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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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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. 

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.

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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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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School is Back in Session – Week of 1/21 to 1/26

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

The holidays may be over, and school may be back in session, but the library is still keeping the dream alive (What dream? Who knows?).  You too can live that dream, here’s what’s happening at your local the week of Jan. 21st – Jan. 26th.

Tuesday, January 21st

Julia Davis: Manga and Anime Drawing Club, 3:30-4:30pm.  Grade 6-12.

Carondelet: DIY: Lip Balm, 4-5pm.  Homemade flavoured lip balm.  Grades 6-12.

Central: Make the Short Trip to Central to Meet Local Authors, 6-8pm.  Meet Heather Brewer, Margo L. Dill, Jody Feldman, Cole Gibson, Jan Greenberg, John Hendrix, Bobby Norfolk, and Inda Schaenen. More authors may be added. Books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books

Wednesday, January 22nd

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

Baden: DIY: Final Countdown, 4-5:30pm.  High School will be over in no time! What’s the plan? Grades 6-12.

Divoll: Card Games, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Thursday, January 23rd

Central: STEM to STEAM: Explore Science, 5-6pm.  Grades 6 – 12. Teen Lounge.

Friday, January 24th

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

Saturday, January 25th

Carpenter: Got Game?, 2:30-4pm.  Play Wii games. Grades 6-12.

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

See you there!

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