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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for March to May 2014

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Teen Programs

Teen Programs Your Teen Librarians Main Library Placedia Nance 919-560-0122

TEEN TECH WEEK In celebration of Teen Tech Week and the theme DIY @ Your Library, DCL will be hosting several technology workshops in collaboration with SplatSpace of Durham. The workshops are for all skill levels, but registration is required. For more information on maker space activities visit

SCRATCH Monday, Mar. 10, 4 - 5 p.m. @ Main Library Learn some programming basics, and then create your own games and animation.

ARDUINO/ROBOTICS Tuesday, Mar. 11, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ Stanford L. Warren Branch Thursday, Mar. 13, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ South Regional Library Saturday, Mar. 15, 4 - 5 p.m. @ Southwest Regional Library Can you program a microcontroller to light up in a pattern? Learn how in this interactive workshop.

3ďšşD PRINTING Wednesday, Mar. 12, 4 - 5 p.m. @ East Regional Library Friday, Mar. 14, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. @ North Regional Library Using a laptop and special printer, design and print out your own 3-D object.

PROCESSING/GAME PROGRAMMING Wednesday, Mar. 12, 4 - 5 p.m. @ Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center Design your own games after learning all about graphical programming.

Left to right: Micah H., Michal H., Teen Librarian Archie B., Dasani R., (unknown), Noah P., Christian B.

Bragtown DeLois Cue 919-560-0210 East Regional Archie Burke 919-560-0213 North Regional Christine Grant 919-560-0238 South Regional Jen Brannen 919-560-7444 Southwest Regional Caroline Peterson 919-560-8598 Stanford L. Warren Heather Cunningham 919-560-7336

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BEAUTY AND GROOMING TIPS FOR TEENS Wednesday, Mar. 5 4 - 5 p.m. Calling all teens, both males and females! Get creative with nails, hair and make-up, and create your own nail designs and color. An experienced barber will discuss hair styles and hair grooming for young men.

*TEEN TECH WEEK  PROCESSING/ GAME PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP Wednesday, Mar. 12 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate teens and technology with this hands-on workshop brought to you by

GAME DAY Wednesday, Apr. 16 4 - 5 p.m. Come hang out @ the library, and play some games on the Xbox or Wii! *JOB READINESS WORKSHOP Wednesday, May 21 4 - 5 p.m. Are you interested in finding a summer job? Join us for an information session, and get to work!

East Regional GAME DAYS  EAST! Mondays, Mar. 3, 24; Apr. 7 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join us to play Wii or Kinect games. TEEN BOOK CLUB + PIZZA Mondays, Mar. 10; Apr. 14; May 12 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join us for our next book club adventure: more titles to read and discuss with pizza! *CELEBRATE TEEN TECH WEEK: 3D PRINTING Wednesday, Mar. 12 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate Teen Tech Week! Learn how to design in a 3-D environment using laptops.

FIRST ANNUAL PEEPS FASHION CONTEST Monday, Mar. 17 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Design the winning fashionable Peep and win a prize to keep! We have the Peeps and art supplies for your creativity.

BOARD GAMES EXTRAVAGANZA Fridays, Mar. 21; May 9 2 - 5:30 p.m. Visit the Teen Room at East to play a wide variety of board games! MARCH MADNESS MOVIE Monday, Mar. 31 4:30 p.m. Watch a basketball movie at East! NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: MAGNETIC POETRY! Thursday, Apr. 24 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. We have the words for you to create a poem in honor of National Poetry Month! Come to our Teen Room and join the poetic action.

GUITAR HERO ROCK BAND Monday, Apr. 28 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Rock out at East with Wii Guitar Hero! *DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL WORKSHOPS Mondays, May 5, 19 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. May 5: Animation; May 19: Chainmaille Jewelry.

ORIGAMI CHALLENGE Thursday, May 22 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. We have the paper and instructions; see what origami designs you can fold! Join us in the Teen Room.

Main Librar y TRIANGLE TEEN LGBT BOOK CLUB Mondays, Feb. 24; Mar. 24; Apr. 21 4 - 5 p.m. Conference Room (3rd Floor) Join us in kicking off the new Teen LGBT book club! All LGBT youth and allies are welcome! In March, we will discuss Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block. April’s selection will be If You Could be Mine by Sara Farizan. ANIMATION WORKSHOP Monday, May 5 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Teens, do you love to sketch or draw? Join us for an animation workshop with instructor Alberto Lung. Sharpen your artistic skills in this workshop.

