Months ago, at a TAG meeting, we asked our teens what they might like to do for a Valentine’s Day event. They responded with requests of nothing mushy and too love themed. Then our history buffs, inspired by the notorious St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, asked for an education event on the 1920’s. Well, we turned that into a whole month of events…
Unless otherwise noted, programs are designed for patrons in grades 6-12.
For more information, feel free to email, message, stop by, or call (325-655-7321, ext 1128) the Teen Republic!
As the Teen Republic is designed for teens, we may show PG-13 films. Since that designation is so broad it’s up to guardians and kiddos to decide if any given film is appropriate.
Movies are shown Mondays at 5pm and Saturdays at 1pm.
January 29 & February 3: Making of the Mob: Chicago: Episodes 1 and 2 (TV-14)
February 5 & February 10: Making of the Mob: Chicago: Episodes 3 and 4 (TV-14)
February 12 & February 17: Making of the Mob: Chicago: Episodes 5 and 6 (TV-14)
February 24: Teens Choice!
February 26 & March 3: Making of the Mob: Chicago: Episodes 7 and 8 (TV-14)
The Teen Republic will close so that we can attend this empowering and educational event.
Join us for a dynamic week of fun as we travel to the moon and report back on our findings! During this camp, we’ll learn more about green screens, video recording and editing, creative writing, design, and of course the moon!
No prior experience necessary. RSVP is required. Legal Guardian must drop child off at camp to sign safety waiver. This is a Teen Republic program, open only to patrons in grades 6-12.
Monday, March 12
2-3pm, Community Room
Pre-Camp Kick-Off, “Is there Weather in Space?” with Special Speaker, Dr. Trey Cade, Director of Baylor Institute for Air Science
Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14
3-5pm, STEAM Central
Thursday, March 15
3-5pm, Community Room
We're bringing NASA to you! Join us for a series of guest speakers and hands-on activities from Baylor College! We'll be closed for each of these awesome events, and hope you'll join us in the Community Room! These events are open to ALL AGES!
March 12, 2018, 2-3 PM
“Is there Weather in Space?” with Dr. Trey Cade, Director of Baylor Institute for Air Science
The sun emits electromagnetic energy and particles that interact with the Earth and the Earth’s magnetic field. This system of emissions and interactions is called “space weather.” Some of the space weather events that affect us are solar flares and geomagnetic storms, which in severe cases can be extremely dangerous. Space weather can have all kinds of impacts on human technology and our nation’s infrastructure – from widespread power outages, to communication blackouts, to dangerous radiation storms, to damaged or destroyed satellites.
March 15, 3:30-4:30 PM
“Making Robot Rovers” with Dr. Scott Koziol, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
We will discover how a robotic rover, like those used on Mars, is designed. We will explore aspects of autonomous robotic systems and answer questions such as: What does it mean to be “autonomous”? How can a rover know where it is on the planet? How do we make our rover move in a smart way? Participants will build a robot rover using Lego Mindstorm parts.
March 22, 4-5 PM
“Design Your Own Space Vehicle” with Dr. Anne Spence, Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
We will explore the history of flight and discus how some of those aircrafts were designed and how they may need to be different for flight on other planets. After discovering the characteristics that make up an aerial vehicle, we will design our own aerial vehicle for another planet. Other hands-on activities will help participants understand how air flows over different shapes and how that impacts design.
Join us on the first Thursday on the month to talk to our staff about books, movies, games, programing, and more! This is your chance to let your voice be heard, and have us put it into action!
On the fourth Thursday of the month, our staff will put your plan into action! Stay tuned for details!
February 1 & 22, March 1 & 22, April 5 & 26, and May 3 & 24 at 5pm in the Teen Republic.
You asked for a book club, and we could be more excited to get started! Each month we’ll give the inside scoop on some of our new books and some of our favorite books! Maybe you’ll even share your favorites with us? What about crafts and activities, all book-themed? Sound good? Then be sure to join us and your fellow book-lovers on the second Thursday each month at 6pm in the Teen Republic!
February 8, March 8, April 12, and May 10 at 5pm
Join us on the third Thursday of each month as we celebrate our love of art via animation! Contests, trivia, games, shows, and more!
February 15, March 15, April 19, and May 17 at 5pm
The tech field is ever growing, but how do you get the skills needed to succeed? Learning the basics of coding, and then coding a project of your own design sounds like a good place to start, right?
This event is for Teen Republic patrons (grades 6-12), free of charge, and (despite the name) is for all kiddos, not just girls!
For more information Girls Who code, check out their webcite! https://girlswhocode.com/
February 14 & 28
April 11 & 25