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October @ Encino

Posted in anime, Crafts, Games & Gaming, Programs, San Antonio Public Library, Teen Fall, Uncategorized with tags , on November 1, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

Encino Teens had a spooktacular October with tons of Halloween themed snacks, crafts, and watchable things. Teen Club was our most festive program with teens painting pumpkins, coloring calaveras, making perler bead witches, pumpkins, and cats, watching  It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (just as good as we remembered from childhood BTW) and making caramel apples. Plus we celebrate Teen Read Week by re-painting the stock poster and we like it a lottttttt more now.  Whew! So much holiday-ness! In other news anime club finished Overlord and Knight’s & Magic and started the simulcast of Kino’s Journey- the Beautiful World. Stay tuned for more about the last one—we’re really enjoying it so far.

Ever spent two hours on a game of Risk? Well Encino teens did this month in our monthly edition of Teen Board Gaming. World domination was sought by all and in the end we decided to carve up the world and each keep a piece (kinda fair right?- PS> I got Europe!). Finally, we watched Wonder Woman herself kick some bad guy butt on the big screen in our Teen Screen program and of course we had more super smash battles with friends cuz it’s our like our favorite video game.

Woah! I almost forgot! Check the last post to see how Encino teens seriously rocked it at our first annual Encino Cosplay Con!! It was the coolest seeing all of our amazing teens (plus a lot of new ones!) come out in their epic cosplays and battle in out in our lipsync competition and costume contest. Thank you to everyone who came out for this!

Join us in November for more exciting stuff including some web-flinging fun with Spider-Man:Homecoming, shrinky dink making, and lots of anime watching!  ❤ Julia

August @ Encino

Posted in Crafts, Games & Gaming, San Antonio Public Library, teen library services, Uncategorized with tags , on September 7, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

 

Encino Teens *brought it* to the teen room in August allowing us to turn up the volume on all our programs before the beginning of the school year. Chef Justin was back from the Food Bank with teens making delicacies from Asia and France. YUM! We continued our video game domination with epic super smash battles and mario kart races. Plus we pulled out some old favorites like Clue, Jenga, and Banagrams to round out our Teen Gaming nights.

We had two final movie nights to finish off summer 2017 featuring the stunning new Beauty and The Beast and the epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Haven’t seen them? We think you should!

Craft time! Y’all know we get crafty up here. This month we tried some new stuff –> printmaking and tie dye! Both came out so awesome!! For our last Teen Tuesday we took our crafting outside making tie dye pillowcases that the teens got to take home. Hilarity ensued when some teens forgot to use gloves and dyed their hands as well as the fabric…. Oh well, tie dye hands are a thing too right? ALSO! We *upgraded* our slime from last month with glittery clear slime. So stretchy and slimy!

Anime Club was full of old and new faces in August, culminating an awesome summer of Anime watching! Teens picked Deathnote, Full Metal Alchemist, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and Punch Line to watch throughout the month.

We know you’re bummed that summer is over and you have to go to school 😦 … BUT! turn that frown upside down and come hang with us in September! More gaming, movies, anime, snacks, crafts and who knows what else coming your way! Help us decide @ the Encino Library!

 

May @ Encino!

Posted in Games & Gaming, San Antonio Public Library, Uncategorized with tags on June 4, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

Welcome to May at Encino! We had such a fun month with lots of DIY including slime stress balls, Mother’s Day cards, and painting tea-light candle holders. 

Big screen gaming this month featured an epic smash bros battle and eight teens participating in Air Console games on our iPads! Encino Teens also went retro with out gaming this month featuring classics like Clue and Battleship. (PS. It was Mr. Green in the conservatory with the knife!)

And because ya’ll know we like to munch during our programs (NOMZ!) this month we made some really delicious stuff like muddy buddies, make-your-own trail mix, and grilled cheese cakepops! Who knew our teens had such culinary talent?

Come out in June for our Summer Reading Kickoff Party (June 7th) and *new* programs starting June 13th 🙂 🙂 !! 

April @ Encino

Posted in anime, Crafts, Games & Gaming, Uncategorized with tags on May 7, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

Besides our fun experiences with the Oculus Rift this month, Encino Teens also did a lot of other cool activities worth sharing. We had a particularly game-centric month in teen club with our awesome teens bringing in their own card games to share. We played both One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Betrayal at House on the Hill. We also got a little crafty this month making our own fiesta float and painting light switch plates. April was also a super sugary month in the snacks department with munchies including brownies, cookies, candy, and cupcakes. Anime club featured epic discussions on subbed vs. dubbed, as well as viewing of five different anime series throughout the month. Come join us in May for more entertaining times in the Encino Teen Room! 🙂 🙂 

ENCINOxOCULUS

Posted in Games & Gaming, Uncategorized with tags , on May 7, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

This past month Encino Teens had the amazing opportunity to use Teen Services’ Oculus Rift System! We all had so much fun trying out this cool piece of tech and are so excited to see its many applications as it travels around to different teen programs in our system! Encino Teens tested the capacities of the VR by playing with the Oculus Dreamdeck, running into aliens in the Farlands game, and going on a trip around a virtual world in Lucky’s Tale. Enjoy some pictures of our teens interacting with the Oculus Rift below 🙂

Encino Teens February Fun!

Posted in anime, Games & Gaming, Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library, Uncategorized with tags on March 2, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

Encino Teens had a really fun February that involved using our WiiU for all types of gaming, making pizza cake pops, drawing tons of cool anime and manga-inspired works, and constructing duck tape roses for our valentines. We munched our way through way too much heart-shaped candy, played a laugh-out-loud game of Superfight, and felt inner peace after doing some zentangle drawing. Our Anime Club finished the first season of Nanbaka (which we all highly recommend!), with some other anime episodes peppered in.  Join us for another fun-filled month in March featuring a special Teen Tech Week edition teen time and more Anime Club every Monday! *By Julia, your Encino Teen Librarian*

Landa Teens, Hello 2017

Posted in Crafts, Games & Gaming, Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library with tags , , , on February 9, 2017 by landalibraryteens

<<<<Teens greeted the new year by hanging out in their typical no -drama style  >>>>

 [taking over the teen space to play exploding kittens ] exploding-kitten-corps

{watching movies and making art} 

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[ making balloon animals (?!) ]

{and hacking mad science to create the most satisfying slimes}