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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Mar. - May 2013

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Teen Programs

Teen Programs Your Teen Librarians Main Library Placedia Nance 919-560-0122 pnance@dconc.gov

TEEN TECH WEEK

Bragtown Denise Williams 919-560-0210 dwilliams@dconc.gov

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

East Regional Archie Burke 919-560-0213 pburke@dconc.gov

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.

North Regional Rebecca Honeycutt 919-560-0238 rhoneycut@dconc.gov South Regional Jen Brannen 919-560-7444 jbrannen@dconc.gov

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

Southwest Regional Autumn Winters 919-560-8598 awinters@dconc.gov Stanford L. Warren & McDougald Terrace Heather Cunningham 919-560-7336 hcunningham@dconc.gov

Photography Sponsor South Regional Library teens make their own masks for Mardi Gras. Photography donated by:

Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath)

Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Smile)

Guests, activities and prizes for all ages! Visit durhamcountylibrary.org/comicsfest or call 919-560-8592 for more information! 2

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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 grozier@dconc.gov.

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.

Layla P.

Celebrate Technology @ Your Library

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.

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.

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.

Comics Workshop

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.

Mother’s Day Craft

Thursday, May 9 3:30 - 5 p.m. Stop by and create a special gift for your mom!

* Registration is required.

Eas t Reg ional Game Days!

Do You Bead?

Teen Creative Writing Group

*Sheebella Beauty 101 & Sheebella Modeling 101

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.

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.

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!

Duct Tape Creations

Tuesday, Apr. 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Make original duct tape wallets and other cool duct tape creations with artist, Sallye Coyle.

Comics Workshop

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, Apr. 30 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Design your own bead creatures or jewelry. Sallye Coyle, local artist, will lead the thread!

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.

Poems 4 Pizza

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

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.

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Teen Programs

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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.

*Information Literacy Workshop – Online Databases

Thursdays, Mar. 7; Apr. 11 4 - 5 p.m. Learn about homework help resources available through NC Live. Pre-registration is required.

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.

DIY Jewelry Making

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.

*Poetry Extravaganza

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.

Comics Workshop

SuperSTAR Teens

Financial Literacy Workshop

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.

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* Registration is required.

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*Poetry for Pizza

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.

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.

DIY Recycled Crafts

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!

Victoria A.

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.

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.

National Poetry Month: Poetry Art

Monday, Apr. 8 3 - 4 p.m. Poetry isn’t just about words! Try out different ways to share poetry through art.

National Poetry Month: Window Poetry

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.

Stencil Yourself!

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.

Book to Movie Matinee – The Hunger Games

Wednesday, Mar. 27 3:30 - 5 p.m. You’ve read the book, now hang out and see the movie (again!).

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

National Poetry Month: Poetry for Pizza

Teen Comics Workshop

Monday, Apr. 22 3 - 4 p.m. Share a poem; get a slice of pizza!

Wednesday, Apr. 10 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Fling yourself into spring with a peep throwing contest and more!

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.

Recycled Crafts

Wednesday, Apr. 24 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Get crafty! Celebrate Earth Day, and get creative.

Get Crafty: Jewelry-Making

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.

*Job Hunting Workshop for Teens

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.

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S o uthwes t Reg ional Game Day

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

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

Monday, Apr. 22 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by creating “seed bombs” that you can use to beautify any patch of dirt.

Dye Silk Scarves for Mother’s Day

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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.

Poetry for Pizza

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.

DIY Recycled Crafts

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!

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