Teen Tech Week 2014

Teen Tech Week 2014
Teen Tech Week 2014

Teen Tech Week March 10th-15th

Wordpress Class for Teens
Monday, March 10th at 3:30pm in the Tech Center
Teens, have you been dreaming of having your very own website? You will learn how to use WordPress.com to build your site within minutes at this one hour introductory class. Learn the difference between static and dynamic content, how to change your website’s appearance without writing any code, and so much more! To register please email Teen Librarian Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org .

Stop- Motion Animation Program for Teens
Tuesday, March 11th at 3:30pm in the Teen Lounge
Come build with Legos to star in your very own stop-motion film. Using an iPad app we will film our creations and make them come to life!

Wikiraces for Teens
Wednesday, March 12th in the Teen loungeIn honor of Teen Tech Week, join teen librarian Anna in the Teen Lounge the afternoon of Wednesday, March 12th at 3:30 p.m. for Wikiraces. A little like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon for the modern age, participants, using links, travel from one Wikipedia page to another. The first person to reach the destination page, or the person that reaches the destination using the fewest number of links, wins the race! Do you think you have what it takes to make the connection between the Sistine Chapel and Reese Witherspoon? Thermodynamics and The Walking Dead? Then come on down to the Teen Lounge! 

3D Printing Class for Teens
Thursday, March 13th in the Tech Center
Come learn the basics of 3D printing and print out your very own souvenir to take home. We’ll explain the ins and outs of the printer as well as show you how to modify and design your own creation. To register please email Teen Librarian Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Mindstorms for Teens
Friday, March 14th  at 3:30 in the Conference Room
Create and command your own robot using Lego Mindstorms and a computer. This will be a self-taught class. Teens with previous knowledge of Lego Mindstorms are recommended. To register please email Teen Librarian Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Celebrate Valentine's Day With Heart-Shaped Photo Frames!

Photo courtesy of jcoterhals
Photo courtesy of jcoterhals

Come on down to the Darien Teen Lounge today at 3:30 p.m. and decorate heart-shaped magnet frames. These teeny-tiny frames are guaranteed to make the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine's Day! Refreshments will be served.

Make Your Own Candy Sushi!

Photo courtesy of icplteens
Photo courtesy of icplteens

Like the sight of sushi, but not the smell of raw fish? Then the Darien Library has just the thing for you! Candy Sushi! Join us in the Teen Lounge at 3:30 p.m. today where we'll create these colorful culinary delights! Instead of real fish it's Swedish Fish, and instead of eel eggs it's Fruit Gushers!

Cookie Party! The Minecraft Edittion!

Photo courtesy of flickr user milele
Photo courtesy of flickr user milele

Make Notch proud by joining us in the Teen Lounge this afternoon for Minecraft trivia and Creeper-shaped cookies. Bring your own milk.

Test Your BRAINS With Zombie Trivia!

Photo courtesy of Paradigm
Photo courtesy of Paradigm

Come to the Teen Lounge this afternoon to enjoy decorating ghoulishly delicious cupcakes while playing a little zombie trivia! Test your knowledge of zombie films, The Walking Dead, as well as how to survive the zombie apocalypse!

Cookie Party!

Unleash your inner artist! Join us in the Teen Lounge at 3:30 p.m. today to decorate sugar cookies. Take some home to your folks, or just eat your delicious creations on the spot. Bring your own milk, though!

Moseying Through the Multiverse

(photo courtesy of San Diego Shooter)
(photo courtesy of San Diego Shooter)

Join Teen Services intern Anna every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the Teen Lounge as she attempts to navigate in the world of Magic the Gathering as its newest Planeswalker. Help Anna (purveyor of black and red magic!) as she tries to figure out when to tap and untap her cards, what an instant is, and when do you battle with a festering newt? Refreshments will be served.

Eliminating Stress and Creating Balance in Your Teen's Life.

(Image Courtesy of Flickr User Mikebaird)
(Image Courtesy of Flickr User Mikebaird)

Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm (middle and high school panel)

Darien Library and the YWCA Parent Awareness are proud to present a panel for parents of middle and high school students. The panel will feature local mental health experts who will speak to topics that relate to children of that age group. Register below for panel attendance.

The panel will be moderated by Connecticut State Representative Terrie Wood, who represents Darien and Norwalk in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Ms. Wood also serves as the Co-Chair of the Mental Health Working Group of the Gun Violence Bill.

Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm - Middle and High School Panel

Panelists include: Lisa Bunce, MS, RD/N, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Owner, Back-to-Basics Nutrition Consulting, Redding; Christopher M. Bogart, PhD, Executive Director, The Southfield Center for Development, Darien; Phyllis L. Weihs, MS, NCC, NCDF, Psychotherapist Fairfield University; and Eileen Whalen, School Psychologist, Darien High School.

Parents can submit questions for the panelists prior to the event.

In the Library's Community Room. Additional parking is available along Post Road.

Hunger Games Movie Screening

Teens and all! Join us on Monday, November 18th at 3pm for a screening of the The Hunger Games movie before the sequel hits theatres. If you have yet to see this movie, it is a must! Be the first two teens in the community room and score two free tickets to see Catching Fire.

Join the Comic Book Club!

Image courtesy of Marxchivist
Image courtesy of Marxchivist

Are you a fan of caped crusaders, manipulating mutants and villainous vixens? Then come on down to the Teen Lounge every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., starting Nov. 1, and become a part of the Library’s Comic Book Club (the first order of business will be coming up with a better name)! Every week we’ll discuss the comics and characters we love (and the ones we love to hate); discover new series, and set about creating our own heroes, arch nemeses and sidekicks. Writers and artists wanted!

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