Tinker in February (& March)! A Message from our friends at Tinker

Tinker is a networking group for library staff who work–or want to work–with children, teens, and technology. The group is based in the Chicagoland area, and we are interested in sharing programming ideas and providing an opportunity to work hands-on with technology.

Please join us for the next Tinker meeting, which will be our group’s first birthday! To celebrate, we’ll host a special guest, author James Kennedy, who will talk about his work with the 90-Second Newbery project and offer tips on how to get your library involved. To find out more about James and the project, look here: http://jameskennedy.com/90-second-newbery/ We’ll also do some hands-on stop-motion animation of our own.

Tuesday, February 11
9:30-11:30
Glenview Public Library, Community Room
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL

Please register here: http://ow.ly/sEyjU

If you have questions, contact Amanda Barnett Jacover at abjacover@glenviewpl.org

Parking and Transportation

Tinkerers are welcome to park in our public lot right outside the library. There is an upper deck and a lower, below ground parking deck. They are also welcome to park in our south lot, across Glenview Road from the library, which is usually reserved for staff. Please be careful about parking on the street, though because the parking immediately around the library is off limits until 10 AM. Our library is also located directly across the street from the Glenview station on Metra’s Milwaukee District North line. We hope to see you soon!

Tinker will also have a presence at the PLA 2014 Conference in Indianapolis this March. The group will be presenting a program called “Tinker with Technology: Simple and Creative Programs for Kids and Teens” on the Friday of the conference. The program blurb:

Make your library a destination where kids and teens come to explore and create. We’ll share practical tips about how to run programs involving digital media design and production, animation, electronics, and more. Learn how to maximize your skills and resources and share technology programming experiences with other local librarians.

To contact us, e-mail us at tinkerfolks@gmail.com, or follow us on Twitter @TinkerGroup.

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About Amy Koester

I'm a youth services librarian with a penchant for exciting ideas and engaging programs. It's a sure bet that if you talk to me about STEAM, whimsy, and trying new things, we'll be best friends forever.

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