We have a lot of things going on at the library, so here's a quick list of all of our upcoming events. Scroll down the page to find more info on the program you're interested in, or call us at 696-8538.
Getting ready to take the SAT or GRE? Just need some extra help with geometry? Want to be a firefighter or police officer? Then check out the library's new collection of digital reference books for test prep and study help! All of the titles are free to access and download. All you need is a library card! See our selection, and get studying.
Interested in being the TECH Lab's next Artist in Residence? Have some interesting skills you want to share? Or maybe just interested in working with teens, and making some extra money for it? Contact Cody at 696-8538 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use a Raspberry Pi to create and decode messages using Enigma, a cipher machine created in the 20th century. Call 657-8290 to sign up today.
Wire and program an LED light, and then learn how to create a unicorn on the computer that will dance along with it! Call 657-8290 to sign up today.
The Optimist's Club is looking for some teens to create a short video (less than 3 minutes) for a video contest centered around the Optimist Creed. The local chapter will award $100 to creators of their favorite entry, so sign-up now and start working! Contact Cody in the TECH Lab at 656-8538 for more info, or stop by the lab on a Friday.
The TECH Lab now has a Nintendo Switch! We’ll be having a tournament for the spring-armed boxing game ARMS on March 31st, so sign up today and spend all month practicing! Call 657-8290 to sign up today.
The Teen Education and Creation Hub (TECH Lab) at Billings Public Library is starting its own teen art club! The club will be led by Damin, a TECH Lab mentor and life-long, self taught artist. Members of this fall's art group will learn essential drawing fundamentals such as the human figure, perspective, and composition. These methods will allow teens to more easily draw what they see or bring to life the places and characters of their imagination. This program will be very adaptive to participants' interests. Among the areas we might explore are: character, creature, and vehicle design; portraits; and/or symbolism and visual communication.
No previous training or education is required, just a desire to be creative and improve your skills. The library will provide basic supplies, although teens can feel free to bring their own items. The art club will meet every Wednesday at 5 pm in the TECH Lab, starting on Sept. 20th. Sign-up is required, to call 657-8290 to join the group today!
We're starting Friday Night Magic in the TECH Lab! Come to the lab every Friday at 4 to play Magic: The Gathering. Don't know how to play? Don't worry! We have starter decks and lots of helpful, enthusiastic people who will be happy to teach you. We'll be having some tournaments in the future, so now is a good time to start learning the basics. See you there!
Teen Advisory Group
Teens who are 13 to 19 years of age can apply to be part of our Teen Advisory Group - the TAG. The TAG advises the library about programs for teens, helps promote services, and volunteers at the library.