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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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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. 

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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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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A Whole Lotta Something – Week of Nov. 4th – Nov. 10th

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Here’s the lowdown for teen programs @ your local St. Louis Public Library.

Monday, November 4th

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.

Carpenter: Poetry Circle, 6-7pm.  Express yourself through poetry. Grades 6-12.

Tuesday, November 5th

Central: Board Game Meet-Up, 3:30-4:30pm.  Play a favorite game, or learn a new one. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Wednesday, November 6th

Baden: Teen Movie Day, 4-6pm.  Join us for the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Grades 6-12.

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

Cabanne: DIY: Teens Get Kitty, 4-5pm.  Supplies Provided. Grades 6-12.

Machacek: DIY: Comic Book Key Chains, 4-5pm.  Never forget your keys again with this unique craft. Grades 6-12.

Thursday, November 7th

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

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: Chess Tournament, 3:30-4:30pm.  Compete for bragging rights. Grades 6-12.

Walnut Park: Movie: The Hunger Games, 4-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Carondelet: Teen Tech Music Workshop, 4-5pm.  Learn the basics of composing and recording your own music. Grades 6-12.

Kingshighway: DIY: Duct Tape Creations, 4:30-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Friday, November 8th

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

Saturday, November 9th

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.

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