August Teen Time @ Schaefer

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2017 by schaeferteens

We made felt plushies….

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Chewbacca and an Ewok

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Pusheen and a Hedgehog

And then added a little color to Schaefer’s Teen Area with Woven paper pennant banners!

Teen Volunteer, Nathan

MY LAST DAY AT THE GREAT NORHWEST !!!😭😭😢

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9, 2017 by greatnorthwestlibraryteens

Hello! Intern Nathan here. Unfortunately today is my last day at the great northwest library. It was a very fun experience and was NOTHING like I expected it to be. I mean i saw all the book stacking coming, but I did not think that I was going to be making obstical courses for little kids and watching a whole bunch of teenagers scream there lungs out while trying to terminate each other in super smash bros. I’ve had other jobs before but this one was quite different. I was able to meet new people every day and see all the different personalities that come inside and out of a library. It was a good thing because I was able to inhance my social skills which will definitely benefit speaking that school starts in 19 days. I’m excited for school to start but I’m not excited to leave this amazing place. I gotta admit there was a couple times that I was not able hang out with my friends or do specific activities because I had to come in but I was dedicated to this job because I loved it. If it was any other job I would have just called in sick or come up with some lame excuse to why I couldn’t come in. I would never do that to this job because I actually look forward to coming here……………sometimes😂 Overall I am going to miss this job very much and if I do the internship program next summer I will request to be placed here and hopefully have another successful summer!! 

Teen craft and movie night at the great northwest 

Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2017 by greatnorthwestlibraryteens

In today’s movie night we watched doctor strange and made little pots. Well we didnt makes them, we decorated them. We basically just got store bought flower pots and got all different kinds of paints and decorations and just let our imagination rome free.when we were done with that, we filled our pots with soil and popped a couple seeds in there and are hoping they at least come to sea the light of day. To go along with the garden theme we made “dirt pudding”. Which is basically chocolate pudding with crushed Oreos and gummy worms. Overall it was a pretty fun night, but we still have to clean up, and judging that we used paint, I’m guessing it’s gonna take a while.

-the Intern

Torn Apart by Hailey

Posted in Uncategorized on August 6, 2017 by potrancospod

Prologue

Every story or fairy tale has a happy ending. Well in some cases the journey to a happy ending is harder than what you see in a normal happy ending. So if a normal love story is what you were expecting you might want to stop reading. It’s not your typical love story.

Chapter 1

I’m done. There’s always that one person in your life. You love them so much and they keep messing you up over and over again.

Well Marc is one of those people. I gave him every thing I had! What do I get in return: a bad reputation.

I’ve done everything to get over him. I mean everything. Here’s my only problem. I don’t regret anything that we have done together. I wish I could forget all the things that we have done but the bad part is. I don’t.

This is how it all started.

 

Chapter 2

1 ½ hours ago

Gosh he’s amazing. She’s so lucky. I’m just going to say hi and walk away. I got this…..

“Hey Marc!”

“Hey Amber! Looking good. Hey, there’s this big party tonight and I was wondering if you would like to come with me?”

“Sure, I don’t have any plans. What time?”

“Seven.”

“ Ok cool, see you there.” Oh, my gosh! This day couldn’t get any better.

“Hey, send me your address so I can pick you up just shoot me a text when you’re ready.”

“Ok,” I left with a smile on my face and started heading to class.

What the heck am I doing?! I don’t even know what to wear. He just asked me out and I’m turning into Daisy. I need help. He’s just a guy. I need confirmation though I don’t want to make a fool of myself.

As I stopped to turn around, his arms wrapped around my waist and he whispered in my ear. The warmth of his breath sent shivers down my spine.

“Baby, I know you’re not new to this but I know that no one has ever wanted you as much as I do.”

I turned to face him. All I could see in his eyes were love. His eyes: a deep, secretive, dark brown. I always loved his eyes.

The Room in the Corner by Baala Shakya

Posted in Uncategorized on August 6, 2017 by potrancospod

Through the Twisted Halls

Pass hardwood Tables and Chairs

There is a room with Fine Tan Walls

This is a place where you can Lose your Worries and Cares

Feel the Soft Ruby Carpet beneath your Feet

White Curtains letting in just the Right Amount of Light

A Mahogany Table with Books and Snacks, all Tidy and Neat

Windows giving you a Breathtaking Sight

And there on the Right

Is my Favorite Couch

As Soft as a Feather

Covered with Short Faux Fur

For I do not like Leather

When I am Bored or want to Relax

This is the First Place I Look

For this is where I get to Stick My Nose in a

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July @ Encino

Posted in anime, Crafts, Uncategorized with tags on August 2, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

 

JULY! SUMMER! WOOHOO!

Encino Teens have had the most awesome month filled with crafts, gaming, snack-making, and anime and movie watching! We’ve been continuing our regular programs PLUS having a few special ones- like cooking with the San Antonio Food Bank! Chef Justin was back July 25th to cook with us. Teens took the task effortlessly chopping, stirring and whirring their way to a delicious vegetable curry and a nutritious mango lassi. NOMZ.

Our craftiness came out in full force this month with teens painting light-switch plates, making perler bead figures and gem magnets, sowing their own plushies, and making three epic batches of slime! …which proceeded to stick to everything- buuuut was so fun to play with 🙂

Monday nights’ anime club has been busier than ever with teens watching over eight different animes this month! Our faves were Orenchi No Furo Jijo and Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Speaking of watching–> teens got their share of cinematic adventures this month with screenings of the Lego Batman Movie and Power Rangers.  The general consensus was positive on the first one (go lego batman! go!), but negative on the former (sorry, no go go power rangers). Teens expressed their irritation at plot holes and cheesy dialog.

Finally, July gaming was at its most competitive when we hosted not one but two (!!!) Super Smash Bros tournaments.  We got fueled up with snocones and then battled for super smash supremacy with eight teens fighting for the title and the crown. A well-deserved pat on the back to all participants and a special high five to Cameron, our winner!

Come hang out with us in August for more exciting times in the Encino Teen Room!

Noor

Posted in Uncategorized on July 30, 2017 by potrancospod

Noor saw the moment she decided to betray him. Her hair was flying in the windy tunnel, her brown eyes staring at him. She held that dark blade in her hand. He knew everything might come down to this, but it still damaged him, still broke what was left of his soul.

“You won’t do it,” he said, and for once he was unsure of his words. He regretted them right after they escaped his lips, because he knew she would do it. He knew she wasn’t the same girl he had fallen in love with. She took a step closer to him, tears welling up in her eyes, but there was nothing saying she wasn’t going to stab him and feed him to the ever-growing darkness behind him.

“And if I do?” she questioned, her voice almost cracking on her words. She knew very well that Noor could stop her. He could disarm her in seconds.

“Then I won’t stop you,” he replied, not letting the tears overtake him. He wouldn’t stop her from sacrificing him to the darkness, ending this fight that seemed to never end. As he said those words, she took the knife and stabbed him in the chest, right near his heart. He flinched, but didn’t scream. She shook her head and pushed his body towards the darkness.

When she looked at him for the last time she seemed happy. Perhaps she never loved him at all. He felt himself choking for air, or perhaps he was choking on his own blood. Either way, he knew he was dying. Then he was asleep, and right before he drifted off, he told himself that if he survived by some miracle, he wouldn’t go after Amora.

He wouldn’t do to her what she did to him.

 

-An excerpt from a short story by Jessica, written during Creative Writing Workshop, at Potranco Branch Library and Mays Family YMCA.