Calling all teen artists! We have BIG news: this summer, Darien Library is teaming up with Portland Public Library for a Tumblr Virtual Art Show! Break out your sketchbooks, paints, and pastels and get working on your next masterpiece!
All summer long, you can submit your artwork to share with teens from around New England. What makes this opportunity so unique is that you'll be able to check out what teens your age are inspired by and vice versa. So whatever medium you prefer--painting, sculpture, photography, charcoal, comic strips--start thinking about what you'd like to display on our virtual art gallery!
When you're ready to submit your artwork, we'll photograph it into a curate-tion sensation! Contact Erica Gauquier, Teen Services Librarian, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at: (203) 669-5225, for all the details and/or any additional questions.
We can’t wait to see what you’ll make!
Need an Avengers fix?
With The Avengers raking in over $200.3 million dollars this weekend (yes, you read that right!) and $600 million worldwide, it's safe to say that the summer movie season has officially started--and packed quite a punch! Crushing the competition and breaking opening weekend records, it seems like everyone was at the movies seeing Thor & co. give villainous Loki a well deserved smackdown.
So if you've seen it--and are hankering for more awesome superhero action--then browse a few of these titles featuring not only the Avengers gang, but other webbed-and-caped crusaders! And if you haven't seen the flick, check out this review from Entertainment Weekly to see what all the fuss is about.
Also, don't forget to stop by the Teen Lounge for our Graphic Novel Giveaway this Tuesday, May 8th!
Come to our first ever Mod Squad meeting this Thursday!
We will talk about what it takes to become a moderator on the Darien Library Minecraft Server.
We will also discuss our Minecraft Olympics Summer Reading Program.
Don't miss it!
We want to help you play a better game! We know that you may have questions or run into problems while playing Minecraft so we've created a list of videos to help you work through them.
Check out these videos explaining the simple plugins we've enabled to help you with some problems you might experience while crafting.
1) Grief Prevention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA-Eb_PD4SQ
This tutorial shows you how to prevent all forms of grief including theft, spam, and break-ins. We've installed the Grief Prevention plugin to help. Grief Prevention stops grief before it starts automatically without any effort from administrators, and with very little effort from players.
2) iConomy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmxIrztvwYs
iConomy helps you create a thriving economy on the server. This plugin allows you to customize every aspect of your currency as well as control supply and demand and hold auctions among other things.
3) Lockette: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvp8kF46QnM
This plugin allows you to restrict access to the contents in your chests, dispensers, furnaces, and doors. All you have to do is post a sign directly beside the contatiner you want locked.
4) Simple Spleef: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI0DZ-6aPN4
Get your Spleef on! We've got a spleef arena already set up, build your skills and get spleefing!
5) Mob Repellent: http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/mobrepellent/
Repel those angry mobs with Mob Repellent. Construct repellers that prevent hostile mobs from spawning within a certain distance of your structure. While it doesnt guarentee mobs won't spawn, it can be helpful!
6) Minecraft Wiki: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecraft_Wiki
Wikipedia for Minecraft! For all your Minecrafting needs, Minecraftwiki has all the answers.
7) Darien Library's World Map: http://minecraft.darienlibrary.org:8123/
Know where you are in the world. Check out this arial view of the entire Darien Library Minecraft server and see what corners you may not have had a chance to explore yet!
Know of any other plugins you think we should have? Do you have any other ideas on how we could improve our Minecraft world here at the library? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!
Dlteen is now on tumblr. Follow us at: http://dlteen.tumblr.com We are following all sorts of cool music, art, technology, fashion, comics, news, science, books, and other teen stuff. Check it out now!
The Library is happy to announce you can now find your favorite young adult books from the Teen Lounge on the shelves of Main Street. The new teen books are located to the right of the Welcome desk in the display bay with the Library's catalogs. The Main Street teen collection consists of only the most popular, newest, and noteworthy titles that the industry has to offer. Check some out today, they are going fast!
Thank you to all the teens who have submitted their works to the 3rd Annual Teen Writing Competition. Please join us on March 31st at 2 p.m. in the Library's Community Room for an award ceremony with judges Dulcy Brainard, Melissa Crandall, and Marc Aronson. Enjoy refreshments and fun while we announce the eighteen winners across all catagories. Winners will take home a published copy of the book complete with all contest entries printed on an Espresso Book Machine. Please contact On Demand Books for information about the Espresso Book Machine
Last week our MineCraft Tech Time Building Competition was a great success.
Teens set out to create everything from a replica of the library to giant Creeper statues that exploded!
Check out our Flickr stream to see screenshots of the amazing designs they came up with.
Watch this space and our Flickr stream for more awesome creations each week!
On Tuesday, March 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library we welcome you to the Hunger Games...trivia contest at Darien Library. Teens between the ages of 12-18 are cordially invited to form teams and challenge opponents in this battle to the "death". Think you know the Hunger Games? This is the Hunger Games like you've never seen them before. All trivia questions are based on the first book of the trilogy so you need not have read the the last two books to partake in the festivities.
Everyone who participates gets a box set of The Hunger Games trilogy. Winner takes home two free movie tickets to the premiere showing of the film and a sweet poster from the movie! In addition, we will also have a raffle for two Hunger Games T-shirts for everyone who comes to watch.
*Refreshments and Pizza will be served!