teens

Scratch Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host virtual Scratch computer programming classes for kids ages 8-12. Participants will build a fun race game as they learn to code using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Please Note: Online preregistration in required. Online class size is limited to 10 students.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. 

College Admissions 101 for Teens (ages 12-18)

Liz Pack with Collegewise has presented as part of library’s Adulting 101 for Teens series for the past couple of years, and has shared some valuable information on applying to college.  On September 22 she is offering this presentation via Microsoft Teams, hosted by The Round Rock Public Library.

“This webinar will help families separate college admissions fact from fiction and enjoy the college process a little more. We’ll discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate, including how COVID-19 impacts admissions. Attendees will get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they ultimately decide who gets in. And we think teens and parents will be pleasantly surprised to learn that teens don’t have to be trilingual, opera-singing rocket scientists to get into college today.”

Teens will register, but parents are welcome to sit in alongside their teen/teens.  Online attendees is limited to 20 students. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275.

Virtual LEGO® Robotics (preregistration) (ages 10-14)

Join us online to build and explore with LEGO® WeDo robotic kits. Participants will build a Smart Spinner, a spinner mechanism that is motorized to spin a top and release it, while using a motion sensor to turn the motor on and off.

Registered participants will check out a robotics kit with their library card. You will build the spinning robot at home and use LEGO drag and drop coding to make the robot move. We will meet virtually on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm to answer questions and show off your robotic creations.

Please Note:

• Online preregistration is required. Registration starts Monday, August 31, 2020 at 9 am.
• This event is for ages 10-14 only. Registration is limited to 6 participants.
• Only one kit may be checked out per household.
• Participants must possess a free library card. The robotics kit will be checked out to you upon pick-up.
• Robotics kits will be checked out for 10 days only. The kits must be returned to the Children’s Reference Desk. There will be no renewals or extensions.
• Kits will be available for pick-up at the Children’s Reference Desk starting Monday, September 7, 2020.

Scratch Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host virtual Scratch computer programming classes for kids ages 8-12. Participants will build a fun race game as they learn to code using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Please Note: Online preregistration in required. Online class size is limited to 10 students.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. 

Scratch Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (ages 10-14) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host virtual Scratch computer programming classes for kids / teens age 10-14. Participants will build a fun race game as they learn to code using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Please Note: Online preregistration in required. Online preregistration starts Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 9 am.  Online class size is limited to 10 students.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. 

 

Scratch Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (ages 10-14) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host Scratch computer programming classes for kids / teens age 10-14. Participants will build a fun game as they learn to code using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Please Note: Online preregistration in required. Online preregistration starts Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 9 am.  Class size is limited to 10 students.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. 

 

Virtual Storytelling Workshop (ages 12-18) (preregistration)

Down South Word of Mouth will be presenting a virtual interactive storytelling workshop at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Teens, ages 12-18, may preregister for a storytelling workshop intertwined with improv.

Down South Word of Mouth merges the art of storytelling with fun interactive games. By intertwining the creation and performance of stories, we enable friends, families, and neighbors to learn more about one another in a class full of fun and surprises!

Please Note:

Online registration is required and starts Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9 am.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275.

Questions?

Contact the Children’s Reference Desk: 512.218.3275

Virtual Scratch Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (ages 10-14) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host Scratch computer programming classes for kids / teens age 10-14. Participants will build a fun game as they learn to code using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Please Note: Online preregistration in required. Online preregistration starts Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9 am.  Class size is limited to 10 students.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. 

 

Library Top Chef Contest (ages 6 -18)

The Round Rock Public Library is accepting entries to the Virtual Library Top Chef Contest. Young chefs, ages 6-18, may submit an original book themed recipe. The contest will be open from Monday, June 1, 2020 – Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Contest guidelines:

  • Chefs, ages 6-18, may enter one original recipe.
  • The recipe must be related to, or based on, a book’s characters, title, or plot. 
  • The recipe must be submitted with a picture of the completed dish.
  • Previously published recipes will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be received before Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

How to enter the contest: 

  • Read the contest guidelines. 
  • Create and name your recipe. Take a picture of the finished dish.
  • Save your recipe in a Word or Google document. In the e-mail message please include: chef’s name, parent or guardian’s name, chef’s age, the title of the book the recipe is based on, a picture of the completed recipe and an e-mail address and/or phone number. Attach the file and email it to: Amy German at amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.

Prizes will be awarded to the top recipe in each age group.  Recipes will be judged by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

  • ages 6-8: Top recipe maker will receive a $20 Gift Card to HEB
  • ages 9-12: Top recipe maker will receive a $20 Gift Card to HEB
  • ages 13-18: Top recipe maker will receive a $20 Gift Card to HEB

 Questions?

Please contact Amy German at amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov or 512-218-7034