Team Farmington Wins!

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Team Farmington Wins!

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On Thursday, November 19th, the Farmington Libraries hosted an Inter-Town Hunger Games Trivia Contest. 17 contestants competed between the five participating towns as an audience looked on. The trivia was tough, but the contestants were tougher! Team Farmington stayed in the lead through most of the night, only briefly losing the lead to Team Avon. […]

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Google Maker Camp – Making Music

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During week 2 of Google Maker Camp, teens got the chance to play with a device called the Makey Makey. This device allows the user to turn every day objects into instruments, game controllers, arrow keys, or almost anything you could imagine! During the program, teens turned bananas and other every day objects into instruments […]

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Teen Mario Kart Tournament

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Last Thursday, teens battled for ultimate victory during our Mario Kart Wii tournament! The participants played their way through a single-elimination bracket to determine our grand-prize winner! Stakes were high, and the competition was fierce, with every victory and defeat heralded by loud cheers and groans from everyone watching. Our champion won a movie pass […]

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Google Maker Camp – Stop-Motion Animation

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Last Wednesday, we kicked off our first week of Google Maker Camp! The teens put their imagination to the test as they came up with story lines for their own stop-motion animation films. The twelve participants broke off into teams, and used our iPads to film nine original scenes. The teams had a great time […]

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DIY Ice Cream at the Library!

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Today a group of ten teens made their own ice cream out of simple ingredients like milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract!  They added their own special toppings like chocolate chips, M&Ms, and even red velvet chips!  We were amazed–we ran out of ingredients!

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Photon Flower Fun!

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  Young makers explored the wonders of science by using copper tape, lemon juice, and nails to light up LEDs!  Check out the results!

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This Post is a Bit Cheesy…

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Teens harnessed the power of the sun to create solar ovens at the main library!  They used their own designs and baked delicious nachos!  Check out the results below!

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Maker Camp Blasts Off to a Great Start!

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Young scientists gathered at the Farmington Library on Tuesday to build their own stomp rockets out of foam!  Each launch was a success, with one of the rockets even landing on the library’s roof! Stay tuned for more exciting events as part of the Maker Camp series.

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Make at the Library: LED Lights

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On Wednesday, May 21st a group of teens came to the library to experiment with battery-powered LED lights.  Blending origami techniques with LED technology yielded fantastic results!

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Teens Turn Out for Board Game Day

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More than a dozen teens turned out for Board Game Day at the main branch of the Farmington Libraries.  The games played included Scrabble, chess, Connect 4, and a new game called Tenzi. Board Game Day is just one example of the many fun and engaging programs for teens at the library.  All of our […]

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