Branching Out: Teens - Spring 2013
Durham County Library's teen programming guide
Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Mar. - May 2013 Dystini G. Teen Programs Teen Programs Your Teen Librarians Main Library Placedia Nance 919-560-0122 email@example.com Bragtown Denise Williams 919-560-0210 firstname.lastname@example.org East Regional Archie Burke 919-560-0213 email@example.com North Regional Rebecca Honeycutt 919-560-0238 firstname.lastname@example.org South Regional Jen Brannen 919-560-7444 email@example.com Southwest Regional Autumn Winters 919-560-8598 firstname.lastname@example.org Stanford L. Warren & McDougald Terrace Heather Cunningham 919-560-7336 email@example.com TEEN TECH WEEK Teen Tech Week: Technology Petting Zoo Check in @ Your Library and check out the amazing technology we have to offer! Play around with an iPad, Nook, Kindle and more in this interactive workshop. McDougald Terrace Stanford L. Warren North Regional South Regional East Regional Southwest Regional Bragtown Main Library Monday, Mar. 11 Tuesday, Mar. 12 Wednesday, Mar. 13 Thursday, Mar. 14 Friday, Mar. 15 Monday, Mar. 18 Tuesday, Mar. 19 Wednesday, Mar. 20 4 - 5 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. 3:30 - 5 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. Teen Tech Week: Dance Central Contest Celebrate Teen Tech Week by competing against teens from across the state in an epic Dance Central contest. North Regional Stanford L. Warren Southwest Regional East Regional South Regional McDougald Terrace Main Library Monday, Mar. 11 Monday, Mar. 11 Monday, Mar. 11 Tuesday, Mar. 12 Tuesday, Mar. 12 Wednesday, Mar. 13 Thursday, Mar. 21 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. 3:30 - 5 p.m. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. 3 - 4 p.m. Sat., April 20, Southwest Regional Library Photography Sponsor South Regional Library teens make their own masks for Mardi Gras. Photography donated by: Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Smile) Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath) Guests, activities and prizes for all ages! Visit durhamcountylibrary.org/comicsfest or call 919-560-8592 for more information! 2 Spring 2013 Branching Out Editor/photographer/DJ, Patricia Murray produces Durham Skywriter, an all-positive, informative, monthly online publication. “Durham’s online community paper.” Read the paper at durhamskywriter.blogspot.com, follow her on Twitter @durhamskywriter or check out her photos on flickr (flickr.com/people/durhamskywriter). To become a photography sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g a n d c l i c k “ C a l e n d a r.” R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y. Brag tow n Li b rar y Homework Help Mondays – Thursdays. Mar. & Apr.; (No class Apr. 1-4) 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. May (No class May 15, 27) 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Staff will assist you with your homework needs. Odds ‘N’ Ends Art with Miss Denise Thursdays, Mar. 14; Apr. 11 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Get creative. Have fun with straws, sequins, beads, buttons and more to create a homemade masterpiece. Celebrate Technology @ Your Library Layla P. Tuesday, Mar. 19 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Check in @ Your Library and check out the amazing technology we have to offer! Play around with an iPad, Nook, Kindle and more in this interactive workshop. Eas t Reg ional Game Days! Tuesdays, Mar. 5, 19; Apr. 2, 23; May 14 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Play Wii or Kinect games at East with new and old friends. Do You Bead? Gaming @ Bragtown Wednesdays, Mar. 20; Apr. 17 3:30 - 5 p.m. Play your favorite games (Wii, Game Cube or Xbox360 Kinect) at the library with your friends. Tuesday, Apr. 30 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Design your own bead creatures or jewelry. Sallye Coyle, local artist, will lead the thread! Teen Creative Writing Group Thursdays, Mar. 7, 21; Apr. 4, 18; May 2, 30 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Write your own stories and poems, or collaborate on works already in progress. Refreshments provided. *Sheebella Beauty 101 & Sheebella Modeling 101 Science Madness Thursdays, Mar. 28; Apr. 25; May 23 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled program full of messy, loud and sometimes gross science. East Geeksters Teen Book Club Thursdays, Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11, 25; May 9, 23 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join our teen book club for diverse reading and lively discussions. Refreshments and fun provided! Comics Workshop Tuesdays, May 7, 28 4 - 5 p.m. Two programs brought by Sheebella Beauty. May 7 class will focus on enhancing pre-teens and teens’ self-esteem and confidence. May 28 will cover modeling and beauty techniques. Registration for each program is required. Call 919-560-0213. Thursday, Apr. 4 3 - 4 p.m. Learn how to turn your doodles into comics! Make a comic to sign and distribute at Comics Fest in April! Comics will also be posted on the DCL Kids Comics Blob. Poems 4 Pizza Duct Tape Creations Mother’s Day Craft Thursday, May 9 3:30 - 5 p.m. Stop by and create a special gift for your mom! Tuesday, Apr. 