Teen Tech Week

Did you know that March 4-10 is TEEN TECH WEEK?! Well don't worry, we totally remembered, and we have loads of fun programs all across the district where teens and tweens can get their STEAM on, and build, create, and break stuff. The library has a WHOLE LOT of new toys and we're super excited to show them off!

City of Lights GRU grid imageTo kick off this event, Headquarters Library is thrilled to be hosting the "City Lights" display, an interactive engineering project created by GRU and Eastside High School students. Come by on March 3, at 2pm for the presentation, or stop in any time the first two weeks of March to see this awesome recreation of Gainesville's power grid on the first floor in the youth area.

And as for the rest of the week, well, let's just say we're proud to claim that we will have no problem keeping you busy.

  • March Teen Time on Thursdays, 4:00pm @ Cone Park Branch
    • March 1: Movie: Cool Runnings
    • March 8: Teen Tech Week: Scribble Bots
    • March 22: Open Art Lab: We get out the art supplies. You create art.
    • March 29: Waffle Hacks: We'll be cooking waffles and other things in waffle makers.
  • FOODIEspace: Harry Potter
    Monday, March 5, 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ Millhopper Branch
    Learn to make Butterbeer and Chocolate Frogs. Space is limited to 30 participants, so make sure to register to guarantee a spot.
  • MUSICspace
    Tuesday, March 6: 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ Headquarters Library in Meeting Room B
    Love music? Want to record and edit songs and sounds and build or play with an instrument? Like to tinker with software and create? Join us and learn how to use sound editing software and MAKE NOISE. 
  • MAKERspace - Create Circuits
    Wednesday, March 7: 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Tower Road in the NEW AND IMPROVED Teen Space
    Tower Road celebrates Teen Tech Week all week with various programs. Today we will show you how to create circuits using various tools such as Circuit Scribe maker and other small circuit components.
  • VIDEOSpace
    Thursday, March 8: 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ Library Partnership 
    What's your story? Come in for a video chat, an interview, or tell your story.
  • BREAKERspace
    Thursday, March 8: 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Headquarters Library in the Teen Space
    Participants will dismantle old and broken electronics and small appliances. It will be a chance to take them apart to see what is inside and discover how they work. The second Friday of the month.
  • Teen Tech Week: Hour of Code - Amazing World of Gumball
    Thursday, March 8: 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Tower Road Branch in the fabulously renovated Teen Space
    Tower Road celebrates Teen Tech Week all week with various programs. Today we will explore the world of coding as we commandeer the computers in the Teen Space and explore the world of Gumball.
  • MAKERspace: Show and Tech
    Friday, March 9: 2:00pm - 4:30pm @ Headquarters Library in the Teen Space
    Try out some of the library's new tech.
  • MAKERspace Fridays - Come and tinker, build and experiment at the library
    Friday, March 9: 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ Tower Road Branch
    Come to the library and tinker, build and experiment with cool gizmos, doohickeys, watchamacallits, and other materials. It will be a blast!
  • Teen Tech Week MAKERspace - 3D Doodling
    Friday, March 9: 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Tower Road Branch in the awesome and brand-spanking-new Teen Space
    Tower Road Branch celebrates Teen Tech Week all week with various programs. Today we will explore the 3D Doodler pens.
  • MAKERspace: CREATEspace
    Saturday, March 10: 2:00pm - 4:00pm @  Headquarters Library in the Storywoods Room
    An opportunity for community members to make learn explore and share with a variety of technologies.
  • BB-8 DroidTeen Tech Week--BB-8 Droid
    Saturday, March 10: 2:30pm - 3:30pm @ Millhopper Branch in the Teen Room
    Meet BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid!