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Library Goings-on: 8/19 – 8/25

Teen Social Hour:

Teen social hourWhat do you do for fun? Do you like playing video games or board games? Do you like listening to music or surfing the Internet? Do you like talking and texting, laughing out loud? Do you like snacking and chatting with friends? If you answered “yes,” at least once, then the Teen Social Hour may be just the place for you. Feel free to come by yourself, bring a friend, or join your friends for video games, board games, music, computers, food, and fun. This is a Teen Space event not to miss.

  • Tuesday,  August 19th @ NewHolly From 4 – 6
  • Wednesday, August 20th @ Rainier Beach From 3 – 6
  • Thursday, August 21st @ Columbia From 3 – 5

 

Tuesday, August 19:

chessFrom 4 – 5:30 @ High Point: Drop In Chess.  Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess.  All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

Thursday, August 21:

DucttapewalletbyCocteauBoyFrom 2:30 – 3:30 @ Internationl District/Chinatown: Duct Tape Mania. Find out what you can make with a roll of duct tape! Create roses, picture frames, wallets and more — discover new uses for this sticky product. Materials provided.

 

 

game onFrom 3 – 5 @ Beacon Hill: Game On!  Move with the music, hit a home run, crash Mario Karts, cheer on other gamers and meet other teens. Whether you are a gaming expert or a newbie, here is your chance to get some game time.

 

digital teen drop inFrom 3 – 5 @ Northeast: Teen Re-Creation Drop-In Need some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks!

Friday, August 22:

DivergentFrom 2 – 4 @ Northgate: Teen Movies: ‘Divergent‘.  Beat the wait time — watch movies at the Library! Bring your own pillows, we’ll supply the popcorn. This movie is rated PG-13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4 – 5:30 @ BroadvTeen book clubiew: Science & Fiction: Teen Book Group Challenge your inner scientist, mathematician or engineer! Read a mix of real science and science fiction books this summer and talk about them with other tweens.

Monday, August 25:

flappy birdFrom 3 – 5 @ High Point: Game On! + Hour of Code. Get some gaming in on the Wii or Kinect, play board games, eat snacks and try your hand at Hour of Code’s drag and drop programming.

 

 

Our summer programming is wrapping up.  But don’t despair!  We host awesome programs for teens year-round.  You can find this programming by going to the Calendar of Events and limiting the audience to “Teens.”

We’d love to hear back from you if you attend a program.  You can take pictures, make visual art, write us a reaction post, or just share general thoughts.  Touch-base with your local librarian, or e-mail them to us and we’ll share them here or at our new Tumblr!

Hope you had a great summer, Seattle!  😀

Eckstein…are you ready for summer?!?!

Eckstein MSSchool Shout Out to Eckstein Middle School!

Thanks for being such a great audience today.   Do you want to read one of the books I brought to your school?  Click here to see the entire list.   Click here to see a prezi for more info. The summer program starts June 23.  Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities! These are the events happening at Northeast:

  • Summer Teen Advisers – Last Wednesdays of the month, 3 – 4:30

(June 25, July 23, August 27)

  • Teen Re-Creation Drop-In – Every Thursday, July 10- Aug 21, 3 – 5
  • Arduino Adventures: Technology, Art or Both? – Thursday, July 24, 3 – 4:30
  • Digital Fabrication Showcase – Thursday, July 31, 3 – 4:30

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities. Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how!  Remember to check out our tumblr page to see what Seattle teens create this summer. Continue reading

Create Typewriter Art today @ West Seattle!

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Ribbon and Rhyme: Create Typewriter Art

Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Poetry Month by trying out vintage typewriters! Join The Carriage Return Group for Ribbon and Rhyme, a hands-on art installation with typewriters.  For all ages. 

Try your hand at typing a poem for the Northeast poetry contest, write something for a friend, or make some typewritten art.

Vintage typewriters and paper will be supplied — the only thing you need to bring is your creativity.

Volunteer staff from The Carriage Return will be on hand to unstick keys and offer typing advice.

Call West Seattle for more info (206.684.7444) or Ask a Librarian!

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Last Minute Valentine Ideas from a Quasi-Professional Procrastinator

So you just remembered that it’s almost Valentine’s Day. It’s your mother’s birthday tomorrow and you need something heartfelt. Any schmuck can buy an iTunes gift card. It takes real skill, craft, if you will, to gift something creative while low on time and budget. Never fear, a quasi-professional present procrastinator is here! Continue reading

SPL's New Lego Program – Lego Mania Sundays!

Lego Protectorate from Lego Fiesta at the South Park BranchIf you love to create, build, and destroy, then you should come and check out LEGO Mania Sundays beginning in January! Join us as we explore the world of engineering and test the boundaries of our own imaginations with three hours of free, uninterrupted, LEGO-filled play. LEGO Mania will be taking place on one Sunday of each month from 1:30 – 4:30 pm at four of the Library’s branches. There will be music, LEGOs, and books provided – what’s not to love? This is definitely an all-ages event so make sure to stop by at one of your north-end locations and join in on the fun! The locations and dates for the first three months are listed below:

Montlake Branch Library – January 12th, February 9th, March 9th

Lake City Branch Library – January 19th, February 16th, March 16th, March 30th

Green Lake Branch Library – January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd

 Greenwood Branch Library – February 2nd, March 2nd

Interested? You can use the Library’s calendar of events to stay updated with details on the “where” and “when” for every LEGO Mania Sunday to come. See you at the building site!

-Hannah, 16, Greenwood Teen Blogger

Teen Space: Duct Mania

Teen SpaceCreate your very own duct tape wallet, jewelry, portfolios, boats, purses, and more at the monthly Teen Space program at the Southwest Branch. We have two bins of duct tape filled with various colors and patterns that are just waiting to be made into projects.  Come ready to have some fun being creative.  We’ll also have snacks, board games, hang-out time, conversation, and books! 

  • When: Friday 12/20/13 from 2:30-4:30 PM 
  • Where: Southwest Branch
  • Who: 6th – 12th graders

What's Going on @ Your Library!

Hello SummerSunday, August 18, 2013

  •  Teen Space presents: End of Summer Pizza Party Ballard 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Ballard Branch — it’s a place to meet up and hang out! Join us for an end of summer pizza party. For ages 12-18.
  • Africa Sing! Africa Dance! @ NewHolly 1:30 – 2:30pm. Join Etienne Cakpo for an interactive performance of singing, clapping and dancing. Everyone will enjoy songs and dances from Africa. For all ages.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

  • Teen Space presents: Cutielicious Felt Creatures @ Delridge 2 – 4 pm. The world’s cutest miniature felt creatures are coming to the Delridge Branch! All materials supplied, join us to put them together. For ages 12-18. Continue reading