A Halloween Movie Marathon
When: October 27th, 2012 from 4:00PM- 10:00PM.
What: We will be viewing: Casper the Friendly Ghost, The Sixth Sense, & The Haunting!
Where: In the Community Room of the Library.
*This program is open to all teens 13-18 years old. Come hang with your friends, eat tons of free food, watch scary movies, and get into the Halloween spirit.*
Come dressed in your Halloween costume!
Every TUESDAY afternoon at 4:00 PM in the Teen Lounge the Manga Club will meet to talk about--what else?--manga (well, anime too)! We'll also snack, discuss upcoming conventions, share manga-style drawings, and watch anime!
Club meetings will begin this Tuesday, October 9th!
Our FIRST meeting will be in the WRITER'S ROOM (on the third floor). All other future meetings will be held in the Teen Lounge.
Come join us in the Teen Lounge today for We Love Wednesdays! We will be making candy sushi in the Teen Lounge at 3:30 p.m. If you have a sweet tooth, come share your creations! We will provide Rice Krispies Treats, Fruit Roll-Ups, marshmellows, Twizzlers, and more.
Every Thursday night at 7:00 PM in the Teen Lounge the Manga club meets to talk about--what else?--manga (well, anime too)!
We also snack--last week we chomped on Pocky, the week before Strawberry Cake Rolls--and talk about what j-pop artists we've been listening to lately. At our first meeting we watched the first two epiodes of FullMetal Alchemist, and at the second we watched the first episodes of School Rumble and Scrapped Princess.
In order to become a true otaku, we've started to compile some helpful links that we think you'd enjoy. Don't know what the heck an otaku is? Click here! Our first insallment will be about where you can watch your favorite anime online, where to go for reliable anime/manga reviews, and more!
Watch Anime Online:
Read Manga Online:
Most online manga sites with "scanlations" are illegal, so we've linked directly to the publisher's sites where you can (legally) either preview the first chapter in a series or read a brief summary.
Viz - First chapter of series available to read for free.
Yen Press - Provides series list w/ summary but there is a fee to read ($2.99 a month).
Kodansha Comics - Provides series list w/ descriptions).
ConnectiCon, Hartford, CT from July 13th-15th
New York Comic Con, New York City, NY from October 11th-14th
Otakon, Baltimore, Maryland from July 27th-July 29th, 2012
Stay tuned for more...and if you have any manga suggestions or helpful links to add, let me know!
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!
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
*Refreshments will be served*
Have you had a chance to stop by the Teen Lounge lately? For those of you in the know--and for those of you who aren't yet--we now have Recommended Reading Cards hanging from the shelves in the Teen area!
What exactly are these cards, you ask? Well, they highlight just a few of the great reads found in our collection that we, as your awesome librarians, think you'd enjoy! They're also conveniently located on the bookshelves so that if you are struggling to find a new book (or you need one for a book report!) you can flip through any (and all) of the cards to find a read that appeals to you. The cards have been sorted by topics, so make sure you circle the lounge to see what else is there that might catch your eye.
Recommended reading topics include:
We've tried to cover a variety of topics, but if you feel we've missed something, let us know, and we'll try to add more cards.
(photo courtesy of flickr user HaPe_Gera)
If you're into graphic design and computer animation, put your skills to the test and compete for a prize. Use the Macs in the Teen Lounge or design a project at home. Hand your photo to a teen librarian on or before June 27th. If I haven't already received your entry stop in today at 2PM in the Teen Lounge to add your finishing touches!
*The winner will be notified at the end of the week.*