Spring Break is right around the corner for Philly kids, tweens, and teens. They'll have a whole week of freedom from school, but even free time can get a little dull after a while. After all, there are only so many hours of playing video games or watching TV you can handle before you start to go stir-crazy. Luckily, the Free Library Hot Spots have been hard at work coming up with cool, creative activities so kids can have fun. Learn how to make a video game online, practice your DJ skills, spice up your wardrobe with e-textiles, make videos, and lots more!
School-free doesn't have to mean learning-free, and learning can be fun! Come hang out, mess around, and geek out at Free Library Hot Spots at Heavenly Hall, The Village of Arts and Humanities or Blackwell Regional Library!
At the Free Library Hot Spot at Heavenly Hall, from Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28, teens, tweens, and kids age 8 and up can visit the Hot Spot from 10am-1pm and 1:30-4:30pm to make video games, edit music, create an e-textiles project, or edit photos! Also, from 1:30-4:30pm on Thursday, March 28, we’ll be hosting a dance party to close out the week. And don’t worry! If you normally hang out at the Hot Spot at IDAAY, you’ll have the chance to do all of the fun stuff over at Heavenly Hall!
Are you interested in fashion or accessories design? Have you ever wanted to learn how to jazz up a shirt or pair of leggings with lights? What about putting colored lights into your party clothes? Learn all about how to create cool eTextiles projects during Teen Media Week at the Free Library Hot Spot at the Village of Arts and Humanities
in North Philly. We’ll be sewing LEDs into t-shirts for the upcoming astronomy night at the Franklin Institute, hosted by eCrafting.org
, or bring your own clothes, accessories or projects to work on.
At Blackwell Regional Library, teens and tweens ages 12 and up can visit the Hot Spot to get creative. On Tuesday, March 26 from 2-4pm, teens at Blackwell can create and play video games! On Wednesday, March 27 from 1:45-3pm, we’ll offer creative digital freeplay, from making beats to editing photos and making videos!
The Free Library Hot Spot at Heavenly Hall is located at 4015 Poplar Street. For questions, please call 267-362-9433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Free Library Hot Spot at the Village of Arts and Humanities is located at 2944 Germantown Ave. Questions? Contact K-Fai at email@example.com.
The Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library of West Philadelphia is located at 125 South 52nd Street (at the corner of 52nd & Sansom). For questions, please email Jazmin at firstname.lastname@example.org