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.

Teen Book Review.

February 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Megan M. @ Schlafly Branch reviewed The Diviners by Libba Bray

untitledSet in the 1920’s, this book has wonderful blend of history, paranormal, and mystery. The characters are engaging and interesting. The mystery had me hooked from the beginning of this book. The plot is very engrossing, well thought-out, and shows a great deal of knowledge about the 20’s. Overall, this is a very good read.

 

 

 

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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Teen Book Review: Scott Pilgrim

January 29, 2014 1 comment

Scott Pilgram by Bryan Lee O’Malley, reviewed by teen volunteer Evan B. from the Schlafly Branch.

ScottPilgrimScott Pilgrim is a series of graphic novels that follow the adventures of the title hero, Scott Pilgrim. Scott is a 23 year old Toronto man. He was dating a 17 year old girl, Knives Chau. Later into their relationship, Scott begins to have bizarre dreams about a different girl. Scott wants to break it off with Chau without hurting her feelings, so that he can be with his dream girl. His dream girl, Ramona Flowers, can travel through an alternate dimension called “subspace”. In order for Scott and Ramona to become a couple, Scott must defeat all 7 of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends.  One of Ramona’s exes shows up in each book in the series.  In the first book, Scott must battle Matthew Patel.  Patel has a special power to summon “demon hipster chicks.”  Scott Pilgram is a series of 6 books.

After reading the books, you can check out the Scott Pilgram film, starring Michael Cera, from St. Louis Public Library.  This underated movie is a great translation of the books.

Happenings: Week of Jan. 27th – Feb. 2nd

January 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Stay out of the cold, and do something awesome.  Two reasons to come to your local library this week:

Monday, January 27th

Julia Davis: Poetry and You, 3:30-5:30pm.  Read, write and discuss poetry. Practice your slam skills. Grades 9-12.

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

Barr: Manga Mondays, 4-5pm.  Watch anime and discuss your favorite manga. Grades 6-12.

Wednesday, January 29th

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

Cabanne: DIY: Pass the Book Along, 4-5pm.  Indoor camp-out with books, stories and more. Grades 6-12.

Thursday, January 30th

Julia Davis: Got Game?, 3:30-5:30pm.  Play Xbox 360 and Wii games. Teens.

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

Kingshighway: DIY: Name that Tune, 4:30-5:30pm.  Correctly answer the most and win a prize. Grades 6-12.

Friday, January 31st

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

Saturday, February 1st

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

Anime Club

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