Library Program: A Teens’ TEDx Event
All my bibliophile friends might want to check this out. Sounds quite intriguing.
One Saturday in May, a program that was almost a year in the making finally came together. Miriam, the teen librarian I work with, spearheaded this event, and I only helped in a support capacity, but the final event was so moving and inspiring and absolutely amazing I had to share.
Getting a TEDx license is kind of a pain. There’s a complicated application process, and it took us a few rounds to get it right. First we tried for a regular old Lawrence license, only to find that someone else in Lawrence had applied right before us. Then we tried for a youth event, and ultimately ended up with a library license that allowed us to do several events within a calendar year. Our main focus was on a teen organized event where we had 9 teens speak about their “ideas worth spreading.”
Organizing a teen led event is…
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