Arete: The Study of a Noble Life Through Literature by Farrah Lee-Elabd

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2014 by landalibraryteens

Arete is a Greek word that means “excellence” in the context of living an “excellent life”. In Irving, Dallas, I attended a 2 week summer program that studied works of classical literature, all containing the theme of Arete. Reading works such as: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Much Ado About Nothing, Revelation, Barn Burning, and others. One of the most striking things that I learned from this camp is the importance of reading great classical literature because they hold such endless potential in opportunities to learn about humanity. By studying great literature, one can easily learn not only about character motivations, but also about humanity and how people really are.

 

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Teen Review: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , , , , on July 26, 2014 by centraltllc1

Following the Bennet family, especially Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five girls, “Pride and Prejudice” is an entertaining novel with insight into the minds of the prideful upper class and the prejudices formed by the lower-income families. With five daughters and no sons, the small inheritance of Mr. Bennet must go to a cousin. This is a great source of worry to Mrs. Bennet, who cannot imagine what will happened when Mr. Bennet dies and leaves her with no money and five daughters. Because of this, she is devoted to the marrying off of her daughters. When a very rich Mr. Bingley buys a house in their small country town, Mrs. Bennet’s scheming, pushy self throws Jane, her eldest, on him. But it is the story of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and her constant clashing with a very proud Mr. Darcy that keeps you reading. Though this book is old (1797) and written differently than today’s books, it is still just as full of humor and entertaining to read.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen book cover

At the library: a compilation of weekly visits

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2014 by Cody Teens

Since it is my official time to write, I will proceed to describe some of the characteristics of the library. Firstly, it is an enjoyable, quiet place, even if we are “working.” Even as I compose this, Amy and I are sitting in the back room and there’s almost complete silence except for the tapping of the keys by myself and a librarian. Next are the employees. The employees are very kind and welcoming, which still is a great help for us, even though we have been here for a few months. I will pass this post on to Amy because I simply do not know what else to write about. I could say that “working” here is fun and enjoyable but I think that is already implied.

-Gabby

Wow. 

-Amy

Thanks!

-Gabby & Amy 

Teen Review: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , on July 19, 2014 by centraltllc1

This classic book is set in a small town in the South during the Civil Rights movement. The story is told from the main character, Scout, who is about to start the first grade. Scout and her older brother Jem lead a free life, full of adventure, with a compassionate and intelligent father. But when their father, Atticus, a lawyer, takes on the defense case of a black man, their sheltered, sleepy life is changed. Though Scout is very intelligent, she is still a small child, so there is a lightness to this story, despite the rough time it is set in. I had always been hesitant to read this book, but my English teacher made me read it. I am so glad she did. I enjoyed every page of this book!

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee book cover

Success!!!!!! Bwahahahahaha

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2014 by greatnorthwestlibraryteens

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3Doodler @ Parman

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2014 by parmanlibraryteens

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Landa International Teen Club activities

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2014 by landalibraryteens

Summer Wars Farewell Party!

Sunday, June 22, 2014, our International Teen Club hosted their second farewell party for one of our members Giselle, will be our second member to be traveling abroad to Kumamoto, Japan for almost a full semester. We did a few changes as we got together to hang out and then we continued to watch Summer Wars Animation movie, by the same directors of Wolf’s Children. A very touching and intriguing movie that our members enjoyed all the way through! We will deeply miss our Giselle, who will be traveling around the world. We hope that you enjoy your stay and your future host families as well. Enjoy it to the fullest my friend. Stay safe! Ganbare! Good Luck!

Rubi (17)

Brazil- We Are One!

To celebrate the start of the 2014 World Cup, we will take a large turn back into the amazon to the grand Rio. On Monday 16, the day after Father’s day we will be hosting our Soccer day event! Get ready for the ultimate soccer game. We hope to see you there for some great fun and snacks starting at 5:30pm at Landa Library. Bring your gear, and may the best country win!

-Rubi(17)

Peru? Yea, it’s Kuzco!

The movie day was amazing, watching the Emperor’s New Groove was a blast!  Yes, one of the funniest emperors is back. With a fun film production for any age to enjoy, our members got to experience an old classic Disney film on the Incan empire. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to our event, we hope to see you all in the future, friendsJ

-Rubi(17)

  

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Well it has been a while but we had one an amazing speaker teaching us all the latest news about Turkey. Farah, a great friend of ours got to teach us about the culture, traditions, fashion, and so much more! It was a lot of fun and knowledgeable too. We hope to continue some of the new things we learned and turn them into new traditions for us to explore in the years to come. We hope to have more sessions with great speakers such as Farah to explore the great continents of the world. Join us next time, here at Landa!

-Rubi (17)

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