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Saturday: #TeenUp901


This Saturday, November 15th, the Memphis Public Library will live-stream TEDxYouthDay 2014 from New York City as part of a movement to bring Memphis teens together for conversation and food. #TeenUp901 will host numerous activities at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library from 10:00am till 5:00pm. This will take place in the future location of the teen learning lab that is scheduled to open summer of 2015.

#TeenUp901 will have a variety of activities throughout the day. Live speakers will talk about what they do best in order to encourage Memphis’ teens. Aimed at middle-schoolers and high schoolers, these talks will be conducted by a various speakers from different specialties (bioengineers, entrepreneurs, designers, performers, etc.). Alongside these talks there will be activities the teens can dig into and plenty of conversation amongst the teens. Lunch will also be provided. And of course TEDxYouthDay will be streamed live.

Janae Pitts-Murdock said:

“As the Memphis Public Library places more emphasis on teen education and activities, we couldn’t say ‘no’ when a student from MUS approached us about launching a teen TED club.” “Hosting #TeenUp901 with talks from TEDxYouthDay was the perfect opportunity. This will be the largest teen-focused event that the library has ever held, and we are so excited to share this with local teenagers.”

You can pre-register here and get a FREE t-shirt.

If you are unfamiliar with TED you can learn more about this nonprofit and its short talks by visiting their website.

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