In Defense of Video Games in the Library

Many of the teens in the Teen Center are passionate about gaming. At first glance video games appear to be the anti-book; the idea of 2-4 teens teaming up behind a glowing television screen to slaughter morphed and mutated humans is not exactly the picture of traditional literacy. However, even something as simple as informally chatting with a teen about… Read more →

Two Terrific Tinkering Tuesdays

I haven’t even completed my first month as part of the Maker Jawn team and already I’ve learned so much. The kids have taught me about everything from manga and Minecraft, to patience and prototyping. I’ve been learning from my coworkers too; the Maker Jawn team has been meeting on Tuesday mornings for Tinkering Tuesdays. On my first Tinkering Tuesday,… Read more →