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3D Printing & Design Workshop for Adults @ VA

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Varina Area Library
VA Digital Media Lab
See 3D printing in action! During this workshop, you will learn how to create your own 3D designs, download pre-made 3D models, and see an object being printed on the library's Ultimaker2+ 3D printer. Please bring a USB thumb drive so you can save your designs.
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Cartooning for Teens @ GL

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Glen Allen Branch Library
GL Meeting Room
Learn the basics of cartooning in this 2-hour workshop presented by an instructor from the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen. This workshop will include practice and instruction related to storyboards, pen and ink illustration techniques, character development, product finishing, and self-publishing. Check out some drawing books to take home for summer reading! Space is limited; registration required.
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Video Game Tournament @ SA

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sandston Branch Library
SA Meeting Room
This goes out to all the gamers in the world! Come test your gaming skills against other teens on the Wii U at the Sandston Library.
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Google CS First : Music @ NP

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
North Park Branch Library
NP Computer Lab
Grades 4-8th. Using the computer and coding learn to play musical notes, create a music video and build an interactive musical display.  All experience levels are welcome. Registration is required for each session.
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Podcasting Workshop for High School Students & Adults @ LM

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Libbie Mill Library
LM Digital Media Lab
Learn the basics of audio recording and editing with Audacity. We will discuss podcasts as a format and an industry. Please be on time and be aware that if you are late 10 minutes or more for class, your seat may be given away. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.
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The Upcycled Labs: Pulp to Print, Part 2 @ VA

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Varina Area Library
VA Meeting Room
Learn the process of book binding and designing handmade journals with the paper we created from part 1 of the Pulp to Print workshop.
Teens must register and attend Part 1 of the series, on Wednesday, July 11th.
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Teen Karaoke and Music Trivia Night @ TW

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Twin Hickory Area Library
TW Meeting Room
Celebrate the theme of "Libraries Rock", by dropping in and singing your heart out at the library using our awesome karaoke machine! We will also have some music trivia for everyone to test out their pop culture knowledge! Afterwards check out our YA collection to keep filling out your summer reading log!
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Intergalactic Fashion Workshop @ VA

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Varina Area Library
VA Meeting Room
Design a spacesuit that will keep you alive and on trend! Designers will get Tyvek suits as a base and then a variety of materials that can be applied to the suits. Each two-person Design Team will get a specific non-earth environment to design for (planetary or other space environment) as well as info on how NASA designs actual spacesuits!  NASA has loaned the library a replica 1960s spacesuit and participants will be able to examine the suit for ideas. Use your formidable imaginations to create a prototype spacesuit and then show it off on the runway at the end of the workshop.

Reservation is required and limited to 20 students. Students must be in grades 6-12. Two-person Teams will be matched up at the start of the workshop. If you wish to partner with a friend, then you must both be registered for the workshop.

This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. 
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DIY Life Hacks for Teens @ GA

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gayton Branch Library
GA Meeting Room
With college on the horizon, the need to save some money will be especially important! Stop by the Gayton Branch Library for some Do-It-Yourself (DIY) crafts that are cost-efficient and will stop you from buying some common dorm room gadgets.  It's a fun way to be creative, innovative and save you a few bucks, while making your college experience just as good! And if you're not headed to college, it's still a good hack for your room. All teens welcome! 
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Name that Tune: Music Trivia @ VA

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Varina Area Library
Come show off your knowledge of all things music! We will be playing music trivia games using Kahoot! If you don't have your own device , no worries, we will have iPads with the app loaded on it. Registration is required to play on a library iPad.
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Intergalactic Fashion Workshop @ TW

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Twin Hickory Area Library
TW Meeting Room
Design a spacesuit that will keep you alive and on trend! Designers will get Tyvek suits as a base and then a variety of materials that can be applied to the suits. Each two-person Design Team will get a specific non-earth environment to design for (planetary or other space environment) as well as info on how NASA designs actual spacesuits!  NASA has loaned the library a replica 1960s spacesuit and participants will be able to examine the suit for ideas. Use your formidable imaginations to create a prototype spacesuit and then show it off on the runway at the end of the workshop. 

Reservation is required and limited to 20 students. Students must be in grades 6-12. Two-person Teams will be matched up at the start of the workshop. If you wish to partner with a friend, then you must both be registered for the workshop.

