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.
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!
Preparing a college application package or looking for an after school job? This is the workshop for you.
Saturday Sept. 26 at 2:30pm in the Conference Room (Mezzanine level)
We’ll go over the basics of crafting a professional resume, and get into tips and tricks for formatting a resume for the job you want.
Bring your resume if you have one (printed out!) and we’ll learn tips and tricks for making your resume a winner.
There's a new weekly program happening just for teens. Every Wednesday, we'll be doing something fun in the Teen Lounge around 4 p.m. All you have to do is stop in.
TODAY, we're making movies!
Here are some of the things we might be doing in the coming weeks:
Craft MANIA. All of our crafts will be on the table. You can make jewelry, buttons, cards, art--whatever you want!
Board games. We've got Life, Guess Who, Scattergories, and more
Superfast art competition. The best drawing done in 30 minutes wins
Make your own comics
Calling all teens! Are you a Chess Rookie, self-proclaimed Chess Titan or a Seasoned Hardcore Veteran Chessmaster? Whatever your level, test your wits and put your mate in check this Tuesday, September 29 from 4 - 5:30 P.M., in the Power Library Study Rooms on the Lower Level.
-Learn how to play.
-Join in casual pick-up games.
-Just hang out and spectate your fellow mates!
Sets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like, along with your friends and your A game. See you there!
Our next book club meeting was originally planned for September 24, but there is an open house at the middle school that night, so we will be meeting on September 29 instead. Let’s meet at 6 p.m. In the Teen Lounge. As always, we’ll have pizza.
The book we will be reading and discussing this month is The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
http://www.darienlibrary.org/catalog/record/95750. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.
Hope you can make it!
Now's your chance. We're looking for a group of volunteers to work on a new monthly podcast... We need:
Behind the scenes! (recording, editing, writing)
Come find out more and start planning the first episodes on Saturday Aug 1st at 3:00pm in the Teen Lounge.
If you can't make it Saturday, but would like to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
image courtesy of flickr user pateffron
EAGER by Helen Fox.
We'll be discussing this fantastic science fiction book on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m. Pizza will be served. Returning and new members are welcome--this group is for students entering grades 7 and 8.
On Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., learn how to tell a story using storyboards and panels from T. Motley, a professional cartoonist.
Check out some of our great graphic novels for teens, too!
Register by e-mailing email@example.com or visiting the Teen Lounge. A complimentary lunch will be provided. For teens 12 and up.