*CHAINMAILLE WORKSHOP Monday, May 19 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Are you interested in jewelry making? Join Erin Hathway as she teaches the art of creating chainmaille jewelry.

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MOVIE MONDAYS Mondays (No program Apr. 14; May 26) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Come relax with a movie after school each Monday. Movies will be chosen by teens, and snacks will be provided. TECH TUESDAYS Tuesdays (No program Apr. 15) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Come join us for some activities involving the latest technology! GAME ON! Wednesdays (No program Apr. 16; May 14) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Connect with your friends, and show off your skills with board games, card games, Xbox 360 and Wii. WILDCARD Thursdays (No program Apr. 17) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us after school for a variety of fun and educational activities especially for you. Activities include arts and crafts, book clubs, job readiness workshops and cooking. TEEN CHALLENGE Fridays (No program Apr. 18) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Join us every Friday after school for a new physical challenge, puzzle, brain teaser or trivia quiz. Prizes will be awarded. *TEEN TECH WEEK Monday-Friday, Mar. 10-14 Join us for a fun-filled week of tech-inspired movies, games and activities including a 3-D printing program hosted by SplatSpace on Friday, Mar. 14.

* Registration is required.

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*CHAPTER CHAT TEEN BOOK CLUB Tuesdays, Mar. 18; Apr. 22; May 20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come join our monthly teen-led book club! Come by the Information Desk to pick up a copy of this month’s selection.

ANIME CLUB Thursdays, Mar. 6; Apr. 3; May 1 4 - 5 p.m. Do you like Anime? Manga? Graphic novels? Join us to watch some shows, practice drawing and talk about favorites.

South Regional GAME DAY/OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR TEENS Thursdays (No program Mar. 13; Apr. 24) 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Join us for a game day or a teens only open laptop computer lab every Thursday afternoon. Play games, hang out or even work on homework.

*SOUTH REGIONAL TEEN BOOK CLUB Saturdays, Mar. 8; Apr. 5; May 3 2 - 3 p.m. Talk books and nosh pizza at the teen book club. Some copies of each month’s book are available at the South Regional Information Desk.

JAWSOME SHARK GAMING! Wednesday, Mar. 5 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. We’ll be using iPads loaded with shark games. Be the shark, and then swim free or go for the gusto! The choice is yours. CELEBRATE PI DAY Wednesday, Mar. 12 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Eat pie while learning about the joys of Pi! (And there’s even a Pi craft.)

STARRY NIGHT LAVA LAMPS Wednesday, Mar. 19 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Capture the night sky (from this planet or maybe from another one entirely) in your own handmade, oh-so-groovy lava lamp.

* Registration is required.

BUILD YOUR OWN AIR SENSOR! Wednesday, Apr. 2 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. We will be electrical engineers, wiring real air sensors to learn how scientists study air pollution. The minicomputer runs a customized code to flash lights on your device when its sensor detects dust in the air. Test your skills to see if you can make it work!

MAGNETIC RECYCLED CRAFTS Wednesday, Apr. 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and get crafty! Celebrate Earth Day by making cool magnets for your locker. ALTERED PAGE POETRY Wednesday, Apr. 16 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Draw, scribble and pick your favorite words, then write a poem on the page of a book. Use recycled book pages, pens and your imagination to create your poems. SPRING FLING! Wednesday, Apr. 30 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Fling yourself into spring with a Peep throwing contest and more! ANIMÉ ORIGAMI Wednesday, May 7 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Master the art of Animé Origami with the Sensei of Paper. Learn how to make throwing stars and wicked claws.

Southwest Regional GAME DAY Mondays 3:30 - 5 p.m. Relax with Xbox games, party games and board games.


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*TEEN TECH WEEK  ARDUINO/ ROBOTICS WORKSHOP Tuesday, Mar. 11 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Celebrate teens and technology with a hands-on lesson in arduino/robotics brought to you by

DIY CRAFTS Thursdays, Mar. 13; Apr. 10; May 8 4 - 5 p.m. Express yourself through art with a new do-it-yourself project every month. GAMING Thursdays, Mar. 20; Apr. 17; May 15 4 - 5 p.m. Hang out with your friends, and get your game on @ the library! FLOETRY GROUP Thursdays, Mar. 27; Apr. 24; May 22 4 - 5 p.m. Do you have something to say? Share your thoughts with us, and let the words flow through writing and poetry. MAD SCIENCE! Tuesdays, Mar. 25; Apr. 22; May 27 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Learn and explore fun science concepts through hands-on experiments. *POETRY FOR PIZZA Tuesday, Apr. 15 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing a poem! Share your writing with the group, and receive a slice of pizza.

