FREE Summer Camps at your Memphis Public Libraries

FREE Summer Camps at your Memphis Public Libraries…

The Memphis Public Libraries are offering FREE Summer Camps again this year, at various Library branches. Serving more than 250 students ages 10-18, from June 12 through August 3, participants will be learning cutting-edge skills like coding, music production, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)!

Applications accepted, starting April 5, until May 8:
http://www.memphislibrary.org/teen-summer-camps-2017/

(ALL camps are FREE, and include a T-shirt, drawstring backpack, and lunch/snacks)

Thank you for your interest in the AutoZone 2017 Summer STEM Camps!

Thanks to AutoZone and The University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering, STEM Summer Camps will be offered again this year, from 9am-1pm, for boys and girls ages 14-18, at the Memphis Public Libraries, these weeks/locations:

June 12 – 16 @ the Whitehaven Branch (4120 Millbranch Rd.)
June 19 – 23 @ the Cordova Branch (8457 Trinity Rd)
July 10 – 14 @ the Central Branch (3030 Poplar Ave., in CLOUD901)
July 17 – 21 @ the Cordova Branch (8457 Trinity Rd)

The Society for Information Management (SIM) is offering “Tween” Tech Camp this year, held at the Memphis Public Libraries from 9am-4pm, for boys and girls ages 10-12, these weeks/locations:

June 12 – 15 @ the East Shelby Branch (7200 E. Shelby Drive)
July 17 – 22 @ the Central Branch (3030 Poplar Ave., in Room L-56)

These camps will also be offered at the Memphis Public Libraries from 10am-2pm, for boys and girls ages 13-18, at these locations during these weeks:

June 12-15, June 19-22 and June 26-29th -CLOUD901 Robotics Camp (at the Central Library branch; 3030 Poplar Ave., in CLOUD901), thanks to our partner St. Mary’s Episcopal School

June 24-27 and July 31-August 3 – CLOUD901 Coding Camp (at the Central Library branch; 3030 Poplar Ave., in CLOUD901), thanks to our partner Goodwyn Institute

July 10-13 and July 17-20 – CLOUD901 Art Camp (at the Central Library branch; 3030 Poplar Ave., in CLOUD901), thanks to our partner The Goodwyn Institute

June 12-15 and June 19-22 – CLOUD901 Music Summer Camp (at the Central Library branch; 3030 Poplar Ave., in CLOUD901), thanks to our partner Memphis Music Initiative

Check out these photos/videos from last year:

For a more complete list of camps and locations click HERE.

For questions/concerns, please contact:
Teen Services Coordinator Tamika C. Richmond, Ed.D.
tamika.carwell@memphistn.gov or 901-415-2760

All Library programs are FREE.
Donations always accepted, online here!

Thank you for LOVING your
Memphis Public Libraries.
MEMPHIS LIBRARY FOUNDATION | www.memphislibraryfoundation.org | djalfon@memphislibraryfoundation.org

To read more about the Memphis Library Foundation, click here.

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Vote for your favorite Sponsor video

The video with the most votes by 3pm EST on Tuesday, April 18th will get played on the big screen at both event closing ceremonies. To vote, click on the video to open and play it and then click on the thumbs up to cast your vote. Be sure to refresh the page after you vote to see updated voting results.

Here is FedEx’s video…you might see some familiar faces!

Check out all the FIRST Sponsor videos on https://www.firstchampionship.org/sponsorvideos and vote for your favorite.

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What Regional / Who’s Attending?

Here is a calendar for all the teams events during the competition season:

Week 2
Arkansas Rock City Regional (Little Rock AK) Mar 8-11

Team 4524 The Memphis MechWarriors Cloud 901
Team 5002 Dragons Collierville High School
Team 5045 SpartaBot White Station High School

Week 4
Rocket City Regional (Huntsville, AL) Mar 22-25

Team 5045 SpartaBot White Station High School
Team 5551 Harding Revolution Harding Academy of Memphis

Smoky Mountain Regional (Knoxville, TN) Mar 22-25

Team 5002 Dragons Collierville High School

Week 5
Midwest Regional (Chicago, IL) Mar 29 – Apr 1

Team 4524 The Memphis MechWarriors Cloud 901

Check HERE to see if a video stream is available for the event.

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​BUC E-Day

The event will be on Saturday March 25th from 9am-3pm
The main competitions are:

Balsa Tower, Egg Drop
K’NEX Bridge
CO2 Car

Please follow this link www.cbu.edu/buc-e-day to find out more information on the rules and criteria for the competitions.

There will also be workshops including:

IBM Watson/Blue Mix Cognitative Computing
Electric Motors
Concrete Design, and more

There is NO entry fee to participate this year!
Lunch wristbands will be available for $3 per person.

Please sign up today: https://luna.cbu.edu/webforms/machform/view.php?id=91517

If you think that your school or group’s interest would benefit from having a speaker come give a more detailed presentation please contact me, Nick Drane, by emailing ndrane@cbu.edu.

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Scrimmage Held

Yesterday, Sat Feb 11, an FRC Scrimmage was held at Collierville High School. Thanks to the Dragons (Team #5002) for hosting the event.

Only two teams participated, Collierville Dragons (Team 5002) and The Memphis MechWarriors (Team 4524), but those teams that participated got a LOT out of it.

For more pics go HERE

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