workbench, a community digital fabrication center specializing in 3D printing and laser cutting. (Both workshops are for students in grades 5-12, and registration is required.)

With these two events, Lincolnwood joins thousands of other libraries across the country in celebrating Teen Tech Week™ 2015. Held annually during the second week of March, Teen Tech Week encourages middle and high school students to take advantage of technology at libraries. This year’s theme, Libraries are for making, emphasizes the learning space that the library offers beyond the classroom, where teens can explore, create, and share content.

Whether you want to wire your own game controller, print a new phone case, program a robot, or just find out more about how the library can help you explore DIY technology, Teen Tech Week is your time.