Teen Tech Week: Check In @ your library

Teen Tech Week 2013 ttw check in @ your library

Check In @ your library March 10-16, 2013.

Books

Using technology : a how-to guide
by Sherri Mabry Gordon
YA FIC GORDON
Examines the benefits and risks of using technological gadgets, including cell phones, laptops, and iPods, and explains how excessive use of these devices can affect family and school life.

Matched
by Ally Condie
YA FIC CONDIE
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry.

Disconnect
by Lois Peterson
YA FIC PETERSON
Fourteen-year-old Daria's addiction to technology creates serious problems in her life.

Slated
by Teri Terry
YA FIC TERRY
In a future England, sixteen-year-old Kyla is one of the "slated," those whose memories have been erased, usually because they have committed serious crimes, but as she observes more and more strange events, she also gains more memories which put her andher boyfriend, Ben, in danger.

Career ideas for teens in information technology
by Diane Lindsey Reeves
YA 004.023 R
Provides a hands-on way to explore future career interests and options in the computer science field, including Internet links to newsletters and websites for further information.

Websites

Explore Tech Resources For Teens
"Teens in Tech Labs provides tools and resources to young entrepreneurs world-wide to help encourage entrepreneurship at a young age."
http://teensintech.com/

Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4)
Learn great computer skills and get experience you can put on your resume in this technology infused volunteer program!
http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/support/volunteer/t4

GameStar Mechanic
Learn how to design games by playing them, trying again and again until you succeed!
http://gamestarmechanic.com/

SciTech Daily
Offers interesting facts and news about science and technology.
http://scitechdaily.com/

Check Out These Tech Schools:

Gamez
Join thousands of other players and play hundreds of free games in your Browser. Try to compete for the highscore and beat your friends in this ongoing competition.
http://gamez.com/

Cool (and Free) Stuff To Do in Brooklyn

Read. Skate. Choose your own adventure.
Now through March 3, all New York City Public Library (NYPL, BPL, QPL) cardholders age 17 and under can enjoy a discounted skate rental price of $10.00 (regular skate rental is $14.00) as part of the Citi Read to Skate program in collaboration with Citi Pond at Bryant Park and the NYPL. More info is at facebook.com/citipond and twitter.com/citipondnyc.   

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Located on Brooklyn's waterfront under the Brooklyn Bridge and across from the southern tip of Manhattan, this small gem of a park offers breathtaking views. While at it, check out the construction and design of the Brooklyn Bridge as you perhaps take a stroll across it. 
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/brooklynbridgepark/

Brooklyn Open at BPL Central Library
Brooklyn Open, a monthly open mic series for teens, is a safe space for poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. These events are run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet. Presented in partnership with Urban Word NYC.
http://catalog.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/record=g1005569

Brooklyn Based
Stay on top of what’s happening in the hippest borough.
http://brooklynbased.com/blog/category/events/

The Museums at FIT
The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is one of a select group of specialized fashion museums. In addition to its three exhibition galleries, the Museum is composed of a conservation laboratory, photographic studio, workshop and more. FREE http://www.fitnyc.edu/332.asp

Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Explore exciting NEW exhibits in a dynamic, state-of the art facility that brings technology and creativity together. FREE
http://wondertechlab.sony.com/