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“Gotta Keep Reading” Music Video

You gotta check out this video.  Students and faculty at the Ocoee Middle School in Florida made the music video “Gotta Keep Reading”.  The song is based on “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black-Eyed Peas.  The video concept is based on the “flash mob” video shot by the Black-Eyed Peas on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Reading is cool and fun.  The video says it all.

If the song gets stuck in your head, heed the call.  Come by GPL and choose a book, manga,  or comic to read.  To quote the song, “This book’s going to be a good, good book to read.”

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“Lost and Found” the Read It Forward 2010 Finale

It’s almost the end of Read It Forward 2010.  There are two more weeks to find this year’s book “Found” by Margaret Peterson-Haddix.   GPL is providing a website that will track each copy as well as reader comments. Once you have read the book,  sign into the website to give your opinion.  Click the Read-it-Forward graphic above or look for a link on any of the participating campus library web pages.

Let’s party “Found” style. Saturday April 24, 2010 from 3-4 at the Georgetown Public Library.  Grand prize giveaway this year is an iPod shuffle. Other prizes include movie tickets to the City Lights Theater.  Activites include a paper airplane contest, Wii Resort (play basketball and fly airplanes), crafts, candy airplanes, a “What historical figure would you be?” quiz, and pizza and soda.

Once you have logged into the website get your invitation to the “Lost and Found” party to celebrate the end of Read It Forward 2010.  Get invitations from your librarians at Benold Middle School, Forbes Middle School, Tippit Middle School or the NGC.  The party is Saturday April 24, 2010 from 3-4 pm at the Georgetown Public Library.


“Shadow and Bone” to Become a Movie

 

EW.com is reporting that the rights to the book “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo have been picked up by DreamWorks.  See the article at http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/12/dreamworks-harry-pottershadow-and-bone/

 

Watch the trailer for Shadow and Bone

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(Not Quite So) FAQs about GPL #3

Fun With Databases Part II

Ok, we know that TexShare databases can help with school work.  There is one more thing you should know about TexShare databases.  That thing is NetLibrary.  NetLibrary contains digital or ebooks.  That is full text books that you access/read online instead of in the print format.  Ebooks contain the same information- in fact they are page by page reproductions of the text version.  There are many different titles and subjects to choose from including study guides for math, college entrance exams, and cliff notes.  The books are available 24 hours a day as long as you have an internet connection.  And it’s all free.

Don’t worry, deep breath, we are coming to the end (at least for now).  The final database to have fun searching and using is the Testing & Education Reference Center. This database goes beyond homework and deals with life after high school.  The Testing & Education Reference Center can help you find a college, a graduate program, or a vocational school or career college.  This database can also help you find that career or job that is right for you with a career assessment tool.  The Virtual Career Library contains information on finding internships, finding jobs, writing resumes and cover letters,  and tips on how to interview.  Finally, there is a test preparation area with study guides for the TAKS, college and graduate entrance exams, nursing exams, Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and military entrance and career placement.  Again, this is all free.

So, how do you find all this wonderful stuff and start searching?  For NetLibrary go to the library website.  In the green bar along the top, click on Catalog & Online Services.  Then click on TexShare.  Call the library and ask for the user name and password you will need.  Or go to the library catalog and click on the TexShare Databases picture at the bottom and use your library card and phone number to log in.  For the Testing & Education Reference Center go to the library catalog and click on the Testing & Education Reference Center picture at the bottom and use your library card and phone number to log in.  Easy.  Contact Bethni King for more information or help using the databases.


2013 MLK, Jr. Day Youth Service Event

There is a 3 day weekend coming up…which is awesome! Make it more awesome by coming out to the Teen Center at the Georgetown Recreation Center on Monday March 21 and serving others!! We have a variety of service projects available…plus you get free breakfast and lunch. No need to sign up early, just show up on Monday morning and pick the project you would like to do.

 

Please note this is not a library sponsored event but a joint venture between Georgetown Parks and Recreation and The Georgetown Project.  It’s a great opportunity though so if you need something to do (which you will be the library is closed that day) or need to fulfill some volunteer hours check it out.  Also check out the flyer for more information and who to contact with questions.

 

MLK Youth Service Day Flyer 2013

 


A New Year @ GPL

-moviePopcornRtWelcome to 2010!  The Teen Space@GPL begins the new year with a fantastic present from the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library.  The Friends group graciously provided funds to purchase approximately 150 DVDs for the teen area.  The DVDs are mostly motion pictures but a few new anime titles were purchased as well.  Stop by and check them out.

Thanks Friends!


A Reason to Remember: Roth, Germany 1933-1942

The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street, will host a traveling exhibit from the Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, from January 17 through February 13. Congregation Havurah Shalom of Sun City is sponsoring the 27-panel exhibit, A Reason to Remember. Through photos, documents, and images of artifacts, visitors to the exhibit will learn the stories of five Jewish families from the rural German village of Roth whose lives were forever changed by Nazi policies. The ways in which their lives were dismantled is a microcosm of what took place everywhere in Nazi-occupied Europe during the 1930s and ‘40s.Reason to Remember poster

An opening reception will be held at 1:00 p.m. on January 17. William Morgan, a survivor of the Stanislawow Ghetto of Poland, will speak about his experiences and his escape at the age of 16. While he managed to escape, his parents and six siblings all perished. He later learned that he was the only survivor from his village. This special donor reception is sponsored by Congregation Havurah Shalom. Refreshments and docent-led tours follow Mr. Morgan’s presentation. Admission is $20.00. Respond by January 6 to holocaustexh@gmail.com if you would like to make a donation and attend the speech and reception.

On January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, C.S. Ragsdale, author of Living Longer than Hate, the story of Holocaust survivor William Morgan’s life, will speak at the Georgetown Public Library at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ragsdale has studied the Holocaust extensively, has interviewed survivors of Nazi experimentation, and interviewed the official court reporter of the Nuremberg trials of the Nazi doctors. The lecture is free and open to the public and after the author’s presentation docent-led tours of the exhibit will be available.

The exhibit will be open to the public, without charge, January 17 – February 13 during regular library hours, and it is not necessary to be a part of a tour to view it. Docent-guided tours are being offered, however, to school and church groups. If you are interested in signing up for a tour, send an email to holocaustexh@gmail.com. Teachers’ resources are available at www.hatikvah-center.org.


After Schooled Party

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The first ever Read it Forward is over.  Saturday May 9, 2009 was the After Schooled Party at the Georgetown Public Library.  We celebrated all things groovy and hippie from the book Schooled by Gordon Korman.  There was a Tai Chi demonstration.  We tie dyed headbands, made jewelry and Shrinky Dinks, and ate a lot of pizza.

Thanks to all the teachers, parents, administrators, and librarians from Benold Middle School, Forbes Middle School, Tippit Middle School, and the Ninth Grade Campus who made the program a success.  Thanks to the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library for sponsoring the party.  A special thanks to all the students who read the book, passed it on, and read it forward.

We had fun, so let’s look ahead to the next Read it Forward this fall.  If you have any thoughts on the program or suggestions for how to make it better, tell your school librarian or Bethni King at the Georgetown Public Library.  We welcome any feedback.

Click here to see more pictures from the After Schooled Party.


Animaga Club

The next meeting of the  Animanga Club will be Saturday February 4, 2012 from 3-4:30It’s cosplay day so come as your favorite anime or manga character.

Welcome Otaku. Anime and Manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Teens ages 12-18

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org


Animanga Club @ GPL — Cosplay Day

Saturday April 17, 2010 is Animanga Club @ GPL from 3-4:30 pm.    This month is Cosplay Day so come dressed as your favorite Manga or Anime character. We wil be watching Case Closed.

Welcome Otaku. Anime and Manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles,  and help the library purchase related materials. This month we are watching Gunslinger Girl.  Sodas and snacks provided.  Free and open to teens ages 12-18

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551or email bking@georgetown.org or check out the teen events calendar. 


Animanga Club is Monday June 4 @ 3:00

Hey Animanga Club members.  This month’s Animanga Club will be on Monday June 4, 2012 instead of Saturday June 2nd.  It will still be 3:00 – 4:30.  The date change is due to the Children’s Summer Reading Kick Off happening on Saturday.

 

If you want to submit artwork (including fan art) for the Teen Summer Art Show, bring it with you to the meeting.

 

Anime and manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Teens ages 12-18 For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org/

 


Annual Gingerbread Contest

It’s here- the annual Gingerbread House contest at the Georgetown Public Library that is. Stop by the library to see the entries then vote on your favorites. There are some spectacular houses this year so come by and enjoy the display while picking up something to read, watch or listen to.  There are categories for original designs ages 13-17 and original designs created by 2 or more people.  It’s to late to enter this year  but think about entering next year.  It’s a great way to express your creativity.  And your creation could win a $25 gift certificate.


April Animanga Club

The next meeting of the Animanga Club will be Saturday April 7, 2012 from 3-4:30.

Welcome Otaku. Anime and Manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Teens ages 12-18

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org


April Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The next Teen Advisory Board meeting is this Friday April 6, 2012 from 5-6 pm. This month we’ll be discussing the Teen Summer Reading program. We are looking for ideas on things to do and prizes. Now is the time to share your ideas on what events to have at the library, what materials to purchase, and other ways to make the library a better place for teens. It’s your chance to boss us around. Teens in grades 6-12. Snacks and drinks served. Click here for more information or contact Bethni King at bethni.king@georgetown.org or 512.931.7716

 


Are You Game? Teen Open Game Night

A little reminder that the monthly Teen Open Game Night will happen this Friday, April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at the library. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Play Nintendo Wii and PS2. Show off your moves with DDR and Guitar Hero. Challenge someone to a board game or play D& D. Bring your own games and your friends. We’ll have drinks and munchies on hand.

I want to send a thank you out to last years Tippett Middle School National Junior Honor Society who donated money to GPL to use in teen programs. The$500 they gave was used to purchase the Wii and 4 controlers, 4 nunchucks, a couple of games, and a bag to store everything. Thanks! We are having lots of fun with the Wii.

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Are You Game? Redux

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Friday May 9th is the last Are You Game? Teen Open Game Night of the school year. Teen Open Game Night will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at the library. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Play Nintendo Wii and PS2. Show off your moves with DDR and Guitar Hero. Challenge someone to a board or card game. Bring your friends and your own games. We’ll have drinks and munchies on hand.

Never fear though, there will be plenty to do at GPL during the summer including a DDR tournament in June and a Guitar Hero tournament in July as part of the teen summer program. Game On! TTR.08 is the theme this year. In June and July come to GPL to play and have fun. Besides the two tournaments there will be a writing workshop, x-treme paintball balloon art, rockwall climbing, anime, a murder mystery party, giant board game day, rocket building and launching, a martial arts demonstration, a chocolate tasting party, and a pool party at the end. Stay tuned for further updates and information- including a promotional video.


Are You Game? Teen Open Game Night

A little reminder that the monthly Teen Open Game Night will happen this Friday, October 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at GPL. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Play Nintendo Wii and PS2.   We have 2 projectors for bigger than life action and two tv’s.  Show off your moves with DDR and Guitar Hero. Challenge someone to a board game or card game. Bring your own games and your friends. We’ll have drinks and munchies on hand.  Teen Open Game Night is sponsored by TAB (Teen Advisory Board) at GPL.


Are You Game? Teen Open Game Night

Teen Open Game Night is back.  Friday January 30 is the first game night of the year from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at GPL. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Play Nintendo Wii and PS2.   We have 2 projectors for bigger than life action and two tv’s.  Show off your moves with DDR and Guitar Hero. Challenge someone to a board game or card game. Bring your own games and your friends. We’ll have drinks and munchies on hand.  Teen Open Game Night is sponsored by the TAB (Teen Advisory Board) at GPL.


Are You Game? Teen Open Game Night

This month’s Teen Open Game Night is Friday February 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at GPL. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Play Nintendo Wii and PS2.   We have 2 projectors for bigger than life action and two tv’s.  Show off your moves with DDR and Guitar Hero. Challenge someone to a board game or card game. Bring your own games and your friends. We’ll have drinks and munchies on hand.  Teen Open Game Night is sponsored by the TAB (Teen Advisory Board) at GPL.


Are You Game? Teen Open Game Night

This month’s Teen Open Game Night is Friday March 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at GPL. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Play Nintendo Wii and PS2.   We have 2 projectors for bigger than life action and two tv’s.  Show off your moves with DDR and Guitar Hero.  We now have Guitar Hero: World Tour so form a band and rock on. Or bring your own stuff.   And don’t forget your friends. We’ll have drinks and munchies on hand.  Teen Open Game Night is sponsored by the TAB (Teen Advisory Board) at GPL.


August Animanga Club

This month’s Animanga Club will be Saturday August 21, 2010 from 3-4:30.

Welcome Otaku. Anime and Manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Teens ages 12-18

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org


August Animanga Club

Animanga Club

Animanga Club will take place this month on Saturday August 6, 2011 from 3 to 4:30.

Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Soda and Pocky.  Teens ages 12-18.


August Animanga Club

This month’s Animanga Club will be Saturday August 4, 2012 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

 

Welcome Otaku.   Anime and manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Teens ages 12-18 For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org/


Austin Teen Book Festival

The Austin Teen Book Festival is this Saturday September 29, 2012 from 9:30-5:00.

 

ATBF is a festival connecting teens with authors of books for teens. It’s totally free, and it’s totally awesome!   Come to the Palmer Events Center for FREE fun! ATBF is an amazing opportunity to meet your favorite authors, buy some books, and get them signed!  No need to register, just show up! Everyone is welcome! Students do not need to be accompanied by an adult.

 

Do not miss this extraordinary chance to meet some of your favorite authors.  This year’s author line up  includes  Neal Shusterman,  Libba Bray, Ally Carter,  Greg Leitich Smith, Ally Condie, Sarah Rees Brennan and many many more.  You needed something to do this weekend anyway.  It’s free, so you have no excuse not to go!

 

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Austin Teen Book Festival 2011

 

Austin Teen Book Festival is a festival connecting teens with authors of books for teens. It’s totally free, and it’s totally awesome!

