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T.E.C.H. Lab - Teen Education & Creation Hub

 Teen Education Creation HubThe Teen Education & Creation Hub (TECH) Lab is located on the Library's second floor in the Integra Learning Lab and is a space where teens can hang out, explore, design, and create fun projects in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

The TECH Lab is equipped with a wide assortment of technology, equipment and software, including PCs, Macs, iPads, cameras, a green screen, a sound booth, drawing tablets, games, art supplies, and more!. Teens ages 13-18 are invited to come and check out this exciting, teen-only space!

Are you participating in the "Salute Your Shorts" film workshop? The TECH Lab has equipment that can be borrowed when working on this film project.  Parents or guardians must sign for the equipment and approval is given by the Library.  Please complete the Equipment Lending Agreement and return to the TECH Lab on the 2nd floor.

Like us on Facebook!    http://www.facebook.com/BillingsTECHLab.  

Schedule

Closed Sundays and Mondays
August 25 - August  28:  1-5 pm
August 29 (Saturday):     10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 pm

September 1: Fall hours begin
     Tuesday - Friday:   3 - 7 pm
     Saturdays:   10 am - 12 pm and 1-4:30 pm


Events

graphic for board gameBoard at the Library - Every Friday 3-6 pm :  
Every Friday afternoon is Game Day in the TECH Lab!  Stop by to play a fun, quick board game, or stay the whole time and  dig in to a long strategy game.  Come in and learn how to play classic card games like cribbage or test your tactics with a game of chess.  Bring your friends and play all afternoon!  Don’t want to play a game? Just come in and explore the TECH Lab. There’s lots to do and even more to learn.   












logo for Magic City Shorts Film Festival Salute Your Shorts: A TECH Lab Short Film Workshop Series

 The Magic City Shorts Film Festival is looking for student film submissions, and the TECH Lab wants to help! The workshop series has ended, but we're still here to answer all your last minute questions! Submission are due August 31. For more information on submissions, check out the website.







Photo from Captain America movieSaturday Movie Matinee - Sept. 5, 2-4 pm

Enjoy a lazy Labor Day weekend by watching a movie on the big screen in the TECH Lab! Come by any time before then to vote on your choice of movie.








Image of Minecraft characterMinecraft Challenge Day - Sept. 19, 1-4 pm

Work on a team or individually to complete building challenges or enter a scavenger hunt. The winner will decide next month’s challenge! Call 657-8258 to register.










Image from Mean Girls movieTuesday Trivia Afternoon - Sept. 22, 4-5:30 pm

Test your knowledge of movies, music, sports, literature, and Harry Potter, among other subjects, at our new monthly trivia afternoon! 

Just remember...the limit does not exist.







Teen Advisory Group

Teens who are 13 to 19 years of age can apply to be part of our Teen Advisory Group - The TAG.  The TAG advises the library about programs for teens, helps promote services and volunteers at the library. Apply today. 


Thank You Mentors!

We are done with Focus Days until September. Enjoy the summer workshops and come in for regular open hours. Many thanks to last year's mentors, you did a great job! 

Photo of 2014-2015 Mentors



Special Thanks

WYO-Ben Logo

Wyo-Ben, a Bentonite clay manufacturing company in Billings, recently made a very generous donation to the Teen Technology, Education, and Creation Hub. The T.E.C.H. Lab is able to thrive only because of donations such as these. Thank you Wyo-Ben!




Do you have a suggestion for a workshop? Let us know. 

Submit an application to be an instructor in the TECH Lab.

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