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Teen Tech Week

photo 1By Erin Holt, Teen Department

It’s officially Teen Tech Week ! Libraries around the country are celebrating in many different ways, combining crafts, technology, and more! Here at WCPLtn, we celebrated by hosting our final Lego Mindstorms Club meeting, playing the Wii U, and even putting technology to the side one afternoon by playing various board games!

photo 2Our Teens did a great job under the guidance of Middle Tennessee State Community College professor Alan Fisher. They started out learning the various parts of the Lego Mindstorm, moved to building their own robot, and finally learned the intricacies of programming the robot! By the end they had their robots sensing colors, objects, and even doing dances to various pop songs! Everyone had a blast and some even used the sessions to aid in earning their merit badge for boy scouts!

photo 3If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Lego Mindstorms program, follow us on Twitter @wcplteen14 and keep your eye on our website http://www.wcpltn.org where we’ll post slides to let you know when registration opens for the April session!

What did you do to celebrate Teen Tech Week?

 

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News from our Teen Department

ErinHWe are pleased to announce that Erin Holt is the new Teen Librarian at the Main Library in Franklin. Erin brings with her a Masters in Library Science from Queens College (New York), experience working with teens at the New York Public Library, a love of all things social media, a flare for collection development, and fresh and exciting programming ideas for the teens and tweens of Williamson County. You may know Erin if you’ve stopped by the Reference desk, as she has been with WCPLtn for the past 4 years. Erin can’t wait to connect with the teens both in person and online with various programming initiatives set to launch this year. First up? The new “Imagination Station,” which includes Nintendo Wii, Minecraft, Lego Mindstorm, and other multi-media programs. Between this and other upcoming ideas, Erin plans to turn the Teen Department into a community hub for Williamson County teens. Keep yourself in-the-know & follow @wcplteen14 on Twitter. See you at the Library!

MakeAThon : A Festival of Creativity — The RECAP

By Erin Holt, Reference Librarian

Shew, what a flurry of activity we had going on at the library on May 3!! We’re still whirling from it all!

Between the stormtroopers, the drone, Bruce the WCPLtn remote controlled shark, the Irish Step Dancers, Minecraft, and the mad scientists, we can’t pick a favorite!

In case you missed it, check our twitter feed or click here–>  #makeathon14 <– to catch up on our tweets including photos and videos of the event!

And if you follow us on Facebook, click here  to view our online album!

Comment below and let us know what YOU thought of the MAKEATHON 2014!

Leipers Fork Branch presents: Leipen’ Lego Club

Leipers Fork Public Library Events-

Leipen’ Lego Club- Saturday April 12th at 1pm and Thursday April 17th at 3:30pm
Now meeting twice a month! Please join this creative club for boys and girls.
This program is FREE and open to the public.

Introducing – Lego Club Rewards
Attend any 8 Lego club meetings at the
Leipers Fork library in 2014 to receive a Lego kit prize!

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