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Celebrate March 5-12, 2016

Teen Tech Week: Make Your Own Video Game
Saturday, March 5. 2:00 p.m.
Learn how to create and play your own video game using Sploder.com! Ages 12 and up.
Kirkwood Branch
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471alt

Celebrate Teen Tech Week! Create it at Your Library
March 6-12. 4:00 p.m.
During this week teens can use their imaginations and Little Bits kits to build something cool. Build, design and share your creations with your friends. Teens.
Hapeville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville 30354
For information call 404.762.4065alt

Teen Tech Week: Bootcamp Edition
Daily. March 7-11. 4:30 p.m.
Participate in a series of hands-on technology exercises. Topics: website design, coding, digital storytelling, researching and social media. Tweens and teens.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1700alt

Celebrate Teen Tech Week
Monday, March 7. 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with us with the theme, “Create it at your library.” Teens.
Southwest Branch
3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.6363alt

McClarin High School Teen Tech Week Takeover
Tuesday, March 8. 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Teen Tech Week! McClarin HS Geek Squad provides demonstrations on apps and cool tools.  Ages 13-18.
College Park Branch
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337
For information call 404.762.4060alt

Teen Tech Week: Hour of Code
Tuesday, March 8. 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a code program during Teen Tech Week. Teens BYOD or use the library supplied laptops. Ages 12-18.  
Ponce de Leon Branch
980 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta 30306
For information call 404.885.7820alt

Alpharetta Library Book Club
Tuesdays, March 8, April 12, May 10. 4:30 p.m.
Mar. 8: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty; Apr. 12 and May 10: Titles TBA. All welcome.
Alpharetta Branch
10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta 30009
For information call 404.613.6735alt

Fulton County Water Resources Presents Great Water Cycle Expedition
Tuesday, March 8. 4:30 p.m.
Take a ride on the water cycle as you learn the various phases of the cycle. Students will make their own water cycle bracelets with beads representing each phase as they flow through the cycle as water drops. Ages 5 and up.
Sandy Springs Branch
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130alt

BINGO: Teen Tech Week Edition
Tuesday, March 8. 4:30 p.m.
Do you miss the days of Bingo? Come check out our game where you not only compete for awesome prizes, but also learn about all the fun technologies out there. Ages 12-18.
Ocee Branch
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897alt

eCampus for Teens
Wednesday, March 9. 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Teen Tech Week! Learn to use eCampus for test preparation, tutoring and homework help. Ages 13-18.
College Park Branch
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337
For information call 404.762.4060alt

Teen Tech Week
Wednesday, March 9. 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy an hour of code and gaming! Learn computational thinking and have fun and snacks.
Buckhead Branch
269 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta 30305
For information call 404.814.3500alt

Games Galore For Teens
Wednesday, March 9. 4:30 p.m.
Test your gaming skills during Teen Tech Week against your friends while playing Wii games. Ages 10–17. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.1185alt

Teen Tech Week
Wednesday, March 9. 5:00 p.m.
Teens and Wolf Pack members come out and celebrate with us and the theme “Create it at your library.” We will showcase great digital resources to help teens succeed in high school and prepare for college. Ages 13-17.
Wolf Creek Branch
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.613.4255alt

Teen Tech Week/Learn to Code With Us
Thursday, March 10. 4:00 p.m.
Have you ever written a software program before?  Are you learning your 5th programing language? Get support at our “bring your-own-laptop” coding event. Facilitated by Donald Rose. Ages 13-17.
Wolf Creek Branch
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.613.4255alt

Brilliant Book Trailers
Thursday, March 10. 4:00 p.m.|
Create a creative book trailer for your favorite book online for Teen Tech Week. Teens. 
Northwest Branch
2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318
For information call 404.613.4364alt

Teen Tech Week: Wii Gaming Competition
Thursday, March 10. 4:30 p.m.
Join us for an East Atlanta vs. Kirkwood gaming competition. Winners compete for gift certificates to local businesses. Let’s show Kirkwood what we’ve got!
East Atlanta Branch
400 Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta 30316
For information call 404.730.5438alt

Celebrate Teen Tech Week
Thursday, March 10. 4:30 p.m.
Washington Park Branch
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta 30314
For information call 404.752.8760alt

Teen Tech Week Presents What’s Inside eCampus for Me?
Thursday, March 10. 6:00 p.m.
Introduction to eCampus, featuring test preparation. Sharpen your skills to prepare for the ACT and SAT dates.
East Point Branch
2757 Main Street, East Point 30344
For information call 404.762.4842alt

Teen Tech Week: Technology Fair
Friday, March 11. 4:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite technology and get some experience speaking in front of groups at the same time. Teens will set up a booth to show off their favorite technology, which can be anything from a web application to a device. Ages 12-18. To register call 770.360.8897alt.
Ocee Branch
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897alt

Technology Fair
Friday, March 11. 4:00 p.m.
Film and multimedia fair and presentation for students from North Atlanta High School. We will set up a display for patrons and students to show off their digital creations, answer questions, and display their brilliance! Bring your favorite technology and get some experience speaking in front of groups. Ages 12-17.
Northside Branch
3295 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta 30327
For information call 404.814.3508alt

Teen Tech Week: Wii at the Library Gaming Competition
Friday, March 11. 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a Kirkwood vs. East Atlanta gaming competition. Winners compete for gift certificates. Let’s show East Atlanta what we’ve got! Ages 12-18.
Kirkwood Branch
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471alt

 

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The Carnival at Bray. By Jessie Ann Foley. (97809895115597). Maggie has only recently moved to Ireland when tragedy strikes and her goal becomes seeing Nirvana perform in Rome.

The Crossover. By Kwame Alexander. (9780544107717). Josh, aka Filthy, is a twin, a talented basketball star, and a son who adores his father but discovers parents are not infallible.

The Gospel of Winter. By Brendan Kiely. (9781442484894). As Aidan’s family disintegrates, he turns to Father Greg for love and comfort, an act that transforms into something dark and unexpected.

I’ll Give You the Sun. By Jandy Nelson. (9780803734968). Artistically gifted twins, Jude and Noah, tell their compelling family story in rich alternating voices.

Jackaby. By William Ritter. (9781616203535). Answering an odd help-wanted ad that cautions “Do not stare at the frog,” Abigail finds that her life is about to change in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

Noggin. By John Corey Whaley(9781442458727). Travis Coates has lost his head—literally. Dying of leukemia, he has had his noggin surgically removed and cryogenically frozen. But when he’s revived, all is not the same as it once was.

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim. By E. K. Johnston. (9781467710664). Dragons live everywhere and they’re threatening to exterminate a Canadian town unless dragon slayer Owen, and his bard Siobhan, come up with a plan to save them all.

Vango. By Timothee de Fombelle. (9780763671969). Moments before his ordination as a priest, 19-year-old Vango, falsely accused of murder, must flee for his life.

We Were Liars. By E. Lockhart. (9780385740579). Suffering from serious injuries, Cadence doesn’t remember much from the summer of her fifteenth year on Beechwood Island. Two years later, she returns to try to fill in the gaps.

The Young Elites. By Marie Lu. (9780399167836). An intense fantasy about Adelina, an outsider girl who is rescued by the legendary Reaper, the leader of the Young Elites. But can Adelina keep her friends and sister safe?


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