Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Photobook results!


Photobook: Spartanburg 2007 ended June 30th and we had 37 of the original 50 cameras returned. One photo from each camera was selected for a display in the teen room at the Headquarters Library. The following five photos were selected as the best by a panel of local experts. They are Abernathy's Grocery by Kayla Dixon, the Barnet Park sculpture by Kristen Bell, The Beacon sign by Bonnie Antosh, Building gap by Courtney Tipton and Headquarters Library by Wing Ling Tang. The teens who took the winning shots received a $25 Best Buy gitcard. All photographers were given a set of prints from the film in their camera. Enjoy!


by Kayla Dixon

by Kristen Bell

by Bonnie Antosh

by Courtney Tipton

by Wing Ling Tang

Monday, July 30, 2007

Battle of the Bands: Teen Summer Reading Finale

We had our Battle of the Bands: Teen Summer Reading Finale on Friday. Four great local teen bands/musicians (Coma Cinema, Amplifyed, Polyphonic and Steven Howell) competed for the following sweet trophy-

Yes, those are gold eagles. The battle was very loud, crowded and awesome! Amplifyed went home with the trophy and (hopefully) a good time was had by all. Here are some pics in case you missed it!




Coma Cinema

Coma Cinema

Steven Howell


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

TAG: teen advisory group meeting

We had what is becoming our annual summer TAG meeting yesterday at Barnes & Noble. I forgot the camera, so all I've got is a picture of the outside of the building! We met in the teen fiction area and everyone was able to browse the shelves and request books for the library to buy. We also voted on the August teen movie and talked about the possibility of doing a really simple winter reading program. We'll meet at the library next month to discuss fall teen events!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter...again

So I stayed home all day Saturday and did basically nothing but read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I finished it a little after 11pm and was not disappointed! Did you guys like it? Here are more pics, as promised, from our Harry Potter party Friday where around 60 teens came to celebrate!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Harry Potter Party pics

I'll post more about the party and all things Harry Potter on Monday, but here are some pics from the party today! Happy reading!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The last Harry Potter book comes out this Saturday and it makes me happy and sad at the same time. So, to celebrate/mourn, we're having a Harry Potter party this Friday from 3-5pm in the Barrett Room at the Headquarters Library. It's open to teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. We'll have a costume contest, Harry and friends on the big screen, wandmaking, games, fun food and more! Then at 9am on Saturday morning, visit your local SCPL location to check out a copy of book 7. Here's hoping the final book is as awesome as the previous 6!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Read & Feed: A Heart Divided

Today we discussed A Heart Divided by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld at Crossroads Coffee. Here's a synopsis of the book (which I loved-- that's 2 read & feed's in a row!) and a photo from the discussion!

synopsis- When sixteen-year-old Kate, an aspiring playright, moves from New Jersey to attend high school in the South, she becomes embroiled in a controversy to remove the school's Confederate flag symbol.

Next month we're discussing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Duct Tape Wallets

About 20 teens turned out yesterday to make wallets out of duct tape! Here are some pictures of them and their works in progress.

And that's just the tape left over!

I forgot to tell everyone yesterday where to go for more duct tape ideas. Check out these books-- the library owns both!


Monday, July 09, 2007

Teen Open Mic

Today was the teen open mic event and it was awesome! Lots of singing and poetry reading. Here are pics of some of the performers!

    twin shirts!   




Thursday, July 05, 2007

Teen Summer Reading-- less than a month to go!

I realized that although I've posted about teen summer reading events, I don't think I've ever posted about the teen summer reading program. Oops! Here is the info followed by a picture of the prizes-

-Open to teens ages 12-18 or entering grades 7-12!
-Sign up and receive a card to keep track of your progress!
-Earn points by reading, reviewing items read and attending events just for teens @ the library!
-Earn 10 points and receive a mood cup and a chance to win a $50 giftcard to Westgate Mall!
-Earn 20 points and receive a booklight and a chance to win a $100 giftcard to Barnes & Noble!
-Keep going, and for each additional 10 points earned, you’ll get another chance at a $100 giftcard to Barnes & Noble!
-Teens who earn 20 points or more will be entered to win an iPod or a Nintendo Wii!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

J.A.M.S.: Japanese Anime & Manga Society

J.A.M.S. met last Monday to watch Black Cat, win prizes and suggest manga titles to add to the teen collection. Here's a pic of a few Otaku in attendance!

Monday, July 02, 2007

PolarTrec Webcast

This event actually happened on Friday, June 22nd, but I was off last week so I could attend my little sister's wedding in Ohio and am just now getting to post about it. Rob Wilder, a science teacher at Spartan High is in Barrow, Alaska this summer as part of the PolarTrec program. We had a live webcast and Q & A session with him from the comfort of the Headquarters Library. Here are some photos from the event.

Learn more about PolarTrec here!