Teen Tech Week, March 3-9, is a time for libraries all over the country to showcase the digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. Omaha Public Library will help teens to “Get Connected” by offering a space to explore, create and share content, and help them gain important digital literacy skills. A variety of free programs will take place during Teen Tech Week. There may be age and registration requirements. Contact the hosting branch or visit omahalibrary.org for more information.
- March 5-9: Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 402-444-5274. The kit will be available all week for teens to learn basic coding. Just ask staff to get started!
- Thursday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.: Building Blocks Drones at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402-444-4850. Learn drone basics, construct Building Blocks Drones, and test flying skills on an indoor obstacle course. This event is for ages 10-15.
- Friday, March 8, 3:15 p.m.: Teen Food & Fun at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800. Have fun with food and an activity with a “Get Connected” theme.
Saturday, March 9
- 1 p.m.: Sphero Obstacle Course at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848. Design and race through an obstacle course with a Sphero. Candy prizes will be awarded. Registration required.
- 2 p.m.: Nintendo Switch Gaming at A.V. Sorensen Branch. Play Nintendo Switch games Wondershot and TowerFall.
- 2 p.m.: Get Connected at Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402-444-5299. Explore Sphero remote-control robots, virtual reality with Google Cardboard, an introduction to digital music production with DropMix, and creative circuitry with Makey Makey.
Visit omahalibrary.org for more information on these and additional events and resources at Omaha Public Library’s 12 locations.