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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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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.

Video Game Review: Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, Nintendo Wii.

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Game Review by Evan B. from Schlafly

Kirbys_return_to_dreamland_boxartTitle: Kirby’s Return to Dream Land on Nintendo Wii

Publisher: Nintendo

Review: This is Kirby’s first home console game since Epic Yarn. In Return to Dream Land, you start off on planet Pop Star, where Kirby is running from King Dedede and Waddle Dee, while holding a large piece of cake in his hands. Meanwhile, Meta Knight is reading a book under a tree. Suddenly, a spaceship emerges from the sky, and crashes in a nearby field. Kirby and his friends investigate the crash site for survivors. They find Magolor, the owner of the crashed starship (also known as “Lor Starcutter). Magolor explains that all the pieces of his ship are scatted across Pop Star. Kirby and friends offer to help search for the missing pieces.

Gameplay works similar to the adventure mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (minus Kirby’s fighting styles). Like Kirby’s other games, the combat is based on inhaling enemies and using their abilities to fight other enemies. Also, there are 4 playable characters (like the Mario Bros. games). The first player is always Kirby, while the other three characters are King Dedede, Waddle Dee , and Meta Knight. Meta Knight can fly faster compared to the rest of the other players. King Dedede is the slowest among all the players, but uses a big hammer. Waddle Dee uses a spear and runs as fast as Kirby.

This is Kirby’s last game before he appears on the Wii U, and you should really check this out.  Don’t forget, St. Louis Public Library allows you to check out games for Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One.  Kirby’s Return to Dreamland is one of the hundreds of games the library carries. 

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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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.

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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 cexp@slpl.org 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: http://projectpixelpress.com/

Turkey Week, Nov. 25th – Dec. 1st.

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Get ready for Turkey Day this week by visiting your local library.  Here’s what’s happening the week of Nov. 25th to Dec. 1st:

Monday, November 25th

Julia Davis: Poetry Slam, 3:30pm-4:30pm.  Read, write, and discuss poetry and rap. Practice your slam skills. Grades 6-12.

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: Tabletop Gaming, 6-7pm.  Play “Ticket to Ride” or share a game you know. Grades 6-12.

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, November 26th

Walnut Park: DIY: Pillow Case Bags, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Wednesday, November 27th

Central: Polish & Pages: Butter by Erin Jade Lange, 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.

Divoll: Got Game?, 4-5:30pm.  Play Xbox 360 or Wii games. Grades 6-12.

Thursday, November 28th

Julia Davis: Got Game?, 2:30-4:30pm.  Play Xbox 360 and Wii games. Grades 6-12.

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

That’s it for Turkey Week.  Have a great holiday!

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