The Collinsville Memorial Library Center invites teens to learn more about up-and-coming technologies through a series of hands-on workshops.
Continuing monthly through May 2015, teens can learn about building a computer from scratch, using professional-grade graphic design tools and more.
The programs in this teen tech series are on the last Wednesday of each month, except December, at 6 p.m., and run approximately two hours. Upcoming topics are:
- 17 – Squishy Circuits: Use Squishy Circuits to make instruments interact with software programs. Presented by the St. Louis Science Center.
- 28, 2015 – Make a Computer from Scratch: Learn about computers from the inside out by taking one apart and putting it back together. Participants get to take their computers home. Presented by Bill Dusenbery.
- 25, 2015 – Raspberry Pi and Computer Delights: Get hands-on experience with the surprisingly powerful wallet-sized Raspberry Pi computers. Presented by Bill Dusenbery.
- March 25, 2015 – Apps, Software, and the Cloud: Discover the difference between apps and software, as well as the cloud and computer storage. Test your knowledge with a hands-on project. Presented by Bill Dusenbery.
- April 22, 2015 – Drawing Tablets 1: Get a taste of graphic design by learning the basics of using a pen and drawing tablet in Adobe Photoshop. Presented by MÜV.
- May 27, 2015 – Drawing Tablets 2: Learn intermediate graphic design techniques using a pen and drawing tablet in Adobe Photoshop. You will also learn a little about Adobe Illustrator. Presented by MÜV.
The Fairmont City Library Center, sister library to the Collinsville Memorial Library Center, is offering the same programs on the last Tuesday of each month, except December, at 6 p.m.
These programs are free and open to 7th-12th graders living in the Mississippi Valley Library District or attending a Unit 10 school and holding a Teen Initiative library card. Spaces are limited, so registration is required. Register or learn more by calling the library at 618-344-1112 or visiting the main desk.
Funding for this program series was awarded by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
The Collinsville Memorial Library Center is located at 408 West Main Street and is a member of the Mississippi Valley Library District.