The festival will be from 10am to 5pm on October 1, 2011.  Come on out to Palmer Events Center for FREE fun! ATBF is an amazing opportunity to meet your favorite authors, buy some books, and get them signed!  No need to register, just show up! Everyone is welcome!

This is a great opportunity to meet some of your favorite authors in person.  There are so many great authors this year it makes my head spin.  I’ll be there. Go to this event or you will regret it!

For more information and a list of authors go to   http://austinteenbookfestival.com/

 


Awesome People Reading

I just stumbled across this awesome tumblr and wanted to share.

Awesome People Reading

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Back to school and GPL

Where has the summer gone?  It’s hard to believe school is back in session.  signs

In the rush of fall, don’t forget that GPL is ready to help you with all your homework and entertainment needs.   We’re still here with books, movies, music, databases, graphic novels, manga, and fun programs.  New stuff is arriving all the time.    There is also a new and improved Teen Space at the library.  Come and check it out.  It is a place to hang out, read, study, play video games, and snack.  Stay tuned for more updates on what’s happening at GPL.


Bands Wanted for Live Music Nights

Teen musicians and bands wanted for Live Music Nights held at the Teen Center at the Georgetown Recreation Center! The live music nights take place on the second Saturday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Interested? Contact Katie Sofranko, Teen Activities Coordinator, at katie.sofranko@georgetown.org or (512) 931-2744.


Banned Books Week 2012

 

It’s Banned Books Week. Celebrate by reading a banned book. Need ideas on what to read? Check out this infographic on the most challenged books of 2012.

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Celebrate your fREADom!

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Favorite banned books available for checkout in the Teen Space. Turn them around to reveal the titles!

Happy Banned Books Week! Celebrate your intellectual freedom by reading (and enjoying the heck out of!) a banned book. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as reading something that challenges the status quo. Savor it! Check out the Teen Space for ideas, or browse the American Library Association’s list of the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books of the last ten years.

Craving more? Up your banned books IQ with a delightfully silly game of Banned Books trivia!

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Flip the clues to reveal the book covers.


Challenge Accepted and Won!

Okay, confession time.  It seems I severely underestimated the teens in Georgetown.  A challenge was issued and not even two weeks went by before the reading goal was met and then shattered to smithereens.  The goal was to read 250 hours as a group over the summer. The prize was that I – Ms. Bethni- would have to streak my hair a color chosen by you guys.  The second stage of the challenge was to read over 300 hours and I would streak my hair with two colors chosen by you guys.  Well, it seems the time has  come to choose the two colors and find a time when Ms. Rachael can streak my hair. Stay tuned for more information on date and time.

 

I’m so impressed with all the reading going on this summer. But don’t think you can stop now.   So far over 800 hours have been logged.  Keep going.     There is still the grand prize Kindle Fire up for grabs.  The more you read the more chances you have to win.  You guys rock!

 

 


Chills & Thrills Teen Book Tour

Hot new titles for cool summer reading by Texas authors.   Saturday May 15, 2011 the Thrills & Chills Teen Book Tour stops at Book People in Austin.  Authors attending  are:  Jennifer Archer (Through Her Eyes), Lara Chapman (Flawless), Tera Lynn Childs (Forgive My Fins), Jordan Dane (In the Arms of Stone Angels), Tracy Deebs (Tempest Rising), Sophie Jordan (Firelight), & Mari Mancusi (Night School).   The authors will be available for questions and to have their books signed.  For more information on the tour http://chillsandthrillsteenbooktour.wordpress.com/

For more information on the stop in Austin visit  http://www.bookpeople.com/


Come pick up your art… please

Thanks to everyone who shared their art this summer.  The display will be in the upstairs hallway through Monday August 29, 2011 when art pieces will be taken down to make room for the next exhibit.  Just come by the library and pick up your stuff.  If your art is hanging on the wall, please take off the binder clips and return to any desk in the library.  If you need to pick any art after next week ask for Teen Librarian Bethni King or you can contact me at 931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org

 


Comic creator Jason Neulander Coming to GPL

If you have ever created your own comic or wanted to know more about the comic business come to the Georgetown Public Library on Saturday April 30, 2011 at 10:30.

Jason Neulander will be at Picture Circus showing off his work and giving a demonstration.  Jason Neulander is the author of the Intergalactic Nemesis.   The year is 1933. Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez, and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott face the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon.  For more information on Jason or the comic go to http://www.theintergalacticnemesis.com/

Picture Circus is a celebration of Day the Children/Day of the Books. Picture Circus begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Come to enjoy the aerial (trapeze) artists, face painters, clowns, a juggler, and balloon artists. Throughout the day, children’s book illustrators will be demonstrating their art. You’ll be able to watch them work, ask questions, and learn about how art and text come together to create successful children’s books. It’s all free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library.

 


Crafty New Year, Sat. 1/18

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Hey, teens – is the winter weather boredom driving you crazy? Next Saturday, January 18 from 3-5 pm, come cozy up at the library for an afternoon of glittery, gluey fun. We’re pulling out all of the art supplies and letting you choose your own adventure, craft style. Pick one of the projects provided (duct tape cell phone cases, marble magnets, funny moustaches, and more), or let your imagination run wild with the mountains of art supplies at your fingertips. Craft, snack, and hang out with friends old and new. Come feeling crafty, go home happy! Open to all teens ages 12-18.


Create Your Own Marvel Super Hero

A dream come true for all those who ever wanted to be  a superhero.   Create Your Own Superhero  -Marvel style.  Be whatever or whoever you want to be.  Pick your body, outfit, weapons, and color scheme.  Even choose your own superhero name.  Go on- create your own alter ego.


Death Note II: The Last Name

Calling all Shinigami, Kira followers, and L devotees. Join us for a showing of the live action version of Death Note II: The Last Name (NR). Based on the manga/anime Death Note. This film is not rated by the MPAA. Please be aware that the manga is rated T for teens. Shown on a big screen. Popcorn, Pocky and soda provided. Teens ages 13-18. 2-4:30 pm in the Hewlett Room. For more information call Bethni King at 931-7716 or http://blogs.georgetown.org/teenspace/


December Animanga Club

This animangalogomonth’s Animanga @ GPL club will meet on Saturday December 12, 2009 from  3-4:30 pm in the Friends Room.

We’ll decorate Christmas cookies baked from the recipe used in the manga Princess Kitchen volume 1.  We’ll also be watching Tsubasa by Clamp.

Teens ages 12-18.  Share your passion and obsession with others like you.  Watch Anime, discuss Manga, draw, preview new Manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials.

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or visit https://library.georgetown.org/events.yacalendar.php or email bking@georgetown.org


Doodle 4 Google

The giant search engine Google is having a contest called Doodle 4 Google.  Doodles are the decorative changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists.   Doodle 4 Google is a competition that gives K-12 students the chance to reinvent the Google logo.  This year’s theme is: If I could do anything, I would….

Registration closes at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 17, 2010, and entries are due by March 31, 2010 no later than 11:59:59 P.M. Pacific Time (PT). The winning doodle will be featured on our Google.com homepage on May 27, 2010.

Click here for more information from the Doodle 4 Google website.


End of School Celebration

Who is excited for school to be out for summer? We are! And we are throwing a party to celebrate! Come out to the FREE end of school fiesta at the Teen Center at the Georgetown Recreation Center on Saturday, May 26 from 7-9pm. Dance, request songs from the DJ, eat tacos, and win prizes. Ages 12-18.

 

The Recreation Center is located at 1003 North Austin Avenue.  For more information call Katie Sofranko at 931-2744.


End of the Summer Video

The end of summer reading is here.  School starts in two weeks.  Watch the video for a quick recap of month of July and all the fun we had.  Thanks again to everyone who participated by reading, coming to programs, or entering art.  Enjoy the little time left before school starts.

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Enter the World of Ranger’s Apprentice

Calling all Rangers between the ages of 9-14.  Here is your chance to become Apprentice to One, Hero to All.  The publisher of the Ranger’s Apprentice series written by John Flanagan is sponsoring a contest to win in a trip to the Ranger Corps training camp being held this June in Austin.   Check out the Ranger’s Apprentice website at www.rangersapprentice.com for all the details.  And while you are there, check out all the fun stuff on the website.

Of course, if you don’t happen to win the contest, you can always register to attend the camp.   The camp is held by Book People in Austin.  Join the Ranger Corps. and learn the craft of the elusive and misunderstood Rangers of Araluen. They will be accepting apprentices between the ages of 9-14.  Click  here for more information.

Book Trailer for Erak’s Ransom

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Books in the Ranger’s Apprentice series: Ruins of Gorlan, The Burning Bridge, The Icebound Land, Battle for Skandia, The Sorcerer of the North, The Siege of Macindaw, Erak’s Ransom


Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas

 

Saturday March 3, 2012.  “Explore UT: This biggest open house in Texas” is a great opportunity to have fun and explore UT. This a day of events, performances, exhibits, lectures and activities for the entire family. With nearly 400 events and activities happening across campus, there is something for everyone.   See the website for more information.  http://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut/

Not a City of Georgetown sponsored event.


Fairy Tales are the New Old New Thing

Fairy tales are making a comeback.  Two new TV shows dealing with the darker side of fairy tales debut this fall.

From writers on “Lost” comes ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” which premiered on October 23, 2011.  The show  revolves around story book characters who have been cursed and sent to our world by the Evil Queen.  The battle between good and evil is about to begin.

The second show is NBC’s “Grimm” which starts October 28, 2011.  Grimm is inspired by the famous Grimm brothers fairy tales but altered and updated.

For some good reads with new twists on old classics try these books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fan Art Display

It’s Valentine’s Day.  The perfect day to announce the Fan Art Display in the Teen Area of the library now through the end of March.

 

Do you love something so much you express your love through drawings, pictures, doodles?  Put your passion on display in the Teen Area of the library!  Turn drawings into Ms Bethni or the Children’s Desk.  The pictures can be about anything you love.  Books, anime, manga, comics, movies, music, video games etc.

 

Next time you are in the library create some art.  Paper and markers are supplied in the Teen Area for your inspiration.


First Line Monday

Let’s start something new.  You’ve heard the phrase “never judge a book by it’s cover”.  How about by it’s first line.  Introducing First Line Mondays where I will share the first line from a book.  Hopefully the first line will capture your interest.  Then check out the book from the library.  Should be fun.  So let’s start.

Careful this book may be dangerous. *picks up book gingerly and reads* “Since the dawn of time one question has dominated all others: Zombies or Unicorns?” Zombies vs Unicorns compiled by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier.

Check out Zombies vs Unicorns


First Line Monday

We haven’t done a First Line Monday in awhile so here we go.  *gleefully opens book and reads* “It’s been three years since the first claw mark was spotted and more continue to be found.” Sidekicks by Dan Santat.

Check out Sidekicks at GPL.


First Line Monday

First Line Monday is here again. Just in time for some cold weather reading. *grabs book and looks around to make sure no zombies are nearby* Benny Irma couldn’t hold a job, so he took to killing” Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry.

Check out Rot & Ruin and the next book in the series Dust & Decay at GPL.


First Line Monday

Spring Break is coming! Let this First Line Monday book keep boredom away.  *sits down outside in a patch of sun and reads*  “We found the monster on a rocky ledge high above the lake.”  from This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel.  Check out this book and others by Kenneth Oppel at the Georgetown Public Library.


First Line Monday

First Line Monday! *turns to first page in book and growls* “I wasn’t feeling very enthused about education the day the vampire came to school.” Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. Check this book out at the Georgetown Public Library.  


For All You Aspiring Writers Out There

The Georgetown Public Library and the San Gabriel Writers’ League are presenting The Georgetown Library Writer’s College this fall and winter.  The Writer’s College is a series of classes designed to expand your powers of observation, imagination, and language. The various classes will provide numerous tips on craft and practices. You will be exposed to various forms of creative writing in the fields of prose fiction and nonfiction. Classes will explore genres from scifi, mystery, short story, poetry, memoir, and romance writing as well as marketing, self-editing, and how to write a synopsis.  Group interaction and instructor feedback help you explore various methods of writing while learning the key craft points of plot, structure, point-of-view, sense of place, and voice.  Take one or more classes that interest you.  There is a small reasonable fee for each class.

A class and two workshops focusing on writing for kids and teens will be presented in March and April of 2009.  Write On: Hands on Workshops for kids and teens is taught by author Julie Kenner and is for anyone ages 9 and up and adults who want to write for children and teens.  Writing for Children, Preschool-Primary Grades focuses on how to approach writing books for children through primary grades and is taught by Linda Lipscomb.

For further information, contact:
Mr. Richard Groves, Adult Services Librarian
(512) 931-7620 or rgroves@georgetown.org or visit

Links for more information:

Writers College Course Catalog and Schedule

Georgetown Public Library

San Gabriel Writer’s League


Friday Fun

Here’s something for a little bit of Friday Fun. If you can’t get enough of the Hunger Games check out this video. It’s Hunger Games reenacted with Beanie Babies.

 

*spoiler alert: if you have not seen the movie or read the book do not watch this video*

 

Beanie Baby Hunger Games

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Fun stuff to do in September @ GPL

Teen Advisory Board Meeting (TAB)

Friday September 11, 2009

4:30 – 5:30.

We’re looking for new members, so now is the time to join.

Top 10 Reasons to join TAB:

10. Your parents want you out of the house.

9. You’re always at the library anyway.

8. You love reading new books and would like to help buy them.

7. You’re a people person and love making new friends.

6. You’re just in it to have a good time!

5. You want a FUN way to fulfill your community service hours.

4. Two words: FREE FOOD!

3. You find yourself thinking of cool ideas for the library if you could run it.

2. When your friends check out the teen area and say “awesome!” you can take credit for that awesomeness.

1. You’ve heard of TAB and think “That’s for me!”

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org/tab/ or email bking@georgetown.org

The return of Teen Open Game Night at GPLmario_jumping over wii

Friday September 18, 2009

6-8 pm

Teens ages 12-18. Rock on with Guitar Hero and  Guitar Hero: World Tour.  New games for the Wii including Guitar Hero 5, Wii Resort Sports, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, and  Super Mario Galaxy.  Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library we now have 2 42″ flat screen televisions.   Play games on a PS2 and the Nintendo Wii. Or bring your own stuff. And don’t forget your friends. 6-8 pm in the Hewlett Room. Sodas and snacks provided.

