Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Dec. 2015 to Feb. 2016
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S o uth Reg ional EATING HEALTHY Tuesdays, Dec. 8; Jan. 12 4 - 5 p.m. Are you confused about food and nutrition? Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Learn the benefits of eating healthier meals. Share tips and techniques with friends and family members. *MINI MAKER DAY Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12; Feb. 9, 4 -5 p.m.
Main Li b rar y HOMEWORK HELP! Mondays (No program Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 18) 3 - 6 p.m.
WHAT IS A ROBOT? Tuesday, Dec. 8 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Trouble with your homework? Need some extra help? Maybe just a quiet place to work? Drop into the first floor computer lab and try BrainFuse Help Now, an on-demand tutoring program with a large number of subjects. BrainFuse also features full service practice tests like the SAT or GED. Ms. Faith will also be on hand to help!
Join us as we welcome engineers from Aisymmetry, LLC to Main Library and East Regional Library in December! They will be showing and teaching us all that can be done with LEGO Robotics, in preparation for the LEGO Robotics teams that will begin at Main and East! You don’t want to miss this!
WRITER’S WRITE Tuesdays 4:30 - 6 p.m. Do you love to write? Would you like to learn how to write and publish for a magazine? Join us for Writer's Write! Edwin Timberlake of the Corner Magazine will be here to teach us how to write and publish for a real magazine!
GAME DAY @ MAIN! Thursdays (No program Dec. 24, 31) 3 - 5:30 p.m. Come join us for an afternoon of Xbox, Wii and board games! Light snacks will be provided.
*COME JOIN MAIN LIBRARY’S TEEN TECH LEARNING LAB! Thursdays (No program Dec. 24, 31) 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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Join us as we learn how to design, develop and code our very own video games! The master makers of Durham’s SplatSpace will be leading us as we delve into coding software such as Scratch, Twine and Stencyl.
SOUND CLUB Tuesdays, Dec. 1; Jan. 5; Feb. 2 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Do you love music? Join us for Sound Club! Each month, we’ll come together to discuss a different album or song! We will use iPads to share songs and discover new artists. Snacks will be served!
EXPLORE SCIENCE WITH MOREHEAD PLANETARIUM’S STEMVILLE! Mondays Dec. 14; Jan. 25 4 - 6 p.m. Interested in all things science? Come out and explore science with our friends from STEMville! Dec. 14: Chemical Concoctions; Jan. 25: Excellent Engineering
LIVE STREAMING WITH PERISCOPE WORKSHOP FOR TEENS Wednesday, Dec. 16 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Create, make, tinker and share. Bring a friend to our Mini Maker days. Learn about 3D printing and so much more.
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TEEN SCENE: MOVIE MONDAY Mondays (No program Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 18) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come relax with a “teen-approved” movie after school each Monday. TEEN SCENE: TECH TUESDAY Tuesdays (No program Dec. 22, 29) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come join us for some activities involving the latest technology!
TEEN SCENE: GAME ON! Wednesdays (No program Dec. 23, 30) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Come join Patricia A. Murray of Durham Skywriter as she shares tips and tricks for fun and safe livestreaming with Periscope.
Connect with your friends and show off your skills with board games, card games, Xbox 360 and Wii.
EXPLORE THE SCIENCE OF HARRY POTTER! Wednesday, Jan. 27 4 - 6 p.m.
TEEN SCENE: DIY Thursdays (No program Dec. 24, 31) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us after school for a variety of fun activities especially for teens. Activities include arts and crafts, fashion design, book discussions and sound club.
Accio wands! Ever wondered about the science behind the spells, potions and invisibility cloak in Harry Potter? Then come join us for the Science of Harry Potter with Casey Nees of Casey’s Laugh and Learn! Feel free to wear your favorite Hogwarts house colors!
*Registration is required.
TEEN SCENE: TEEN CHALLENGE Fridays (No program Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Challenge yourself with quizzes and other passive activities in the teen room after school.
TEEN TUTOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Tuesdays & Thursdays (No program Dec. 22, 24, 29, 31; Feb. 11) 4 - 7 p.m. Are you smarter than a 5th grader? High school and middle school students tutor elementary students in reading and math. Pencils, paper and other supplies will be ’ available on request. Applications are available at the Information Desk. HOMESCHOOL LEARNING LAB FOR TEENS Thursdays (No program Dec. 24, 31) 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. The Homeschool Learning Lab for Teens provides homeschoolers with enriching and unique educational programming in a library setting with an emphasis on teen interest. We have fun learning, building relationships and becoming familiar with library resources. Parents are invited to facilitate sessions.
CHAPTER CHAT TEEN BOOK CLUB Saturdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 30; Feb. 20 1 - 2 p.m. So...whatcha reading? Meet new friends, find out about new and diverse books and enjoy an informal book discussion with other teens. Snacks provided! HAPPY UNVALENTINE’S DAY PARTY Friday, Feb. 12 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Not a big fan of Valentine’s Day? Join us for mopey music, break-up books, star-crossed trivia and broken chocolate hearts. *Registration is required.
LIVING IN SPACE Tuesday, Dec. 15 4 - 5 p.m. Experience the life of an astronaut as you suit up for space flight! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission and build a model space station. Bring home the challenge of repairing a ripped solar panel on the International Space Station with your very own Mad Science® Spacewalk Mission! SPACE TECHNOLOGY Tuesday, Jan. 19 2 - 3 p.m. Discover technology that’s out of this world! Steer a laser beam through a laser maze, and discover everyday objects originally designed for use in space! Take home a Mad Science® Stereoscopic Viewer and observe actual 3D images from NASA’s probe transmissions! MAKE ’N’ TAKE Tuesday, Jan. 19 4 - 5 p.m. Join the Scrap Exchange for a Make 'N' Take event. Create using their fascinating collection of materials, including fabric, cardboard tubes, floppy disks and other clean industrial discards. Unleash your imagination as you make rocket ships, costumes, robots, sculptures and more. JUNK JAMS Tuesday, Feb. 15 4 - 5 p.m. Join the Scrap Exchange for a creative percussion and rhythm education. Play with sound using their instruments built from buckets, pots, pans and other fantastic reclaimed materials. Anyone can participate – no drumming experience is necessary! FaLL Branching Out Winter 2015-2016 Branching Out5 5
Durham County Library's Teen Programming Guide