In this fun, hands-on workshop, teens learn about what kinds of questions get people talking, and then interview each other using professional audio recorders. This program is open to teens 13-19 years of age.
RadioActive is a radio journalism program for teens, based at KUOW 94.9 radio.
Teens ages 16-18 may want to stay afterwards to learn more about a competitive paid summer intership and get assistance filling out an application.
Registration is required. Please call the University Branch at 206-684-4063 to register.
When? Today Saturday May 2nd @ 6-8 p.m. (You’ll get to be in the library after hours! The Ballard Branch closes at 6 p.m. and will re-open especially for Spilled Ink attendees. )
This event will showcase student works including art and photography, along with a screening of student-produced videos at 6:30 p.m. Live music and spoken word will be performed throughout the evening by local artists Roy Street, Golden Years, Dragon & Android, Ternbern Quertet, Eli Goldberg, Noah Forslun and Sophia Hermann.
There will also be a ukulele jam with members of the Ballard Ukulele Club that all are welcome to join. Players are invited to bring their own instrument to the jam, or play one of the limited number of ukuleles that will be available.
For more info call the Ballard Branch @ 206-684-4089
The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY for short) was founded by three Washingtonians shortly after their high school graduations. What started as a one-day showing of young filmmakers’ work has now grown into the largest international festival for filmmakers under 25 years of age. It’s currently an annual three-day showing at the SIFF Uptown and Cinerama theaters in downtown Seattle.
The Central Branch Library recently had a showcase of some of the best pieces from last year’s NFFTY lineup. Works ranged from the highly comical “Iceberg” about Marcus, a teenage thespian, cast as the iceberg in his school’s production of “Titanic”, to a hard-hitting visual story about terrorism in Egypt titled “Trapped”. In addition to other comedic and dramatic shorts, they screened music videos, a documentary, and the 2015 NFFTY trailer (which can be seen here) that alluded to the same high quality of work to come in this year’s festival.
NFFTY this year takes place the weekend of April 23-26. There are panels with professional filmmakers and a variety of films to see, all grouped by common themes. A Day pass gets you access to all of the sections of events/showings on that day. You can see all of them, or just go to the few that pique your interest the most. There are some sections of family-friendly shorts (all noted on the festival website as “Family”), selections of historical dramas, thrillers, animation, a feature-length film, and so much more! It’s a perfect opportunity to see young people make beautiful, meaningful, intelligent work and it is always a blast.
The full festival line-up, tickets, and more information on the festival can be found on NFFTY’s website.
What: An introduction for families about free school support resources.
Cosponsored by The Seattle Public Library and 826 Seattle.
The Greenwood Family Forum is an event at the Greenwood Public Library this Wednesday (before Halloween). It is a free event open to any families with children interested in learning about free student resources. Come if you’d like to learn more about:
A group of teens spent their summer volunteering at the Southwest Branch Library. Now Hailey tells us what she really thought about her volunteer experience assisting with programs, planning a program for other teens, and helping out their librarians!
Hailey, what did you think about volunteering at the Southwest Branch Library this summer?
As the end of summer is unfortunately and rapidly approaching, I reflect on what I have accomplished as a free teenager for the past months, and hopefully I come to the conclusion that I’ve done something purposeful. I know that most kids totally and utterly detest the sheer thought of anything related to school, and I’m not denying the fact that I am one of those people, but this summer I did something out of the ordinary for me. This fall, I’ll be a high school freshman, and as much as I am excited, I’m also just as nervous. I already have nine years of school under my belt (don’t forget preschool), so what could be so different? Although I don’t have older siblings, I’ve gone through life without any helpful advice from experience such as homework help and some morale support, but I have heard through the grape vine what to expect this school year. Continue reading →
A group of teens spent their summer volunteering at the Southwest Branch Library in addition to the rest of their obligations. This was Dawson’s second summer volunteering at the Southwest Branch. He tells us what he really thought about his volunteer experience!
What did you do this summer?
This summer a lot of what I did outside of programs was the same. I boxed up FOL [donations for the Friends of the Library] books, helped straighten shelves, and so on. The major differences were in the programs, with many of those being different from last year, or at least different from what I had volunteered at before. While last year, the programs seemed a bit more varied, with things like learning how to juggle, playing games, or making buttons, this summer the programs seemed to have a theme, with the majority of programs I’ve helped with being used to help teach science, though this was in a wide variety of fields.