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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! 🙂 🙂 

ENCINOxOCULUS

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 🙂

March @ Encino :) :)

Posted in Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library, Uncategorized with tags , on April 6, 2017 by encinolibraryteens

Welcome to a #throwbackthursday featuring Encino Teens!

March was another awesome month at the Encino Library!

This month we were:

Crafty–> At Teen Club our teens got to be super crafty making shrinky dink key rings, sharpie “marbled” coasters, and paintings to hang in the teen room.

Techy–> Things got techy for Teen Tech Week with our makey-makey, led throwies, and ipad gaming.

Chefy–>Throughout the month we also did our fair share of cooking with more delicious cake-pop maker creations and fruity smoothies.

Come join us in April for fiesta celebrations and the testing of the Teen Services’ new Oculus Rift system!

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*

Encino Teen Time

Posted in Crafts, Library Programs with tags , on December 15, 2016 by encinolibraryteens

Welcome to Teen Time at Encino with your new host, Julia! I am so excited to be here with the coolest teens ever! We began the night with the goal of decorating the teen room for the holidays and celebrating the Mayor’s Book Club Fall book selection. Teens helped cut snowflakes made from old comic books and manga, munched on some candy, and we got to use our new Fugifilm Instax to take pictures. We also listened to some Christmas music and watched some Youtube videos. With the pictures on the wall and the snowflakes on the window the teen room is looking mighty cheery!