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Make original duct tape wallets and other cool duct tape creations with artist, Sallye Coyle. Thursday, May 16 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Read your favorite poem or read one of your own, and enjoy a slice of pizza! *Summer Fun T-shirts Comics Workshop * Registration is required. Tuesday, Apr. 16 4 - 5 p.m. Learn how to turn your doodles into comics! Make a comic to sign and distribute at Comics Fest in April! Comics will also be posted on the DCL Kids Comics Blob. Open to all ages. Tuesday, May 21 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Design your own t-shirts for the summer. Bring your own shirt, and we will supply the paints. Limited t-shirts provided. Registration is required. Call 919-560-0213. Spring 2013 Branching Out 3 Teen Programs Dystini G. Mai n Li b rar y Job Readiness Wednesday, Mar. 6; Thursday, May 23 4 - 5 p.m. Looking for summer employment? Need assistance creating a resume or cover letter, or preparing for an interview? Join us in the computer lab for assistance. Books & Brownies Thursday, May 9 4 - 5 p.m. Teens, we will chat about our favorite books, eat brownies and work on a book-related activity. *Poetry for Pizza DIY Jewelry Making Wednesday, Apr. 24 4 - 5 p.m. Write your own poems with the help of magnetic poetry pieces. Then read your poem aloud to receive a slice of pizza. Preregistration is required. *Information Literacy Workshop â€“ Online Databases Thursdays, Mar. 7; Apr. 11 4 - 5 p.m. Learn about homework help resources available through NC Live. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, May 16 4 - 5 p.m. Need a piece of jewelry to jazz up your look? Join us as we make bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Supplies are provided. McDo ug ald Ter r ace Poetry for Pizza Monday, Apr. 22 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Write your own poems with the help of magnetic poetry pieces. Then read your poem aloud to receive a slice of pizza. *Poetry Extravaganza Financial Literacy Workshop Wednesday, Mar. 13 4 - 5 p.m. Learn how to manage money in this fun and interactive workshop, presented by Queron Smith of Mechanics and Farmers Bank. Tuesday-Thursday, Apr. 2, 3, 4 2 - 3 p.m. Join us in the computer lab for a three-day poetry workshop. This class is taught by Chris Vitiello, Independent Weekly Journalist. Preregistration is required. Light refreshments will be served after the workshop. DIY Recycled Crafts Comics Workshop SuperSTAR Teens Monday, May 20 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Do you need a new picture frame, wallet or jewelry box? Get crafty and make something original without spending a dime! Tuesday, Mar. 19 4 - 5 p.m. Learn how to turn your doodles into comics to sign and distribute at Comics Fest in April! Comics will also be posted on the DCL Kids Comics Blob. Wednesday, Apr. 10 4 - 5 p.m. Did you know you are a SuperSTAR? Join Monica Daye, poet and author, as she teaches a fun and interactive poetry workshop on building self-esteem and confidence. Victoria A. 4 Spring 2013 Branching Out * Registration is required. Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g a n d c l i c k “ C a l e n d a r.” R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y. Nor th Reg ional Chapter Chat Tuesdays, Mar. 5; Apr. 9; May 7 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come join our monthly teen book club! Check to see what we’re reading each month. Jerry T. Food & Fiction Mondays, Mar. 25; Apr. 29; May 20 3 - 4 p.m. Do you like to eat? Join our reading-andcooking club for teens. Every month we’ll read a book and then prepare and eat food that relates to the book. March- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld & Barking Spider Sandwiches; AprilDivergent by Veronica Roth & Dauntless S’more Towers; May- This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel & Alchemy Fizzy Fruit. Science Fact, Science