March 9th through March 15th is Teen Tech Week. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames.
Teens are encouraged to use libraries’ nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. Teen Tech Week began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library.
Intersession activities are scheduled for the week of March 17th through March 21st. The library invites all children, teens, and their caregivers to the library for lots of Intersession fun! Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Gloria for Family Storytime, as we celebrate ‘Youth Art Month,’ Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 am.
Crafts are held in the upstairs programming room on Thursday, March 20th at 1:00 pm. End the week with a “magic” flick on Friday, March 21st at 1:00 pm. Popcorn is provided (bring your own drink).
The Friends of the Florence Community Library present “The Magic of Eric Giliam” on Wednesday, March 26th at 1:00 pm. Arizona Entertainer Eric Giliam’s experience includes years of award winning performances nationally, as well as in Europe. His rise as a performing magician has been amazing, and his popular stage show appeals to audiences of all ages.
Eric’s passion for magic began at the age of 14. He saw David Copperfield perform live on stage, and was blown away by the illusions he saw and soon after decided that performing this art on stage was going to be his life’s passion.
He has performed for numerous companies, organizations, schools, and other private parties, internationally, and throughout the United States. Today, this Arizona entertainer continues to hone his skills as a performance artist and is busy creating even more spectacular illusions for his performances.
Seating is limited and registration is strongly recommended. You may call the library at (520) 868-8311.