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See you at the Con! (Mini-Con, that is)

There’s absolutely no denying that cons are a massive part of fan culture -- new ones are popping up here, there and everywhere. You name it, it has a con. There’s Anime Expo (Anime), PAX Prime (Video Games), Dragon Con (SF/Fantasy) and of course, Denver’s own home grown & exceedingly popular Comic Con.

Wild West Murder Mystery - Movie Making Workshop

July 24, 2015 - 2:01pm -- Laura

Yeehaa! We're making a movie! Join ideaLAB and EPIC for a Wild West Murder Mystery, August 5 through 7 from 3-6 pm! We'll write, shoot, and edit a mini movie in 3 days. We'll screen the movie (world premiere!) at the ideaLAB Afterhours Party August 7 from 6-8 pm. Then we'll eat pizza and play games in the abandoned library. Free and open to all teens, ages 12-19.

New & Coming Soon Books for August

July 21, 2015 - 1:35pm -- angela

Looking for something great to read? Want to be first on the list for that sequel you've been anxiously waiting for? You might find a new book by your favorite author, or a new-to-you author who has written your new favorite book. These are some hot new and coming soon teen books for August 2015, place your hold now!

Fiction:

Another Day by David Levithan

Help me spend money on (teen) magazines!

I'm in the process of choosing magazines for the Central Library's Teen Space for 2016 and I need your help! I have enough money to buy maybe 1 or 2 new magazine subscriptions, so if there's something you think the library should have, let me know.

Here's what we have right now:

BMX Plus

Decibel

EGM - Electronic Gaming Monthly

Game Informer Magazine

J-14

Mad

Robot Magazine

Seventeen

Sophisticate's Black Hair Styles & Care Guide

Teen Ink

Teen Vogue

Transworld Skateboarding

New & Coming Soon Books for July

June 23, 2015 - 4:05pm -- angela

Looking for something great to read? Want to be first on the list for that sequel you've been anxiously waiting for? You might find a new book by your favorite author, or a new-to-you author who has written your new favorite book. These are some hot new and coming soon teen books for July 2015, place your hold now!

Fiction:

Adrift by Paul Griffin

Geek Girl: Model Misfit by Holly Smale

Nothing Says Summer Like the Extended Essay

June 22, 2015 - 5:01pm -- Robin

Summertime! High school students turn their attentions to hanging out at the pool, snagging tickets to the area's best concerts, and making money with a summer job.

And then there are a group of International Baccalaureate (IB) students who are using the summer months to begin a research journey known as the "Extended Essay."

New & Coming Soon Books for June

May 26, 2015 - 4:08pm -- angela

Looking for something great to read? Want to be first on the list for that sequel you've been anxiously waiting for? You might find a new book by your favorite author, or a new-to-you author who has written your new favorite book. These are some hot new and coming soon teen books for June 2015, place your hold now!

Fiction:

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

Storm by Amanda Sun

Part II of Garduino! Time to install!

May 14, 2015 - 4:53pm -- Laura

We had a wonderful time in April learning the basics of Arduino, testing components, and experimenting with our system, and now it's finally time to install the completed product in a garden! Join ideaLAB at the Morey Middle School Community Garden (840 E. 14th Ave) on Saturday, May 16th at 1 pm. Learn about building your own intelligent, automated watering system for your garden. 

This is an all ages events, but best for gardeners 10 and up!

It's a Cosplay Birthday Party for ideaLAB!

May 12, 2015 - 4:37pm -- Laura

EPIC is throwing a teen only, after-hours, Cosplay Birthday Party for ideaLAB, and you're invited! We'll have free pizza, the library to ourselves, costumes, a costume contest (with prizes!) and more free pizza. What more could you want? Friday, May 22nd from 6-8 p.m. A signed permission slip is required (bring it day of), and party people must be in ideaLAB on Level 4 of the Central Library before 6 p.m.

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