Teen Tech Week

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Teens play classic video games at the Oskaloosa Public Library during Teen Tech Week in 2014. Teens will learn about technology at the library this week.

OSKALOOSA — Teens can learn about technology and how it relates to a library this week at the Oskaloosa Public Library's Teen Tech Week.

Teen Tech Week starts Monday and ends Saturday.

"It's a national event sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association," Library Director William Ottens said. "It's to promote technology in the library and show teens the resources that are available to them — especially digital resources and downloadable E-books and databases."

Teens will get to do something different each day of the week, he added.

Monday, teens will get to participate in Tech Take Apart from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

"We have some old computers that they can take apart and see what's inside," Ottens said.

Tuesday, teens can explore The Science of Doctor Who from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

"We're going to make sonic screwdrivers and TARDIS while watching a documentary on 'What the Bleep Do We Know,'" Ottens said.

Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. will be YouTube Request Hour.

"We're going to hook YouTube up to a big screen TV and teens can make requests," Ottens said.

Thursday is Classic Video Game Day from 6 to 8 p.m.

"It will give them a feel for what an Atari was like," Ottens said. Also, students can use a Nintendo and a N-64, he added.

Friday, the Oskaloosa High School Robotics Team, The Sock Monkeys, will pay a visit to the library from 4 to 5 p.m. for a Robotics Demo, Ottens said.

Finally, from 1 to 3 p.m., it will be Back to The Future Part II.

"It's what people in 1989 would think 2015 would look like," Ottens said.

Herald Editor Duane Nollen can be reached by email at oskynews@oskyherald.com

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