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or visit https://library.georgetown.org/events.yacalendar.php or email bking@georgetown.org

Introducing the new Animanga Club

Saturday Septanimangalogoember 19, 2009

3-4 pm

First Meeting. Welcome Otaku. Anime and Manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials.

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or visit https://library.georgetown.org/events.yacalendar.php or email bking@georgetown.org


Georgetown City Limits 2012

Georgetown City Limits Battle of the Bands is back!  Are you part of a band that wants to compete?  Contact Katie Sofranko at (512) 931-2744 or email katie.sofranko@georgetown.org for more information.

 

Georgetown City Limits will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Georgetown Teen Center Courtyard. The Teen Center is located in the Recreation Center at 1003 N. Austin Avenue.  Admission is $5. Sponsored by the Georgetown Youth Advisory Board.

 

The winning band will be awarded 2 hours of free recording time at Red Silo Studios (formerly Island Music)


Georgetown City Limits: Battle of the Bands

 

Georgetown City Limits: Battle of the Bands!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
6:30 – 10:00 pm
$5 admission

Teens ages 12-18

Georgetown Rec Center/ Teen Center

Hey music fans! The Georgetown Youth Advisory Board is hosting Georgetown City Limits- Battle of the Bands this Saturday, May 14 from 6:30-10pm at the Rec Center/Teen Center. $5 Admission gets you entry to the event, pizza, drinks, and airbrush tattoos! “Drifter”, “Punk of the Month”, “Unsocialized”, “Part the Skies, Empty the Seas” and “The News” will be playing. Come on out and enjoy some great live music before finals begin!  Open to teens ages 12-18.

For more information call Katie Sofranko, Youth  Program Coordinator, at  931-2744.


Georgetown’s Got Talent

Check out this fabulous opportunity for talented teens in the Georgetown area.

 

All Things Kids and The Georgetown Palace Theatre Guild are thrilled to invite you to be part of a new and exciting regional event -Georgetown’s Got Talent!   This competition is open to children and adults of all ages, all talents and all cities – and it will take place right here in Georgetown, Texas. The event will involve schools, Sun City and businesses on and around our downtown area –The Most Beautiful Town Square In Texas.

 


GPL Photography Contest

Hey all you shutterbugs and photography nuts.  Do you take great photos?  Now’s your chance to actually win some money and fame for your talent.  Enter your work in the Georgetown Public Library Photo Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library for your chance to win the $100 prize in one of two adult/teen categories.

Categories
Architectural and Landscape Pictures
$100 First Place Prize
Photos of the library inside or outside. Must include identifiable portions of the library building.

People Reading
$100 First Place Prize
Photos of people inside the library reading.

Kids Group (12 and under)
$50 First Place Prize
Photos of the library, inside or outside, by anyone 12 and under.

Rules
All photographs must be submitted as 8 x 10 color or b&w mounted print and on CD as a JPG at a minimum resolution of 600 dpi. By entering the contest you are allowing the library to use the images in promotional materials and galleries both online and in print. Maximum two entries per person. Judges will be library staff and volunteers.

Timeline
Submission Deadline- 6PM on May 15th
Judging- May 16th through 25th
Winners Announced- May 26th
Photos on Display in Library- May 26th through June 30

For more information contact Richard Groves at rgroves@georgetown.org


Gtown Teens vs. Miss Melissa THIS FRIDAY

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Congratulations! You guys read 1000 collective hours in record time! Ms. Melissa is shaking in her boots awaiting the EPIC DUEL this Friday. After the Drumming Demo at 3 pm, we will face off. Bring your best foam, cardboard, or inflatable weaponry. Cardboard swords, pool noodles, the works! Some elements of foamy destruction will also be provided. See you there!

 


Happy Dance!

I am doing a happy dance right now. Yes, right now as I type, which is really quite difficult.Why am I doing a happy dance? Because, the physical Teen Area @ GPL just got a little bit cooler. The walls are red. The Blik stickers are stuck on the walls. The stickers were tricky and not nearly as easy to get on the wall as the company made it seem. But worth it. A big happy dance thank you to Jason, Miss Rachael, and Mr. Billy for their help. Two new rugs decorate the floor. The booths and tables have arrived! (Yeah, more happy dancing.) Now you can sit and eat, drink, hang out, work and do your own happy dance in the teen area. A ginormous heartfelt thank you to the Friends of the Library for making all this possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you. So stop by and check it out.

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Happy Teen Read Week!

It’s finally here! Teen Read Week is an annual celebration of teen readers in libraries and schools across the country. We will be celebrating at GPL all week. And the most exciting part? The winners of the Teens’ Top Ten will be announced at the end of the week! There is still time for YOU to vote on your favorite books of 2013. Visit the Teens” Top Ten website and cast your vote.

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In honor of this year’s theme, Seek the Unknown @ your library, there is a strange display lurking in the teen area. These books will only reveal themselves to you if you check them out. Hint: all of the books are a little bit spooky, a little bit sci-fi. Into ghosts? Parallel universes? Cyborgs? Space travel? Choose a word that intrigues you and check it out! Who knows what you’ll find inside? It could be your new favorite book!


Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey Day!  In honor of Thanksgiving the Georgetown Public Library will close early on Wednesday November 26th at 6:00 pm.  The library will also be closed Friday November 27th through Sunday November 30th.  The library will reopen with normal business hours on Monday December 1st.  Have a fun and safe weekend.


Have you seen the WOWmobile?

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Did you know that GPL has a bookmobile? It’s pretty rad. That lady up there in the driver’s seat is Ms. Michele, our Bookmobile librarian. On any given day you can find Michele traversing Georgetown in the big rainbow van, connecting readers with the books they love. The WOWmobile (that’s short for Words-on-Wheels) operates five days a week, all over Georgetown. If you can’t make it over to the library, the WOWmobile is an excellent way to get your hands on new reading material. There are all kinds of books on the van, including a sizeable Young Adult collection. You can also request particular titles from the library’s main collection, and Michele is happy to bring them out to you. It’s just like the regular library, but on wheels! How cool is that?

To find out when the WOWmobile is stopping in your neighborhood, check the Bookmobile tab on the library’s calendar. The schedule of stops is constantly changing to fit the needs of library users, so the calendar is the most up-to-date way to keep track of the WOWmobile. The areas the WOWmobile visits are vast and varied. For instance, today’s schedule:

Tuesday, October 15
9:00am Sun City, Texas Drive
11:00am Sun City, Cowan Creek
3:30pm Shady Oaks/Northwest Blvd.

You can find out more about the WOWmobile on its webpage: https://library.georgetown.org/georgetowns-wowmobile. Happy travels!


Holiday Hours @ GPL

Special Holiday hours start for the library on Monday December 20, 2010.  Unlike the stores, the hours will be shorter not extended.  So pay attention and plan accordingly.

Hours are:

Monday through Wednesday December 20-22 the library is open 9-6.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 23-25 the library will be closed.  Happy Holidays!

Sunday December 26 open normal hours 12-5.

Monday through Thursday December 27-30 the library will be open 9-6.

Friday December 31 and Saturday January 1 the library will be closed.  Happy New Year!

The library will reopen normal operating hours beginning Sunday January 2, 2011.


Hunger Games Funny Caption Contest – Win Tickets!

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Who’s excited for Catching Fire?! We are! In fact, we are so excited that we decided to do a little contest to celebrate. The idea is simple: a seemingly normal Hunger Games picture will be hanging on the wall in the Teen Space. Your task: make it hilarious with your own creative captions. The winner, chosen by a random drawing, will receive two free tickets to see Catching Fire at City Lights Theatre. The contest starts Friday, so get thinking about your best Hunger Games puns! The last day to enter will be Monday, November 18, and the winner will be announced here and on the Teen Space Facebook the next day.

How to Enter

-Write your funny caption on a speech bubble (available in the Teen Space) and submit it to the box provided.
-Include your name, age, phone number, and email address on the back of the speech bubble.
-Feel free to write a caption for both characters, or just one. Only one entry per person will be eligible for the drawing.

 

Contest Rules

-The contest will be open from Friday, November 8 – Monday, November 18.
-Participants must be between 12 and 18 years old.
-The winner will be decided by a random drawing of all participants and will be announced via the Teen Space Facebook page (facebook.com/TeenSpaceGTown) on Tuesday, November 19.
-Remember to keep your caption appropriate for all eyes! Ms. Melissa will put the captions in the box up on the poster at the end of each day.


Hunger Games Movie Official Trailer

The official Hunger Games movie trailer is out! All I can say is wow. I don’t know how I can wait until March for the movie. If you are not familiar, the movie is based on the book Hunger Games (book one in a trilogy) by Suzanne Collins. If you have not read the book yet, do so now. Then read the other two Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Great reading for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend or Winter Break. Until then enjoy the trailer.

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Hunger Games Movie Trailer

In case you missed it, a teaser for the Hunger Games movie was shown at the VMA awards last weekend.  How cool is it that a book was one of the most anticipated parts of the show!  The trailer was too short though.  I wanted more more more.  The movie comes out on March 23, 2012.  Such a long wait.  Between now and then reread or read for the first time all the books in the trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  Check them out at GPL: Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay

Check out the teaser here.  What do you think?

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I see red

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The walls in the new teen space are done being painted and look, imho, wonderful. Very, very red. Next come the Blik stickers chosen by members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Look for these to go up in the next week or so. Blik stickers are cool removable wall art that can be taken down without damage to the walls. So, after a year or so, if we get tired of them we can change things. Now if the booths and tables would only get here.


In Other Gaming News

In other gaming news-  GPL purchased a brand new XBOX 360 and some new games.  The XBOX will be used for the monthly Teen Open Game Night and other programs. Games for the XBOX include Rock Band 2 and Beatles edition, Skate 2 and Call of Duty 3.


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Hey all you writers out there in GPL land.  Check out inkpop.   inkpop is a new online writing community aimed at the teen writing world run by Harper Collins Publisher.

From the website FAQ

  • inkpop is an online community that connects up-and-coming authors with talent spotters and publishing professionals in the teen market.
  • inkpop invites unpublished, published, and self-published authors to create their own personal inkpop page and post their books, short stories, essays, and poetry for public viewing.
  • Visitors can comment on submissions and choose their top five favorites. inkpop counts the number of times a project appears to be among the five favorites of community members and uses that information to rank the projects
  • It costs nothing to create a profile, to upload your writing work, or to read and recommend the books, short stories, essays, and poetry you find on inkpop.
  • Registration is required.

Go to http://inkpop.com/ for more information.


Introducing the WOWmobile

In April GPL rolled out it’s newest service the WOWmobile aka the mobile library or bookmobile.   The Georgetown Public Library WOWmobile  (Words on Wheels) provides personalized, comprehensive library service to people who may have difficulty visiting our community library–including seniors, the physically limited, and children and teens.  The WOWmobile carries a range of items including books for children, teens and adults, reference books, bestsellers, large print titles, CDs and DVDs.

 

During the summer the bookmobile will stop at area schools, the GISD administration building, the Georgetown Tennis Center and various apartment complexes to reach kids and teens.  All you need is a GPL library card and the ability to visit the WOWmobile at one of it’s stops.  So if you can’t make it to the library, the library will now come to you. For a list of stops and times visit the library website and click on the Bookmobile tab of the Events calender.

 

For more information visit the WOWmobile’s website.


It’s a Video Game-a-Palooza!

 

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It’s a video game-a-palooza! We’ll have both the xbox and the Wii up and running with all of your favorite games to choose from. Dress as your favorite video game character and play in a mini Super Smash Brothers tournament. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The fun will be happening on Saturday, April 19 at 2 pm. Contact Teen Librarian Melissa Mote at (512) 930-8130 x8710 or melissa.mote@georgetown.org with any questions. Come geek out!


It’s August….. now what?

Now we have a little something called Are You Game? Teen Open Gaming. There will be 2 open gaming afternoons in August. The first one is on Wednesday August 13th from 4-6 pm. The second one is Friday August 22nd from 4-6 pm. Show off your moves with DDR and Guitar Hero. Play games on a PS2 and the Nintendo Wii. Or bring your own stuff. And don’t forget your friends. Challenge someone to a board or card game. Sodas and munchies will be provided

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January Teen Events @ GPL

Teen Open Game Night

January 22, 2010 from 6-8 pm.

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Teens ages 12-18. Rock on with Guitar Hero and  Guitar Hero: World Tour.  New games for the Wii including Guitar Hero 5, Wii Resort Sports, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, and  Super Mario Galaxy.  Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library we now have 2 42″ flat screen televisions.   Play games on a PS2 and the Nintendo Wii. Or bring your own stuff. And don’t forget your friends. 6-8 pm in the Hewlett Room. Sodas and snacks provided.

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or visit https://library.georgetown.org/events.yacalendar.php or email bking@georgetown.org

Animanga @ GPL

Saturday January 23, 2010 from  3-4:30 pm

Tanimangalogoeens ages 12-18.  Share your passion and obsession with others like you.  Watch Anime, discuss Manga, draw, preview new Manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials.

We’ll be making origami balloons and boxes and watching Mushi-Shi.

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or visit https://library.georgetown.org/events.yacalendar.php or email bking@georgetown.org


Jedi Training Camp at BookPeople in Austin

Have you ever wanted to use the Force and train as a Jedi? For kids ages 6-16 now is your chance. The bookstore BookPeople in Austin is hosting a Jedi Training Camp February 18-20, 2012. According to their website they still have room! Check out their website for more information. http://starwarscamp.wordpress.com/

 

The Georgetown Public Library is not associated with this program.  We are merely providing a link to a cool program hosted by an outside party.

 

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Job Readiness Training

Are you looking for work?

