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MARCH 2014

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Join us on the 1st Thursday, March 6 @ 6:30pm

Farmington and Bloomfield Mayors will be here.

Breakfast with the Mayor at TJ's Downtown Diner,
March 27th beginning at 9:30am


Teen Tech Week

Spring Break "Do-It-Yourself" #TTW14
2pm to 4pm in the Library Laboratory
TEENS 13-19

Teens visit the library laboratory in the Teen Zone to extend learning beyond the classroom. Explore, create and share content using the newest technology and teach us a few things, too. Share some of your expertise and register for the library's maker space on April 12.

Monday, March 24

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

Tuesday, March 25

Instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the MaKey MaKey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys. Come create and explore what you can do!

Wednesday, March 26
Bristlebot: A tiny directional vibrobot

The BristleBot is a simple and tiny robot with an agenda. The ingredients? One toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor. The result? Serious fun.

Thursday, March 27
3D Printer

With its capability to print just about anything you can imagine, the 3d printer is worth a try. Staff will be demonstrating just a few of the possible projects that can be built and share information to begin designing your own pieces.

Friday, March 28
Lego Mindstorms

Want to build a robot but not sure where to begin? Lego Mindstorms uses basic computer programming to get you started- and you can build the robot yourself!

JukeanotorMusic is categorized by genre, artist and CD title and an automatic numbering scheme, each song in the library is uniquely identified by a 4 or 5 digit Songs are chosen either by their unique number, or by tapping on them with the touch screen. Songs in the library that are chosen by the user are then added to the "Song Queue". Songs are played on a first-in-first-out basis. New albums are added to the Juke as new CDs are added to the library's collection, but if there is music that you would like to see added to the Juke, ask the staff in the Teen Zone.

Keep Calm and Charge PhoneRecently added to the Teen Zone is a
Device Charging Station.

Teen can now charge their phones, ipads, kindles and other devices without the hassle of bringing their charger to the library.

In addition to the Teen Zone, there are two other charging stations located in the library so patrons can charge their phones in the most convenient location.


Did you know that you can always watch a movie in the Teen Zone?

There is a DVD player located in the back of the Teen Zone for teens to enjoy some of their favorite films. This personal player is equipped with two headphones allowing teens to watch movies without interruption. The movie is changed on a weekly basis and features a wide variety of films. In addition, movies are shown on the drop-down projection screen every Monday at 4pm (don't forget your movie pass!).

Volunteer Log

San Juan County teens, youth mentors, etc. record volunteer and service learning hours online. Strengthen Your College Application Through Meaningful Service.

The online record can be printed for documentation when filling out job applications, college applications, etc. Discuss teen issues and find solutions to reach out, speak out and help out your community. Not limited to Farmington youth… Aztec, Bloomfield, Kirtland and Shiprock, too!

Over 3500 hours have been logged- great job everyone!

Thanks to the volunteers that placed 1325 stickers at Smith's. These stickers warn of the consequences of providing alcohol to minors. Find out about this and other volunteer projects at the Mayor's Teen Advisory Council meetings.

Movie Monday!

Mondays at 4pm in the Teen Zone

March 3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
March 10 The Simpson's Movie
March 17 Xmen
March 24 Max Payne
March 31 Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Bring this card when visiting the library. With each visit get up to four (4) punches to earn
FREE Snacks for MOVIE DAY.

Make. Do Time @ your Library
Fridays @ 3:30-4:30pm

Calling all makers and do-ers! You never know what you might see at our Make.Do mini demos from 3:30 to 4:30 each Friday in the library's rotunda. You could learn how to make a little robot from your & tricks for your iPhone or a 3D printer works. Are you pretty good at making stuff yourself? Sign up to be a maker at one of our upcoming Maker Fairs!

Make.Do"Call for Makers"
April 12, 2014
1pm to 3pm

Join us for Teen Tech Week during SPRING BREAK

REGISTER ONLINE TO DO one of the following PRESENTATIONS or one of your own


Techies can present one of the following:

"Makey Makey"
"Lego Educberry Pation/Mindstorms"
"3D Printer"
"Raspberry Pi"

If you choose to do one of your own and need supplies, please check with the teen zone staff to see if we can help you collect what you need.

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Video by Jamie Wood, part of Teen Tech Week