Tag Archives: Summer Reading Program

Library Goings-on: 7/16 – 7/18

Wednesday, July 16:

Teen AdvisoryFrom 2 – 3:30 pm @ GreenwoodTeen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting.  As part of our monthly TAB, high school students can earn service learning credit at the library while working on projects as a group. Applications are required.  (Greenwood’s TAB meets most months, to check in on projects and have group work time. You can write book reviews, blog or vlog posts, help with programming, create displays, and more.)

 

need to knowFrom 4 – 5 pm @ Douglass-TruthNeed 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.

 

 

Thursday, July 17:

Teen AdvisersFrom 3 – 5 pm @ Green LakeTeen Adviser Meeting.  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. Applications are required.

 

 

Game OnFrom 3 – 5 pm @ Beacon HillGame 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.

 

 

Tai ShanFrom 6 – 7 pm @ West SeattleTai Shan Performs “Living Fiction.”  Enjoy the sounds of Seattle pop-folk artist and songwriter Tai Shan playing new songs with her band.  The band will perform songs from “Living Fiction,” Shan’s new CD with music inspired by her favorite books.

Shan is a Seattle-based pop-folk artist and songwriter who is known for her unusual chord voicing, wide sweeping melodies and detailed lyrics. As a music teacher, performer, composer and collaborator with a wide variety of jazz, folk, and pop musicians, she has gained a dedicated fan following through performances across the West Coast. Shan is also an active contributor to the Seattle chapter of The Bushwick Book Club, a group whose passion is not only to read books, but also write and perform songs about the books.

Friday, July 18:

Youth in FocusZoom In: Photograph Your CommunityLearn photography basics with Youth in Focus. Do on-location shooting, learn about composition & using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. No camera required, but registration is!

 

 

lego mindstormsFrom 2 – 4 pm @ BroadviewLego Mindstorms Workshop.  Work in teams to assemble and program a digital Lego Mindstorms robot, and then watch it come to life. No experience needed. Registration is required.

 

 

scienceFrom 2 – 4 pm @ SouthwestScience Exploration + Legos.  Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at Southwest, it’s a place to meet up and hang out! This month, we’re doing messy science experiments and building creative things out of Legos.

 

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!  😀

Creativity strikes at Southwest!

Here’s a shout-out to the teens who recently attended Southwest’s Teen Space: The Art of Manga.  There was a great turn-out and you all made some awesome art!

Check out these great pics from the event!  If you post any of your pictures of any library events on Instagram or Tumblr please tag the library!  We’ll look for your tag and put it up.

 

For Instagram: @seattlepubliclibrary  – #seattlepubliclibrary

Our Teen Tumblr Blog  use #bysplteens

Remember, we’re always posting about teen events, opinions, and book reviews right here on Push to Talk, so send us yours!

Or, post content on your blog, social media site, or Tumblr and email us a link at pushtotalk@spl.org, and we’ll link to your post, picture, video, music, or art.

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!  😀

What’s going on @ your library?!?!

need to knowTomorrow, Sunday, June 29, from 4 – 5 pm, Douglass-Truth is offering their (practically) daily 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. For ages 11 and up.”  These sessions are every Sunday through Tuesday til the end of August.  You don’t have to register, just stop by, say hi to Shannon and Lesley and get the answers you need to know!

Then on Monday, June 30, you once again have three DucttapewalletbyCocteauBoyprogramming options:

  • From 1 – 3 pm, Northgate is hosting 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.  Drop-in, no registration needed!flappy bird
  • From 3 – 5 pmHigh Point invites you to 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. For ages 10+.  Drop-in, no registration needed!
  • Then it’s back to Northgate from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for Bow Wows and Books.BWB  Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers will join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing environment.

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!  😀

Need something to do? Join us!

need to knowToday, from 4 – 5 pm, Douglass-Truth is offering the first Need to Know of the summer.

“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. For ages 11 and up.”

These sessions will be held every Sunday through Tuesday throughout the summer.  You don’t have to register, just stop by, say hi to Shannon and Lesley and get the answers to your burning questions!

Tomorrow, June 25th you have three programming options…but you have to choose one ’cause they’re all at the same time!manga

  • From 2 – 4 pm, Northgate is hosting the Art of Manga.  “Calling all sketchbook warriors! Do you have a stash of drawings itching to be shared? Need help with a tricky plot point? Share your frustrations and skills with other mangaka in the making. For ages 10+.”  Drop-in for a bit or the whole two hours.  Bring your artwork & stories to share!bristlebot
  • Also from 2 – 4 pm, Lake City invites you to create a Bristlebot!  Build, decorate and race your own tiny robot using a toothbrush, battery, and pager motor! Supplies and snacks provided. For ages 11+. Registration is required on this one, so call soon.
  • Finally, from 2 – 4 pm, Greenwood wants to see your Lego Mindstorms.  Work in teams to assemble and program a digital Lego Mindstorms robot, and then watch it come to life. No lego mindstormsexperience needed. For ages 11+. Registration is required here too…get ‘er done!

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!  😀

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