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Teens to launch catapults, explore body art
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Teens will be making catapults at 2 p.m., June 17 at the Great Bend Public Library. Anyone in grades 7-12 is invited to attend and make one, said Jennifer King, Young Adult/marketing librarian.
Weekly STEM activities based on science, technology, engineering and math are at 2 p.m. on Thursdays. On June 19, the topic is, “Imagine Yourself as an Engineer.” Teens in grades 7-12 will work with circuits and have their own trivia contest. STEM activities are sponsored by the Girl Scouts but open to boys and girls.
At 2:23 p.m. on Friday, June 20, students at the Teen Spot in the library will be hitting the computer lab and working with Flame Painter. Teens are encouraged to bring their own digital pictures and learn how to use this free software to give photos “a little more edge,” King said.
Tuesday, June 24, students are invited to bring a plain, dark-colored T-shirt for making “Bleach Letter T-shirts” of their own design. Teens who cannot find their own T-shirts for this activity must registers online in advance. T-shirts are limited so King encourages early registration.
Teens will need parental consent to take part in henna body art, in an activity at 10:52 a.m. Friday, June 27. Consent forms are due by 6 p.m. on June 24. There will also be a “pre-henna day” at 2 p.m. June 26. The teens will talk about the cultural significance of henna body art and watch a movie. Those registered for the henna program are expected to attend.
For more information on library programs call 792-2409 or visit Online registration is also available.