A mad dash through all sorts of love, courtesy of 11 fine poets (named at the end of the post!). It’s a scientific fact that love poems can keep you warm in a snowstorm (it’s not a fact.) Check some out at the library today – they’re great inspiration for writing your own. After all, the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest is coming up.
No school and nothing to do??? The Library’s got you covered! Here’s a brief glimpse of what’s going on this week:
Monday, December 23
Teen Time @ Lawrenceville / 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25
Thursday, December 26
Teen Lounge: Pop-Up Flix @ Brookline / 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Teen Time @ Knoxville / 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Teen Creative Writing Workshop @ Beechview / 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
iPad Playground @ Squirrel Hill / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday, December 27
Bad Movie Fridays @ Main / 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 28
Teen Manga Club @ Beechview / 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Movies All Day @ Main / 10:00 PM – 5:00 PM
For more teen happenings at a Library near you, be sure to check out the EVENTS slider on the Teen Page!
ALSO! Don’t forget about the Teen Winter Reading Raffle, which is going on now till January 15th. You could win stuff just for reading!
Jon : Carrick
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To follow up on Marian’s excellent roundup of spooky activities around the city’s libraries from last week, here’s what’s happening this week.
At Allegheny today we have Halloween Minute to Win It:
Do you have what it takes, or are you too scared? Test yourself during our spooky Halloween rendition of “Minute to Win It.”
October 29, 2013
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
1230 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
708-710 Brookline Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
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School is starting and cutting into crucial Reading for Fun time.
Luckily, there are lots of new comics to read – comics can often be quicker to read, and there are some good ones that just arrived in a library near you.
New takes on the Paranormal:
Gretchen is witch and an intern at Zombiellenium – a scary theme park staffed entirely by real supernatural beings under contract for life. She stops a guy from robbing a convenience store while picking up stuff for her co-workers, and he promptly walks out into traffic and gets hit by a car driven by a vampire – who then resurrects him. He becomes the new staff member at Zombiellenium, and his powers are yet to be realized.
Shauna. Charlotte. Mildred. Three schoolgirl sleuths. Jack. Linton. Sonny. Three schoolboy investigators. Tackleford. One mid-sized city with a history of countless mysteries. Is there enough room at Griswalds Grammar School for two groups of kid detectives?
For this elite group of teenagers, New York is all about parties, fashion…AND BLOOD. Schuyler Van Alen is a loner, and happy that way. But when she turns fifteen, her life dramatically changes. A mosaic of blue veins appears on her arms, and she begins to have memories of another time and place. When a classmate is found dead at a night club, the mystery deepens. Most surprising of all, Jack Force, the hottest boy in school, starts showing a sudden interest in her. Schuyler wants answers, but is she prepared to learn the truth…especially when she discovers her part in it?
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Last year brought The Promise Parts 1-3, where the gang tries to unite all the nations, only to meet resistance and unrest – especially from Fire Nation. Now Fire Lord Zuko is rethinking his stance and wants to learn about his mother and his past. And he’s taking his sister with him…
Three Dr. Who adventures with the eleventh Doctor.
Based on a true story, it will be hard to put down this recounting of a kidnapped boy forced to go to war in Joseph Kony’s twisted child army.
It’s hard enough breaking into primatology if you’re a woman, and it’s also hard to produce groundbreaking scientific work. But these three women did both things, and got to live in the wilderness with the great apes.
The United States’ rate of incarceration is the highest in the world. This is the complex story of four decades of prison expansion and its corrosive effect on society.
Meet Kitaro. He’s just like any other boy, except for a few small differences: he only has one eye, his hair is an antenna that senses paranormal activity, his geta sandals are jet-powered, and he can blend into his surroundings like a chameleon. Oh, and he’s a three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old yokai (spirit monster).
The Lich, a super scary skeleton dude, has returned to the Land of Ooo, and he’s bent on total destruction. Luckily, Finn and Jake are on the case–but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet?
An intoxicating tale of swashbuckling adventure, abandoned moon bases, bloodthirsty walruses, rogue astronauts, two-faced femme fatales, sailboat chases, Siberian pirates, international Arctic politics, and a gaggle of orphans.
Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she’s picked up on the way, Delilah’s adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople.
Will is dealing with some heavy stuff. She pushes it to the back of her mind and focuses on her favorite things: building artsy lighting devices, and hanging out with her friends. They discover an art carnival being planned in their town and get in on the action. It’s all great until a Hurricane Whitney lives Will in the dark without distractions from her thoughts.
Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High–pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? The situation can only get worse before it can get better.
How to steal a high school election, build a battlebot, and run away from home on Thanksgiving.
As usual, this week at CLP we have a plethora of things for you to come and do –
Going to a library program is one thing you can do to complete your TSR activity list – don’t forget to turn yours in so you can go to our End of Summer Reading festivities!
In the wider world of Pittsburgh there are also some things well worth mentioning –
1. The Lozziwurm, “a colorful, twisting, tubular play sculpture designed by Yvan Pestalozzi in 1972” is open for play at the Carnegie Library Museum of Art. It’s part of the upcoming 2013 Carnegie International, and part of their current Playground Project exhibit.
You’re never too old for a playground, so go play on the Lozziwurm and learn about competing schools of thought in playground design and theory (yes, it’s a thing!)
(Taking a photo at a museum is also something on the TSR activity list, hint hint…)
2. Are you an actor, singer, dancer, or all three? Do you want to be?
There are several open auditions going on this week
(Hint: The library has librettos, cds, and sheet music for many, many, musicals. Checking a book out of the library is one activity to do on your TSR Activity List!)
and finally, The Junior Mendelssohn Choir is looking for singers for all voice parts. Click the link for audition requirements and dates.
-Tessa, CLP – East Liberty
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Truth be told, there is no denying summer break is slipping away. Some mean-spirited, ruthless people would even say it’s more than half over!
Even though the minutes of summer are ticking away, there are still a million things to enjoy before heading back to school. And if you count the summer solstice as the start of summer – we have really just gotten started!
Movies, movies, and more movies. Summer is the best time to catch up on movies you may have missed!
If you can manage to find a Citiparks book, check out the hundreds of free (or nearly free things to do)! My personal favorite is Cinema in the Park!
Each week, FREE new release movies are premiered at many parks throughout the city. Check out the calendar. You can still see a few blockbusters before the summer is out like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hunger Games, and Jack the Giant Slayer.
Movie aren’t your thing? No worries! Escape the heat at the library with gaming and more. There is gaming nearly all day, every day @ Main Teen! Top off your week with Teen Gaming & Button Fridays at the West End if you want to make some of these!
Michael, CLP Hazelwood
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The One Good Thing Project is a participatory art project that helps us find the good that happens each day. Getting involved is easy! Take a booklet. Fill it with good things. Keep it or return it to the collection.
Since showing the project at CLP Hazelwood, the next step was to bring the project out into the community. Emily Sciulli and I launched the program with middle school students at Pittsburgh Mifflin and St. Rosalia Academy. The results have been stellar! Check out some photos from the schools!
Special thanks to everyone who has participated so far. Now we want YOU to take part!
We will be featuring the project at CLP Hazelwood this summer. To participate, drop by the library starting in July. Take a booklet. Fill it with good things (photos/words/anything good). Return it to the collection or keep it as a gift.
Can’t get here, no problem! Grab a notebook and start record one good thing every day.
Happy Summer. Fill it with good things!
Michael (CLP Hazelwood)
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