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Eric’s Fave – Starlings in Winter – Oliver

Starlings in Winter

by Mary Oliver

Chunky and noisy,
but with stars in their black feathers,
they spring from the telephone wire
and instantly

they are acrobats
in the freezing wind.
And now, in the theater of air,
they swing over buildings,

dipping and rising;
they float like one stippled star
that opens,
becomes for a moment fragmented,

then closes again;
and you watch
and you try
but you simply can’t imagine

how they do it
with no articulated instruction, no pause,
only the silent confirmation
that they are this notable thing,

this wheel of many parts, that can rise and spin
over and over again,
full of gorgeous life.

Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,
even in the leafless winter,
even in the ashy city.
I am thinking now
of grief, and of getting past it;

I feel my boots
trying to leave the ground,
I feel my heart
pumping hard. I want

to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.

22 Jump Street – today at Northgate! 1pm! Join us!

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Or add yourself to the long, long hold list for the dvd.

(Last count 772!)

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Library Goings-on: 8/1 – 8/4

Friday, August 1:

Teen SpaceFrom 2 -4 pm @ Southwest: Teen Space presents: Summer Volunteering Showcase. Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Southwest Branch, it’s a place to meet up and hang out! This month, teen volunteers will present a teen-created program.

Saturday, August 2:

makey-makey-bananaFrom 1- 3 pm @ University: Hack a Banana. Ever driven a Mario Kart with a lump of clay? Or played the piano on a banana? Discover how to use alligator clips to turn everyday objects into controllers and touchpads using MaKey MaKey!

Sunday, August 3:

positive youthFrom 1 – 4 pm @ University: Positive Youth: Documentary, Discussion & Health Fair.  Lifelong AIDS Alliance presents a documentary film of personal stories that will forever change your idea of what it means to be HIV+. Stay after for a panel discussion and sexual health fair.

 

weavingFrom 1:30 – 3:30 pm @ Lake City: Craft Extravaganza: Weaving. Children, teens and their grown-ups are invited to make fabulous woven creations from simple materials. There will be simple projects for younger children, as well.

Monday, August 4:

Teen AdvisoryFrom 4 – 6 pm @ Douglass-Truth: Teen Volunteer Group.  As part of our teen volunteer group, high school students can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library while working on special projects as a group. Applications are required.

 

 

Check back often as we’ll be sharing as many of our programs as we can.  You can also find all of our Summer 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!

Here’s to a great summer, Seattle!  😀

Library Goings-on: 7/28 – 7/31

Teen Social Hour:

What do you Teen social hourdo 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 maybe just the place for you. Come by yourself, bring a friend, or join your friends for video games, board games, music, computers, food, and fun. This are Teen Space events not to miss!

Monday, July 28:

flappy bird

From 3 – 5 pm @ 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.

 

 

BWB

From 6:30 – 7:30 pm @ NorthgateBow-Wows and Books. Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment.  Teen volunteer opportunity!!

Tuesday, July 29

 

digital teen drop inFrom 1 – 3 pm @ West Seattle: Teen Re-Creation Drop In. Need some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks!

 

 

chess

From 4 – 5:30 pm @ 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.

 

 

science lab

From 5 – 7 pm @ Magnolia: Hands-On Science Lab. Dive into science and learn something new! We’ll do a variety of fun experiments to find out how things work and why.

Wednesday, July 30

calligraphy

From 2 – 3:30 pm @ South Park: Calligraphy: The Art of Lettering.  Learn the history of different alphabets from local teaching artist Amaranta Sandys, then practice basic calligraphy techniques with a variety of writing tools. For tweens and teens.

 

 

 

Teen Advisers

From 3 – 5 pm @ Green Lake: Teen Adviser Meeting. As part of our Teen Adviser Group, students entering high school can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library while working on special projects as a group. Applications are required.

 

 

3-d printing

From 3 – 4:30 pm @ Northeast: Digital Frabication Showcase.  Excited about 3-D printing and laser printing? Discover fabrication techniques & learn about design modeling with experimental digital artist Meghan Trainor. Registration is required.

 

Check back often as we’ll be sharing as many of our programs as we can. You can also find all of our Summer 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!

Here’s to a great summer, Seattle!  😀

Library Goings-on: 7/9 – 7/11

Wednesday, July 9:

MOHAIFrom 2 – 3:30 pm @ Northgate: Vintage Photo Poetry. Explore captivating images from the Museum of History and Industry’s archives and create poems and short stories using vintage typewriters!

 

DivergentFrom 2 – 4 pm @ Lake CityDivergent 60-second Challenge. Are you Dauntless? Try the Divergent 60-second team challenge! Test your agility, critical thinking and duct tape skills. Snacks & materials provided. Registration is required.

 

Toolbox BlingAlso from 2 – 4 pm @ MadronaDuct Tape Mania + Toolbox Bling!  Explore duct tape creations and create your own bling out of things you can buy at a hardware store. Materials provided.  No sign-up needed.

 

Circuit Board

From 3-4:30 pm @ Southwest: Teen Re-Creation Drop-In.             Need some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks! For ages 12 and up.

Thursday, July 10:

ArtivismFrom 12 – 5:45 pm @ UniversityArtivism 101.  Do you have a message and a cause? Create a poster that supports the cause you’ve chosen. Cameras, laptops, pizza, and Photoshop instruction will be provided. Registration is required.

 

JK PopFrom 3 – 5 pm @ Beacon HillLaunch Your Music with JK Pop!  Are you an aspiring musician or DJ? Learn how to record, upload and promote your own music — then launch it at an after-hours showcase!  Registration is required.

 

Circuit Board

Also from 3 – 5 pm @ NortheastTeen Re-Creation Drop-In.  Need some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks!

Friday, July 11:

Circuit Board

From 1 – 3 pm @ West Seattle: Teen Re-Creation Drop-In. Need some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks!

 

Divergent

From 2 – 4 pm @ NorthgateGame 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.

Also, 3-5 pm @ Ballard Game On!.

 

 

Check back often as we’ll be sharing as many of our programs as we can.  You can also find all of our Summer 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!

Here’s to a great summer, Seattle!  😀

What’s going on @ your library?!?!

Wednesday, July 2:need to know

From 4 – 5 pm @ Douglass-Truth is hosting Need to Know.  What do you need to know about working, going to college, or other responsibilities? Learn something new every week when you stop by the teen area for answers, advice and activities. Drop-in!

Teen AdvisersThursday, July 3:

From 3 – 5 pmGreen Lake invites you to become a Teen Adviser!  As part of our Teen Adviser Group, students entering high school can earn service learning credit at the Library while working on special projects as a group. (To download an application, click here.)

Game OnAlso from 3 – 5 pm, Columbia challenges you to Game On! and show your gaming skills.  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.

All locations of the Library are closed July 4th for Independence Day!

Pitch PerfectSunday, July 6:

Starting at 1:30 pm, come to Northgate to watch Pitch Perfect.  Beat the summer heat — watch movies at the Library! Today we’re showing “Pitch Perfect.” Bring your own aca-pillows, we’ll supply the aca-popcorn.  (Rated PG-13)

Check back often as we’ll be sharing as many of our programs as we can.  You can also find all of our Summer 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!

Here’s to a great summer, Seattle!  😀