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Teen Tech Week at Anne Arundel libraries

techTeensAll teens head to the library in Anne Arundel for Teen Tech Week. The Anne Arundel County Public Library is hosting 10 special events for tech-savvy teens from March 9 to March 19.

A program of the Young Adult Library Services Association, Teen Tech Week is meant to help teens build technological knowledge and skills that will supplement their in-school education. This year’s theme is Libraries Are for Making.

“The events we’re holding for Teen Tech Week this year fit perfectly with our increased focus on STEM education at the library system,” said Skip Auld, AACPL chief executive officer. “We’re excited to offer teens a series of programs that will be both educational and a lot of fun.”
Anne Arundel County teens are invited to attend any of the following Teen Tech Week events:

‘Libraries Are for Making… Bots!’
Teens will build simple Biped Robots with guidance from the library’s sponsor, MakerKidz. This project will tackle BEAM Robotics (Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics and Mechanics), which use simple circuits and mechanisms to produce a simple design, instead of a microprocessor. Space is limited and registration is now open.
Broadneck Monday, March 9, 4:30pm. 410-222-1905
Glen Burnie Wednesday, March 11, 4:30pm. 410-222-6270
Linthicum Thursday, March 12, 4:30pm. 410-222-6265
Severn Tuesday, March 10, 4:30pm. 410-222-6280

‘Cover Art Remix!’
Teens will redesign their favorite book, movie or album cover using photo editing software and the library’s iPads.
Broadneck Wednesday, March 11, 2:30pm
Monday, March 9, 3pm
Severna Park
Thursday, March 12, 2:30pm

‘LED Creations’ and ‘Light Up Your Reading’
Teens will create light-up bookmarks using LED lights.
Eastport-Annapolis Neck
Thursday, March 12, 6pm
Odenton Monday, March 9, 5:30pm
Registration recommended 410-222-6277

‘Solder 101 Workshop’
Teens (ages 13+ only) will learn how to solder a star badge with engineer Gary Mauler of Robot Fest. Teens are invited to participate and use the soldering iron under supervision. Registration is required.
Thursday, March 19, 7pm. 410-222-7915

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