Posts Tagged ‘Creative Experience’

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!




Old School Review: Pikmin 2, Wii, Nintendo.

March 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Evan B. from Schlafly Branch is keeping it old school with this video game review.  Despite the recent release of Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, Evan gives us a rundown of the only Pikmin on the Wii: Pikmin 2.

Pikmin 2 was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube (2001-2010), but it was re-made and re-mastered for the Wii.

After the events of the first Pikmin, Captain Olimar returns home to planet Hocotate, where his employer has gone into serious debt.  In order to pay off his debts, the President of Hocotate Freight must give 100,000 coins  that he doesn’t have. He must sell stuff in order to collect enough coins for his debt. The first thing sold is Olimar’s ship, the S.S. Dolphin (which is also the GameCube’s development name, Project Dolphin) While the S.S. Dolphin was being towed away, a bottle cap fell out of the ship and the President was surprised by Olimar’s souvenir and wanted to know how much it was worth. After the ship is appraised, the bottle cap gets appraised as well. It is worth at least 200 coins.
After this discovery, the President sends Olimar back to the “Mysterious Planet” find more stuff to pay the President’s debt.

Due to this being on the Wii, the controls are slightly different. You must battle with enemies, while collecting objects. In this game, you must collect fruit and other stuff, then take it back to your ship for appraisal. After the appraisal, you will send the items back to Hocotate.

This is a really good game, and if you’re not ready to spend $50 for Pikmin 3 yet, then this is a great, cheaper option.  You can also check it out from the library for free.

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.

Pac Man

Week of Feb. 3rd – Feb. 9th.

February 3, 2014 Leave a comment


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.



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

JFK Anime Club by SFKitty

Minecraft @ St. Louis Public Library’s Creative Experience.

January 4, 2014 1 comment

We now have Minecraft available on all our booths in Creative Experience at our Central branch.  You can even log-on to our SLPL Teens server and contribute to making a Minecraft recreation of Central Library, or create your own server, so you and your friends can play together.  All you need is a library card and your imagination.

Come down to Central and check out Creative Experience and get your Minecraft on.


The Week Ahead – Mon 9th – Sun 15th

December 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Activities for teens at your local St. Louis Public Library for the week of Monday, Dec. 9th to Sunday, Dec. 15th.

Monday, December 9th

Central: What Can You Create?  Explore Creative Experience, 4-6pm.  Get hands-on every Monday with everything from Photoshop to online video gaming. Grades 6-12. Creative Experience.

Buder: Yoga & Tea for Teens, 7-8pm.  De-stress with a 30-minute stretching and breathing session followed by quiet music and tea. Grades 6-12.

Tuesday, December 10th

Julia Davis: DIY: 8-Bit Art, 3:30-4:30pm.  Join your friends for a make and take. Grades 6-12.

Walnut Park: DIY: Holiday Printmaking, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Carpenter: Teen Urban Lit Book Club, 6-7pm.  Discuss “Locomotion” by Jacqueline Woodson. Grades 9-12.

Wednesday, December 11th

Central: Polish & Pages: Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, 3:30-4:30pm.  It’s time bring some glam to the library. Use the covers of young adult books as inspiration as you paint your nails! Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Walnut Park: Anime Club, 4-6pm.  Watch anime and discuss manga. Grades 6-12.

Machacek: DIY: String Snowflakes, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Barr: Jewelry with Joy, 4:30-5:30pm.  Grades 6-12. Registration recommended. Call 771-7040.

Thursday, December 12th

Central: Lego Block Party, 3:30-4:30pm.  Channel your inner Minecraft and build a blocky masterpiece. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Julia Davis: Teen Scene: Jacqueline Woodson, 3:30-4:30pm.  Join your friends and act out scenes from young adult fiction. Grades 6-12.

Baden: DIY: Book Clutch, 4-6pm.  Make an eye-catching accessory. Grades 6-12.

Divoll: DIY: Gingerbread House, 4-5:30pm.  Grades 6-12.

Kingshighway: Got Game?, 4:30-6pm.  Play X-box or Wii. Grades 6-12.

Friday, December 13th

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

Central: Creative Experience, 4-6pm.  Learn from creator Robin Rath about Pixel Press, a new app that allows you to draw and play your own video games. Creative Experience. Call (314) 880-8593 or email for more information. Ages 14 & up.

Saturday, December 14th

Central: Yu-Gi-Oh Club, 2-4pm.  Come and trade cards, meet other players and duel. Whether you’re an experienced player or just starting out, join us for Yu-Gi-Oh and other trading card games. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Hope to see you at one of these great programs.  If you are interested in Pixel Press and making your own video games, check out their website:

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