Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Teen Tech Week is Coming!

Teen Tech Week is March 6-12, 2011.  During that whole week, we will be celebrating the ways teens use technology!  Check out these special programs...

Literary Video Mashup Contest
Enter the Literary Video Mashup Contest and have a chance to win $50 in gift cards!  Just choose a well-known book, go to, and click “Create your own.”  Then follow the steps to write and upload your own story.  Email the URL with your name, grade, and phone number to by 11:59 pm, Thursday, March 10.  We’ll watch the entries and vote at the Teen Wrap-up Party on Saturday, March 12 at 2:30 pm!  Email if you have questions.

Want to see an example?  Click here to see the Mashup created by the Teen Library Council!

Mix and Mashups
Monday, March 7th
7 pm, Activity Room 
Look at different ways technology and literature can be mixed to make a mashup.  We’ll even create one ourselves!

Facebook for Parents
Tuesday, March 8
7 pm, Cooperman Room
Do your parents not understand why you use Facebook?  Send them to this lecture/demonstration to find out what it is, why you like it, and how it may be safer than they think.  Registration is required.  Your parents can register beginning 2/22.

There's an App for That
Thursday, March 10
7 pm, Activity Room

Discover the latest fun, useful, and FREE apps for your iTouch or smartphone.  Bring your friends and share YOUR favorites!

DIY Crafts: Tech Jewelry
Saturday, March 12
1 pm, Activity Room
Use technology parts to create special bracelets or necklaces!  Registration is required.

Teen Wrap-up Party
Saturday, March 12
2:30-3:30 pm, Cooperman Room
Attend this wrap-up party for not only the Winter Library Challenge but also Teen Tech Week! We’ll announce the teen winner for the Winter Library Challenge AND watch and vote on our favorite entries in the Literary Video Mashup Contest! Snacks and drinks will be provided!

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