Japan Otaku Day

Geek out and make some new friends with the Arlington Library's Japan Otaku Day program! Each month teens will have the chance to learn something new about Japanese culture, play games, and watch some new anime. At the end of every Japan Otaku Day program, there will be a drawing for some cool prizes from your favorite anime and manga series. Cosplay is 100% welcome!

Robot Technology Education Academy

This advanced robotics program will be incorporating Bluetooth technology with a curriculum created by UTA's computer science and engineering departments. Students will work in groups of four each consisting of a "scientist," a "mechanical engineer," an "electrical engineer," and a "programmer." This program is open to students 7th through 12th grade. Students must commit to 8 weeks for this program.

Registration opens two weeks before the series.

Manga Mondays

Manga Mondays is a new weekly program where teens will have the opportunity to discuss all that's going in otaku culture! From writing weekly recaps to new anime episodes or manga chapters, hosting a guest or two on how to draw manga style, or just sharing different views on what they like about anime and manga, this is a program not to be missed!

Japan Otaku Day

Geek out and make some new friends with the Arlington Library's Japan Otaku Day program! Each month teens will have the chance to learn something new about Japanese culture, play games, and watch some new anime!

For the month of February we'll be making a favorite Japan Day trinket and traditional Japanese toy, kokeshi dolls. We'll also learn how to make a declaration of love—Japanese style! You’ll walk out of this Japan Day ready to finally get senpai to notice you!

Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite cosplay and stick around for a drawing of some cool...

A Summer in STEM

Girls Inc.'s STEM programs develop girls’ enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. By interacting with women and men pursuing STEM careers, girls come to view these careers as exciting and realistic options for themselves. Girls in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us for fun and exploration.

Making Music

Let's bring some music into the Teen Zone! Join us for a month-long music session that will end with a showcase.

You can learn the basics of piano playing, guided by a how-to video. Or, bring in your own instrument and create a group to write and play music with. Each class will focus on a song of your choice.


Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a unique program seeking inspire young girls to actively pursue and explore computer science. Through a proven curriculum, Girls Who Code equips girls with concrete technical skills that will provide the foundation for futures in technology, as well as leadership, teamwork and other important life skills.

Not sure if you are interested? Join us February 8 for an information session at The Lab at the East Arlington Branch Library or check out the Girls Who Code website for more information!

The Spring 2018...

Filmmaking Video Workshop


In this workshop, teens will be introduced to the basic principles of filmmaking, (pre-production, production, and post-production) as well as pick up some of the industry lingo along the way. Participants be divided into "crews," and together, must complete a short film project!


Writing & Acting for Hollywood

Writers, don’t wait for someone else to turn YOUR idea into their hit series or movie! With today’s software, learning how to write your own blockbuster screenplay has never been easier. We’ll not only teach you how to tailor your script to the industry’s standard, but also teach you techniques on how to pitch your story to a producer! This is creative writing…but with a Hollywood flavor!

Photography Workshop for Teens

Come ready to create your own awesome and unique photo shoots that will make your friends jealous!

On day one we will cover the basics from shooting from different angles, to light editing using the free online editing app Fotor.

On day two we will practice taking action shots and dive into more editing tricks as we explore Photoshop Elements.

During the last two days of the workshop, participants will be put into groups, and together must complete a themed photo shoot challenge. This workshop's theme is "Get in the Game," and the direction you and your group...


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