Teen Tech Week is March 9-15, and this year’s theme is “DIY @ your library” to raise awareness about how libraries create a place for teens to learn beyond the classroom.
The purpose of Teen Tech Week, a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, is to encourage teens to take advantage of all that the library has to offer.
Local libraries have ongoing DIY projects, technology demonstrations and other activities scheduled for the week. All are free and open to the public.
Central Arkansas Library System
The Main Library Level 4 Teen Center is screening “The Fifth Element” on Monday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Other Level 4 events include a 3D Printer Demo on March 11 at 4:30 p.m., Technology Petting Zoo on March 12 at 4:30 p.m., National Pi Day on March 14 at 4:30 p.m. and Vid Rhythm Video Making on March 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Here’s what’s going on at CALS branches:
- Brooks Library – Cassette Tape Wallets, March 10 at 5 p.m.
- Dee Brown Library – DIY Recycled Bags, March 10 at 4:30 p.m.; DIY Pancake Art, March 12 at 4:30 p.m.
- Maumelle Library – Robot Demonstration, March 11 at 3:30 p.m.
- McMath Library – Pi Day Celebration, March 14 at 4:00 p.m.
- Nixon Library – 3D Printer Demo, March 29 at 3 p.m.
Get more details HERE.
The William F. Laman Public Library in North Little Rock is holding DIY @ Your Library crafting events on March 12 and 14 at 4 p.m. Teens, ages 12-18, can make crafts from outdated technology and gadgets.
Tech Bingo & Charades is scheduled for March 15 at 2 p.m. Both activities are centered around technology.