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Teen Tech Week starts March 9

VAIL — Teen Tech Week, March 9-15, with a theme of DIY @ your library, provides an opportunity for teens to come in and learn something new. The Town of Vail Public Library will be be offering a variety of options teens can choose from to explore and create, and are debuting their new 3D printer and related software to program it. Explore Photoshop, create your own remote control with MakeyMakey or just play with code. Collaborate on projects with friends or satisfy your individual curiosity. The library will provide the space and tools, and there will be an open lab for teens to stop by throughout the week (registration is not required). The lab will be open to teens on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11 from 4 to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, March 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens gain the digital literacy skills they need — with the help of libraries — in order to be successful in school and prepared to participate in a 21st century workforce.

This program is free and open to teens. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call 970-479-2187.

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The VailDaily Updated Mar 9, 2014 06:48PM Published Mar 7, 2014 11:30AM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.