SCPL Teen Blog

July 23, 2009

Middle Eastern Dancing

Filed under: summer reading — Tags: — SCPL Teens @ 9:52 pm

This summer the library hosted two Middle Eastern Dance classes. Teens learned dance styles from countries like Iran, Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco. They also learned to play rhythms on the zills, or finger cymbals, and some Arabic words and phrases.

The Times-Picayune captured the class at East Regional Library on video!

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June 5, 2009

Upcoming Teen Programs

Filed under: art, summer reading — Tags: , , — SCPL Teens @ 4:13 pm

Many people have signed up for Book Club Bingo– You can still sign up any time!

Next Week: Comic Book Making Workshop

Thursday, June 11, 2009
West Regional Library at 10:30 am
St. Rose Library at 2:00 pm

Each workshop will include an introduction to the comic-making process and a drawing exercise. You’ll be able to view illustrations up close and maybe even touch them. Drawing techniques used in computer graphics programs will also be shown. Seating is limited and you are encouraged to register by phone or in person at West Regional Library or St. Rose Branch.
For more information about this program, call the Teen Coordinator at 985-785-8464, or E-mail: Click here for our locations.

Rob Guillory, a comic book artist from Lafayette will lead the workshops. He was here last year also, as some of you may remember. Check out Rob’s blog.

“Born, raised and currently based in Lafayette, LA, Rob Guillory’s artwork has been published by major companies as Image Comics, Random House, Dark Horse Comics and Ape Entertainment. Rob’s art is easily recognizable for its dynamic, high-energy visual style and crisp story-telling, making him a standout talent among comic professionals. Currently, Rob is working on a breakthrough new ongoing comic series for Image Comics called CHEW, debuting in June, 2009.”

June 21, 2008

Recycled Fashion Workshop

Filed under: crafts, diy, events, summer reading — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 4:45 pm

Recycling maven extraordinaire, Kerry Fitts, led us in a recycled fashion workshop this past Friday at East Regional Library. Just google her and you’ll find out a billion cool things about her art and thrifting talents. The teens who participated were a blast to work with. We had so much fun cutting up thrift store t-shirts and creating entirely new pieces of clothing with them. It was great to have a couple guys join us! The two cousins created intricate appliqué designs of skulls and flames which were a challenge to sew and turned out so cool. One of the girls created a pretty yellow and white wrap shirt made of a kind of slinky feeling fabric. Another took a pale blue-green t-shirt with an unattractive logo on it, turned it inside out, and with some clever cuts and sewing on a ruffled strip of aqua trim with silver embroidery, created something completely gorgeous. Then there was the “chicken time” outfit– a cute dress created from a purple t-shirt, some grey knit fabric, and a chicken head cut from another shirt. Perfect for doing the “chicken time” dance. Thanks my dear, for making that song stick in my head to this day.

June 13, 2008

Summer Reading Fun!

Filed under: events, summer reading — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 6:56 pm

So far the Teen Summer Reading programs is humming along nicely.

Having a movie license is giving us so much more flexibility with programming… or at least giving us more options. So this summer there will be several movies showing at the branches.
June 18: Hoot PG @ West Regional Library @ 2 pm
June 19: The Water Horse PG @ Hahnville Branch @ 10:30 am
June 20: Bridge to Terabithia PG @ Norco Branch @ 2 pm
June 27: I am Legend PG-13 @ St. Rose Branch @ 2 pm

Coming up in July are A Bug’s Life, The Golden Compass, Zathura, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

Notice anything about these titles? They all come from books… so we are promoting literacy while providing a fun way to beat the heat this summer.

Plus we are now the proud owners of a brand new Red Bar Style “Roosevelt” 8 Ounce Antique Popcorn Machine. It’s not an antique though… it’s brand new. And it will be delivering movie theater quality popcorn any moment now. We are test driving it today during a Wii program at West Regional.

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