Teen Tech Week @ Buda Public Library

February 27, 2013


ATTENTION TEENS:  Teen Tech Week is coming!

March 10-16, 2013

Have you ever been unsure of what source to use if you can’t use Wikipedia?  Or wished that you had something more impressive up your sleeve than the typical Powerpoint presentation?  Or how about wanting to learn a unique skill such as binding a book?  Now is your chance!

Buda Public Library is offering tech related programs just for you.  And they are all free!  You just have to sign up and show up.  These are the programs that we are offering:

Tuesday, March 13 at 2:00pm


   Research Made Fast & Easy:  With the end of the year in sight, maybe it is time for you to get a start on those research papers.  No worries, we are here to help!  And this class will give you a good start as to where you can find some great resources.  We will be looking at the ins and outs of TOPICsearch, a database that is offered to all patrons of Buda Public Library through the TexShare program.  Come and get a head start on those papers and maybe even impress your teachers while you’re at it.

Friday, March 15 at 5:30pm

Research Made Fast & Easy Part 2: Admit it, we all get a little scared when we hear the word “research”.  That is why, we, here at the library would like to give you some more pointers on how to make the research process a bit easier and faster for you.  We will be looking at a database called EBSCO Student Research Center and giving you some advice on how to search the database and others like it more efficiently and effectively.

Friday, March 15 at 6:30pm

Impressing with Prezi: Do you have a presentation coming up and want to do something other than a Powerpoint?  Or even just want to learn a skill that may come in handy in the future?  Come find out how to make a Prezi presentation.  If you are thinking, “what is a Prezi?”  check out the site at prezi.com. And feel free to come with questions!

Saturday, March 16 at 2:00pm

Bind Your Own: Bookbinding:  Learn how to construct your own books! All teens are welcome to this hands-on bookbinding workshop. Participants will learn one type of stitch binding to make a journal and will also complete a notebook from upcycled materials. All materials are provided and teens will take home completed projects.

Sign up at the library for any or all events and come get your tech on! To sign up, call the library (512) 295-5899 or email hteems@budalibrary.org


Lone Star List

February 1, 2011

Need something for a middle school student to read? Check something out from the 2010-2011 Lone Star list! The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage students in grades 6, 7, and 8 to explore a variety of current books. Check out this video for an introduction to these books!

Award Season is Here!

August 12, 2009

Well, Award Week at least.
Remember that Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 in Buda Elementary’s Kunkel Room is the Texas Reading Club Award Ceremony!

The Texas Teens Read club’s award ceremony will be Friday, August 14th at 5:00 in the Library meeting room. Teen Game Night will be going on concurrently. We’ll play Rock Band 2, Mario Kart Wii, and card and board games. Reading Club prizes will be awarded at about 5:45!

Hope to see you there!

Teen Night at the Library

July 27, 2009

Our first summer with the Texas Teens Read Summer Reading Club is coming to an end! We’re going to top it off with Teen Night on Friday, August 14th.

The Teen Reading Club Award Ceremony will start at 5:00 in the Library’s meeting room. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be provided!

The 3rd Annual Teen Game Night will begin at approximately 5:30, following the Awards Ceremony. There will be multiple board games, card games, Rock Band 2, and Mario Kart Wii. All teens are welcome!

If you have any questions, please call Melinda at 295-5899 or e-mail at mhodges@budalibrary.org

Events for July 19th to 25th

July 18, 2009

Monday, July 20th
Cake Decorating for K-2 graders; 1:30 and 3:00 (please register ahead of time)

Tuesday, July 21th
Toddler Storytime 10:30

Cake Decorating for 3rd-5th graders; 1:30 and 3:00 (please register ahead of time)

Wednesday, July 22th

Preschool Storytime 10:30

Cake Decorating for 6th graders and up; 1:30 (please register ahead of time)

Thursday, July 23th
Science Club: Watt’s Up with PEC; 1:30 and 3:00 (please register ahead of time)

Remember that reading logs for teens and kids need to be turned in by August 8th!

Events for July 12th to July 18th

July 12, 2009

Monday, July 13th
Deep in the Heart of Texas for K-2 graders; 1:30 and 3:00 (please register ahead of time)

Tuesday, July 14th
Toddler Storytime 10:30

Acrylic Painting, part 2 for 3rd-5th graders; 1:30 and 3:00 (please register ahead of time)

Wednesday, July 8th
Preschool Storytime 10:30

Embossing Texas Key Chains for 6th graders and up; 1:30 (please register ahead of time)

Thursday, July 16th
Science Club: Little America’s Miniature Horses; 1:30 and 3:00. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, July 18th
Bike Rodeo; 9:00 at the Buda City Park

Remember to keep the evenings of August 13th open for Texas Summer Reading Club award ceremony and August 14th open for the Texas Teens Read award ceremony and Game Night!

June Registration

May 18, 2009

We have the registration sheets for June programs available. Drop in the library to sign up!
To view our brochure, go to www.budalibrary.org and click on News and Events. Then, click on 2009 Summer Brochure to view everything that’s going on for kids and teens this summer.
Also, the Texas Summer Reading Club and Texas Teens Read logs will be available to be picked up starting on May 28th.
Let’s make it a record breaking summer!