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December 12, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
The TECH Lab is the library's teens only digital learning lab. Come to the lab to learn about 3D printing, use our audiobooth to record and mix music, build and program some robots, and much more! Teens can also come to hang out and be social, as we have lots of board games and gaming consoles. Plus, it's all free!
December 12, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
Learn about this history of Bitcoin, and why it’s becoming such a valuable commodity.
December 13, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 13, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
Create a web page that translates English sentences into Pirate Speak! You’ll learn how to create a web page and use jQuery to cause live updates on your page.
The Teen Education and Creation Hub (TECH Lab) at Billings Public Library is starting its own teen art club! The club will be led by Damin, a TECH Lab mentor and life-long, self taught artist. Members of this fall's art group will learn essential drawing fundamentals such as the human figure, perspective, and composition. These methods will allow teens to more easily draw what they see or bring to life the places and characters of their imagination. This program will be very adaptive to participants' interests. Among the areas we might explore are: character, creature, and vehicle design; portraits; and/or symbolism and visual communication.
No previous training or education is required, just a desire to be creative and improve your skills. The library will provide basic supplies, although teens can feel free to bring their own items. The art club will meet every Wednesday at 5 pm in the TECH Lab. 20th. Sign-up is required, to call 657-8290 to join the group today!
December 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Computer Classroom
The Teen Japan Club is back! Learn Japanese language and culture for free! This opportunity is brought to you by your Billings Public Library and Southern Montana Intercultural and Language Exchange (SMILE INC). Classes will be taught by Rod Gottula and Rie Kuroki. Rod is a former National Board Certified Teacher of Language Arts and high-school English teacher . He holds a master's degree in linguistics, has spent four years living and working in Japan as part of the JET Program, and is a former Japan Club Advisor. Rie is a native Japanese speaker and part-time translator who has lived in MT for over fifteen years.
December 14, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 14, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
Create a Spot the Difference game using Python that will scare your friends!
December 15, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 15, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
We're starting weekly sessions of Magic: The Gathering in the TECH Lab! Come down and learn how to play this exciting card game, hone your skills, or just hang out with some fun and like-minded teens. Feel free to bring your own decks or cards, but we'll have plenty here to use and learn with. These weekly sessions will be pretty informal and fun, but we'll also have tournaments and other activities from time to time (we'll announce it well beforehand). Until then, see you on Friday!
December 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
Use Flask to create and host your own web site. You’ll also learn how to code with HTML and CSS.
December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ TECH Lab
Learn how to use Mathematica, a computer programming tool popular in science, math, computing, and engineering.
December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 19, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 19, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Study 2
Join the Library's Teen Book Group. We meet once a month on Thursday afternoons. In December, we're reading Kerri Maniscalco's Stalking Jack the Ripper, a gothic murder mystery. Snacks and drinks are provided. Register and reserve your copy of the book by calling 657-8290.
December 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room
Join us for a fun night of science themed trivia! Phillips 66 has provided a generous grant to the library for the creation of 6 STEAM crates that will soon be available for check-out, and we are going to hold a trivia night for each of the crates! This session will focus on our Science crate, so bring the family and come down for snacks, prizes, and a look at the Science Crate and all of the equipment that will come with it! Registration is required, so call 657-8290 to sign a team up today!
December 20, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Computer Classroom
December 21, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 22, 2017, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 22, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 27, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Computer Classroom
December 29, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ TECH Lab
December 29, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room
Did you receive a gift that wasn't quite your thing? Bring it to the Library and get a ticket to trade. If nothing strikes your fancy, that's okay, too. All leftovers will be donated to Family Services. New & unused items only, please!