Polymer Clay Art @ Parman Teen Time

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2016 by parmanlibraryteens

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Miniature polymer clay stuff. The ones with hooks were made into earrings or phone charms. The orange & black creation is from a video game. Who can guess what it is?

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Teens made lollipops, ice cream cones, a cinnamon roll, a cherry cheesecake, a cupcake, a snowman and more!

Parman Teen Book Display

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2016 by parmanlibraryteens

Here is the display that Niraja, our prolific book reviewer, made:

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Parman Teen Harry Potter tribute

Posted in Uncategorized on February 3, 2016 by parmanlibraryteens

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The Magic of Harry Potter

I am sure that many of you read the Harry Potter novels in elementary school and will forever treasure the series as one of your favorites. But, for those of you who have not (like me!), I highly encourage you to read J.K. Rowling’s wonderful tales. I started the series over the summer upon the insistence of one’s my friends, who claimed that if I had not read the Harry Potter series, then I had “had no childhood.” I felt a little silly picking up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the age of sixteen, but now that I have read the whole series (finally finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this week), I can honestly say that I am so grateful that my friend recommended the series to me. I, too, attempted to read the series in elementary school, but unfortunately, I was misled by the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I remember thinking to myself, at the age of ten or eleven, Why would I ever want to read about a miserable boy who lives in a cupboard? Little did I know that Harry Potter is much more complex than his life with the Dursleys, and that I would come to admire Harry for his strengths and weaknesses. Harry’s two best friends – Ron and Hermione – soon became my best friends as I watched the three mature and their friendship strengthen from their first to their last year at Hogwarts. These novels have the incredible ability to make you laugh out loud (with Ron’s snarky and candid comments and Hermione’s nerdy outbursts), conjure a tear or two with the deaths of some of your favorite characters, and ponder the purpose of life. The series starts off with Harry avoiding Voldemort and discovering his powers and abilities, but gets rather serious when Harry discovers his destiny and becomes a courageous and fiercely independent man. However, as independent as Harry might be, he is not afraid to resort to the help of his many friends, from students at Hogwarts to the Weasley family to his fellow professors. Overall, the Harry Potter series is highly entertaining and has profound messages of the value of friendship, love, and valor, and emphasizes the need for a certain degree of selflessness as one works for the greater good. I am not one for rereading novels because I believe that the lack of thrill you have when reading a book for the second time and knowing what will happen will ruin the story and experience for you. However, the Harry Potter series is the only exception to this personal rule, for I plan on rereading them again and again whenever I can. Now, as I am about to start watching the first Harry Potter movie (for I am a firm believer in the fact that one should always read a book before watching a movie so the reading experience is not tainted), I encourage all teens in San Antonio, Texas, the United States, and the whole world to discover the magic of Harry Potter if they have not done so already! :)

Niraja, 16 Parman TLLC

 

It’s time to d-d-d-d-DDDUEL!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2016 by encinolibraryteens

The members of the Encino Branch Library’s Teen Anime Club showed their competitive sides during our newest edition of the club: Trivia Night!

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Button Making Night at Thousand Oaks

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2016 by thousandoakslibraryteens

The Thousand Oaks Teens requested the button makers and we delivered.  They had a great time designing and making their own buttons.  Many of the walked out covered in their newly created flair.

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SPACE HAS BEEN CLEARED!

Posted in San Antonio Public Library, teen library services with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2016 by igolibraryteens

The area that is to be the new Teen space has been cleared!

The Igo teens and the TLLC will begin to arrange and decorate the area to make it their own in the coming weeks.

The goal is to have the space finished by the end of February.

There will be a teen-only contest to see who comes up with the best name for the new space and the TLLC will vote for the best name.

Stay tuned!

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Cooking Class @ Igo (01/25/16)

Posted in Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library, teen library services, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2016 by igolibraryteens

Cooking Class returned to Igo on the 25th with an Asian flavor!

Stir-fried chicken and veggies with noodles was enjoyed by all

and one teen even made time for some art.

 

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