Friday, March 2, 2012

Teens 'geek out' during Teen Tech Week

Students and adults prepare to tap into their inner geek, as March 4 kicks off the sixth annual Teen Tech Week at Mecklenburg County libraries.

By participating in events and classes, teens across the country will be able to learn about their library's non-print resources. This year's theme: Geek Out @yourlibrary.

Here's how to get involved:

March 4-10
Teen Choice AwardsCast your vote for your favorite ways to enjoy movies, songs, music videos, video games and TV shows. Put your choices in the ballot box available in the teen area. There will be a raffle for prizes at the end of the week. Beatties Ford Road Library, Cornelius Library, Davidson Library,Scaleybark Library and Sugar Creek Library.

How Secure is Your Password?This event is held at North County Regional Library from 5 to 7 p.m. According to a November 2011 report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, about one in three online teens reports sharing one of their passwords with a friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend. Compete against other teens to see who has the hardest password to break.

March 6-7
Science Library
This event is held at several locations. Celebrate Teen Tech Week by putting science skills to the test. Replicate complex structures quickly and efficiently by working in groups using the Neocube. Compete against other teens to see who will be the reigning science wizard.
West Boulevard Library:March 6 from 4-5 p.m.
University City Regional:March 6 from 6-7:30 p.m.Beatties Ford Road Regional Library:March 7 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Hickory Grove Library:March 7 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Mountain Island Library: March 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
South County Regional Library:March 7 from 6-7 p.m.

March 7
Our Stories
Event at ImaginOn on March 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Teen Tech Week partners with the Light Factory to help community members learn the art of taking conceptual portraits by exploring the self through a personal lens. Materials will be provided, but registration is requested.

March 8
Build a Computer
Event held at ImaginOn on March 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Design Tech partners with Tech Week to help teens building a desktop workstation. Supplies will be provided, but registration is requested.

March 10
Teen Tech Tutors
Event held at the Morrison Regional Library on March 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Adults and youth come together to learn about new technology.

To learn more about Teen Tech Week, visit or call 704-416-4660.