Tag Archives: made by teens

Formosa’s eye for beauty in the everyday…

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Seven years of selfies…what a trip!

Start now, see how you change over the next few years!

Teen Event: Best of NFFTY at Central Library

NFFTYNFFTY (The National Film Festival for Talented Youth) is an opportunity for young filmmakers (ages 16-22) from all over to have their films screened here in Seattle at The Uptown Theater (NFFTY is part of SIFF, the Seattle International Film Festival.) It’s also the largest film festival for youth in the world.

Last year, as an aspiring filmmaker, I went to NFFTY for the first time. I was blown away. I was sitting in a theater with people my age that were doing things that I wanted to do. There were people in the theater who had worked on the short films we were about to watch.

NFFTY this year is coming up on April 24-27, but Central Library is doing a screening of the winners from last year for free on April 5. I highly recommend that you go to the free screening no matter what your age, but especially if you are a teen interested in film. Some of the filmmakers will be there talking about their work, and you could even win tickets to NFFTY’s 2014 festival and opening gala.I hope to see you there! 

-Loren, Teen Center Adviser

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

Exhibit: Denny Middle School Writing

201312 Denny_MS_flierThese essays from Denny Middle School students will be up until the end of Winter Break at the Southwest, Delridge, High Point, or South Park branches.  Schedule a visit soon to see these great expository essays about how to survive a zombie attack, the plight of elephants, why dead bodies are scary, and much much more.  You can also take a look at some of the past pieces created by Denny Middle School writing at their blogs for 7th and 8th graders.

Romance and Zombies

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies is a great romantic/comedy movie. It’s a zombie movie that doesn’t contain many bloody scenes. I would definitely recommend this movie to people who are into rom-com movies.  If you are into hardcore bloody and gruesome scenes, please do not watch this.

I would rate this movie 8/10 due to the fact it’s hilariously cute and isn’t boring.

– Thanh, 18, Central Y Intern

Northgate Denim Madness!


Come to Northgate to creat something new, interesting, and maybe even useful out of your old jeans!  Something old, something new. Bring in old jeans to craft decorative pillows and bags. We’ll provide the bling and supplies; you bring the denim and creativity!” For tweens and teens.

Tuesday, July 30 from 2 – 4 pm.  (Note, most projects take about an hour. You don’t have to stay the whole time…but you can if you want!)