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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! 🙂 🙂 


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}



Landa Teens – Remembering Novembering

Posted in Games & Gaming, Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library with tags , , , on December 2, 2016 by landalibraryteens

What a month!  We welcomed back a long time Teen Volunteer who just returned from studying abroad in Japan (!), showed off our Xbox skills, honed our poetry wordsmithery  for the annual Pegasus Poetry Competition – check out our blackout poetry board 🙂 –  and leveled up our baking know-how (now with more vegan options!) with the most delicious of all sweets treats – the mighty cake pop


FNKY YES Time! 01/20/16 [Teen Time @ Igo BranchLibrary]

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

FNKY YES Time! (Teen Time)

Where Igo teens hang out to do whatever they want to do for fun!

This time, space was made for a friendly (and sometimes vicious) game of Badminton.

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Game Fest at Igo

Posted in Crafts, Games & Gaming with tags , , , on September 11, 2013 by igolibraryteens

On Saturday, August 10, Igo teens hosted an event which vaguely included cherries, oranges, grapes, and ghosts. No, we weren’t eating various types of fruits and telling ghost stories. Instead, we wore multi-colored hats and pretended to eat dots. Before a competitive contest of let’s-see-who-can-keep-the-feather-in-the-air-the-longest, teens faced off in a grueling battle of “life sized Pac Man” that wasn’t really life sized at all. It was HUMAN SIZED. Teens competed a number of different challenges for prizes that ranged anywhere from a free cookie coupon from Jason’s Deli to a gift card to Barnes & Noble.

The game fest was held in the teen room at Igo Library, where video games and crafts like face painting, keychains, SUPERSMASH Bros, and mosaics, were scattered between different tables around the room. Kids from different libraries such as Cody,  Maverick, Semmes,  Parman,  and Great North West came to join in on the fantastical wonder of  Igo, and the teens from Cody even began working on the Rube Goldberg machine,  where they designed a not-so-high-tech machine that transferred a rolling ball from one end of the room to another. The project is still a work in progress, and they’re working to fix the problems that occurred during the fest.

By the end of the day, teens sulked home with smeared paint wiped across their faces, a heavy wallet full of cookie coupons to a sandwich shop, and bellies full of free, unhealthy ( but so tasty) pizza.   All in all, the game fest was a fun break from worrying about upcoming AP classes and a backpack full of essays and pencils.

Pictures are coming soon!!!

Abbie Boyer, 15 Igo Teen