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The Lowdown for the Week of April 14th – April 20th.

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Here is the scoop for what’s happening at St. Louis Public Library for the week of April 14th – April 20th.

 

Monday, 14th April

Central: Creative Experience: Explore, Learn, Design, 4-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Tuesday, April 15th

Julia Davis: Manga and Anime Drawing Club, 3:30-4:30pm.  Grades 6-12

Machacek: DIY: String Eggs, 4-5pm.  Celebrate spring with this simple but unusual craft.  Grades 6-12.

Central: Guerilla Poetry, 5-6pm.  Teen Lounge.  Grades 6-12.

Wednesday, April 16th

Central: Got Game?, 3-5pm.  Xbox 360 and Wii games.  Teen Lounge.  Grades 6-12.

Divoll: DIY: Paint Swatch Bookmarks, 4-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Buder: DIY: No-Sew T-Shirt Up-Cycles, 4-5pm.  Can’t sew? No problem.   Bring in your favorite old t-shirts and turn them into something new: headbands, bags, and more!  Grades 6-12.

Thursday, April 17th

Schlafly: Got Game?, 3-5pm.  Play Xbox 360 or Wii games.  Grades 6-12.  Groups of 5 or more register in advance.

Walnut Park: Book Spine Poetry, 4-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Carondelet: DIY: Floppy Disc Pencil Holders, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Barr: Teen Poetry Slam, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Friday, April 18th

Central: Anime Club, 4-5pm.  Teen Lounge.  Grades 6-12.

Saturday, April 19th

Central: Game On: Everything From Chess to Yu-Gi-Oh, 3-5pm.  Teen Lounge.  Grades 6-12.

See you somewhere!

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My StL 2014 Challenge – What Does St. Louis Mean to You?

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment

My StL 2014 Challenge

St. Louis Public Library presents My StL 2014 Challenge for teens in grades 6-12. Celebrate St. Louis’ 250th anniversary by writing or creating an A/V presentation about a person, place, or institution that defines your St. Louis. You could WIN PRIZES! Visit any St. Louis Public Library, e-mail SLPLteens@slpl.org, or call 314.539.0332 for details and entry form. Submissions to the My StL 2014 Challenge accepted from May 1 – June 30.

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Going Bananas With MaKey MaKey

March 7, 2014 Leave a comment

We tested out a great little device here at the Teen Lounge yesterday – MaKey MaKey.  This device lets you do a number of things, including using almost any household product to control a video game, and using humans as live piano keys.

It’s a very simple device, but with endless possibilities.  And you can get a chance to go hands on with one on Monday, 10th March from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at our regular Creative Experience program @ Central Library.  We will be using Play Do, bananas, and other things to control different retro video games.  We will also be demonstrating how to use it, and then letting teens set it up for themselves.  Check out the photo and video below for more details on how the MaKey MaKey can be used.

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Black History Month 2014 Bookmark Contest

February 24, 2014 Leave a comment

The winners of the 2014 Black History Month Bookmark Contest were selected and the awards were presented on Thursday, February 20th at Schlafly Branch Library. The winners were selected from over 100 entries. The 1st place middle and high school designs were made into a bookmark, which will be available at all of the libraries. Congrats!

Winners

High School Winners:
1st Place Carpenter Branch – Jason, Metro High School, 11th grade
2nd Place Central Library – Tyrell, Vashon High School, 10th grade
3rd Place Cabanne Branch – Xayvion, Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, 9th grade

Middle School Winners:
1st Place Julia Davis Branch – Stephantre, Yeatman Middle, 8th grade
2nd Place Julia Davis Branch – JaQuay, Cote Brilliante, 6th grade
3rd Place Julia Davis Branch – Soreal, St. Louis Catholic Academy, 7th grade

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Lonely Heart’s Club, Week of Feb. 10th – Feb. 16th

February 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Don’t have a valentine for this week’s Valentine’s Day?  Don’t worry, come into the library and take your mind off the crushing pain of loneliness, by enjoying some of our great programs for the week of Feb. 10th – Feb. 16th.

Monday, February 10th

Baden: This is Crazy — Read Me, Maybe?, 11-12:30pm.  Looking for an introduction to a good book? Let Baden play matchmaker. While supplies last. Grades 6-12

Tuesday, February 11th

Baden: This is Crazy — Read Me, Maybe?, 11-12:30pm.  Looking for an introduction to a good book? Let Baden play matchmaker. While supplies last. Grades 6-12

Julia Davis: DIY: Peace Signs, 3-4pm.  Join your friends for a make and take project.  Grades 6-12.

Baden: DIY: Budget, 4-5:30pm.  Make it. Bank on it. Grades 6-12.

Walnut Park: Maasai Jewelry, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Buder: DIY: Friendship Bracelets, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Carpenter: Urban Literature Book Club – Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis, 6-7pm.  Grades 9-12.

