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Some Friendly Reminders

1. The deadline for the short film contest is this coming monday! Those of you working on short films should get that finished up and posted on YouTube. If you haven’t already, make sure you let Kelly know that you’ve made a film for our contest so we make sure to find it on YouTube.

2. Pita plays at the library tomorrow night! Let’s call it a Pita and Pizza party.

3. Birdwatching will happen again next wednesday. We had some success this week! (If there is rain on Birdwatching days the program still takes place we just find ways to participate inside).

4. Shelf construction has now been completed in the teen room. Changes in book locations for the YA department may be taking place over the next few weeks. If you can’t find something come ask at the YA desk!

5. When you come in to play video games, don’t forget to bring your library card and your white gaming card. If you still don’t have your own library card… ASK! If you’re old enough to be in the teen room you’re old enough to have your own library card.

6. There are still five spots available for the Saturday, August 2nd Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. Come to the teen desk to sign up. The monthly tournament sign-ups will be available only before each individual tournament to make sign ups fair. If you don’t get to sign up during pre-registration in the first 32 slots come to the tournament anyways just in case pre-registrants don’t make it. Open gaming will be available on the X-Boxes during tournaments.

That’s all I can think of right now.




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Genres this Week

At genres this week we will be looking at short stories. Instead of me gabbing on for most of the program we’re going to listen to a PRI (Public Radio International): Selected Shorts podcast.

We can also explore the library’s short story collections and try our hand at writing our own!


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Bird Watching Update

We will be bird watching for the next two weeks at the library. On Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 a group of us will go out side to watch the birds behind the tennis courts across the parking lot. We will record our sightings in our bird watching journals, which we will make before hand and look them up in our field guides when we get back to the library.

If you are planning to come bird watching with us please stop by the teen desk to fill out a permission form to leave the library (you will need a parent).  Kids without permission forms will not be allowed to leave the library to bird watch with us.

On bird watching days please wear appropriate outdoor shoes and no white or noisy clothing (which will startle the birds away).



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How to win for the Short Film Contest

We have just passed the two weeks till deadline mark for the “Rendering of Change” teen short film contest! I hope all your films are coming along nicely. Up to this point prizes have yet to have been formally announced. I don’t know if any of you heard from Kelly or I before this but this is the real deal. There will be two prizes.

1. The People’s Choice Award this will be awarded to the film with the most views on YouTube as of 3:30 PM Thursday, July 31.

2. The Audience Favorite Award this award will be taken by secret ballot at the short film festival on Thursday, July 31. The film with the most votes will win.

The winners of each award will receive 2 $20 gift certificates – one to iTunes and one to Best Buy.





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Temporary Teen Room Changes


On this Wednesday July 16 open gaming will not be taking place in the teen room throughout the day. The room is being worked on during most of the day and programs will be moved to alternative locations.

We are planning to continue with All Ages Game On!  as scheduled in hopes that the construction will be finished by the start of the program at 6pm.

Stay tuned for any more information.

We’ll appreciate your cooperation during our temporary changes.

Oh, and you can still come talk to Kelly and I about books and stuff!


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Attention Teens Attending Writer’s Studio

Writers’ Studio is going to change a little from your first meeting.

From now on bring printouts of your work on workshop nights. We’re going to make copies and EVERYONE is going to read them and offer suggestions.

If your vocabulary consists only of the word “good” learn new words to offer constructive criticism before you come on the 22nd.

Writers are going to be asked to read their work aloud. Any of you with longer works prepare seperate sections for each Writers’ Studio meeting. Each writer may bring up to 10 pages to workshop each meeting.

Writers’ Studio is running from 6 to 7:30 pm.  

Any questions or suggestions about Writers’ Studio leave a comment or email Kelly at .


REMEMBER: Good writing is not marked by how many of your friends like it (unless you are friends with many big name publishers and critics)! Good writing speaks to diverse audiences – that’s how you get published. This is why we seek out workshops such as Writers’ Studio. We want to get advice from other writers who are not afraid of hurting our feelings by giving us ways to improve.



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Movie tonight!

This thursday at TEEN Movie Lounge we’re showing Mean Girls.

mean girls


Enough said.



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