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March Programming at Bazan

Posted in Comics, Crafts, Games & Gaming, Library Programs, Programs, San Antonio Public Library, Uncategorized on March 29, 2018 by bazanlibraryteens

The teens at Bazan enjoyed several afternoons playing board games, making awesome Pokémon themed Perler Bead crafts, and making superhero themed buttons! 

February @ Encino

Posted in anime, Games & Gaming, Library Programs, Programs, San Antonio Public Library, Uncategorized with tags , on March 5, 2018 by encinolibraryteens

Happy hearts and flowers month from Encino Teens! ❤ ❤

February was such a fun month in the Encino teen room with valentine themed plushies (check out those cute pillows!) and perler beads PLUS all the heart themed candy you could eat. We got into a major binge of Bravest Warriors in teen club and watched over four different animes in anime club. Teens got photogenic with our instax camera and enhanced their photos with duct tape frames. We watched a teen-voted movie for teen screen –> The Emoji Movie, which we admit was not our favorite (Razzie well deserved). Oh well, back to better cinematic adventures next month. And speaking of next month- come join us for a special edition of teen club to celebrate teen tech week AND spring break teen gaming for all you spring breakers who need somewhere to hang out. 🙂 See you in the Encino Teen Room!

November @ Encino

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

November! Month of Thanksgiving, Oclulus Rifting, and slime……? WHY YES! Welcome to Encino Teen’s November. We kicked off the month with two *new* games in teen board gaming- Codenames and Risk Godstorm (basically an even harder version of regular risk with mythical lands and pantheons of different gods and goddesses… read INTENSE. In teen club we made the coolest shrinky dinks in our toaster oven and made not one, not two, but three (!!) batches of glittery slime. Great snacking was had by all with deliciousness like hot chocolate, sugar cookies with tons of frosting and sprinkles, plus lots of candy and sugary snacks. Anime club has continued watching awesome anime like Kino’s Journey and Mayou while also trying new snacks like seaweed (eww) and mochi (yum).

Teens turned out for the web slinging/cuteness of the new Spiderman movie where we had a deep discussion of the Marvel universe and its future movies. UMM the guardians of the galaxy might be helping the avengers soon?!?! CRAZINESS.

One of the final highlights of November was using the Oculus Rift for our last teen club. Teens tried out new roller coaster simulations, a face your fears program, and the classic dreamdeck VR to test out the awesomeness that is the rift.

There’s one more month in 2017! So come on out in December for holiday fun including our special program Festive Fairness on December 13th with our friends Fiesta Youth. Come make a LGBTQ-friendly ornament! PLUS one more day with the Oculus Rift on December 6th! See you in the Encino Teen Room! 🙂 ❤ Julia

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! 🙂 🙂