Mecklenburg County libraries are inviting teens to embrace their tech savvy and "get their geek on," during the sixth-annual Teen Tech Week March 4-10.
This year's theme is "Geek out @ your library," and the national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, is aimed at thousands of parents and educators and teens from across the country, who otherwise, might not see the library as a digital resource.
Here's a list of nearby "Teen Tech Week" events and classes:
March 5, "Get Your Geek on @ the Library": Try out new digital design techniques with Manga Studio software, program a robot and experiment with new science kits 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Drive.
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March 7, "Our Stories": In partnership with the Light Factory, learn the art of taking conceptual portraits by exploring the self through a personal lens 4-5:30 p.m. at ImaginOn, 300 East 7th St. Materials provided. Registration requested.
March 7, "Science Library": Put your science skills to the test 6-7 p.m. at the South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road, by using the Neocube to replicate complex structures in a group. Compete against other teens to see who'll be the reigning science wizard.
March 8, "Build a Computer": Build a desktop workstation with Design Tech 4-5:30 p.m. at ImaginOn, 300 East 7th St. Supplies will be provided. Registration requested.
March 10, " Teen Tech Tutors": Help tutor people with technology woes 10 a.m.-noon at the Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd.