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Teen Tech Week @ Your Library
Posted about 1 year ago by Amber BPosted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with coding, Computer Programming, gaming, Minecraft, technology and Teen Tech Week
We're celebrating Teen Tech Week 2017 from March 5th-11th at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library with a variety of awesome technology programs for teens and tweens! For instance, you can attend a 'Meet and Greet' event with Nintendo of America, learn about Minecraft Coding, or even use a green screen with your friends at Main Library. These programs and many more are taking place all week throughout Lucas County, and there’s something for everyone. See the listings below for all the details on our upcoming teen programs, and go online to get registered today.
According to the American Library Association:
Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames.
Check out TLCPL’s Teen Tech Week Programs!
Main Library | Teen General Space
Monday-Thursday, March 6-9 | 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Birmingham BranchTuesday, March 07 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 11 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, March 9 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 4 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Oregon BranchWednesday, March 8 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Point Place BranchMonday-Wednesday, March 6-8 | 9 AM - 8:30 PM
Reynolds Corners Branch
Monday-Thursday, March 5-9 | 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, March 7 | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 8 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Toledo Heights Branch | Teen Area
Monday-Tuesday, March 6-7 | 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday, March 6 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 11 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Books for Minecraft Fans
|Block Wonders: How to Build Super Structures in Minecraft by Kirsten Kearney|
Block Wonders is the ultimate guidebook for seasoned Minecraft players eager to take the game’s “creative mode” to the max, presenting more than 30 of the most spectacular buildings, structures, and objects created by master Minecraft builders.
This guide includes step-by-step instructions as well as interviews and tips with representations of ancient wonders, modern landmarks, and icons of transportation, as well as fantastic structures and working contraptions. Architectural gems such as the Colosseum, Beijing Stadium, and Taj Mahal are featured alongside gamer favorites like giant floating dragons and incredible panoramas of fantasy worlds. From the pyramids of Giza to a perfect space shuttle replica, these enormous projects are showcased in full color.
|Block City: How to Build Incredible Worlds in Minecraft by Kirsten Kearney with Yazur Strovoz|
Block City presents a collection of amazing Minecraft cities created by masters, with step-by-step tutorials for readers to build structures and features themselves.
|Minecraft by ConCrafter: An Unofficial Guide with New Facts and Commands by ConCrafter|
Formats: Print | eBook
Shares interesting facts about the video game and cool commands that will help users become experts, including how to get a rainbow sheep, how to write text into thin air, and how to let a creeper fly.
Learn More About Coding / Computer Programming
|Coding for Dummies by Nikhil Abraham|
|Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math by Majed Marji and Ed Price|
An introduction to programming with Small Basic, the free programming language for beginners based on BASIC and created by Microsoft. Covers topics like storing and manipulating data with variables; processing user input to make interactive programs; if/else statements; loops; and subroutines. Each chapter includes practice examples.
Computer Programming Books for Kids
|How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding by Max Wainewright|
|Learn to Program by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale|
Learn programming basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers computer languages, writing programs, bugs, and loops using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills.
|Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-By-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games by Jon Woodcock|
Formats: Print | eBook
Coding computer programs is one of the most valuable skills for anyone to have. Written for children with little to no coding experience, Coding Games in Scratch guides children through building platform games, puzzles, racers, and 3-D action games.
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