Fiction Wednesdays, Mar. 27; Apr. 17; Sunday, May 13 3 - 4 p.m. Are you bored after school? Experience electric shocks, slime and surprises with a new, handson science activity every month. Then stay to check out the latest teen sci-fi books the library has to offer. S o uth Reg ional Mawjac Self-Defense Workshop 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6, 13 Demonstration and Participation: Learn about the principles of self-defense and then practice defense against grabs, chokes, bear hugs, while learning some basic strikes, kicks, and blocks. Recycled Crafts Wednesday, Apr. 24 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Get crafty! Celebrate Earth Day, and get creative. Got Game? Wednesdays, Mar. 6, 20; Apr. 10, 24; May 8, 22 2:30 - 4 p.m. Connect with your friends and show off your skills with board games, card games, Xbox 360 and Wii. Get Crafty: Jewelry-Making Stencil Yourself! National Poetry Month: Poetry Art Wednesday, Mar. 20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Make your statement with stencils. Using found materials, your favorite quotes and a little creativity, make the perfect personalized poster. Wednesday, May 1 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Look cool for summer by learning how to make your own bracelets and earrings. Book-to-Movie Matinee: Breaking Dawn, Pt II Wednesday, May 8 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. The saga comes to a close. Monday, Apr. 8 3 - 4 p.m. Poetry isn’t just about words! Try out different ways to share poetry through art. Book to Movie Matinee – The Hunger Games National Poetry Month: Window Poetry Wednesday, Mar. 27 3:30 - 5 p.m. You’ve read the book, now hang out and see the movie (again!). *Job Hunting Workshop for Teens Monday, Apr. 15 3 - 4 p.m. Cover the windows and North Regional with poetry! Copy poems from books or write your own. Spring Fling Wednesday, Apr. 10 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Fling yourself into spring with a peep throwing contest and more! Tuesday, May 14 & Saturday, May 18 2 - 4 p.m. Looking for a summer job? Get practical tips for job hunting, filling out applications, interviewing, and creating a resume. Also find out about employment resources at the library. Registration is required. National Poetry Month: Poetry for Pizza Monday, Apr. 22 3 - 4 p.m. Share a poem; get a slice of pizza! Teen Comics Workshop Thursday, Apr. 18 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Learn how to turn your doodles into comics! Make a comic to sign and distribute at Comics Fest in April! Comics will also be posted on the DCL Kids Comics Blob. Spring 2013 Branching Out 5 S o uthwes t Reg ional Game Day Teen Programs St anf or d L . War r en Jerry T. Anime Club Wednesdays, Mar. 6; Apr. 3; May 1 4 - 5 p.m. Do you enjoy anime? Manga? Graphic novels? If so, join us to talk about your favorites and watch some anime. Mondays (No game day Mar. 11, 18; Apr. 22; May 27) 3:30 - 5 p.m. Relax with video games and board games after a long day at school. Open to students ages 10-17. Write On! Book Party Poetry for Pizza Tuesday, Mar. 19 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join the teen authors of Write On! as they read from their latest literary magazine. Earth Day Special: Guerilla Gardening Tuesday, Apr. 9 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Write your own poems with the help of magnetic poetry pieces. Then read your poem aloud to receive a slice of pizza! Completed works have the opportunity to enter the Stanford L. Warren poetry contest and be published for others to enjoy. Gabrielle M. Monday, Apr. 22 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by creating “seed bombs” that you can use to beautify any patch of dirt. DIY Recycled Crafts Dye Silk Scarves for Mother’s Day Tuesday, May 14 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Do you need a new picture frame, wallet or jewelry box? Get crafty, and make something original without spending a dime! Wednesday, May 8 4 - 5 p.m. Need a present for your mom? Use tissue paper to dye a scarf in her favorite colors! Victoria A. COMICS FEST 2013 Saturday, Apr. 20 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. A day of workshops, guest speakers, book signing, prizes and more for all ages, including New York Times bestseller Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama and The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels) and Hugo Award winner Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath, Digger). Visit durhamcountylibrary.org for details! Layla P. 6 Spring 2013 Branching Out Jekiyah L.