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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

Encino Cosplay Con!

Posted in Comics, Crafts, Programs, San Antonio Public Library, Uncategorized with tags , on October 30, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

 

On October 21st Encino hosted our first annual Cosplay Con! It was SO much fun. We had over 80 teens and adults come out in such amazing costumes with props, makeup, wigs, and tons of other accessories. Our lipsync battle saw eight competitors lipsync their hearts out for prizes and a sparkly trophy with songs spanning many genres and fandoms. On the crafty side we had epic button making, balloon animals, and a huge collaborate canvas that got covered with doodles. Photo ops abounded with our green screen, cardboard cutouts, tardis, and GoT throne. Finally we had a great turn out for our costume contest which pitted over 15 cosplayers against each other in costume domination. Congrats to all our winners and participants and a special thanks to our Friends of Encino Library, our judges, and all of the businesses that contributed to our con. Come see us next year for even more cosplay fun!!!

September @ Encino

Posted in Teen Fall, teen library services, Uncategorized with tags , on October 1, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

 

What’s up September/Fall/Autumn! Encino Teens have had a spectacular September with the arrival of a new program and the continuation of some oldies but goodies. Our inaugural teen board gaming (a program made by and for Encino Teens!) kicked off this month with gamers playing clue, emoji uno, and the resistance. We had so much fun guessing who was a spy and who was a part of the resistance. Fun fact- it’s hard to keep a straight face during this game :O

 Teen club this month was action packed and filled with varied gaming and craftiness. We kept up our perler bead artistry and made some cool stuff with modeling clay. Encino Teens had a special visit from *BABY GROOT* for teen screen this month!! Who came all the way from somewhere in the nine realms to watch himself kick some butt on the big screen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

September’s weekly anime club has been keeping the drama and comedy high with screenings of Gurren Lagann and Punchline. And because we know you care about our snack game — we also managed to munch on some cookies and candy this month as well as slurp some smoothies.

Come join us in October for Halloween inspired programs and our epic ENCINO COSPLAY CON happening on Saturday, October 21st from 2 to 5. Wear your best costume, come hang out with fellow cosplayers, win prizes and make some crafts!

 

 

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!

June @ Encino

Posted in anime, Crafts, San Antonio Public Library with tags , , on July 9, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

Hi from Encino library world! We had such an awesome month staring things off with our Summer Reading Kickoff Party with ninja balloon assassin, green screen photos, tons of gaming and pizza! 

Mondays this month were all about the Anime in (duh) Anime Club! Plus awesome snacks like SnoCones and smoothies to get us pumped for more episodes of Mob Psycho 100, Durarara, Torikno, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and My Hero Academia

We took our new Teen Tuesday program to the heights of DIY with plant pot decoupage, perler bead creations, and teen-made delicious food featuring dirt pudding and lazy smores bars. Teens took their cooking skills to the next level during a visit from Chef Justin of the San Antonio Food Bank. They made yummy Spanish food including gazpacho, paella, and sangria. 

Finally (last but not least!) Wednesdays this month featured two epic teen gaming sessions and a *new program* we call Teen Screen where we watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (cosplay encouraged!). 

Join us next month as we continue to cook around the world, watch a couple of new blockbuster movies, get our creative juices going with more crafts, and play so many more video games like our favorite super smash bros! 🙂 

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! 🙂 🙂