Teen Maker Nights: Hang Out, Geek Out, Create!

mixing+cookies+emailsizeTeens ages 12-18 can learn, build, design, and create in Steele Library’s new Tinker Lab and Broadcast Lab on Teen Maker Night, beginning Tuesday Nov. 25 @ 6pm. (Registration is required, call 733-9173). November’s project will use littleBits circuit kits to make monsters that move, breathe fire (maybe!), and have lights.

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Teen maker night will be once a month on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6-8pm. Future projects will be determined by the interests of the teens, so let us know what you would love to do! The possibilities are endless..and not just high tech projects, either. We can explore everything from sewing and jewelry making to making a podcast or video, or printing with our 3D printer. Teens, it is up to you!

crowdshot2014Creating and “messing around” in a supervised makerspace is a fun and informal way teens can expand talents and skills, develop confidence, new friendships, or discover career paths. Learning by reading, doing, creating and collaborating are what libraries are about.

Teens! Let me know what you want to do or explore on Teen Maker Nights! Email teen librarian Doris Jean at metzgerd@stls.org, submit ideas on the CCLD Teen Tumblr page, http://ccldteens.tumblr.com/ or call 733-9175.

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