Teen Tech Week at Hudson Library & Historical Society

Teen Tech Week at Hudson Library & Historical Society

- in 2015 Editions, Education, Magazine, March 2015

The Hudson Library & Historical Society celebrates Teen Tech Week, March 8-14, and joins thousands of other libraries and schools across the country celebrating this year’s theme, “Libraries are for Making.”
Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults.
The week encourages teens to take advantage of the technology at libraries for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals who can help them achieve greater digital literacy.

Tuesday, March 10, 3:30 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 will learn how to create a simple 3D model on Tinkercad software, and then design something on the library’s 3D printer.

Thursday, March 12, 3:30 p.m.
They also will have the opportunity to develop their own video game in “Scratch” and then make a game controller using “Makey Makey,” an invention kit that turns everyday items into touchpads.

Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.
Finally, teens compete against their friends in an epic
“Super Smash Brothers” tournament on the Wii U.

For more info, visit hudsonlibrary.org or call the Teen Desk at 330-653-6658 Ext. 1032.


About the author

Angela Gartner is the editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for family and general interest magazines in the region. As a journalist, her articles and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. The whole family is busy each weekend with sports and finding new happenings around the region. She loves reading books, being a board member at the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and taking the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger, on his walks.

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