May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you) landed on a Wednesday this year, and Wednesdays tend to be our teen programming days. So of course we had to celebrate. We had 11 teens show up to do some trivia using Kahoot and make some lightsabers out of pool noodles and duct tape. We had a hyperspace challenge where you had to make a paper airplane and fly it through three hula hoops suspended from the ceiling (there are some really good paper airplane makers out there, and they are definitely not me). We had a target game where you had to fire a torpedo (or actually a nerf dart gun) at the small exhaust port in the Death Star (which I apparently made a bit too difficult! Sorry!) Of course the John Williams soundtrack accompanied the event! Thank to everyone that came out and gave me a reason to geek out about Star Wars in the library!
I'm a little late on posting this one, but I wanted to at least show off the results of the great bots designed by the 6 teens that came in to make art bots on Wed, April 27th! We put the motors found inside of dollar store toothbrushes into bodies of plastic cups and toilet paper rolls. The trick is to put the motor on in a way that will create an imbalance so that the bots will keep moving around on the table. Each of the bots have markers for legs, so as they move around on the table (which is covered in paper) they draw designs on it! Everyone had uniquely designed bots. It was a lot of fun and I think we'll be doing it again at the Municipal branch library this Summer!