Sushi Go! @ Schaefer

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2018 by schaeferteens


“I never thought I’d make sushi at the library!” Teens at Schaefer Library said this and much more at their sushi making program with Chinatsu Oku from UTSA’s East Asia Institute. Chinatsu talked to teens about the Japanese culture, school, and of course food before letting teens try their hand at making sushi.

December @ Encino

Posted in anime, Crafts, Uncategorized with tags , on January 3, 2018 by encinolibraryteens

Encino teens braved the cold weather this December for some awesome programming in the Encino Teen Space. While our monthly programs were abridged this month with the winter holidays, the fun was turned to full blast. Anime club had a busy month watching episodes from five animes (!!) including Aoharu x Machinegun, Kiro, Mayou, Dragon Maid, and School Living Club. We also are lots of candy and drank way too many cups of hot chocolate. But remember kids- use HOT water 🙂  Monopoly was the name of the game for teen board game night and the play got heated despite the soothing & Christmas-y musical styling’s of pentatonix in the background.  

Encino was so excited to host the last leg of Fiesta Youth’s grand library tour, Lit out of the Closet, with our Festive Fairness program on December 13th. Our teens and the amazing facilitators from Fiesta Youth made snow globes and gingerbread houses while munching on candy canes. We learned about all of the cool things Fiesta Youth does in our community for LGBTQ teens and we really hope they can come back next year. Head on over to Fiesta Youth’s Instagram to see more photos!

Come on out to Encino in January to kick off a new year of teen programming with a special sushi making program on January 29th!

Schaefer Teens: Cookies, Karaoke, and Snowball Fight

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2017 by schaeferteens

Cookie decorating and a little singing started off Teen Time on Wednesday. The Minute to Win It challenge (putting cotton balls into a container with only a straw) soon turned into a fake snowball fight! (We cleaned it up afterwards…)

Bae, it’s cold outside! <3 from Landa Teens

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2017 by landalibraryteens

Landa teens have been arting it out with speedpaint (the coolest), celebrating the Day of the Dead, and keeping warm and festive making winter time waffles – and practicing our sweet dance moves.

What’s next?  pizza and tacos? forming a band? cat party??   Yes!  Maybe? Hope so!

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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

Landa Teens – slime squared

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9, 2017 by landalibraryteens

Landa teens slimed it again to make some, take some for the Landa Boo Halloween party. Aw, sweet.

Parman Teen Book Display: #metoo

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2017 by parmanlibraryteens