Wednesday, February 12th

Baden: This is Crazy — Read Me, Maybe?, 11-12:30pm.  Looking for an introduction to a good book? Let Baden play matchmaker. While supplies last. Grades 6-12

Central: Got Game?, 3-5pm.  Xbox 360 & Wii games. Grades 6-12 First Floor Teen Lounge

Divoll: DIY: Valentine’s Day Gifts, 4-5:30pm.  Grades 6-12.

Thursday, February 13th

Baden: This is Crazy — Read Me, Maybe?, 11-12:30pm.  Looking for an introduction to a good book? Let Baden play matchmaker. While supplies last. Grades 6-12

Julia Davis: Teen Scene: Civil Rights, 3:30-4:30pm.  Join your friends to act and design storyboard scenes from young adult fiction. Teens.

Barr: Anti-Valentine’s Day Jeopardy4-5:30pm.  Compete to answer anti-Valentine’​s Day trivia for cool prizes. Grades 6-12.

Cabanne: DIY: Recycle It! Wear it!, 4-5pm.  Up-cycled jewelry. Grades 6-12

Carondelet: DIY: Sweet Text Messaages, 4-5pm.   Candy cell phones with a message for your sweetheart. Grades 6-12.

Machacek: DIY: Valentine Frames, 4-5pm.  These frames will be the perfect spot to hold pictures of that somebody special. Grades 6-12.

Central: “Vampire Academy” Movie Release Party, 5-6pm.  Grades 6-12 First Floor Teen Lounge

Friday, February 14th

Baden: This is Crazy — Read Me, Maybe?, 11-12:30pm.  Looking for an introduction to a good book? Let Baden play matchmaker. While supplies last. Grades 6-12

Central: Anime Club, 4-5pm.  Grades 6 – 12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Saturday, February 15th

Central: Game On: Everything from Chess to Yu-Gi-Oh, 3-5pm.  Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Card by Atakino-Zane – check out their Deviant Art page for more or their artwork.

Read It Forward – Jennifer Brown, March 12 @ 7 p.m.

February 5, 2014 Leave a comment

St. Louis Public Library presents Jennifer Brown, our Spring 2014 Read It Forward author.  Teens! You can pick up your FREE copy of the Spring 2014 Read It Forward title, Hate List by Jennifer Brown.  The book Hate List is available now at all of our St. Louis Public Library locations.  Simply be a teen in grades 6-12, and ask for a copy of Hate List.

You can meet Jennifer Brown on March 12 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.  Her presentation will also be live streamed to our Carpenter, and Julia Davis branches.

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Week of Feb. 3rd – Feb. 9th.

February 3, 2014 Leave a comment

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February may be the shortest month of the year, but it is definitely not a quiet month.  With Black History Month, the Winter Olympics, and my birthday, there will be no shortage of events at your local St. Louis library.

Here’s the rundown for the week of Feb. 3rd to Feb. 9th:

Monday, February 3rd

Central: Creative Experience: Explore, Learn, Design, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12. First Floor Creative Experience.

Barr: DIY: Unity Bracelets, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12. Groups of 5 or more register in advance.

Carpenter: Black History Month Film Series, 6-8pm.  Pride. Grades 6-12.

Tuesday, February 4th

Carondelet: Got Game?, 3-4pm.  Play Xbox 360 or Wii games. Grades 6-12.

Buder: DIY: Rolled Paper Collage, 4-5pm.  Roll up strips of magazine and paper to make funky, 3D wall art. Grades 6-12.

Wednesday, February 5th

Central: Got Game?, 3-5pm.  Xbox 360 & Wii games. Grades 6-12 First Floor Teen Lounge

Baden: Teen Movie Day, 3:30-5:30pm.  Join us for the latest releases. Grades 6-12.

Barr: Got Game?, Play Wii and Xbox 360. Grades 6-12.

Cabanne: Jubilee Quilting Bee, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Thursday, February 6th

Schlafly: Got Game?, 3-5pm.  Play Xbox 360 or Wii games. Grades 6-12. Groups of 5 or more register in advance.

Julia Davis: Chess Tournament, 3:30-4:30pm.  Learn to play or compete for bragging rights. Teens.

Machacek: Teen Game Day, 4-5pm.  Play African-America​n bingo and learn all about Black History. Grades 6-12.

Central: ” The Maze Runner” Movie Release Party, 5-6pm.  Survive the maze. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge

Friday, February 7th

Barr: Teen Movie: “Men in Black”.  PG 13.  A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestria​l affairs on Earth. Grades 6-12.

Central: Anime Club, 4-5pm.  Grades 6 – 12 First Floor Teen Lounge

Saturday, February 8th

Central: Game On: Everything form Chess to Yu-Gi-Oh, 3-5pm.  Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

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