SCPL Teen Blog

January 9, 2011

This Week @ Your Library

Filed under: events — SCPL Teens @ 5:00 pm

View our Calendar of Events at the library.
Tweens—recommended for ages 8 to 12
Teens—recommended for ages 12 to 18

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WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Thursday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m.—Dragon Craft TEENS&TWEENS
Come create your own spinning dragon top. How long can you keep it spinning?

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Tuesday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m.—Fantastic Fossils TWEENS
If you like fossils, this is the program for you. Come see some fantastic fossils, and learn all about how they are formed and found.

Wednesdays, January 12 and 26 at 4:00 p.m.—Wii Wednesday TEENS
Come to the library for an afternoon of fun playing the Nintendo Wii. Join us for different games every time, including MarioKart, Wii Sports and much more.

Friday, January 14 at 5:30 p.m.—After Hours Movie Night TEENS
Join us for an after-hours movie night! We will be watching Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13) and snacking on popcorn. Just enter through the meeting room exit!

HAHNVILLE BRANCH

Thursday, January 13 at 3:00 p.m.—Popcorn and a Movie: Lottery Ticket (PG) TEENS&TWEENS

NORCO BRANCH

Wednesday, January 12 at 3:00 p.m.—Birdhouse Craft TEENS
Come decorate your own birdhouse.

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Fridays at 3:00 p.m.—Game Daze TEENS&TWEENS

January 2, 2011

This Week @ Your Library

Filed under: events — SCPL Teens @ 5:00 pm

View our Calendar of Events at the library.
Tweens—recommended for ages 8 to 12
Teens—recommended for ages 12 to 18

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WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Thursday, January 6 at 6:00 p.m.—Thriller Thursday TEENS&TWEENS
Bring your friends and join us for Wii Guitar Hero III. Can you handle the Legends of Rock?

Saturday, January 8 at 2:00 p.m.—Purse and Jacket Swap TEENS&TWEENS
Bring in your old purse or jacket—trade it or decorate it and make it like new.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Wednesdays, January 5 and 19 at 5:00 p.m.—BATS Meeting TEENS
Want to start a book club? Learn how to make duct tape crafts? Come help plan your own library programs and receive service hours at the same time!

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Fridays at 3:00 p.m.—Game Daze TEENS&TWEENS

December 28, 2010

Library eBooks for FREE

Filed under: E-Books — SCPL Teens @ 7:33 pm

Well, of course they are free because you borrow them!!!

Here is how borrowing e-books at the library works.

  1. Get a library card
  2. Get an e-book compatible device (smart phone, nook, Sony eReader, others)
  3. Go to our website and find this icon:
  4. Follow the instructions!

If you have any trouble, just call our staff at one of the library’s locations.

If you don’t know what e-readers and e-books are, you can learn more in January’s Bookpage (that’s the library newsletter found at all library branches.)

December 15, 2010

Books + internet = even more awesome than books OR internet!

Filed under: awesomeness, books, fanfiction, new books, writing — SCPL Teens @ 4:02 pm

Heard of fan fiction? Ever wish fan fiction could be published as a real book?

Listening to NPR this morning I heard about a new mystery series  called The Amanda Project.  New student Amanda Valentino has brought together three strangers, Callie, Nia and Hal, as her guides when she arrives as at their school. Soon, Amanda has  graffitied the principal’s car, left cryptic notes in her friends’ lockers and disappeared. Why did she lie about her past and why did she vanish? Callie narrates this tale of secrets and confusing clues. And there is a TWIST.

What makes this series unique is that readers create the stories through interacting on a companion website.  You create a character whose collaboration with others on the Amanda Project website help form the story lines for the books.  As you delve deeper into sub plots and intrigue while solving weekly mysteries, the books’ creators reap your material for the books. Here’s a question. Do you get credit?

Book one, Invisible I, will be available in our library sometime in January. Look for the second book, Revealed, this spring!

November 29, 2010

Inside The Teenage Brain

Filed under: interesting — SCPL Teens @ 6:46 pm

I found this in the most recent Parade magazine– the little magazine that  comes in Sunday’s newspaper.

Can you guess this woman’s emotion?  Evidently, only 50% of teens get the answer right.

Inside The Teenage Brain | Parade.com.

 

 

Help plan library programs!

Filed under: BATS, events — SCPL Teens @ 6:29 pm

Come to the BATS meeting Wednesday!

Think it, plan it, make it happen @ your library.

BATS  (Board of Advisory Teen Students) will meet on Wednesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 15.  Learn how to make duct tape crafts, plan book-to-movie release parties or start a book club.  You can receive service hours for participating, too!

Time: Wednesdays at 5:00 pm
Dates:  December 1, December 15
Location: East Regional Library, 160 West Campus Drive, Destrehan, LA 70047

If you want more information, call us at (985) 764-2366.

November 3, 2010

Poetry Jam!

Filed under: events, poetry — SCPL Teens @ 9:00 am

fridge poetry 5What:  Poetry Jam
When:  Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: East Regional Library

Join us for a poetry jam hosted by Brionne Bagneris.
You’re invited to sing a song you wrote, share your thoughts through poetry and say what you feel! Come express yourself.

If you write, submit your stuff here and we might publish it on this blog.

October 31, 2010

Donate to clear your library fines!

Filed under: food for fines — SCPL Teens @ 5:00 pm

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In celebration of Children’s Book Week we are sponsoring the Food for Fines program to conduct a food drive for the St. Charles Parish Food Bank.  For the month of November the Library will accept a food donation in lieu of money, so for every $1.00 worth of fines you can donate an item of food. 

This year the Food Bank has asked for donations of canned milk, canned fruit, small bags of rice, cereals, grits, small jars of jelly or jam, small cans of meat, any type of dried beans, and any other non-perishable food items.  Our Food Bank is now in dire need, so please consider donating food as an alternative way to clear your fines.

October 23, 2010

Teenreads.com – Cool New Books

Filed under: blogs, books — SCPL Teens @ 3:10 pm

Teenreads is a great blog for finding new things to read.  Each month they post a list of new books.  Check out the list.  If you think we should purchase any of the titles for the library, leave a comment telling us which one!

See what October has to offer!  Teenreads.com – Cool New Books.

October 21, 2010

Submit your writing!

Filed under: NaNoWriMo, writing — SCPL Teens @ 3:56 pm

Poetry, short stories, song lyrics and more!

Would you like to see your writing published in this blog for all to read? 
Brainstorming suppliesIn the spirit of promoting NaNoWriMo, (the annual global boot camp for aspiring writers) we’ve added a submission form on this blog for your writing! There is also a tab in the top green menu you can use. 

Oh, and there is also a Young Writers Program for NaNoWriMo !

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