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Venturing Crew to host Teen Tech Week presentation at library

In conjunction with National Teen Tech Week, the Pagosa Springs Venturing Crew and the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library will co-host “Get Connected with General Aviation” at the library, Friday, March 12 from 2-4 p.m.

The Venturing Crew will host Lloyd Goheen, who will discuss his experience in the building of his aircraft — the Harmon Rocket, a single engine home-built advertised as the ultimate aviation experience for recreation and sport flying.

The crew will also be available to give demonstrations on the library’s flight simulator and discuss what is available in the library and on the Internet regarding aviation-related subjects. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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, audio books and video games. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries’ non-print 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.

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Pagosa Springs Venturing Crew can contact Anne Kautzky at 903-7718 or Bill McKown at 731-3060.