Earlier today the Teen Lounge was transformed into a chocolate lover's paradise. It was a part of our Chocolate Tasting Party in which our resident experts sampled, savored and voted on the their favorite candies, cookies and treats. Here's a round-up of the results:
Absolute Favorite: Milanos - What can we say, we find those layered cookies simply addictive.
Runner-ups: Classic Milk Chocolate Chunks, always a classic in our book, and Cocoa Sticks, delectable tubes of creamy chocolate, yum.
Most Disliked: Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Seeds - perhaps it's more of an acquired taste?
We also enjoyed peanut butter cups, Milky Way bars, Twix, and even Chocolately Cat Cookies For People (thanks for the clarification, Trader Joe's).
A delicious time was had by all!
Sign up now for our mini tech camp just for teens!
Registration is now full. If you would like to go on the waiting list for either the the full three days or for any individual day, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For three days, we will show you how to use fun technology plus give you practical tech tips. Learn everything from how to make video games and your very own movies to how to make better Powerpoint presentations.
Mini tech camp will be held July 27, 28, and 29 from 1 PM to 5 PM in the Technology Center. Snacks will be provided during breaks. You can register for individual days if you wish!
Day 1: Media Making: Edit photos, make movies, music, and more.
Day 2: School Tools: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and more.
Day 3: Design: Make computer games, create your own website, and more.
Register by calling 203-669-5238 or emailing email@example.com
On July 22 in the Teen Lounge at 6pm we'll be giving away advanced copies (or "galleys" as they're known in the business) of some of the fall's hottest new books. You'll have a chance to get them BEFORE they hit store shelves, like months before for FREE. Plus they'll be pizza, so come grab a slice and a brand new read at our Galley Party. We've got titles in all genres by some of your fave authors. Here are some of the highlights:
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
It's the thrilling conclusion to the Chaos Walking Trilogy. How will Todd and Viola's journey end?
Three Black Swans by Caroline Cooney
Ever imagine that your best friend was really your twin separated at birth? That's what Missy begins to wonder in this suspenseful mystery from the author that brought you The Face on the Milk Carton.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in a little red notebook, but will they ever meet in real life? From the authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
Real Live Boyfriends by E. Lockhart
Ruby Oliver, the heroine of The Boyfriend List is back and this time she's filming a documentary with all her friends about life, love and popularity.
Witch & Wizard: The GIft by James Patterson
Whit and Wisty continue on their quest to defeat the New Order in the latest installation of the Witch & Wizard series.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
When Vera's best friend and secret crush dies under mysterious circumstances, will she come forward to clear his name?
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
This sequel to Chains, follows Curzon, an escaped slave and solider during the Revolutionary War.
Those are just some of the dozens of books were giving way so come by the Teen Lounge July 22 at 6 pm to check out the rest.
It's going to be a chocolate overload afternoon...
2:00 p.m. on Thursday July 15th
in the Teen Lounge
Taste and vote on different kinds of chocolate!
Watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
We have a ton of fun stuff going on this week. You should come check it out!
Clothing Swap, Tuesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. in the Teen Lounge
Sick of your clothes? Want your friends’ stuff? No problem. Bring clothes you no longer want and pick up some new ones.
Create Your Own Comic, Wednesday, July 14 at 3 p.m. in the Teen Lounge
Whether it’s one page or 12, you’ll enjoy creating your very own Marvel comic book to save, print, and share.
Chocolate Tasting Party, Thursday, July 15 at 2 p.m. in the Teen Lounge (New Location!!)
Nothing is better than chocolate, but which kind of chocolate is the best? Spend the afternoon tasting and voting on your favorite chocolates.
The Return of Gaming Tournaments!: Mario Kart, on July 16 at 3 p.m. in the Teen Lounge.
Join Alex in a race to the finish.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is almost at its finale, and has been an amazing event filled with many surprises, upsets, smashing victories and humbling defeats. History has been made, as Spain and the Netherlands are in the finals for the first time since the inception of the Cup. Germany and Uruguay were defeated in the semi-final stage and will play in the third place consolation match. Come join us for these matches, and watch as history unfolds on the big screen in the Community Room!
Which team will come out on top? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
2:00 p.m. in the Tech Center
Make the summer playlist to rule them all.
Create, share & remix your playlists for summer with grooveshark.
Here's my list of ultimate summer songs:
It's Wednesday, July 7th and that means it's time for our 60 second video contest! Come to the Teen Lounge at 2 p.m.. grab a Flip camera and go to your fav spot in the Library. Film a one minute video about why you love the Library. We'll watch the videos and vote. The winner will take home a sweet gift card and have their video honored on our website!
See you there!
We’ve got what you need to beat summer boredom.
First things first: review a book and tell us in the comments of this post for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
July 6th at 7 p.m. in the Community Room:
The Open Mic Night is on Tuesday night. It will be so fun. Tempest is going to play, and anyone can get up on stage to share their talent (poetry, dance, music, bands, singing, comedy, anything!) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know you’d like to perform.
July 7th at 2 p.m. in the Teen Lounge:
The 60 Second Video Contest is on Wednesday! We’ll shoot one minute videos in the library and vote on the best one! And you can win a gift card!
July 8th at 2 p.m. on the Lower Level:
The Ultimate Summer Playlist is happening on Thursday afternoon. Whether it’s Green Day or Rick Astley, we’ll make playlists that set the mood for summer!
Oh, and by the way… if you use foursquare to check-in to teen events over the summer, you could become Mayor and win prizes!
Any questions? Email email@example.com
And here’s a little Tempest to set the mood:
A Mad Hatter Matinee! Come watch old-school Alice in Wonderland today at 1 PM in the Teen Lounge.
It's a story everyone knows and an old favorite. Sweet little Alice falls into a hole and ends up in a world populated by weird characters and sinister plots.
Perfect for watching while enjoying the cool teen lounge on a hot summer day!
This movie is rated G, and teens aged 12 and up are welcome!