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Tech Lab Tuesday Night 5:30

May 24, 2010

And it’s that time once again folks, the last Teen Tech Lab of the season will be Tuesday night at Fairmount.  The next session of regular teen programming will start back up in September and Tech Lab will be sticking to its ’4th Tuesday of month’ time slot.  Look for it.

And maybe this last Teen Tech Lab will be like no other you’ve been to before.  Maybe we will celebrate Pac-Man’s birthday.  Maybe we will watch funny vids on the interwebs.  Maybe we will not watch the American Idol finale.  Maybe we will plan next year’s Teen Tech Lab events.  Maybe there will be a special guest ninja with cupcakes.  Maybe you should show up and find out.

2009 Time Machine: Teen Youtube Video Screening

March 24, 2010

Check out last year’s Teen Youtube Video Contest & IMAX Screening Event! I’M SO EXCITED I’M SO EXCITED See you tomorrow!

3rd Annual YouTube Video Contest & IMAX Screening

February 22, 2010

The 3rd Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest and IMAX Screening is on!  Oh yeah.  Here’s your chance.  Time to start filming and get editing. 

You can fly solo or work with up to five other teens, videos need to be 5 minutes or less, and they MUST be uploaded to the QC Libraries YouTube group during Teen Tech Week which runs March 7-13th. 

Check out this year’s themes:

-Picture book comes to life

-Live-action Anime

-Day in the life of your favorite author

Choose a theme and run with it.  Also new for this year:  ALL entries must be submitted to the QC Libraries YouTube group.  So, your videos must comply with YouTube’s terms of use in order to be shown on the IMAX screen at the red carpet premiere party.  Party?

Yep, the red-carpet premiere party at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre will be Thursday, March 25th at 6pm, screening (on the GIANT screen) will begin at 7, awards ceremony to follow.  Like the past two years, we will hand out Oscar-like trophies we call ‘Deweys’ to select winners.  There will also be two grand prizes up for grabs–Librarian’s Choice Award and Viewer’s Choice Award.  Each of the grand prize winning vids will be awarded $100 cash.  For all of the event details print off one of the registration forms today!! 

Also, we’re hosting several filming and editing labs at the Fairmount St. Library starting tomorrow night at 5:30.  If you don’t have a camera, don’t know the first thing about editing, have no idea what you’re doing we will happily walk you through every step.  Serious.  You can even use our green screen for a little special effects action!  Here are the dates/times of all open labs:

2/23 Tuesday 5:30-7:30

2/25 Thursday 3:00-5:00

2/27 Saturday 3:00-5:00

3/4 Thursday 3:00-5:00

3/6 Saturday 3:00-5:00

3/11 Thursday 3:00-5:00

3/13 Saturday 3:00-5:00

If you have any questions, or to submit entry forms, contact your local library or call DPL Teen Specialist Christie at 563.326.7893. 

Make a video.  Do it.  Trust me–this experience is one you’ll want to tell your kids about…


Teen Tech Lab Tomorrow Night

October 26, 2009


Join us tomorrow night at the Fairmount St. Library from 5:30-7:30 as we host another monthly installment of Teen Tech Lab.  We’re either going to show you the ropes of blogging and set you up to be contributors to this very blog, or we just might have to build one of these techrrific sculptures instead…

oh sacred arch of computers

Either way, we want you to join us!


Regular Teen Programs Start Up Tuesday!

August 31, 2009

September is just around the corner and that means our regular teen programs will be starting back up again.  Yay!  The line up for this year is as follows:

1st Tuesday of the month–Anime Club

2nd Tuesday of the month–TVC (Teen Volunteer Council & Gaming)

3rd Tuesday of the month–Ultimate Card Gaming (Magic/YuGiOh/…)

4th Tuesday of the month–Teen Tech Lab

EVERY Wednesday–Get Your Game On (free play video gaming) 

Anime Club starts this Tuesday, September 1st, at the Fairmount St. library from 5:30-7:30.  Don’t miss the first meeting and your chance to help plan the club’s activities for the season.  Do we need a logo?  Will you draw it?  Should we have officers?  Or just go with the flow?  How about another chopsticks/M&Ms race and ramen noodle eating contest?  (yes please)


Plus, we have big announcements concerning this year’s Anime Fest which will be held at the Figge Art Museum in October.  Art contest anyone?  Do we have cosplayers in the house?  Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post for all the juicy deets.


Videos for the Teen Film Fest due next week!!

March 6, 2009

If you need any last minute help with filming, editing, creating a YouTube account, using the green screen, or even preparing an acceptance speech :) be sure to stop by one of the few remaining Teen Filming/Editing Labs at the Fairmount St. Library.  The dates and times for the last labs are as follows:

Saturday, March 7th, from 3-5

Tuesday, March 10th, from 5:30-7:30

Thursday, March 12, from 3-5

Saturday, March 14th, from 3-5  **NEW:  EXTRA LAB, JUST ADDED!!**

Teen Tech Week is next week, March 8th-14th, which is the same time that we ask that all films be uploaded to the Libraries Together YouTube group.  Also, don’t forget to fill out an entry form and submit it to your local library.  The final red-carpet premiere on the big screen at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre will be Thursday, March 26th at 7pm.  There will also be a pre-party at 6pm for the filmmakers and their guests.  All are welcome to the screening.  Hope to see you there!  For all the details on the 2nd Annual Teen Film Fest click here.

And let me just leave you with this green screen effect blooper…enjoy!



Video Fun!

February 25, 2009

Hey — I got to play on the video equipment this morning.  How fun!!  We made a short video downloaded it to the laptop in the computer lab and just started to play with it.   If you haven’t started your project for the Teen YouTube Video Contest and Red Carpet Event — don’t worry.  There’s still time!!  You can work on it on your own time or you can come in for any of the lab sessions at the library.   Upcoming sessions include:  Feb. 26, Feb. 28, March 5, March 7, March 10, March 12  – all from 3-5 pm.

Feel like you need a little jump start?  At the library we are using the Corel Software Program VideoStudio. Here are a few online tutorials just to get you going : A tutorial straight from Corel giving specific how-to’s on tons of effects.   Or why not try a YouTube introduction video — yeah, I know a YouTube video on how to make a YouTube video?  Seriously — good information thats walks you through the Corel VideoStudio.

Enjoy — and see you on the red carpet!!

– angie