*JOB READINESS WORKSHOP Tuesday, May 13 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Hey teens, interested in finding a summer job? Join us for an information session, and make it happen!

Teen Librarian Placedia Nance (center) works on a craft project with teens at the Main Library. Dayziana M.

JOB READINESS WORKSHOPS Are you looking for employment? Join us for this Job Readiness Series. *JOB APPLICATIONS

Wednesdays, Mar. 12; Apr. 9; Tuesday, May 6, 4 - 5 p.m. @ Main Library Teens, do you need assistance completing a job or volunteer application? Learn strategies to make the application process seamless.


Thursday, Mar. 20, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. @ North Regional Library Join us to learn skills to prepare you for the real world. This month we will explore how to use social media beneficially.


Wednesday, Mar. 26, 4 - 5 p.m. @ Main Library Practice your interview skills with the librarian. Learn how to interview effectively.


Thursday, Apr. 10, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. @ North Regional Library Join us to learn skills to prepare you for the real world. This month we will learn and improve interview skills.


Monday, Apr. 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ East Regional Library Do you need help creating your resumé? Drop in and learn how write a resumé.


Monday, Apr. 28, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center *Tuesday, May 13, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ Stanford L. Warren Lucas C.

Hey teens, interested in finding a summer job? Join us for an information session, and make it happen!


Tuesday, May 13, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 17, 2 - 4 p.m. @ South Regional Library Teens, looking for a summer job? Get practical tips for job hunting, filling out applications, interviewing and creating a resumé. Also find out about employment resources at the library.


Thursday, May 15, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. @ North Regional Library Join us to learn skills to prepare you for the real world. This month we explore teen volunteer opportunities.

* Registration is required.

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*ANIMATION WORKSHOPS Saturday, Apr. 5, 3 - 4 p.m. @ South Regional Monday, May 5, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ East Regional Monday, May 5, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Main Library Build your visual vocabulary, and sharpen hand-eye coordination and drawing skills while creating characters and fantasy creatures found in action and super hero movies, Japanese animation and comic books. Create a cast, and design a world to tell your own stories through comics or illustrated mini books. Class is limited to 15 participants, so register early!

*CHAINMAILLE JEWELRY WORKSHOPS Saturday, May 3, 3 - 4 p.m. @ South Regional Monday, May 19, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ East Regional Monday, May 19, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Main Library Bring out the sparkle in your jewelry with your own creations. Learn some introductory techniques and weaves for chainmaille jewelry. Let your imagination run wild as you weave together a rainbow of anodized aluminum jump rings into vibrant bracelets, necklaces or earrings. Class is limited to 10 participants, so register early! Juliana E.

STEM PROGRAMS Teen Tech Lab: Where Science and Imagination Collide Main Library *GAME DESIGN

Monday-Wednesday, Apr. 14-17, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Teens, are you interested in designing, building and learning about game design? In this interactive program, you will have the opportunity to use Kodu, a Microsoft product, to develop your own game and increase your team building skills.


Tuesdays, Mar. 18; Apr. 22; May 20, 4 - 5 p.m. In this fun and interactive program you will have the opportunity to play the board game Thrive Time which incorporate real life scenarios. Use critical thinking skills to make financial decisions to the best of your ability.


Thursdays, Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 3, 10; May 1, 8, 4 - 5 p.m. Join Ms. Leah D. Gordon, as she teaches you how to create a website. You will be responsible for creating and writing web content with the assistances of the librarian and Ms. Leah for our STEM programs.


Wednesdays, Mar. 5, 19; Apr. 2, 23; May 7, 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Learn how to use media to tell your stories and empower your community. In this hands on programs you will have the opportunity to create, write and share stories through videography. Before the program ends, you will totally dig storytelling.


Thursday, Mar. 20, 4 - 5 p.m. Discover the mystery in chemistry! Explore one of the most exciting and fundamental sciences as you watch water turn into juice and liquids turn into a solid. Explore physical and chemical reactions with Mad Science.


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Durham County Library's teen programming guide.