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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!!!

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!

 

 

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!

 

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!