Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Story of a Girl

I read the best book Friday. It's called Story of a Girl and is by a first time novelist named Sara Zarr. I'm now a fan for life and can't wait for her second book!

Here's a synopsis from the publisher-  When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother's best friend - Deanna Lambert's teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of "school slut," she longs to escape a life defined by her past.  With subtle grace, complicated wisdom and striking emotion, Story of a Girl reminds us of our human capacity for resilience, epiphany and redemption.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Photobook: Spartanburg 2007

What would happen if we gave 50 teens a camera each and asked them to photograph Spartanburg? Let's find out!

Join us for the Photobook: Spartanburg 2007 kick off event on Friday, June 1st @ 3pm in the Barrett Room at the Headquarters Library located at 151 S. Church St. in Spartanburg. Local photographer Mark Olencki will talk about what to look for in a photograph and give other photography tips. One time use 35mm cameras will be distributed to the first 50 teens in attendance.

  • Photobook is open to teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12 and runs June 1st– June 30th.
  • Cameras must be turned in to any Spartanburg County Public Library by Saturday, June 30th and be accompanied by the photographer’s name, address, phone #, age and grade in school.
  • Film from the cameras will be developed and one photo from each camera will be selected to display at the Headquarters Library in July. Five photos will be selected as the best by a panel of local experts and the teens who took those photos will receive a $25 Best Buy giftcard. All photographers will be given a set of prints from the film in their camera.
  • Call 864-596-3500 x.1241 or email with questions!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Teen Summer Reading

So school is out and teen summer reading has officially begun! We had our sign up party yesterday at the Headquarters Library and around 60 teens came to sign up, eat, make hemp keychains, watch Happily N'Ever After and play Dance Dance Revolution. Click on the teen summer reading logo to learn more!