The Rec Center is  here to help you:

  • Market yourself to employers
  • Network for success
  • Learn how to fill out online job applications
  • Learn about the hidden job market
  • Create resumes and cover letters that get attention

Please join us for Job Readiness Training at the Georgetown Rec Center/Teen Center.  Instructor Pamela Weber will cover various topics, including: developing job searches, resume writing, interviewing skills, and keeping a new job.  Job Readiness classes are offered at no cost to participants and are open to the public. Please register your youth, students, family members and individuals who are unemployed and are looking for work.

To be a successful employee, it is necessary to have a wide range of employable skills. These job readiness training sessions focus on developing skills in job searching, interviewing and keeping a new job. The trainings will also teach individuals how to keep a job once they get one. They help individuals develop a good work ethic. Instruction in showing up to work on time, being a good team member, having a good attitude and being helpful on the job may be part of the job retention curriculum.

Monday, March 28                 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, March 30           5:30-7:30pm

Friday, April 1                        5:30-7:30pm

These classes are sponsored by The Georgetown Project and are FREE to participants, but space is limited. Please register early by calling the Georgetown Recreation Center at 930-3596!

There are three sessions to choose from!


July Animanga Club

Animanga Club for July has been moved to Saturday July 16, 2011 at 3:00.   The date was changed due to the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  My apologies to anyone who showed up this past Saturday.

Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Soda and Pocky.  Teens ages 12-18.


July Animanga Club Has Been Cancelled

Sorry Animanga Club members but the July 7, 2012 meeting has been cancelled.  I will see everyone on Saturday August 4, 2012 from 3-4:30.

 

Mark your calendars now for Saturday September 8, 2012 for ShobouCon our Anime/Manga mini con here at the Georgetown Public Library.  Stay tuned for more details.

 


July Meeting of the Animanga Club

Hey Animanga Club… July’s meeting  is our trip to see “Avatar: The Last Airbender” at the City Lights Theatres in Georgetown.  We will be attending the movie on Saturday July 17, 2010 for the 4:25 pm showing.  Club members meet directly at the City Lights Theatres in the lobby at 3:45.   Movie tickets will be paid for by the library.  If you want food and drink you will need to bring your own money.   Directions to the movie theater can be found at www.citylightstheatres.com/directions-georgetown.

For more information contact Bethni King at bethni.king@georgetown.org or 631.7716.


June Animanga Club

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Join us tomorrow from 3-4:30 for the June meeting of the Animanga Club. Friends + movie + pocky = awesome.


Last Day to Log Summer Reading

Summer: Read Stuff  Do Stuff  Eat Stuff

The Teen Summer Reading Program is almost over.   Keep in mind that Wednesday July 27, 2011 at midnight is the last chance to enter you reading into the online reading log and qualify for prizes.  Read 10 or more hours and you will be qualified for the chance to win a $50 gift card to Target or Best Buy.

 

Summer: Read Stuff  Do Stuff  Art Stuff

Also, the winner of the Teen Summer Reading Art Show will be announced on Friday July 29, 2011.  The winner will  receive a $50 gift certificate to Hobby Lobby.

 


Last Day to Turn in Art for the Teen Art Show

The last day to turn in pieces for this summer’s  Teen Art Show  is Sunday July 8th.  Best in Show will receive a $50 gift certificate to Hobby Lobby.  The Teen Art Show is hanging upstairs on “the Bridge” and down the hallway with the meeting rooms.  Come by and see all the terrific work done by some talented local teens.  Visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org/teen-summer-art-show-2012/ for more information including categories, rules, and entry forms.


Last week of the Teen Summer Reading Program

I can’t believe the last week of the Teen Summer Reading Program is here.  *tear rolls down cheek* *sniff sniff* For the final week we will be watching  anime and learning about a Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Anime Screening

Wednesday July 27 @ 3:00

Watch anime while snacking on popcorn and drinks.

 

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Friday July 29 @ 3:00

Join us as we learn about the ancient art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony.  Then make some tea, eat Japanese snacks,  and girls try on a kimono.

All Teen Summer Reading Programevents are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org

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Lego Robots Program July 22, 2011

Please note: the Lego Robots program taking place on July 22, 2011  from 3-5 pm requires pre-registration.  This program is limited to 24 people.  To register call 930-7157 or go to the Children’s Desk @ GPL.  Registration is open now.   So, go ahead, register now.  You know you wanna. 


Library Closed August 1-5 for Inventory

Attention everyone.  I am sorry to inform you that the library will be closed Monday – Friday August 1-5, 2011 for inventory and other projects.  The library will reopen on Saturday August 6, 2011.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause you and any symptoms you may experience from library withdrawal.   Rest assured, we will miss you too.  Thanks.


Library Closed Friday February 4, 2011

It’s a winter wonderland out there.  So the library is closed today Friday February 4, 2011.  Sadly this means that the Teen Open Game Night scheduled for tonight is canceled.   The next game night is March 4, 2011 same time and place.   Animanga Club is still scheduled for tomorrow at 3:00.

Enjoy the snow day!


Library Closed Monday May 28

The library will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. We will have regular hours during the preceding weekend and services will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29.

 

So come in over the weekend and check out books, movies, and music to get you started on Summer Vacation!  Don’t forget that the Teen Summer Reading program starts Wednesday June 6, 2012 at 3:00.


Library closed on MLK, Jr. Day

The Georgetown Public Library will be closed on Monday January 16, 2012 for MLK day. So come in on the weekend to stock up on books. The library will reopen on Tuesday January 17, 2012.


Library Closed Wednesday July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!  The library will be closed to celebrate the holiday on Wednesday July 4, 2012.  We will reopen on Thursday July 5, 2012 at 9:00.


Library Hours for the Next Two Weeks

Georgetown Public Library hours for the next two weeks will be: Monday December 19 through Thursday December 22 open 9-6. Closed Friday December 23 through Sunday December 26. Tuesday December 27 through Friday December 30 open 9-6. Saturday December 31 open 9-5. Closed Sunday and Monday January 1-2. Reopen regular hours on Tuesday January 3, 2012. So come on in and grab something to read, watch, or listen to over the break.


Library will be closed October 1-5

The library will be closed Monday through Friday, October 1-5, for inventory and housekeeping. The drive-through bookdrop will be open so that you may return materials.

 

We will not be answering the phone during this period.  You will not be able to come into the building.  The bookmobile will not run during this week.  So, come to the library the weekend before to stock up on books and other things.  Try not to miss us to much.

 

The library will reopen on Saturday October 6, 2012.  See ya then.

 


Library will be Closed on Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.  Regular hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6.  Have a fun and safe holiday weekend.


Life-Size Candy Land is Coming to the Library!

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Remember Candy Land from when you were a kid? Remember how badly you wanted to jump inside the board and race through the Peppermint Forest, say what’s up to Lord Licorice, and eat some gum drops on the way to the Candy Castle? Now is your chance! This Saturday from 1-3 pm, Candy Land is coming to life at the library. We will be playing Candy Land, but it will be giant, and the candy will be real. You can even dress up as your favorite Candy Land character. Enjoy creating your own gingerbread house masterpiece and a movie if you’d like, too. Friends, nostalgia, and sugar? What could be better!


Live Music Nights at the Teen Center/ Rec Center

Calling all band members! Live Music Nights at the Teen Center/ Recreation Center are starting up again in September! If you or your band would like somewhere to perform they have space for you! Call Katie Sofranko at 931-2744 for more info.


Lost and Found Party

Shout out to everyone who took part in this year’s Read it Forward program.  Especially the people who read the book and attended the wrap up party.  A flying time was had by all as we made paper airplanes, played Wii, made candy airplanes and duct tape crafts, and snacked on pizza and soda.  Congratulations to Julia from Benold Middle School- this year’s grand prize winner of an iPod shuffle.

Click here to see more pictures of the Lost and Found party.


Love Bites Anit-Valentine’s Day Party

 

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Celebrate your aversion to sappy love stories with our Anti-Valentine’s Day party! We’ll have a terrible love poetry contest, broken heart pinata, and more! For teens ages 12-18, February 1 4, 4:30 pm.


March Animanga Club

The next meeting of the  Animanga Club will be Saturday March 3, 2012 from 3-4:30.  

 

Bring your fan art to the meeting!  Your art will be displayed downstairs in the Teen Area of the library and may have a chance to appear in the Williamson County Sun newspaper.  So don’t be shy.  Bring your art to the meeting.  Do It!

 

Welcome Otaku. Anime and Manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Teens ages 12-18

 

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org


March Teen Events @GPL

Saturday March 20, 2010 is Animanga Club @ GPL 3-4:30 pm.  Welcome Otaku. Anime and Manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles,  and help the library purchase related materials. This month we are watching Gunslinger Girl.  Sodas and snacks provided.  Free and open to teens ages 12-18

Friday March 26, 2010 is Teen Open Game Night.    Play Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero: World Tour, MarioKart, Super Smash Brothers Brawl and much more. Play on a PS2 and the Nintendo Wii. Or bring your own gear. And don’t forget your friends. 6-8 pm in the Hewlett Room. Sodas and snacks provided. Free and open to teens ages 12-18

For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551or email bking@georgetown.org or visit the events calendar at https://teenspace.georgetown.org/events-calendar/


MarioKart Tournament for the Wii

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The first ever video game tournament at GPL is almost here!  October is the month to crush your opponents, take the title, and win the glory.  You don’t even need a driver’s license.

Join us for a fast paced, action packed, racing month during October.  MarioKart for the Wii is the game.  Dominate over other players to take home the glory, victory, and $50 gift card to Game Stop.

Click here for more information and to preregister.

Qualifying rounds are October 3 and 17, 2009

Registration  1:00

Racing   begins at 2:00

Finals are October 24, 2009

Sign in 1:00

Showdown   2:00

Prizes

1st place:  $50 gift card to Game Stop

2nd Place:  $30 gift card to Game Stop

3rd Place:  $20 gift card to


May Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The next Teen Advisory Board meeting is this Friday May 4, 2012 from 5-6 pm. This month we’ll be discussing the Teen Summer Reading program. We are looking for ideas on things to do and prizes. Now is the time to share your ideas on what events to have at the library, what materials to purchase, and other ways to make the library a better place for teens. It’s your chance to boss us around. Teens in grades 6-12. Snacks and drinks served. Click here for more information or contact Bethni King at bethni.king@georgetown.org or 512.931.7716


May Teen Open Game Night

This is it.  The final Teen Open Game Night of the school year.  Join us for Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero: World Tour. Play games on a PS2 and the Nintendo Wii. Or bring your own stuff. And don’t forget your friends. 6-8 pm in the Hewlett Room. Sodas and snacks provided.   Game night is open to teens ages 12-18.  For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org/


MLK Youth Service Day at the Teen Center

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Pssst…need volunteer hours? Check out the MLK Youth Service Day at the Georgetown Teen Center to earn service hours while participating in your community in a meaningful way. Show up at 9 am on Monday, January 20 (you’re off of school – yay!) to participate in a variety of service projects, including playing games with seniors, park clean-up, and making care packages for nursing home residents. You will earn 4.5 service hours, and there will be pizza! The service day is open to students in grades 9-12. For more information, visit The Georgetown Project.


More Pictures from the Teen Summer Reading Progam

More pictures from this summer’s Teen Summer Reading: Read Stuff  Do Stuff  Eat Stuff have been added to FlickrClick here to see pictures from events that took place in July.  *sigh* It’s officially over.  But you can still come to GPL to hang out, stay cool, read, bug me, play games.  Whatever.  Thanks for a great summer.


New Games for the Wii and Xbox 360

Looking for something to do over winter break?  Stop by the Teen Space @ GPL and play the the Wii or Xbox 360 with Kinect.  We have some new games for both the Wii and Xbox and Kinect.

Wii Games

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Star Wars Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels

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Mario Party 8

New Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Smashbros. Brawl

Wii Sports

Wii Sports Resort

Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV party

Boom Blox

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

 

Xbox 360

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Skate 2

Plants vs Zombies

Kinect

Just Dance 3

Dance Central

Wipe Out

Kinect Sports

Kinect Adventures!

Disneyland  Adventures

 


New Teen Space in the works at GPL

New and improved things are happening for teens at GPL. Right now there is a new physical teen space under way. The area is specifically for teens to hang out, do homework etc. The teen space is located on the first floor by the windows conveniently close to the computers and the Red Poppy Coffee Shop. A couple of months ago Teen Advisory Board members and other assorted volunteers moved the books, magazines, and videos. (See the before picture below) At the moment, the space is being painted red. Apple Red. Very Red. The color was chosen by the Teen Advisory Board and will look spectacular. There are more things in store such as removable stickers for the walls, new rugs, and new booths. Stay tuned for further updates and pictures.

 

 

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New Young Adult Book Finding Tool

Don’t you just hate when you can’t find something interesting to read.  Well, to borrow a well known phrase, there’s an app for that.  Introducing the Teen Book Finder brought to you by  YALSA the Young Adult Library Services Association a division of the American Library Association.

 

Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder is free and was generously funded by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  The app offers easy access to the titles honored each year by YALSA.  Search for books by title, author, genre, award, or list; create a reading list with the favorites button; share what you’re reading on Facebook and Twitter; and find a copy of the book in your local library, all from one screen! Not sure where to start? YALSA offers three hot picks on the homepage each day.

 

The Teen Book Finder is currently available for iPod Touch,  iPhone or iPad.  An Android version of the app is planned for later in 2012.

 


Nightmare on 8th Street

Halloween! Halloween! Our favorite time of year! This year we are having two spook-tacular weeks of fun leading up to the 31st.

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First, get excited for Halloween by joining us at 5 PM on Friday, October 18th for a showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas. The evening will be equal parts spooky and silly, with a sing-along and scrumptious snacks.

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Our big Halloween bash will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 3 PM. The library will be transformed into a haunted house – the perfect location for a MURDER! Put on your detective hat and help solve a murder mystery in a haunted insane asylum. Costumes are encouraged, and creepy snacks will of course be served. Come on and get spooooky!


November Animanga Club

Animanga Club is this Saturday November 3, 2012 from 3-4:30.  Welcome Outtake. Anime and manga lovers share your passion with others like you. Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, preview new manga titles, eat snacks, and help the library purchase related materials. Teens ages 12-18 For more information call Bethni King at 930-3551 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org


Official Hobbit Movie Trailer Released

The long-awaited first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has  been released.    Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.  Directed by Peter Jackson the movie is coming December 14, 2012.   I can’t wait.

