2012 Spring Program Preview

Geek Out With Angry Birds
Monday, March 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Geek out at your library! What a better way to celebrate Teen Tech Week than to play a game of Angry Birds? We won’t be using techie devices for this version, though. You’ll make your own physical bird and try to knock down pillars and pigs. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Tuesday, February 21.

Geek Out With Angry Birds
Wednesday, March 7, 4-5 p.m.
Callaway County Public Library

Geek out at your library! What a better way to celebrate Teen Tech Week than to play a game of Angry Birds? We won’t be using techie devices for this version, though. You’ll make your own physical bird and try to knock down pillars and pigs. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Wednesday, February 22.

Summer Reading Bookmark Contest
Thursday, March 1

Help us get ready for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on the teen theme, “Own the Night.” Winners from each library branch will get their bookmarks printed and distributed late spring and summer. Your design must be two-dimensional, but you may use any kind of tools or media to make it including photography, a computer, or good old-fashioned markers or paints. An entry form will be available for download at teens.dbrl.org after March 1. Entry deadline is Saturday, March 31.

Teen Stop-Motion Animation
Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ashland City Hall

In this hands-on workshop, get creative with Lego bricks and more as you construct a mini-movie. Bring any items you’d like to use for creating your animation; use one of our digital cameras or bring your own. Finished work will be posted on YouTube and uploaded to our teen blog, teens.dbrl.org. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Tuesday, February 28.

Finding Summer Jobs for Teens
Monday, April 2, 6:30-8 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Starting a summer job search now can help you find work that will contribute to a fun and profitable summer vacation. We’ll look at local resources for teen job-seekers, help you identify jobs you may be interested in and employers who may be interested in you. You will leave with resources in hand, including a personalized form which will make it easier to complete applications. Snacks provided. Ages 15-18. Registration begins Tuesday, March 20.

“The Hunger Games” Gathering
Friday, April 6, 6:30-8 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library

President Snow requires all fans of “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins to have their knowledge of Panem examined and to participate in a Cornucopia Competition. We won’t be battling to the death (you can trust the Capitol on this one), but we will be battling for points. Who will survive, er, succeed? Ages 12-18. Registration begins Tuesday, March 20.

Gateway Mondays

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book selected by Missouri high school students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians(MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to choose the actual winner. Each year’s finalists are announced in December and voting takes place over a year later in March. The winner is announced during MASL’s annual conference, typically in late April.

Every Monday throughout February and March DBRLTeen will be featuring staff book reviews from the list of 2011-2012 Gateway Award finalists so that teens can make an informed decision when voting begins next month.

Own the Night: Teen Summer Reading Sneak Peek

Beginning in late March we will share with you the plans we have in progress for teen summer reading. Visit teens.dbrl.org often for updates and announcements!

About Brandy

Gadget addict, amateur photographer, schnauzer lover, connoisseur of fine children's and young adult literature, and DBRLTeen blog coordinator.
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