72-Hour Video Challenge
As part of the City of Greensboro's MAP initiative, the McGirt-Horton Library has created engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related programs for teens in the neighborhood the branch serves. For more information on forthcoming programs view our online Calendar of Events.
In July 2009, the Greensboro Public Library was awarded a three-year leadership grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). From this grant two programs were created that give teens the opportunity to express themselves: Poetry Project assists with verbal communication and Digital Media Teens (DMT) is a visual arts program.
Digital Media Teens (DMT) is a growing series of programs at McGirt-Horton aimed at developing media literacy and production skills. Since its renewal in October 2014, DMT has offered teens an opportunity to engage in social gaming, train to become part of a video production crew, and learn how books are adapted into movies. This year, DMT will offer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming in addition to music and film production. Discussion groups will be offered on a variety of topics chosen by teens, for teens. DMT encourages teens to submit their ideas for new programs at any time by calling 336-373-5810.
The Poetry Project, facilitated and taught by local poet Josephus III, was the outgrowth of meetings with community parents and conversations with teens interested in poetry, the spoken word, rapping, and song writing. They wanted a platform where they could share their experiences as teens in their own words. So in 2010, the Poetry Project began at the McGirt-Horton Branch Library, meeting every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm.
For more information about our programs, call the branch at 336-373-5810.