Watch the official trailer.

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Pictures and Video from the Summer of Awesome

Ok, One more post about the Summer of Awesome: Teen Summer Reading Program.  Here are some pictures and videos showing all the fun we had this summer.  If you were with us, great!  If not, not so great.  Here is a look at what you missed.  And I expect to see you next summer.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=46EB6EEE3E768415


Pictures from the Teen Summer Reading Program

Here are the photos so far from this summer’s Teen Summer Reading: Read Stuff  Do Stuff  Eat Stuff

Follow the link to Flickr to see the photos.   We’ve been having so much fun it’s hard to believe that the summer reading program is almost over.    More photos will be added after the last three events of the summer. *wipes tear from eye*


PostSecret Art Project Now Online

The PostSecret online photo gallery is here!  Click here to see secrets already on display at GPL.  Check back because more will be added throughout the month.  Don’t worry, there’s still time to make and submit your secret.

The rules are simple:

  • Anyone in grades 6-12 can participate.
  • Anonymously contribute a secret on a postcard.  Make sure your name is nowhere to be seen.  It’s a secret after all.
  • Reveal anything- as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.
  • Be brief.  Be legible.  Be Creative.
  • Secrets should be postcard sized.
  • Drop them off at any Georgetown Public Library “mailbox” beginning March 1, 2009. Mailboxes are bright red and will be scattered throughout the library.
  • Postcards will be displayed in the library and online.

The secrets can be serious or funny.  Make the postcards on your own or stop by the Teen Space and create one.  Make sure to keep checking as new secrets will be posted throughout the month.

This project was inspired by the PostSecret books.  Check them out here.  My secret: a PostSecret Book, A lifetime of Secrets: a PostSecret BookPostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives, The Secret lives of Men and Women: a PostSecret Book

For questions or more information contact Ms. Bethni at 930.3 551 or at bking@georgetown.org


Pretty Little Liars

First there was Gossip Girl, then Vampire Diaries.  Joining the ranks of young adult books made into a tv show is Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family.   The tv show is based on the series by Sara shepard that follows Spencer, Emily, Hanna and Aria-  a group of pretty, popular rich girls with deadly secrets.   A friend of theirs has disappeared and someone is stalking the friends claiming to know all about them.  Who is the stalker and who are these girls who are more than they appear?

The show debuts on ABC Family on June 18, 2010.  For more information on the tv show visit the ABC Family website.

For more information on the books visit the series website.

GPL owns the entire series: Pretty Little Liars, Flawless, Perfect, Unbelievable, Wicked, Killer, and Heartless.


Read a New Book Month

Guess what.  December is Read a New Book Month!  During this busy time of year take a moment to relax, unwind and read a book that’s new to you.  If you feel daring, pick a book outside of the genres or types of books you normally read.  The upcoming break from school is the perfect chance to come to the library and find a new book to read.  And bonus, it won’t cost you anything.

 

Coming Soon: New Books


Read it Forward 2014

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Get in the game…. Read! It’s time for the sixth annual Read it Forward adventure to begin. Once again, the Georgetown ISD middle schools partner with the Georgetown Public Library to offer this exciting and creative reading experience.  Read it Forward is open to kids in 6-8 grades.

 

Over 300 copies of Pop  by Gordon Korman have been scattered around Benold Middle School, Forbes Middle School, Tippit Middle School, the Georgetown Public Library, and even the public library’s WOWmobile. The first students to find the books start the reading chain.  It’s simple: find  the book… read the book… share the book.

 

Each book comes with instructions telling you exactly what you need to do after you find a book. GPL is providing a website that will track each participant as well as reader comments. Click the Read it Forward graphic above or look for a link on any of the participating campus library web pages.

 

Read the book already? Great! That counts. If you have already read the book, do still visit the website and make sure you are counted as having participated in the program.

 

A great big thank you to the Sun City Georgetown Kiwanis Club for by purchasing all the books for this year. Thank You. Read it Forward would not have been possible without your generous support.

 

The Georgetown Public Library will host a wrap up party on Saturday, March 29, from 2:30-4 pm.  So, read the book, pass it on, get the invitation from your school librarian, and then party. We’ll celebrate the end of Read it Forward with pizza, activities, game day snacks, and a grand prize drawing. This year the winner of the Grand Prize drawing will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch tablet.  Yeah, you read that right.

 

How to Read it Forward

Find a copy of Pop? Great. Here’s what to do.

1) Read the book.

2) Complete the Read it Forward online survey

3) See your librarian to be added to the party invites

4) READ-IT-FORWARD, pass the book on to a friend.

5) Attend the party in March for fun & prizes!

 

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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Thank you Jennifer Nielsen, this year’s Read it Forward author, for letting us know about this great opportunity.  All you writers and artists out there go and check  out the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. It’s so cool.        Who knows, it could be you.


Science in the Movies

Join 1000 friends and family for the most exciting educational event of the year. You’ll experience hands on science and witness amazing stunt demonstrations by renowned movie stunt expert Steve Wolf and his team of professional stuntmen! Featuring live music, great food, swimming, zip line rides and much more, this kid-friendly event will ignite the love of science in adults and children and raise money for The America’s Future Scientist Fund.

Date: Sunday January 22, 2012

Where: The event will be held at the Stunt Ranch & Fire Lake Event Center 13317 Fitzhugh Road Austin, TX 78736

Kids under 16 get in and eat free (courtesy of Gatti’s Pizza). Tickets are $15 in advance ($25 on the day of the event). Educators receive a 25% discount on tickets. Enter discount code 2pct5 at checkout to activate discount.

Click here to buy tickets in advance and learn more. This event will sell out quickly so order your tickets now.


Seventeen Magazine Writing Contest

Some girls just have a way with words. And a story to tell. And could definitely find a way to spend an extra $5,000.

If that sounds like you then you have to enter the Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest.

Seventeen, Figment, and Scholastic are teaming up to bring you this year’s fiction contest! One lucky winner will get a $5,000 cash prize, the opportunity to have her story published on Seventeen.com, and a phone call with  Maggie Stiefvater, author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy – Shiver, Linger, and Forever.

To enter, all you need to do is write an amazing, completely original story about absolutely anything, of no more than 500 words. Sounds doable, right?

 

Follow these links for more information.

http://figment.com/contests/seventeen/

http://www.seventeen.com/fun/articles/fiction-contest?click=SVN_NEW


ShobouCon

ShobouCon is coming! What is ShobouCon you ask? ShobouCon is a free mini Manga/Anime convention at the Georgetown Public Library. Saturday September 3, 2011 from 1-6 Pm. For ages 9 and up. Special Guests include voice actors R. Bruce Elliot and Jonathan Osborne. Activities include fan panels, gaming, anime screenings, a Cosplay Cafe, and a Cosplay Runway. Cosplay is encouraged! For more info visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org/shoboucon/


ShobouCon is almost here!

ShobouCon is the first Manga and Anime convention held at the Georgetown Public Library this Saturday September 3, 2011  from 1-6 pm.  The event is free and open to people 9 and up.

Special Guests include voice actors R. Bruce Elliott and Jonathan Osborne.   Activities include fan panels, gaming, anime screenings, a Cosplay Cafe, and a Cosplay Runway.  For event schedule and more info visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org/shoboucon/

Be sure to stop by the registration desk  when  you arrive to pick up a conference badge, tickets for the Cosplay Cafe, and to put your name in for random drawings held throughout the day.

Don’t forget to Cosplay.  Cosplay as your favorite character and strut your stuff on the Cosplay Runway.  This is your chance to show off your skills and style.


ShobouCon Update

It’s almost time for ShobouCon.  A schedule is now posted here.  Be sure to stop by the registration desk  when  you arrive to pick up a conference badge, tickets for the Cosplay Cafe, and to put your name in for random drawings held throughout the day.  Check out the links to the Anime News Network profiles for special guests R. Bruce Elliott and Jonathan Osborne.

Don’t forget to Cosplay.  Cosplay as your favorite character and strut your stuff on the Cosplay Runway.  This is your chance to show off your skills and style.


Spring Break Trashion Show

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Turn trash into fashion for a Spring Break boredom buster! Exercise your creative powers to recycle a variety of materials we usually throw away into wearable art. Think soda tab chainmail, newspaper dresses, duct tape vests…the possibilities are endless. After making your creation, either individually or with a team, hit the runway and model your work for our panel of judges, Project Runway style. Some trash will be provided, but feel free to bring your own clean, usable recycled items such as chip bags, candy wrappers, soda cans, egg cartons, plastic bottles, and more. The event will take place on Friday, March 14 at 2 pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Contact Teen Librarian Melissa Mote at (512) 930-8130 x.8710 or melissa.mote@georgetown.org with any questions.


Student Art Hop

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Hey, artists! The deadline for the Student Art Hop is upon us. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to showcase your work – submit images of your artwork by this Friday, October 18th.

The Student Art Hop is a juried exhibition of artwork from Texas high school students, sponsored by Georgetown Art Works. The selected pieces will be on display at the brand new Georgetown Art Center and the Williamson County Museum from November 15 – December 1. The competition is open to all 2D, 3D, photography, and film works. Best in Show will be awarded $750 in cash and art supply gift certificates.Visit the Student Art Hop webpage for more details.

So get those pieces in! I’ve seen what you guys are capable of creating, and it’s pretty awesome. Take your art beyond the walls of the Teen Space and to a proper art show!


Summer Is Here!

Summer is here and so is Fantastical: Teen Summer Reading Program 2009.  To start the summer off right, how about a little laser tag and mobile game unit provided by Games2U.  Join us at GPL on Friday June 5 from 4-6 pm to play video games in a self-powered, climate-controlled Mobile Video Game Theater with state-of-the-art electronics, lighting, and sound, including multiple flat-screen HDTV displays inside and outside. To cool off come inside, join a team, and play laser tag in the upstairs meeting rooms.  All summer reading events are FREE and open to teens 12-18 years old.

For more information go to the Teen Summer Reading Program page at http://teensummer.georgetown.org or email bking@georgetown.org

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Summer of Awesome: Week 3

This week express yourself and amaze your friends and family @ GPL during the Summer of Awesome.

Airbrush Tattoos

Wednesday June 23, 2010 from 3-5 get an airbrush tattoo.  Express yourself with these colorful, temporary tattoos.  While you wait,  enjoy sodas and snacks, video games and board games.

Magic Workshop

Have you ever wondered how magic is done?  Do you want to learn some magic yourself?  Then join us Friday June 25, 2010 from 3-5 for a magic workshop.  Kent Cummins brings his magic know how to the library.  He will amaze you with a short magic show, then let you in on the secrets.   Learn for yourself how to amaze and astound friends and family.

These programs are part of the Summer of Awesome: Teen Summer Reading Program. The Teen Summer Reading Program is free and open to teens ages 12-18.

You can start logging in and keeping track of your reading to earn prizes.  The Teen Art Show is also under way.  Bring in your traditional art, photographs and digital art.

Click here (or graphic)  to learn more about the summer of awesome: teen summer reading program.

Click here (or graphic) to learn more about the summer of awesome: teen art show.

For more information contact Bethni King at 931-7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org or visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org


Summer Reading 2013 KICKOFF PARTY

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It’s here! The solution to that endless, dreadful summer boredom. Georgetown Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party is TOMORROW! Get thee to the library at 3 pm! Hypnotist Rodney Rash will dazzle us, pizza and brownies will be eaten, general antics will ensue, and a sweet giveaway bag will be awarded to the lucky raffle winner.

 

Sign up online to start logging your reading tomorrow and be entered to win an iPad mini! Read fifteen hours to start, and get one entry. Every two hours after that gets you another entry. Feeling opinionated? Post a book review and get entered again. That iPad is almost yours…

 

Oh yeah, and if together you can read 1000 hours, you can beat me up challenge me to an epic duel. With cardboard tubes. It will rule (for you).

 

In the meantime, MAKE SOME ART and submit it to the Teen Summer Art Show. It’s your gallery. Own it. Drop off your creations at the Children’s Desk anytime.


Super SmashBros Brawl Tournament

Want to Smash something?  Enter a little friendly competition to find the best player at Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. Teens ages 12-18 are welcome to an all out tourney style brawl.  Join the mayhem as you battle for glory.  Saturday February 25, 2012 from 2-4 pm.   Prizes! Food!  Smashing! 


TAB Inaugural Meeting, Thursday 9/12

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Hey, bossy! Join us on Thursday at 4:30 in the Friends Room (218, upstairs) for the first Teen Advisory Board meeting of Fall 2013. There will be snacks, games, and rampant opinion-sharing. On the agenda: Halloween, new clubs (Sci-Fi Club anyone?), redecorating the Teen Space, and more. Share your ideas, make them happen, eat pizza. Bam!

Everyone is welcome, but please fill out a Teen Advisory Board application and bring it to the meeting if you have not already turned one in. Click on the link below to download an application.

Teen Advisory Board Application


TAB, TAB, TABbity TAB

Hey, bossypants! Do you have something to say about teen programming at the library? By joining the Teen Advisory Board, you can ensure that your voice will be heard. TAB members will work closely with the Teen Librarian, Ms. Melissa, to collaborate on teen library programming. Think the Teen Space needs a makeover? That Hunger Games party you’ve always longed for? TAB is your chance to get the ball rolling! Beginning in September, TAB will meet monthly to work on projects and make GPL the best place possible for teens.

 

An ideal TAB candidate is:

Motivated

Not afraid to speak their mind

Committed to making GPL an even more awesome space for teens

Imaginative – what do you want to see in the library of your wildest dreams?

 

Think you fit the bill? We are now accepting Teen Advisory Board applications. Pick one up in from the Children’s Desk or the bulletin board in the Teen Space, or print the one below. Return completed applications to Ms. Melissa or the Children’s Desk. Ms. Melissa will begin contacting applicants in mid-August with more details.

