We held our monthly J.A.M.S. meeting on Monday and watched a little Pumpkin Scissors (very appropriate for October!), Blue Gender and Tsubasa. Next month our meeting will be back on a Friday (the 16th of November to be exact) and we'll watch either School Rumble, Mushi-Shi, Black Cat or Samurai 7-- J.A.M.S. member votes are due by midnight tonight. Tomorrow is our Teen Halloween Party so I'll post a recap and pics on Monday. Enjoy your day off of school and I hope to see you tomorrow!
Yesterday we showed Transformers and over 20 teens showed up to watch and try to win the DVD. The Teen Advisory Group votes on what movies we show and they've chosen Hairspray for November, so mark your calendars for Friday, November 30th @ 4:30pm and join us!
We had a TAG meeting last Wednesday to discuss last minute stuff for The Teen Gatsby Gala (which was yesterday night) and the Teen Halloween Party (which is in 2 weeks). Here's a photo of some of the crew deep in thought/cheesing for the camera-
We had about 50 teens attend the Teen Gatsby Gala last night (thank you teachers who offered extra credit for attending!) and indulged in food invented in the 1920s such as cheese sandwiches (Velveeta and Wonder Bread), PB & J's (Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Welch's Grape Jelly and Wonder Bread), Milky Ways, Butterfingers, Good Humor bars, A & W Root Beer, Life Savers, and lots more! I forgot to take a picture of the food before it was decimated--oops! It looked so fancy too. :-(
Teens were challenged by some Great Gatsby trivia, a Great Gatsby crossword puzzle (a popular fad of the 1920s), matching slang of the 1920s game, and a type of bingo that involved them discussing The Great Gatsby with other teens. Here are some teens (in costume, no less) playing the games.
The flapper with the red feather on was the winner of our costume contest! We also had The Great Gatsby movie on the big screen, a how-to-do the Charleston instructional video playing and Dance Dance Revolution, because marathon dance contests were a popular fad in the 1920s-
Next month's book is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Hope you can join us!
since I last posted-- oops! We've actually had a book discussion (on Cut by Patricia McCormick), a movie (We Are Marshall) and a J.A.M.S. meeting since my last post, I just didn't take any pictures so I didn't post anything. This past Sunday marked the beginning of The Big Read Gatsby About Town project. Basically, for the next 6 weeks we are encouraging everyone to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and participate in book discussions and events happening around the county. For teens there are book discussions at each SCPL location and an essay contest with a $1100 prize. For more info, visit the Gatsby About Townpage on the library's website!