This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA expTloration and discovery. 
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Teen Space Camp @ LM

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Libbie Mill Library
LM Meeting Room
Libbie Mill is hosting its very own summer Space Camp series! Join us as we explore different scientific concepts through a variety of space-related challenges and crafts. This week, learn how NASA landed the lunar module and design your own module to safely land on the Moon. No registration is required, but the program is limited to 20 teens. This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery.
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Board Game Extravaganza @ GL

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Glen Allen Branch Library
GL Meeting Room
For ages 10 and up. Join us as we play our new set of board and card games, and learn to play different games than you have at home! All of the games at this event feature easy-to-understand rules with the opportunity for more complex strategies. Our teen volunteers will also be on hand to teach you how to play. Make sure to grab some game and puzzle books in the library before you leave! Sponsored by the Friends of the Glen Allen Branch Library.
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Cosmic Squishy Circuits: Planets @ VA

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Varina Area Library
VA Meeting Room
Be the ultimate creator of the universe! But start with your own solar system-make your own out of our specially-formulated dough, power it up with Squishy Circuits, and watch it come to life!
Learn about the forces behind our own solar system and how they work.
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EarSketch: Space Sounds @ TU

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuckahoe Area Library
TU Computer Lab
Learn how to create and remix music using NASA space sounds, coding, and your imagination! Code VA will present an overview of EarSketch, a free programming environment that mixes computer science concepts and music technology. Teens will use Javascript and Python to create original space compositions. All experience levels welcome.
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Google CS First : Music @ NP

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
North Park Branch Library
NP Computer Lab
Grades 4-8th. Using the computer and coding learn to play musical notes, create a music video and build an interactive musical display.  All experience levels are welcome. Registration is required for each session.
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Teen Art Studio @ LM

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Libbie Mill Library
LM Meeting Room
Drop by Teen Art Studio for some fun, hands-on creativity! We’ll discuss different styles of art and do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. All artistic skill levels are welcome! No registration required.
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Improv for Teens @ VA

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Varina Area Library
VA Meeting Room
Don't worry about laughing too loud at the LIBRARY!  Do you enjoy comedy sketch shows, acting out crazy characters, cutting up and getting creative? We have a plethora of activities planned based on the same comedic devices used by some of your favorite comedians. Join us and spend time learning how to bring the funny.  
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"Life in 10 Minutes" Writing Workshop with Valley Haggard @ TW

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Twin Hickory Area Library
TW Meeting Room
Author Valley Haggard invites you to join in a workshop devoted to the practice of creative nonfiction designed for both beginning and experienced writers alike. Attendees will write stories from their lives in short bursts that invite reflection, exploration and delving deeper without censorship or editing. Please bring a notebook and pen (no laptops unless deemed medically necessary, please).
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Anime Club @ LM

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Libbie Mill Anime Club
Libbie Mill Library
LM Meeting Room
Do you love anime? Want to learn more about it? Join us as we gather to watch and talk about Japanese animation. At each meeting, we’ll screen a different anime and enjoy everything from classic titles to new favorites.
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Intergalactic Fashion Workshop @ LM

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Libbie Mill Library
LM Meeting Room
Design a spacesuit that will keep you alive and on trend! Designers will get Tyvek suits as a base and then a variety of materials that can be applied to the suits. Each two-person Design Team will get a specific non-earth environment to design for (planetary or other space environment) as well as info on how NASA designs actual spacesuits!  NASA has loaned the library a replica 1960s spacesuit and participants will be able to examine the suit for ideas. Use your formidable imaginations to create a prototype spacesuit and then show it off on the runway at the end of the workshop. 

Reservation is required and limited to 20 students. Students must be in grades 6-12. Two-person Teams will be matched up at the start of the workshop. If you wish to partner with a friend, then you must both be registered for the workshop.

This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. 
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Video Game Tournament @ VA

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Varina Area Library
This goes out to all the gamers in the world! We will set up a different gaming system, PS4, Xbox or Wii U, for tournament play. Snacks and controllers will be provided!
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Blender Basics for Grades 9-12 and Adults @ LM

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Libbie Mill Library
LM Digital Media Lab
Learn how to take your 3D design skills to the next level! In this class we'll review the basics of Blender, a free and professional open source 3D design software. Prerequisite: 3D Printing and Design Workshop is encouraged but not required.
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Anime Club @ VA

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Varina Area Library
Do you love Anime? Haven't seen any but have been curious? Come enjoy popular Japanese animation with us. We will watch and discuss different Anime each time we meet, newer titles and classics will be included! Join us in the Teen Department!
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Teen Art Studio: Printmaking and Stamping @ VA

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Created by Freepik
Varina Area Library
VA Meeting Room
Express your creativity by making screen prints and stamps with upcycled materials. You can bring your own paper and fabric too!
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