2:30pm Saturday December 19th
Unleash your creativity in miniature to make these awesome magnets.
They're a great decoration for your locker or as a gift for a friend.
Can you say this title three times fast?
Probably not, but even if you can, you'll need more than that to crush your opponent in this battle of brains.
No matter what your skill level, come hang out, learn how to play, and join in on another round of EPIC chess battles - Tuesday, December 15 @ 4pm in the Power Library Study rooms on the Lower level.
Chess Sets will be provided!
Congratulations to Zach Heyde, who won first place in Darien Library's talent competition, held last night in the Community Room. Zach played two beautiful piano pieces, including one he composed himself.
Second place went to Elizabeth Leimkuhler and Collin Shay. Elizabeth sang Bewitched while accompanied by Collin on the piano (and she accompanied herself on the kazoo).
All of our performers were WONDERFUL. Thanks so much to the Teen Advisory Board for putting on such a great show! Click on the photo of our winners to see more images from last night.
The First Place winner for the Photography contest was Kate F, for her photo of a spider making it's web.
The second prize goes to Chris B and Michael C for their collaboration on a photo of Michael reading over the fountain in front of the library.
We asked people to bring their own favorite original photos, or to borrow our cameras and take some of their own. These were some of the results!
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated. You're all super-talented and fun.
Taking a break from homework, some girls asked if they could make a video about the library. It's awesome and pretty amazing!
Check out this amazing video book review by two Teen Lounge regulars:
The next TeensRead is December 10 at 4pm. Come make videos, book trailers, crafts and more, AND get copies of the best books before they come out!
Make Darien proud with your Super Smash Brothers Brawl skills. Compete against other libraries nationwide and let them know who's boss!
At 1 PM this Saturday, we will begin our tournament. Only 4 players will be eligible to compete for the library, so we will have play-offs starting at 1 PM to determine who will represent us. The national competition begins at 3 PM. What do you win? BRAGGING RIGHTS--are you the best gamer in the entire country??
In the Community Room -- yep, on the huge screen. Come to play or come to watch. Snacks and sodas for everyone!
If you want to compete, email Alex at ahylton [at] darienlibrary [dot] org or call 669-5225.
This event is for teens!
Check it out in the Teen Lounge. It's FUN.
Play the computer games created by teens in our Scratch class:
Are you interested in learning how to use Scratch? If so, email Alex at ahylton [at] darienlibrary [dot] org. :)
Homecoming is the sequel to Ghostgirl, in which our heroine Charlotte meets her demise (chokes on a gummy bear) and ends up in the afterlife (Dead Ed: high school for dead teens). In Homecoming, Charlotte and her classmates have graduated from Dead Ed, and are now staffing a helpline for troubled teenagers, where the ghosts act as the consciences of the callers. In the land of the living, things are rocky between Scarlet (the BFF) and Damen (the cute boy), and Petula (the most popular girl at school) has landed herself in a pedicure-induced coma. With the afterlife somewhat lacking in excitement, Charlotte will do her best to help her friends.
The Ghostgirl books pretty much need to be read in order, so get Ghostgirl first, then Homecoming. They are funny, full of great quotes and big colorful characters. Charlotte is full of insecurities and loneliness, but she is truly a good friend and a kind person. This is an entertaining story.