'Teen Tech Thursdays' kick off at the Atlanta Public Library Oct. 4
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[September 27, 2012]
A new teen program begins Oct. 4 at the
Atlanta Public Library. With the overwhelming role the Internet
plays in today's social life, learning how to use it safely and
effectively is critical. "Teen Tech
Thursdays" is a hands-on program that
shows young people ages 10-17 the ins and outs of using
social media and other technology tools in creative and positive
ways. Led by Heather Rogers, the teen program runs for five
Thursdays in October and November. Sessions will take place at the
library from 6 to 7 p.m.
The Oct. 4 session focuses on "Tech
Art Jewelry." In this unusual and fun
workshop, participants will learn computer components and their
features by making wallets from used computer parts.
is "All About MeMe."
Using the MeMe generator, participants will create posters and
screensavers for the library.
Later in October, the group will discuss "Social
Media and Password Protection."
Looking at a variety of websites on
Oct. 18, participants will learn the importance of using a safe
password, as well as how to protect their identity online.
On Oct. 25, in "Making a Book a
Movie," participants will use flip video
cameras to make movie trailers about books and upload them to
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Finally, on Nov. 1 the program will tackle
This session explores how information is posted on the Internet and
teaches the role misinformation and bias play in Internet content.
Participants will create a wiki entry for the library to illustrate
Registration for Teen Tech Thursdays is
recommended but not required, and participants may attend as many
sessions as they like. The program is free. Contact the
library at 217-648-2112 or email
for more information.
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