Teen Maker Month

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Teen Maker Month, 2015!

OPL is excited to be celebrating Maker Month and is thrilled to be working with local organizations like Noisebridge Hacker Space and the Sudo Room in connecting Oakland teens to technology companies and maker spaces in our community. During this month, workshops will focus on bringing new technology into the Library and teens will be able to create music with code, experiment with simple electronic circuits or chat with creative technology innovators from the community. 

Please join us!

Coding Workshop | Create Music with Code

Learn how to create music with computer programming and math! James Halliday, from local hackerspace  The Sudo Room,  will demonstrate how to manipulate sound using basic computer code. To register for this workshop, please call the Eastmont branch or register in person. 

Eastmont Branch:  Monday, March 16,  4:00pm - 5:00pm

Galaxy Goo...in the Library?

Embrace your inner scientist for an afternoon! Experiment with everyday household items to create intergalactic SLIME.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch:  Tuesday, March 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Temescal Branch: Wednesday, March 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dimond Branch: Thursday, March 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Piedmont Avenue Branch: Thursday, March 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

LED Origami

Light up your origami creations! Experiment with LEDs and batteries to illuminate classic paper structures.

Montclair Branch: Wednesday, March 4, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Asian Branch: Wednesday, March 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

LED Plushy Creatures

Technology + Crafts = Super cute battery-powered creatures that light up!  Some sewing is required for this workshop.

Lakeview Branch: Friday, March 6, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Elmhurst Branch: Wednesday, March 11, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Golden Gate Branch: Wednesday, March 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
César E. Chávez Branch: Saturday, March 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
81st Avenue Branch: Saturday, March 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Simple Circuits

Are you interested in learning more about electronics? Get your questions answered and have fun at the same time!  Participants will create simple circuits using LEDs and batteries. All workshop supplies are provided.

Brookfield Branch: Friday, March 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Solder Cool Stuff!

Mitch Altman from Noisebridge, a hackerspace in San Francisco, will teach YOU how to solder! Make cool stuff with electronics in this beginning solder workshop.  All workshop supplies are provided.

Main TeenZone: Friday, March 20, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
West Oakland Branch: Friday, March 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Wearable Technology: Power LED Cuffs

Sew a simple circuit with LEDs to create a power cuff that lights up on command! This workshop is limited to twenty participants and registration is required.

Rockridge Branch: Friday, March 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Melrose Branch: Thursday, March 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm