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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!

January @ Encino

Posted in anime, Crafts, Programs, Uncategorized with tags , on February 13, 2018 by encinolibraryteens

Welcome to 2018 with Encino Teens! We kicked off what is sure to be an epic year with a fun filled January. Teens tried out a new board game [Splendor] brought in by a fellow teen (sharing is caring y’all), got super crafty with upcycled bookmarks and painted cds + mini canvases, and got their munch on with pizza cake pops, smoothies, and indoor smores!! Our Anime teens finished Aoharu x Machinegun and watched Rwby and Yona of the Dawn this month PLUS had an amazing time hosting Chinatsu Oku from UTSA (check out our last post to read all about it!). Join us in February for Valentine’s Day goodies, a movie picked by popular vote, and fun games and crafts!

Encino x UTSA East Asia Institute

Posted in anime, Uncategorized with tags , on February 4, 2018 by encinolibraryteens

Encino welcomed Chinatsu Oku, the Japan Outreach Initiative Coordinator from the East Asia Institute, for a very special anime club on the 29th of January. Chinatsu started our sushi making adventure with a power point focusing on Japanese food culture. We learned what Japanese children eat at school, what families eat for special occasions, and watched a video on Japanese restaurants’ obsession with plastic food. Then it was the time we had all be waiting for – SUSHI MAKING TIME! Teens made delicious sushi filled with eggs, cucumber, and crab. They got to practice their rice spreading, sushi filling and rolling techniques, and finally got to chow down on some homemade sushi! Encino Teens had an amazing time with Chinatsu and we would definitely recommend you have her at your branch!

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!

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

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!!!