AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

GeekED Game Jam Contest!

Saturday August 3 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Downtown Library: Training Center | Grade 6 – Adult

Have you made your own videogame? Do you want to? How does winning prizes for your creation sound? Pretty great, right?

Join us August 3rd and those dreams can be realized! Bring in a game you've already created, or use the time to make a new game using Scratch and GameMaker, and you could go home with a fabulous prize. We'll have a prize for two categories: one for the best game created before the event and one for best game created during the event. Come compete, have fun, and win prizes!

Amigurumi Crochet Happy Fun!

Thursday August 1 | 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm | Traverwood Branch | Grade 6 – Adult

Amigurumi: they're cute, they're colorful, they're tiny - the perfect challenge for the experienced crocheter! Local crafter Beth Battey will show us just how to crochet these small Japanese toys. You'll need the whole time to finish this project, so don't be late! You won't want to miss a minute of this fun workshop.

Geometric Origami 101

Tuesday July 30 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Malletts Creek Branch | Grade 4 to Adult

The ancient art of Japanese paper folding lets you turn simple squares in beautifully complex creations. Local crafter Beth Battey demonstrates the basics of creating animals and geometric shapes for those new to origami - but if you're an experienced paper folder yourself, we'd love for you to come and share your skills, too!

This event is for adults, teens and pre-teens (grade 4 and up).

Wii Sports Resort Team Tourney for All Ages

Sunday, July 28 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm | Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | All Ages

Take a family vacation to Wuhu Island and the Wii Sports Resort! Bring friends and family to play your way through Wii Sports Resort's twelve awesome games, from swordplay to frisbee, from golf to power cruising! We'll have prizes for the winning teams!

More Comics Fun at AADL!!

Mondays, July 8-August 12 | 6-8 PM | Malletts Creek

If Kids Read Comics inspired you to try your hand at making comics, then you’re ready for the SUPER COMICS CHALLENGE! Or, if you’ve been making comics for a while but looking for a creative boost, then by all means join us.

At this weekly series, you'll design dynamic fortresses, awesome heroes, lugubrious villains, and unlock achievements of the comics-storytelling masters! Each week you'll have two fun drawing challenges to level up your comics-making powers and get special Summer Game codes.

Come every week to collect a special series of video challenges! Become the supreme master of visual storytelling! ALSO, each week there’ll be a drawing for awesome items donated by 2013 Kids Read Comics artists!

Chess Strategies & Tips with Atulya Shetty

Want to amp up your game and get some advice from a world-class chess player? Then come to the Downtown Branch's Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, July 18 at 7pm to get some great strategies and tips for playing chess, hosted by Atulya Shetty! He started playing when he was just four, and now as an incoming senior at Huron High School, he's the 2013 US Chess Federation K-12 national champion, the 2012 Michigan Open Chess Champion and is even on the June 2013 cover of Chess Life magazine! Atulya will kick off the event with a presentation, followed by time for trying out his suggestions and your own ideas.

No matter what your skill level (even if you're just getting started right now!), this event is sure to be packed with interesting info to improve your game. Chess boards will be available for anyone who wants to play. Grade 4 - Adult. Hope to see you there!

Today: Race to Space: Planetary Rovers

Thursday July 18 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Grades 6 -12

Ever wanted to build your own robot? Unleash your inner mad scientist Thursday, July 18th at 1 pm, and build the bot of your your dreams using LEGO NXT! Then, after you tweak your robot, test your creation against the other robots in competition!

Participation in "Race to Space" events includes codes for Summer Game space badges if you attend the entire event.

Double Dash Duo Derby Dinner

Saturday July 27 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm | Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room | Grade 6 to Adult

What could be better than pizza, prizes, and Mario Kart? Join us for dinner and driving Saturday, July 27th. It's Double Dash on a GameCube -- one screen/team! Bring a cart-mate for an afternoon of competition! And did we mention pizza?

This event is for teens (grade 6 and up) and adults.

Today: Race to Space: Mun Landing Race to Space: Mun Landing

Friday July 26 | 1:00 to 3:00 pm | Downtown Library: Training Center | Grades 6 to 12

You have complete control of your nation's space program, from building the ships to managing the landings. You've made it to space and into orbit – way to go! – but can you land your Kerbal craft on the Mun? Try to break orbit in your ship and make your way to other planetoids with us on July 26th.

Kerbal Space Program is a multi-genre game where players create their own space program. Codes for Summer Game space badges will be included if you attend the entire event!

Today: Race to Space: Building a Ship and the Basics of Orbit

Friday July 26 |11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Downtown Library: Training Center | Grades 6 to 12

You have complete control of your nation's space program, from building the ships to managing the landings. Can you design a ship that will make it in the air, much less survive blasting through the atmosphere? There's only one way to find out - join us July 26th see if you have what it takes to make it to space!

Kerbal Space Program is a multi-genre game where players create their own space program. Codes for Summer Game space badges will be included if you attend the entire event!

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