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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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Week of April 29th – May 5th.

April 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Whether you’re finished with finals, or still cramming.  The library has something for you this week:

Monday, April 29th

Julia Davis: Poetry Slam 6-7pm.  Read, write and discuss poetry and rap. Practice your slam skills. Grades 6 -12.

Tuesday, April 30th

Central: Travelling Teens 3:30-4:30pm.  Fourth Stop: Japan. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Wednesday, May 1st

Baden: Teen Movie Day 3:30-5:30pm.  Movie: “Step up: Revolution.” Grades 6-12.

Walnut Park: Henna Tattoos 4-5pm. Temporary body art. Grades 6-12.

Kingshighway: Movie: The Avengers 4:30-6:30pm.  Grades 6-12

Thursday, May 2nd

Schlafly: Henna Tattos 4-5pm.  Temporary body art. Grades 6-12. Groups of 5 or more register in advance.

Divoll:  DIY: Yarn Paintings 4-5:30pm.  Grades 6-12.

Friday, May 3rd

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

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Coming to a Library Near You!

April 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Here’s the lowdown for what’s happening at St. Louis Public Library for the week of April 22nd – April 28th:

Tuesday, April 23rd

Carondelet: Minute to Win It 4-5pm.  Can you finish a challenge in under 60 seconds? Grades 6-12.

Divoll: DIY: Photo Album 4-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Kingshighway: Creative Kids: Celebrate Earth Day 4:30-6:30pm.  Recycle plastic bags. Grades 6-12.

Wednesday, April 24th

Machacek: Got Game? 5-6pm.  Play Xbox 360 or Wii games. Grades 6-12.

Thursday, April 25th

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

Central: Anime Club 3:30-4:30pm.  Watch and discuss manga. Try different activities each month. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Baden: DIY: Sketchbooks 4-5pm.  Put an old DVD case to new use. Grades 6-12.

Kingshighway: DIY: Braided T-shirt Bracelets 4:30-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Friday, 26th April

Central: Got Game? 3:30-4:30pm.  Play Xbox 360 & Wii games. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.T-ShirtBracelet-COVER

I Get Around.

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Young person there’s a place you can go
I said young man when you’re short on your dough
You can stay there and I’m sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

Here’s what’s happing the week of April 15th – April 21st at St. Louis Public Library:

Tuesday, April 16th

Central: DIY: Thrift Store Monster Paintings 3:30-4:30pm.  Mod thrift store paintings with monsters and other beasts. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Julia Davis: Manga Club 4-5pm.  Discuss favorites both new and old. Write your own mini-manga. Grades 6 – 12.

Baden: DIY: Book Sculptures 4-5:30pm.  Turn old books into works of art. Grades 6-12.

Wednesday, April 17th

Cabanne: DIY: Go Green! Recycle! 4-5pm.  Recycle SLPL bracelets into keychains. Grades 6-12.

Thursday, April 18th

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

Walnut Park: Tissue Paper Flowers 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Carondelet: Sock Chia Pets 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Buder: Reused Material Art 4-5pm.  You’ve reduced and you’ve recycled? Now reuse and repurpose. Grades 6-12.

Barr: DIY: Black Out Poetry 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Friday, April 19th

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

Saturday, April 20th

Carpenter: Got Game? 3-5pm.  Play Xbox games. Grades 6-12.

Wordsmiths Unite!

April 10, 2013 Leave a comment

April is National poetry month.  Often, the mention of poetry is followed by a collective groan from classrooms the nation over.  Discussing Shakespeares’ sonnets, or breaking down the poems of Emily Dickinson turns many a student away from poetry.  The beauty of poetry can be lost in the academic study of these lyrical works. It’s sometimes hard to connect everyday life with the musings of these long past wordsmiths.  But, fret not.  A new form of guerilla style poetry is trying to cross the divide between everyday life and the appreciation of poetry.

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Have you seen guerilla poetry on you everyday travels?  Would you even notice it?  Why not bring a little bit of lyrical beauty into the lives of others and experiment with guerilla poetry yourself.  If not, there’s always Shakespeare to fall back on!

Spring is in the Air.

April 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Check out what’s happening at your local St. Louis Public Library for the week of Apr 1st – Apr 7th:

Tues April 2nd

Central: Book Spine Poetry 3:30pm-4:30pm.  Use books in the Teen Lounge to Celebrate National Poetry Month. First Floor Teen Lounge.  Grades 6-12.

Wednesday April 3rd

Baden: Teen Movie Day 3:30pm-5:30pm.  Movie: “Battleship.” Grades 6-12.

Walnut Park: 4pm-5pm.  Magnetic Poetry Grades 6-12.

Barr: Got Game? 4pm-6pm.  Play Nintendo Wii & Xbox 360. Grades 6-12.

Kingshighway: Movie “New in Town” 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Grades 6-12.

Thursday April 4th

Central: Movie “Easy A” 4:00pm-6:00pm.  Grades 6-12.

Schlafly: DIY: Chia Friends 4:00pm-5:00pm.  Grades 6-12. Groups of 5 or more register in advance.

Friday April 5th

Central: Got Game? 3:00pm-5:00pm.  Play Xbox 360 & Wii games. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

See you there!

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