 

 

Teen Advisory Board Application


Taylor Swift releases new song from the Hunger Games Soundtrack

Taylor Swift has just released her song “Safe and Sound” for The Hunger Games soundtrack. Click the link to listen to the song. What do you think? Like? Dislike? Does it fit the movie? http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/12/23/hunger-games-taylor-swift-safe-sound/


Teen Advisory Board Meeting

 Teen Advisory Board is meeting Friday November 11, 2011 from 5-6 pmSnacks and drinks provided.

Hey!  Do you have ideas on how the library can improve services to teens?  Are there activities you want to see or books you would like the library to purchase?  Looking to hang out with other teens who love the library?   Do you have an opinion and just need to get it out?  Great, now’s your chance.  Go ahead, boss us around.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of people in grades 6-12 who are dedicated to making the library a better place for their fellow teens. They help with the teen summer reading program, teen programs and activities, and purchasing materials for the teen collection.  Bonus-  volunteering on TAB looks good on college applications and can count for community service hours.  If you, or a teen you know, are interested in joining TAB please stop by and talk to Ms. Bethni and fill out an application.  Go ahead,  boss us around

If you need more information or have any questions please call Teen Librarian Bethni King at 931.7716 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Teen Advisory Board is meeting Friday December 2, 2011 from 5-6 pmSnacks and drinks provided.

Hey!  Do you have ideas on how the library can improve services to teens?  Are there activities you want to see or books you would like the library to purchase?  Looking to hang out with other teens who love the library?   Do you have an opinion and just need to get it out?  Great, now’s your chance.  Go ahead, boss us around.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of people in grades 6-12 who are dedicated to making the library a better place for their fellow teens. They help with the teen summer reading program, teen programs and activities, and purchasing materials for the teen collection.  Bonus-  volunteering on TAB looks good on college applications and can count for community service hours.  If you, or a teen you know, are interested in joining TAB please stop by and talk to Ms. Bethni and fill out an application.  Go ahead,  boss us around.

If you need more information or have any questions please call Teen Librarian Bethni King at 931.7716or  email bethni.king@georgetown.org

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The next Teen Advisory Board meeting is this Friday February 3, 2012 from 5-6 pm.   This month we’ll be discussing the Teen Summer Reading program.  We are looking for ideas on things to do and prizes.  Now is the time to share your ideas on what events to have at the library, what materials to purchase, and other ways to make the library a better place for teens.  It’s your chance to boss us around.  Teens in grades 6-12.  Snacks and drinks servedClick here for more information or contact Bethni King at bethni.king@georgetown.org or 512.931.7716

 


Teen Art Show 2013

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Calling all artists! Let’s turn the library into a museum featuring your best work. The annual GPL Teen Art Show goes up this week. Look for paintings, drawings, collages, photography, digital art, sculptures, and more on display at the library through July 31.

 

To participate, bring your artwork to the library and fill out an entry form at the Children’s Desk. The deadline for submission is July 5, but the earlier you submit, the better your chances of snagging a good display spot are. Enter now for a chance to win a $50 Hobby Lobby gift card. Best in Show will be announced on July 12.

 

THE RULES:

 

1. 2D artwork must be no larger than 11” x 17” and must be matted. Sculpture or other 3D media must be no larger than 3’x3’x3’.
2. Participants must be between the ages of 12 – 18.
3. Up to 3 entries per person may be entered.
4. Artwork must be suitable for all audiences.
5. The Georgetown Public Library is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged artwork.
6. Pick up art beginning on July 31.


Teen Art Show Winners 2013

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Our Winners Wall

We are excited to announce the winners of this year’s Teen Art Show! It was certainly hard to choose among such amazing, creative entries. Georgetown teens really brought it this year! Best in Show goes to Madison, age 14, for her painting, “Beach House.” Madison is the winner of a $50 Hobby Lobby gift card. A winner has also been selected in each of the following categories: painting, drawing, 3D/sculpture, photography, and digital. All entries will be on display in the second floor bridge and hallway through July 31. Come bask in the artistic genius!

Beach House

Best in Show:  Madison, age 14, “Beach House”

Place to Sleep

Best Painting: Alan, age 15, “Place to Sleep”

Projectenshi

Best Drawing: Grace, age 14, “Projectenshi”

Engineered

Best 3D/Sculpture: Jessica, age 16, “Engineered”

Skyfelt Dandelion

Best Photography: Jessica, age 16, “Skyfelt Dandelion”

K9 Geometry

Best Digital: Everley, age 13, “K9 Geometry”


Teen Open Gaming Night

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The last Teen Open Game Night of the school year is Friday May 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at GPL. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Play Nintendo Wii and PS2.   We have 2 projectors for bigger than life action and two tv’s.  Show off your moves with DDR and Guitar Hero.  We now have Guitar Hero: World Tour.  Or bring your own stuff.   And don’t forget your friends. We’ll have drinks and munchies on hand.  Teen Open Game Night is sponsored by the TAB (Teen Advisory Board) at GPL.


Teen Read Week: Seek the Unknown

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Aliens and cyborgs and space ships, oh my! In honor of Teen Read Week (October 13-19), October’s bulletin board encourages us to “seek the unknown” IN SPACE! Let’s break it down: October is a spooky month. Space is awesome. Logic holds that you should kick back and read a space thriller this October. Here’s a little bit more about each featured title:

Quicksilver by R. J. Anderson

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To prevent the public from learning about Tori’s unusual (read: alien) DNA, technology “geek” Tori and her adoptive parents move to a new town and change their names.

 

Doomed by Tracy Deebs

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Pandora Walker unwittingly unleashes cyber Armageddon on her seventeenth birthday and must play a virtual reality game in order to save the world.

King of Thorn by Yuji Iwahara

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This post-apocalyptic manga series follows a teenage girl, Kasumi, who is chosen as a candidate for an experimental cure against the deadly Medusa virus, which has destroyed much of the world’s population.

Living Hell by Catherine Jinks

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Living Hell chronicles the transformation of a spaceship into a living organism, as seventeen-year-old Cheney leads the hundreds of inhabitants in a fight for survival while machines turn on them, treating all humans as parasites.

 

Human.4 by Mike Lancaster

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Twenty-first century fourteen-year-old Kyle was hypnotized when humanity was upgraded to 1.0 and he, incompatible with the new technology, exposes its terrifying impact in a tape-recording found by the superhumans of the future.

C.H.A.O.S:  Invasion by J. S. Lewis

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After his parents are killed in an automobile accident, sixteen-year-old Colt McAllister moves to Arizona where he is recruited by a secret organization (Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural) to join the battle against malevolent, supernatural creatures from another world.

I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore

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In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

Icons by Margaret Stohl

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After an alien force known as the Icon colonizes Earth, decimating humanity, four surviving teenagers must piece together the mysteries of their pasts–in order to save the future.

Twin Spica by Kou Yaginuma

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High school students IN SPACE! This manga series follows of a group of high school students training to become astronauts after Japan’s first human spaceflight launch ends in a deadly disaster.

The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey

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Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.


Teen Summer Art Show

Enter the Teen Summer Reading Art Show @ the Georgetown Public Library.

 

Best in Show wins a $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby!

 

Winner will be announced July 13, 2012.

 

There are four categories: Traditional Art, Photography, 3D Art, and Digital Art.

 

Rules

1. Artwork must be no larger than 11″ x 17″ and must be matted. Sculpture or other three dimensional media must be no larger than 3′ x 3′ x 3′.

 

2. Participants must be between the ages of 12-18.

 

3. Up to 3 entries per person may be entered. Artwork must be suitable for all audiences.

 

4. Georgetown Public Library is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged artwork.

 

5. All decisions are final.

 

Pick up an entry form at any desk @ GPL . Fill out the entry form and turn it in along with your artwork to the Children’s Desk on the first floor by July 8, 2012.

 

Deadline for submission: July 8, 2012

 

See the Teen Summer Art Show website for more details and an entry form.

 

Like us on Facebook for updates on all things teen summer reading.

 

For more information contact Bethni King at (512) 931-7716 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org

 


Teen Summer Reading 2013 Wrap-Up

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It’s over already?!!

 

 

Another excellent summer of teen reading (and antics) at GPL has come to a close. Congrats to Jacob B., age 12, winner of the iPad Mini drawing! The Duct Tape Olympics on Friday 8/2 were a glorious way to say farewell to summer reading. Duct Tape Olympics really brought out the sass…

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SASSKINI!

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Ceremonial duct tape medals were of course awarded.

But let’s not forget the…

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ZOMBIES!

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MAD DOCTORS!

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LASER MAZES!

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X-TREME MONSTERS!

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LAWN GNOMES!

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN?

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And FRIENDSHIP that made the summer so much fun! Here’s to GPL Teen Summer Reading 2013!


Teen Summer Reading Program

Summer’s here and the time is right… to Read Stuff  Do Stuff  Eat Stuff.  The temperature is blazing hot and you need something to do.   I humbly suggest to you the Teen Summer Reading Program.   This summer prepare to read, do fun things, and eat at the Georgetown Public Library. The Teen Summer Reading Program is open to everyone ages 12-18 or in 6-12 grades.

The Teen Summer Reading Program kicks off this Wednesday June 8, 2011 at 3:00.  Games 2U will provide their mobile video game theater and a Giant Hamster Ball.  There will also be other video and board games, Minute to Win It type games, a craft, and of course food.  Pizza, soda, and cookies to be exact.

The reading portion of the summer consists of you reading at least 10 hours over the months of June and July.  After the first 5 hours you get a coupon for a delicious cookie from the Red Poppy Cafe (the coffee shop located in the library).  After reading 10 hours you get a t-shirt and your name will go into the grand prize drawing for a gift certificate to either Target or Best Buy.  After 10 hours, keep reading just because you want to.

Click here to keep track of your reading online.  Here you will enter your time spent reading and submit reviews of thing things you’ve read. You must register online to earn the prizes.  Reading material includes books, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, manga, audio books, and e-books.  So grab something to read.  Then read to your sibling or your dog or yourself.  Just read something.  Lucky for you, the library is just the place to find something to read!

The doing  stuff consists of all the fun activities planned over the summer.  Almost every Wednesday and Friday in June and July there is something to do at the library.   Go to the Teen  Summer Reading Program webpage for a calendar of events.    Summer also brings the Teen Art Show.  If you are an artist, now is your chance to display your work.  Visit the Teen Summer Art Show webpage for a flyer, rules, and an entry form.

Eating stuff consists of all food and drinks served at each event.  See you at the library this summer.

For more information contact Bethni King at (512) 931-7716 or email bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Summer Reading Week 6

READ STUFF  DO STUFF  EAT STUFF

During the months of June and July, there are weekly programs for teens ages 12-18 on most Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:oo.   Come for the air conditioning, the food, and of course the fun.

Song Writing Workshop

Wednesday July 13 @ 3:00

Music fans, future stars, and songwriters gather at GPL on Wednesday for a songwriting class with Sue Young.  Learn the basics of songwriting by  writing a song as a group and then performing the  song.  No experience needed.  Food and drinks will be served.

 

 

PaperCraft

Friday July 15 @ 3:00

We will be making paper from scratch and making crafts using paper.   Prepare to get messy. 

Food and drinks will be served.

 

 

All Teen Summer Reading Programevents are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org

Like us on Facebook.  Search for Teen Space Gtown.


Teen Summer Reading Week 7

It’s the second to last week of the Teen Summer Reading Program.  This week we’ll have some fun playing with food and Lego Robots.

Teen Iron Chef

Wednesday July 20 @ 3:00

In the GPL arena one chef will reign supreme.  Create a culinary masterpiece from the secret ingredient.  Who will win?  We will be doing a no bake version of Iron Chef.   Food and drinks will be served.

 

Lego Robots

Friday July 22 @ 3:00

Create robots from scratch using Legos.  Then program the robots to do a simple skill.  Pre-registration is required for the limited number of spots.  Call the Children’s Desk at 512.930.7157 to register.   Food and drinks will be served.

 

All Teen Summer Reading Programevents are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org

Like us on Facebook.  Search for Teen Space Gtown.


Teen Summer Reading Winners

It’s hard to believe but the Teen Summer Reading Program is over.  I hope everyone had a good time and read a lot (or at least some) over the summer.    Don’t worry, you can keep reading and coming to the library.  I’ll be here and happy to see you.  Regularly scheduled events will not start up again until September.  With one exception- Animanga club will be held Saturday August 6, 2011 from 3:00 – 4:30.

Now on the announcement of the winners of the grand prizes for the reading portion of the summer and the art show. Two people were the winners of the grand prize gift certificates for the reading portion of the summer.

Congratulations to:

Mina age 14 won the $50 gift certificate to Target.  Hooray!

Katie age 14 won the $50 gift certificate to Best Buy.  Hooray!

Best of Show for the Teen Art Show goes to:

Megan age 16 for the photograph “Inspired by Yousuf Karsh”

Congratulations Megan.  She won a $50 gift certificate to Hobby Lobby.

And thanks to everyone who participated this summer.   More pictures will be posted sometime later this week on the website and the new Georgetown Teen Facebook page at

http://www.facebook.com/TeenSpaceGtown

So go like us and stay updated on all things happening for teens in Georgetown.


Teen Summer Reading: Week 1

READ STUFF  DO STUFF  EAT STUFF

During the months of June and July, there are weekly programs for teens ages 12-18 on most Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:oo.   Come for the air conditioning, the food, and of course the fun.

Kick Off

Wednesday June 8 @ 3 PM

The summer reading kick off! Games 2U will provide their mobile video game theater and a Giant Hamster Ball.  There will also be other video and board games, Minute to Win It type games, a craft, and of course food.  Pizza, soda, and cookies to be exact.

 

Cardboard Tube Fighting

Friday June 10 @ 3:00

It’s your chance to get medieval!  We will be decorating crowns and shields then breaking into two teams and fighting with cardboard tubes until one team emerges victorious.   Fight for honor, glory or love.  It doesn’t really matter, just be ready to have some fun.  Snacks and drinks will be served.

 

All Teen Summer Reading Program events are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Summer Reading: Week 1

 

The Teen Summer Reading Program at the Georgetown Public Library kicks off on Wednesday June 6 at 3 pm. There will be a mobile video game theater, giant hamster ball, more games, pizza, drinks, and ice cream sundaes.

