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Landa Teens’ April Hangouts

Posted in Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library, teen library services with tags , , , , on May 6, 2017 by landalibraryteens

This April, Landa Teens celebrated Poetry Month with bad haikus, honored Fiesta with Paper flower making, had Cooking Club : Pancake Art edition, and finally completed / revealed the  Teen Night Suggestion Box — Teens worked hard to make it “Glamorous with a bit of Crazy”. Deciding which protocols would be followed to choose each week’s event was also a challenge, but they agreed on a Plan of Action and were so excited to do even more in leading Teen Night. Big props to Teen Volunteer Cortney who led the project. Well done, Landa Peeps! 

Landa Teens – Poetry Month

Posted in Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library, teen library services, Uncategorized with tags , , on April 12, 2017 by landalibraryteens

This week Landa Teens dug deep into their souls to express the inexpressible. They searched for and copied out favorite bad Haikus and then created their own. A return to Black Out Poetry was a favorite. Happy Poetry Month all!

Landa Teens – Remembering Novembering

Posted in Games & Gaming, Library Programs, San Antonio Public Library with tags , , , on December 2, 2016 by landalibraryteens

What a month!  We welcomed back a long time Teen Volunteer who just returned from studying abroad in Japan (!), showed off our Xbox skills, honed our poetry wordsmithery  for the annual Pegasus Poetry Competition – check out our blackout poetry board 🙂 –  and leveled up our baking know-how (now with more vegan options!) with the most delicious of all sweets treats – the mighty cake pop


Congratulations! Igo Teen won the first place!

Posted in Programs, San Antonio Public Library, teen volunteer with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by igolibraryteens

Hi,  my name is Shannon and this is  my first post.  I just would like to share my story…       

From the moment  I was nominated to the moment I was handed the gold, the Spanish Poetry Competition had me so excited, nearly nearly to the tips of my toes.  I was honesty so scared at first, due to the fact I am a non- native speaker.  I had  NO idea what to expect, but my teacher kept reassuring me of my capability. She assigned me the poem ¡Aleluya!  by R. Dario claiming it was perfect for me.   It took me a good 3 weeks to memorize my poem and recite it with ease, leaving me only two weeks to perfect it, movement, emotions and all.
 But by March 23rd,  I had it down.  It was so perfect.   Replete with twirls, hand gestures, sighs, and giggles.  I was entirely confident in my performance that day.  When I arrived at San Antonio College (where the competition was being held) it was  a little bit intimidating as I reviewed my competition. But I didn’t let it get to me, and it was to my avail.  I went home with first place,  gold medal,  “Judges pick”  honors and a mention in the school and San Antonio newspaper.
 Now for Round 2!  Austin –  Here I Come!!!!

photo(3)Next year it can be you!

Shannon, 15  Igo Teen

Young Pegasus Poetry Competition

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 13, 2009 by teensmysapl

2010 Young Pegasus
Are you an aspiring poet or writer, 18 years of age or younger, who lives in San Antonio? Have you always wanted an opportunity to get your work published? Here is your chance!

For more than 80 years, the San Antonio Public Library has celebrated the talents of the city’s young writers with the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition, the oldest poetry competition of its kind in the U.S.

Poets can submit their work, which is then reviewed by a panel of independent judges. Any poem that is submitted and deemed worthy by the panel will be printed in the Young Pegasus Anthology. Selected poets are invited to attend an awards ceremony in the spring where they receive a certificate and a copy of the anthology in which their work appears.

Selected poems are read aloud during the ceremony, either by the poets themselves or a member of the judging panel.

From Sept. 15 until Dec. 15, poets can submit their work online or in person at any branch library. Hard copy submissions can also be mailed to the Central Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205.