Teens

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Ongoing Teen Programs

TECH Lab Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday- Friday: 3pm - 7pm

Saturday: 1pm - 5pmTECH Logo FINAL

Visit the TECH Lab page to learn more about the equipment and other fun things available during these times.

Email Vanessa at justicev@billingsmt.gov with any questions.

Featured Programs

Electronic Art

Explore the interworking’s of electronics and get creative February 10th from 4-5pm in the TECH Lab. Join Dr. Elaine Westbrook for our electronic art workshop, where participants can make their own masterpieces and take them home! You’ll get a real charge out of this project, so “volt” on down to the Teen Tech Lab to join “watt” is going on! For tweens and teens, 11-17 years old. Register ahead of time to save your spot!

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TEEN CODING CLASS- PYTHON

The Teen Techies Coding Club returns with new classes focused on learning how to code using Python! Meetings will occur Tuesdays at 4pm and Saturdays at 2pm. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, January 18th at 4pm. New and returning students welcome. No experience necessary. Created in partnership with Girls Who Code (all teens welcome).

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Friday Night Fun- Make Your Own Valentine Cards

February 4, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in the Community Room

A family-friendly activity for all ages. Supplies will be provided. No registration required. Bring your creativity and prepare to get crafty!

Friday Night Fun

Teen Book Club

Thanks to Humanities Montana and the Big Sky Reads grant, our Teen Book Club will continue in January! Teens who sign up will receive a copy of the next book, free to keep, starting now! We will then meet on January 25th at 6pm to discuss what we read! Sign up early!

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ANIME CLUB

Join our Teen Anime Club! Teens 13-17 can just show up Saturdays 1pm - 2pm in the TECH Lab. Come ready to discuss all of your favorite anime! 

Teen Book Boxes

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first year of our Teen Book Boxes program! Teens will receive free books, educational materials, and surprise items when they sign up each month. Limited supplies available. Open to 11- 19 year olds.

February Registration is Now Closed

If you have received a Teen Book Box in the past, please consider filling out this feedback form

View the books we sent out in previous months and download the educational materials from our READING page!

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Previous Kits

Instructions and supply lists for our previous Teen Take Away Kits. Get crafty with things you find around the house!

Free 3D Printing From Home

Use the TECH Lab's 3D printers by sending your designs to us and picking them up when they're finished!

What you need:

Steps:

Create a design and pick a filament color. Email your 3D design as an STL file, your color choice from the list below, and your name. Note that 3D models will be limited to one color and sizes may need to be adjusted. Our printers can only print objects that fit within a 10"x6"x6" space. Paint is available upon request. Email Vanessa in the TECH Lab at justicev@billingsmt.gov with any questions.

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Current color options:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Gold
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Silver (Gray)
  • White

PLA Filament: best used to reliably create high detail parts. It is best for cosmetic prints used in low-stress applications. It is perfect for beginners due to ease of printing. Dremel PLA is a high-quality PLA designed for reliability and ease of printing. It has a high softening temperature to minimize risk of nozzle jams while maintaining print quality. 

PLA FILAMENT WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

— https://shop.dremel.com/3d-printer-filaments/  

 

Teen Spotlights

Kenzi Stephens' winning submission for the World Building Contest!

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Read Megan Bingham's poem, "Hope," winner of the Billings Public Library's Creative Writing Competition!

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