 

Friday June 8 at 3 pm come make and decorate the cutest little desserts know as cake pops.  They are a cross between cake and a lollipop.  It promises to be a tasty time.

 

Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of your reading this summer for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

 

For more information about the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Teen Art Show contact Bethni King at 512.931.3551 or bethni.king@georgetown.org

 


Teen Summer Reading: Week 2

READ STUFF  DO STUFF  EAT STUFF

During the months of June and July, there are weekly programs for teens ages 12-18 on most Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:oo.   Come for the air conditioning, the food, and of course the fun.

Crafty Teens

Wednesday June 8 @ 3 PM

Crafty teens show off your creative side by making upcycled robots, or flowers from recycled book pages, or a mini bulletin board.  Make one or make them all.  It’s all up to you.  Snacks and drinks will be served.

 

Bollywood

Friday June 17 @ 3PM

Discover a whole new world with Bollywood. Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in India.  Bollywood films are most well known in this country for elaborate and long musicals.  Learn to dance Bollywood style, sample Indian food, make some crafts and watch a Bollywood film.

All Teen Summer Reading Program events are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Summer Reading: Week 2

This week cool off and relax at the library.  Wednesday June 13 @ 3pm we will be watching the movie “The Secret World of Arrietty”.   Popcorn and drinks will be served.

 

Friday June 15 @3 pm there will be a Fencing Demonstration with a chance to try fencing yourself.  Snacks and drinks will be served.

 

Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of your reading this summer for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

 

For more information about the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Teen Art Show contact Bethni King at 512.931.3551 or bethni.king@georgetown.org

 

 


Teen Summer Reading: Week 3

READ STUFF  DO STUFF  EAT STUFF

During the months of June and July, there are weekly programs for teens ages 12-18 on most Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:oo.   Come for the air conditioning, the food, and of course the fun.

Airbrush Tattoos

Wednesday June 22 @ 3:00

Have you ever drawn on yourself or wanted a tattoo?  Then Wednesday is your day.  An airbrush tattoo artist will be here to apply temporary tattoos.  Play some video or board games while you wait.   Snacks and drinks will be served.

 

 

 

 

Drawing Workshop

Friday June 24 @ 3:00

Learn how to draw Dragons and Fantasy figures with Tony Sansevera.  Tony is the artist of the murals in the Children’s Room at the library.  Snacks and drinks will be served.

 

All Teen Summer Reading Program events are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Summer Reading: Week 3

 

This week we will be having some crafty fun and spending time with live animals.  Programs are free and open to teens ages 12-18.

 

  On Wednesday June 20 @ 3:00 join us for crafts.  We will be making customized flip flops, string dolls, and duct tape creations.   Snacks and drinks will be served.

 

Friday June 22 @ 3:00 Zooniversity will be here.  Spend some up close and personal time with small exotic animals.

 

Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of your reading this summer for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

 

For more information about the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Teen Art Show contact Bethni King at 512.931.3551 or bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Summer Reading: Week 4

READ STUFF  DO STUFF  EAT STUFF

During the months of June and July, there are weekly programs for teens ages 12-18 on most Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:oo.   Come for the air conditioning, the food, and of course the fun.

I Am Number Four

Movie Screening

Wednesday June 29 @ 3:00

Extraordinary teen John Smith is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

The movie stars Alex Pettyfer, Diana Argon, Timothy Olyphant, and Teresa Palmer and is Rated PG-13.  Based on the book “I Am Number Four” by Pittacus Lore.  Popcorn and sodas will be served.

There is no program Friday July 1, 2011.  Enjoy the holiday weekend.  Have a great 4th of July!

All Teen Summer Reading Program events are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Summer Reading: Week 4

 

I can’t believe it’s already the last week of June.  Beat the heat and join us for some fun.

 

Wednesday June 27 @ 3:00 is airbrush tattoos, video and board games,  snacks and drinks.  Satisfy that urge to decorate yourself with temporary airbrush tattoos. Drinks and snacks provided.

 

Friday June 29 @3:00 come make a one of a kind t-shirt.  Use your creative side to design a picture and apply it to a t-shirt using bleach.  T-shirts and all supplies provided.  Drinks and snacks provided.

 

Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of your reading this summer for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

 

For more information about the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Teen Art Show contact Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Summer Reading: Week 5

READ STUFF  DO STUFF  EAT STUFF

It’s hard to believe, but the teen summer reading program is halfway over.  Four more weeks left and there is still plenty of fun to be had by all.  This week chill with a craft and relax with yoga and smoothies.

Crafty Teens

Wednesday July 6 @ 3:00

Join us as we make homemade Not-So-Cute Critters.  We will supply the patterns and the materials.  You will make the cutest or scariest felt dolls ever.  No sewing required.  Make one for yourself or as a present.   Snacks and drinks will be served.

 

Yoga and Smoothies

Friday July 8 @ 3:00

Get ready to have lots of fun doing yoga with Jane Estes, making smoothies and snacking on healthy treats.  Wahoo… a day full of things that are good for you and fun.  Dress comfortably in loose clothing.  Please bring your own towel or yoga or exercise mat.

 

All Teen Summer Reading Program events are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org


Teen Summer Reading: Week 6

It’s hare to believe that the Fourth of July is over and we are staring down at the last three weeks of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

 

Wednesday July 11 @ 3:00 Mu Sool Won will show us some self defense techniques.

 

Friday July 13 @ 3:00 become a detective or one of the suspects and see if you can solve the Mystery of the Black Widow Killer.  Drinks and snacks provided.

 

Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of your reading this summer for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

 

For more information about the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Teen Art Show contact Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org

 


Teens’ Top Ten List

Teens’ Top Ten, an annual best books list, was announced earlier this week. Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Teens’ Top Ten is sponsored by YALSA a division of the American Library Association.  Follow the link to see the top ten and the other nominees. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/teenreading/teenstopten/teenstopten.cfm  Then see what the fuss is about by checking the books out at the Georgetown Public Library.

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Teens’ Top Ten Winners!

Over the past two months, teens all over the country weighed in on the best YA lit newcomers of the past year. Your votes (all 32,000 of them!) have been tallied and the winners announced! Think of these like the Teen Choice Awards of books.

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10. Butter by Erin Jade Lange

9. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

8. Every Day by David Levithan

7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin

6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

5. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

4. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

2. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Which ones have you read? Do you agree with the list? Read more about the winning titles and watch a cute video at the YALSA blog.


Teenspace Facebook Page

Guess what?   Teenspace @ GPL has a brand spanking new Facebook page.  Go like us.  Keep up to date with  library programs and resources and other things of interest to teens around the city.  Search for Teen Space Gtown  or find us at   http://www.facebook.com/TeenSpaceGtown

Go like us now.  Now I tell you.


Texas Book Festival 12th Annual Fiction Contest

Calling all writers! The Texas Book Festival 12th Annual Fiction Contest is accepting entries NOW through July 27. This is a great opportunity to get your work *actually published* and there is a sweet cash prize. Here’s the DL:

 
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Deadline: Entries must be submitted online no later than July 27, 2013.

 

Prizes:
Winners in each division will receive a cash prize: $250 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third. In addition, winners will be awarded a plaque, have their stories published on the TBF website, and be invited to participate on a panel during the Texas Book Festival weekend Oct. 26-27. The Book Festival will provide accommodations for the first-place winners and their family for one night.

 

Contest Rules:

  • Entries must be an original piece of fiction, no more than 2,000 words in length and adhering to the theme.
  • Submitted entries are considered in three divisions: grades 7-8; grades 9-10; and grades 11-12.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • The submissions will be judged by educators, authors, and community leaders.
  • Judges will look for excellence in use of dialogue, character development, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution.

Check out the Texas Book Festival website for more information. Get those entries in!


Thanksgiving and Library Hours

Happy Turkey Day everyone!  Remember that the library will  close early at 6:00 on Wednesday November 23 and will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 24 & 25.  We will reopen with regular hours on Saturday November 26.  Have a safe and filling holiday.


Thanksgiving Hours 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at the Georgetown Public Library! In honor of Turkey Day the library will be closing early at 6:00 on Wednesday November 21. The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 22 & 23. We will reopen for business at 9:00 on Saturday November 24. Have a safe and wonderful holiday.

 

 

 


The Artist’s Booth

Calling all teen musicians. Check out this opportunity to show off your skills.

“The Artist’s Booth” is currently seeking musicians to audition for it Opening Night Event in Georgetown. We need musicians who can play the piano, violin, acoustic guitar, horn and wind instruments. Vocalist are encouraged to audition as well. You must be at least 12 to 18 years old and available the night of the event – December 17, 2011. This is a no pay event, but each artist will receive local exposure, prizes, and/or rewards. The auditions begin Saturday, October 29, 2011 thru November 5, 2011, from 4pm to 6pm. For more information, please contact us asap. There are only twelve spots available, so sign up for an audition today!!

http://www.artistsbooth.webs.com/

 

 

This is not a City of Georgetown sponsored event.

http://www.facebook.com/TeenSpaceGtown


The Authors are Coming! The Authors are Coming!

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What are you doing this Saturday? Austin Teen Book Festival is descending upon the Austin Convention Center, a mere half an hour away from Georgetown. Maggie Stiefvater (who’s excited for Dream Thieves?!), Sarah Dessen, Rob Thomas, AND Holly Black will be speaking, and many more authors will be on site for panels and book signings. Check out the Austin Teen Book Festival website for more details.

We at GPL are TOTALLY STOKED. See you there?


The Kindle Fire for Teen Summer Reading is Here!

It’s here.  The grand prize for the Teen Summer Reading.  At my desk.  Staring at me.  Whispering “play with me”.  But sadly (for me) it must stay in its box and wait for the grand prize drawing winner.  *stares longingly*

 

Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of your reading this summer for a chance to win the Kindle Fire.  Reading must be entered by midnight July 26, 2012.  Winner will be announced on Friday July 27, 2012.

 

The Teen Summer Reading Program is free and open to people ages 12-18.  For more information about the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Teen Art Show contact Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org


The Secret Circle TV Show on the CW

The CW is at again.  Mining Young Adult lit for tv shows that is.  And I’m all for it.  Tonight is the premier of The Secret Circle based on the novels by L.J. Smith.  Sound familiar- Vampire Diaries anyone?  The show premiers at 8:00 and deals with witches instead of vampires.  So if you like the Vampire Diaries or are just looking for a show with supernaturally gifted teens, drama, secrets, and a good looking cast- check out the Secret Circle tonight.

For more information visit the official website at     http://cwtv.com/shows/the-secret-circle

Check out the books at GPL: The Secret Circle: The initiation and The captive part IThe Secret Circle: The captive part II and The power


The Summer So Far

The Teen Summer Reading Program is more than halfway over.   Check out this short video highlighting the fun we’ve had so far.  The Teen Summer Reading Program runs until July 29, 2011.  Don’t forget the Teen Art Show.  Take a look at all the wonderful art in the upstairs hallway at GPL.  For more information on the Summer Reading program click here.  For the art show click here.

The Summer So Far:  Teen Summer Reading 2011

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All Teen Summer Reading Program events are free and open to teens ages 12-18.  Don’t forget to sign up and keep track of time read this summer for prizes.

For more information visit  https://teenspace.georgetown.org/ or call or email Bethni King at 512.931.7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org

Like us on Facebook.  Search for Teen Space Gtown.


The Teen Summer Reading Kick Off Is On

Despite the rain, the kick off event for the teen summer reading is on.  From 3- 5 today there will still be the Games2u mobile game theater- but no hamster ball.  (Bummer.   I so wanted to try out the hamster ball)  There will be video and board games and a craft upstairs in the Hewlett Room.  We will have pizza, sodas and ice cream treats to munch on.  So get out of the rain and join us.   It’s summer, it’s awesome, and it’s on.

Part of the Summer of Awesome: Teen Summer Reading Program. The Teen Summer Reading Program is free and open to teens ages 12-18. For more information contact Bethni King at 931-7716 or bethni.king@georgetown.org or visit https://teenspace.georgetown.org


This is Halloween! This is Halloween!

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What do diamonds, abandoned insane asylums, Carmen Miranda, and MURDER have in common? Find out tomorrow at the Arkham Institute for the Insane I mean library. Celebrate the Nightmare on 8th Street with a haunted house murder mystery bash where YOU will be the detective! It will be a dastardly good time. See you there at 3!


This Just Read…

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by Nahoko Uehashi

Balsa is a female bodyguard.  She is master of the short spear, an expert in martial arts, smart, and totally fearless.  Balsa is unknown in New Yogo until she rescues the Second Prince Chagum from drowning.  The prince’s mother suspects that someone is trying to kill Chagum and hires Balsa to protect her son.  While fleeing, Balsa realizes this job is far from ordinary.  Chagum exhibits strange behaviors from glowing at night, frightening nightmares, switching between two realities, and being inexplicably drawn to water.  Along their journey, with the help of two friends- Tanda and Torogai- they learn the truth of what troubles Chagum.  Chagum is the Moribito- Guardian of the Spirit.  The Water Guardian has laid its egg in Chagum and unless they get the egg to its home in the distant sea, New Yogo will experience a terrible drought.  It will take all her knowledge and skill to save Chagum from those who want him dead- the king of New Yogo and the egg eating monster Rarunga.


This Just Read…

Shiver

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An unusual twist on the werewolf story that is full of romance and suspense. Grace has always felt a kinship with the yellow-eyed wolf that keeps watch over her from the woods behind her house.  When fate brings her together with a boy named Sam, she knows that she has found “her wolf”. Wonderfully told with alternating narrators, Shiver tells the tale of one boy’s struggle to maintain his humanity through the enduring love of one young woman.

Click here to check if the book is currently available @ GPL.

Book guest reviewed by Amy Nolan.

If you like this book try: Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater, Liar by Justine Larbalestier, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klaus.

