Teen

Gender and Sexuality in Comics

Presented by scholars at the University of Texas at Arlington this panel will focus on the depictions of GLBTQ+ characters in comics. Specifically, Amber Raley is presenting "Stereotype or Success? GLBTQ Characters in Comic Books" and Dr. Christopher Conway will be presenting "Gender in Mexican Comics". There will be time for question and answer period after the panel presentations.

"Gender and Sexuality in Comics" is part of ArlingCon .

Writer's Write-In with the Dallas Fort Worth Writers' Workshop

During this program the Dallas Fort Worth Writers' Workshop ( http://www.dfwwritersworkshop.org/ ) will be hosting a "write in” where they will provide timed writing prompts for different facets of writing like characterization, dialogue, etc., and attendees will do the writing in the room! Then, program goers will be given the opportunity to share their work.

"Writer's Write-In with the DFW Writers' Workshop" is part of ArlingCon .

Sphero Challenge!

Our Sphero Challenge will give teens the opportunity to work with new technology, think creatively and win a grand prize! Sphero robots can race, jump and swim! We will have pools to test Sphero's underwater capability, paint to make art with Sphero and mazes to stump the best coders out there! Teens, ages 13-18 are invited to join the two-day Sphero challenge at our Northeast Branch in the Teen Zone area from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Absolutely Fabulous Magic Class

Teens will be amazed as James performs magic tricks that he ses to entertain and baffle audiences around the world! After performing each trick, James teaches how it's done! Registration is required, registration will open two weeks prior to the program.

Intro to Geocaching

Get introduced to the fun and excitement of geocaching in this free, introductory session. Learn how to get started and get exploring! Geocaching is a world-wide, high-tech treasure hunt. People use GPS-enabled devices (GPS receivers and smart phones) to hunt for hidden objects all around the globe.

Already know the ins and outs of geocaching? Then take your game to the next level with the library's Advanced Geocaching sessions.

Play Days

Join us for Play Days, a time for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers to play together with toys and make new friends. Play Days is an extension of our Family Place program. For more information about our Family Place programs, visit http://arlingtonlibrary.org/family-place-libraries/

TechLiNK @ Big Summer Kickoff Police Department

The Arlington Public Library gives priority to locations that target underserved populations and the proposed event should align with and support the mission and objectives of the Arlington Public Library. Library-sponsored instructors will be available to assist bus operations & teach classes.

Please email visit requests or inquiries to Sarai Suarez . Event...

TechLiNK @ Goodwill

The TechLiNK vehicle will be at Goodwill on Thursdays afternoons to provide computer/internet access. No library card required!

Request the TechLiNK vehicle for your Arlington community or event!

The Arlington Public Library gives priority to locations that target underserved populations and the proposed event should align with and support the mission and objectives of the Arlington Public Library. Library-sponsored instructors will be available to assist bus operations & teach classes.

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The 405th - Halo Costume Community

The 405th Infantry Division is a group of individual fans that bring their favorite game characters to life by building Halo armor. They have presented at many conferences and exhibited their work at shows across the DFW area. This session is led by Saul Portillo who has been making halo armor and member of the 405th Infantry Division since 2012. Go to their website for some inspiration before this session, and come with all of your questions related to Halo armor building!

"The 405th - Halo Costume Community" will be taking place...

The Psychology of Horror

Effective horror movies, books and media are able to trick the human mind into being afraid when there is clearly no real danger. This panel, presented by David Doub of Dusk Comics , will focus on discussion of the details of why and how we scare one another.

"The Psychology of Horror" will be taking place during the library's ArlingCon event at the University of Texas at Arlington's University Center in the Red River room from 1:30-2:15 p.m.

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