Posted by Trixie on 12/13/17

 
My name is Ryan. For the past four months, I have been an intern for the Hub. Today, I will talk (actually type) about my experiences in District 214's internship program.
 
Before I prattle on, I would like to say that this internship is truly the best first job I could ever have hoped for. In addition, I would without hesitation recommend it any teenager, even if they only go to the library while cramming for finals.

No, I am not paid. Yes, I am okay with it. If I had income, the job would lose part of the reason I like it. Since nothing I do at the Hub costs them money, it is less detrimental if I am running late due to traffic. This makes my job less stressful, and it makes a difference in my hefty senior year.
 
A day in the life of a teenage intern is normal until I leave school early to go to work. Then, after signing in, I open the glass door into the Hub. Sometimes I go to tech services as an extra pair of hands. Other times I help set up the HTC Vive in the Hub.
 
The 'cab company' (which shall remain nameless) was the only inconvenience in this rather harmonious situation. They were often late, sometimes on time, and rarely early. This, in turn, caused me to receive less hours than I could have. Despite this, the library was incredibly understanding of the cab issues, and I will return to them in January.
 
In conclusion, the District 214 Internship Program has been a great experience for me. I have enjoyed working at the library because it helped me get a glimpse of working life.
 
I have enjoyed working at the library.
 
Ryan T. is an intern for the Hub. He is a Senior from Rolling Meadows High School, as part of the District 214 Internship Program.




Posted by Trixie on 11/08/17

Stop by the Hub to craft this month's DIY Kit Emoji Pouch! Too busy to drop in? Here are the instructions so you can make it at home.
 
 
Supplies:
  • Two yellow felt circles
  • Two red felt hearts
  • One black felt mouth
  • Scissors
  • Yellow thread
  • Sewing Needle
  • Zipper
  • Glue gun
 
Instructions:
1. Lay zipper flat, right side up.Line up one yellow circle and sew small stitches, affixing the zipper to the circle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. Sew the other circle onto the other side of the zipper.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. With the pouch inside out, sew the circles together along the outer edge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*Leave the zipper partially unzipped so you can flip the right side out once done sewing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. On the outside of the pouch, use hot glue to attach the heart, eyes, and mouth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Use your pouch to stash earbuds, charger cable, or loose change!
 
 
Ryan T. is an intern for the Hub. He is a Senior from Rolling Meadows High School, as part of the District 214 Internship Program.




Posted by Trixie on 10/25/17

image credit: VR Source
The HTC Vive is a fully immersive, virtual reality headset.
 
And on the following days from 3-4:20 p.m., you can use the HTC Vive in the Hub!
 
  • Friday, October 27
  • Thursday, November 2
  • Friday, November 10
  • Thursday November 16
  • Friday December 1
  • Thursday December 7
  • Friday December 15
 
Here are some games that you can play!
(Five minute time slots are made the day of, on a first come first serve basis.)
  • Lightblade VR
  • Tilt Brush
  • Google Earth
  • And more!
 
Ryan T. is an intern for the Hub. He is a Senior from Rolling Meadows High School, as part of the District 214 Internship Program.