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This Just Read…

Split

By Swati Avasthi

 

After fighting back, 16 year old Jace is kicked out of the house by his abusive father.  Broke and injured he drives to his estranged brother’s house looking for a place to stay.  As the two brothers slowly rebuild their relationship and come to grips with their past, Jace struggles to keep a secret he is sure will upset his fragile new existence.  Jace must face his demons and his guilt about leaving his mother behinds.  Does Jace have the strength to choose his own path and overcome his family history?


Twilight the movie is almost here!

I know all you Twilight fans out there don’t need a reminder that the movie is almost here.  According to the official Twilight movie site there are 3 days, 13 hours, and some odd minutes till Bella and Edward are together on the big screen.  Plus, this gives me an excuse to try out the new ability to embed videos into the blog.  So here is the last official Twilight movie trailer.  Enjoy.

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Upcoming Author Visits at Book People

We are so lucky to live in an area where reading and authors are appreciated.  And lucky to have a book store like Book People in Austin where you can go and meet your favorite authors.

This month there are two young adult author visits worth checking out.  The first one is January 19, 2011 at 7:00 and features Ellen Schreiber promoting her new book “Once in a Full Moon”.  Ellen Schrieber is the author of the Vampire Kisses series.

On January 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm Austin author Cynthia Leitich-Smith and Marianne Mancusi will be promoting their new books “Blessed” and the newest in the Blood Coven series respectively.

For more information go to the Book People website at http://www.bookpeople.com/

Check out the other books by Ellen Schreiber @ GPL: Vampire Kisses, Kissing Coffins, Vampireville, Dance with a Vampire, The Coffin Club, Royal Blood, Love Bites

Check out the other books by Cynthia Leitich-Smith @ GPL: Tantalize, Eternal, Rain is Not My Indian Name


Upcoming Books Into Movies

As we all know Breaking Dawn Part 1 opened in theaters at midnight. But it’s not the only movie adapted from a book out there. The movie Hugo opens November 23 which was based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. The movie The Adventures of Tin Tin was based on the Tin Tin comic The Secret of the Unicorn and opens December 21. May 2012 brings us The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon. And of course the Hunger Games opens March 2012. Tis the season to read the books/comics then compare them to the movie. Have fun.

Trailer for Hugo

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Trailer for The Avengers

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Upcoming YA Books Hitting the Big Screen

Good news for movie and book lovers.  There are a slew of upcoming movies based on young adult titles coming to theaters now through 2013.  To start things off  “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller hits theaters on September 21.  November 16 brings the end of the Twilight franchise “Breaking Dawn: Part 2”.  I don’t really need to add anything to that.  On December 14, just in time for Christmas, unwrap “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” directed by Peter Jackson.

 

2013 brings the much anticipated big screen versions of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare; “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia; “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card; Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host”; the continuing adventures of Percy Jackson “Sea of Monsters” by Rick Riordam;  Joseph Delaney’s series “The Last Apprentice” released under the title “The Seventh Son”; and of course “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins.

 

I’m so excited.  There’s so much to look forward next year.  Be prepared, between now and then stop by the library and check out these books to read.


Visions of Katniss Everdeen’s Fire Dress

From InStyle Magazine online edition:  http://bit.ly/rtDu27

“I am dressed in what will either be the most sensational or the deadliest costume in the opening ceremonies. I’m in a simple black unitard that covers me from ankle to neck. Shiny leather boots lace up to my knees. But it’s the fluttering cape made of streams of orange, yellow, and red and the matching headpiece that define this costume. Cinna plans to light them on fire just before our chariot rolls into the streets.” —Katniss in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ever since The Hunger Games started filming, we’ve been dying for a sneak peek of Katniss Everdeen’s fire dress. The look epitomizes the heroine’s transformation from woodsy tomboy to showstopping woman full of fire—something her stylist Cinna meant intentionally. We reached out to some of our favorite designers to see how they envision this pivotal moment—click through the gallery to see their interpretations now.  Click the link to see the gallery  http://bit.ly/rtDu27


Viz Anime – Free and Legal Online Anime

Viz Media publishers of Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat manga and the related anime have just launched vizanime.com. “Viz Anime is the official video streaming site for VIZ Media, bringing you the best in anime.”  Free Anime currently available on the site includes Naruto, Bleach, Inuyasha, Honey and Clover, Hikaru no Go, and Prince of Tennis plus much more.  Check it out and enjoy legal viewing of the hottest anime.


Wanna Play?

During the long summer stop in to the library and play some Wii.  There is a tv and wii console available in the teen area.  Stop by the information desk to pick up a game and the wii remotes.  You must have a library card and some sort of collateral- such as a phone, id, or keys.  Games and wii remotes are for use in the library only.  More games will be added over time, so come by, get out of the heat and play some Wii.  Must be 12-18 years old to play.

Games to play are:

MarioKart

Super Smashbros. — Brawl

Bleach — Shattered Blade

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party

Super Mario Galaxy

Wii Play

Wii Sports Resort

Wii Play

Super Mario Bros.Wii


Who’s There?

tardis

Calling all Whovians! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 16th from 6 to 8 pm. Georgetown Public Library will be hosting an all ages Dr. Who extravaganza in honor of the 50th anniversary of the show. There will be all sorts of Who-themed shenanigans, a T.A.R.D.I.S., and perhaps fish fingers and custard will make an appearance. Nerdery will abound!


Win a $50 Gift Card to Target or Wolf Ranch!

Here is your chance to say what the library should be doing and how GPL can best communicate with you.  There are two short surveys.  The first survey has questions on what kinds of materials (ex. books, movies, magazines) the library should buy and what types of programs (ex. video games, crafts, author visits) aimed at teens you would like to attend.  The second survey has questions on how you would like to receive information from the library (ex. Facebook, MySpace, texts).  We are looking for the opinions of teens ages 12-18.

Take both surveys for a chance to win one of either a $50 gift card to Target or a Simon gift card good at Wolf Ranch Shopping Center.

Click on the following links to take the surveys.

Teen Services Survey

Teen Communication Survey

Thanks for your help in making the library a better place for you.


Winners from the Summer of Awesome: Teen Art Show and Reading Program

Teen Art Show Winners and Honorable Mentions

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=46EB6EEE3E768415

Wow, I can’t believe the Summer of Awesome:  Teen Art Show and Reading Program @ GPL are officially over.  Which means it’s time to announce the winners of the Teen Art Show and Reading Program.  Check out the art for the winners and honorable mentions in the video above.  Check out the other videos in the playlist for pictures of the many teen programs held @ GPL during the Summer of Awesome: Teen Summer Reading 2010.

The winners of the random drawing grand prize gift certificates for the reading portion of the summer are Jacob and Austin. They both read at least 10 hours this summer to qualify for the grand prizes.  Good job guys.

The Summer of Awesome: Teen Art Show was a success with 112 entries in three categories: Traditional Media, Photography, and Digital Art.  A winner was picked from each category as well as a Best in Show.  Along with the winners, five Honorable Mentions in each category were selected.  Needless to say, the judging was super difficult.  I would like to thank all the artists who participated.  I  love having all the art in the library and can’t wait for next summer’s show.

And the winners are:

Best in Show- Briana age 18 for the traditional media piece “Liberty”

Traditional Media- Falon age 15 for  “Personal”

Photography- Cady age 14 for  “Sunshine”

Digital Art- Ashton age 16 for  “Desert Rose”.

Honorable Mentions are:

Traditional Media

Candace age 18 for “Lust”

Scout age 16 for “Mischievous Shadow-Caster”

Krista age 14 for “A Peace of the Night”

Shelby  age 16 for “The Stars are Blooming”

Melissa age 18 for “Burst”

Photography

Cara age 16 for “Opening”

Andrea age 15 for “Jazz Hands”

Sean age 15 for “Questions”

Grace age 17 for “Jump”

Nicole age 17 for “Wounded Wing”

Digital Art

Briana age 18 for “Space Habitat”

Megan age 12 for “White Wolf”

Megan age 12 for “Gray Wolf in the Water”

Jacob age 14 for “Trapped”

Lindsey age 12 for “Let it Shine”

Thanks again everyone for a wonderful summer.  Keep reading and see you at the library.


Winter Break Film Fest

Winter Break FilmFest

Face it, you may get bored the second week away from school.  GPL has just the way to spend a few of those hours.  Join us for a film fest showing the Lord of the Ring trilogy movies and the live action Death Note (based on the manga of the same name).  Hobbits and Shinigami alike are welcome.  All movies will be shown on a large screen in the Hewlett Room.  Popcorn and soda will be provided.  The film fest is free and open to teens ages 13-18.


Fellowship of the Ring (PG-13)

Monday December 29  3-6 pm

The Two Towers (PG-13)

Tuesday December 30  3-6 pm

The Return of the King (PG-13)

Friday January 2    3-6 pm

Death Note (NR)

Saturday January 3    3-5 pm

Please note that this movie is not rated by the MPAA.  The original manga is rated for teens 16+.

One Ring to Rule Them All

Death Note website


World record attempt Book Domino Chain Reaction

Ever wondered what old library books are good for?  Watch this video to find out.  An amazing and fun way to use books.

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YA Fantasy Showdown

Ever wondered how your favorite fantasy characters would fare against each other in an ultimate showdown?  Well, someone has and this month they are letting you in on the action.  Sounds like fun to me.

Just go to the YA Fantasy Showdown at  http://yafantasyshowdown.weebly.com/how-this-works.html

There are 32 characters, all present and accounted for. That means sixteen battles. Half of them will not be making it to the next round. BUT. It is up to you to vote on who moves on.

There will be a battle between these characters. Oh yes, an epic battle. There are stats, photos, and our own prediction of how the fight might play out – but hey, we’ve been wrong before.

Let the games begin!  Go. Vote and help determine the ultimate survivor.


You May Have Noticed the T.A.R.D.I.S. in the Lobby…

doctor who slide

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, we at GPL are celebrating all things Who this November. Our Doctor Who party, the Gallifrey Gala, is happening this Saturday from 6 to 8. It’s an all ages event, so bring your whole family for Timelord Trivia, a T.A.R.D.I.S. photobooth, a costume showcase, and all manner of Who crafts and refreshments. Still can’t get enough of The Doctor? Check out the Teen Space at the library for more Doctor Who fun all month long, and pick up one of these fabulous books for Who fans while you’re there.

15 YA Books for Dr. Who Fans

hitchhiker's guide

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams = Fourth Doctor “The Pirate Planet”

The classic Whovian read-alike. Hijinks and intergalactic space travel! Fun fact: Douglas Adams actually wrote several episodes of Dr. Who during the rule of the Fourth Doctor including “The Pirate Planet.”

nobody

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes = Eleventh Doctor “The Impossible Astronaut”

Much like The Silence, the Nobodies live their lives on the fringe, forgotten about as soon as you turn away. The Nobodies are invisible, and the Nobodies are deadly.

you killed wesley payne

You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin = Eleventh Doctor “Hide”

Beaudoin’s hard-boiled noir hero in this novel affects much of the same swagger as the Eleventh Doctor. Join intrepid 17-year-old detective Dalton Rev as he tries to solve the case of his life.

girl of nightmares

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake = Tenth Doctor “Blink”

A terrifying read to rival the horror of the Weeping Angels.

the diviners

 

The Diviners by Libba Bray = Eleventh Doctor “Angels Take Manhattan”

New York during the roaring 20s, a sassy heroine, a diabolical killer on the loose.   A perfect foil to the Who episode in which the Weeping Angels send Amy and Rory back in time to a past New York.

ender's game

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card = Tenth Doctor “The Doctor’s Daughter”

In the distant future, young Ender is being trained to fight a war between Earth and an alien race. In “the Doctor’s Daughter,” The Doctor must help a planet trapped in a never ending war. 

BZRK

BZRK by Michael Grant = Eleventh Doctor “Nightmare in Silver”

It’s the near future, and corporation owners and conjoined twins Charles and Benjamin Armstrong are after one thing: total mind control of the human race. A group of teens, code name BZRK, must fight for human free will, just as The Doctor battles for his mind with a Cyberman.

172 hours on the moon

172 Hours on the Moon by John Harstad = Tenth Doctor “Smith and Jones”

In “Smith and Jones,” The Doctor helps Martha Jones face the Judoons when the hospital she works at is transported to the moon. In Harstad’s novel, three ordinary teens are given the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the moon. Little do they know that something very dark is waiting for them… 

hourglass

Hourglass by Myra McEntire = Tenth Doctor “Silence in the Library”

Phantoms.  A ticking time bomb.  Total mind warp. That is all.

cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer = Ninth Doctor “Rose”

This futuristic Cinderella story features aliens and maniacal cyborgs reminiscent of the mannequin people that plague Rose and The Doctor’s first meeting.

shade's children

Shade’s Children by Garth Nix = Tenth Doctor “Rise of the Cybermen”

The plot of Shade’s Children is eerily similar to “Rise of the Cybermen.” People harvested for evil? Check. Gentleman of mysterious origin? Check. Creepily awesome? Check.

miss peregrine

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs = Ninth Doctor “The Empty Child”

Miss Peregrine is a paranormal thriller peppered with bizarre vintage photographs that hold clues to what happened to a peculiar group of Welsh children during World War II. The gas mask-ed boy from “The Empty Child” would fit right in at Miss Peregrine’s.

catastrophic history

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg = Eleventh Doctor “Amy’s Choice”

16-year-old Brie Egan dies of a broken heart when she finds out her boyfriend doesn’t love her. Now trapped in the afterlife, Brie must pass through the five stages of grief. Just like Amy, Brie is torn between two boys:  the one who shattered her heart and a mysterious new love interest, the Lost Soul charged with being her guide.

when you reach me

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead = Ninth Doctor “Father’s Day”

Sci-fi for the young and young at heart! This Newbery winner features a girl who discovers a curious hole in the fabric of time, much like Rose does in “Father’s Day.”

 variant

Variant by Robison Wells = Tenth Doctor “School Reunion”

A bizarre boarding school, Maxfield Academy, is the setting for Wells’ thriller. The mysterious and potentially deadly events that transpire are reminiscent of  Deffry Vale School  in “School Reunion.”

With many thanks to Ms. Bethni, Ms. Rachael, the awesome librarians at Teen Librarian Toolbox, and Down the Rabbit Hole.




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