Summer Activity Series for Teens
Angela Hanshaw | July 28, 2011
In addition to the usual summer reading program, the Pasadena (Calif.) Public Library is hosting a series of special teen activities throughout July and August. The Try It @ Your Library Teen Camps will cover a variety of topics.
Harry Potter @ your library
Megan McFarlane | July 26, 2011
Movie posters for the second installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows remind fans that “it all ends,” but a visit to the local library might yield some different thoughts.
Generate Some Steam
Angela Hanshaw | July 21, 2011
Steampunk, that is. Described as “a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction … Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually the Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy.”
Get Your Teens Anime-ted
Angela Hanshaw | July 19, 2011
Fortunate to have a librarian, Melanie Fitz, who is also a manga artist, the Carroll County (Md.) Public Library recently held Getting Graphic: Drawing Comics and Manga for teens aged 11 to 17 in two of the library’s branches.
Sprinkle, Mold, Blend, Create: Cooking Programs for Teens
Michael Cherry | July 14, 2011
There is no question that free food brings teenagers to library programs. Whether it’s a book discussion with free pizza, a teen movie night with buttered popcorn, or chips and pretzels on a gaming night, free food is enough incentive for teens to show up, hang out, and slowly make their way toward the Doritos.
New for July at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | July 12, 2011
It’s July, summer is in full swing, and EDSITEment celebrates American leisure as well as remembers the Battle of Bull Run on its 150th anniversary and looks at worlds of Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter.
Featured Library: Hennepin County Libraries
Catherine Bayles | July 05, 2011
The Hennepin County Libraries in the Minneapolis area are embracing the new and cherishing the old with their summer-long exhibition “For Use: 125 Years of Library Service in Hennepin County,” which celebrates the history of the libraries in town and commemorates the work that they have done (and are continuing to do) to bring the community together.