Have you signed up for our 4-part series with the St. Louis Science Center yet?  You should!  Over the course of the series, you'll create an 8-bit video game and customized controller.  PARTICIPATION IN ALL FOUR PARTS IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

Part 1 (June 8) - Come up with a video game concept and make an 8-bit character for your game.
Part 2 (June 29) - Use GameMaker to begin programming your game
Part 3 (July 13) - Design and build your game controller using Bare Conductive Circuits
Part 4 (July 27) - Test your controller and game together and help debug others' games

Space is limited for these free teen events. Please sign up in advance by registering online, calling the library at 618-344-1112, or visiting one of the library's service desks.

The Teen Initiative program encourages teens to learn more about science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). It all starts with a Teen Initiative library card, which allows you to earn points by visiting the library, checking out items, attending programs, bringing friends, and more. With those points you can pay overdue fines or buy special items such as robotics kits and drawing tablets that are only available to Teen Initiative participants. Teen Initiative cardholders also gain entry to special STEAM-related programs throughout the year, plus bonus events like lock-ins. For more information, visit our Teen Initiative page.

Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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