Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Teen Events for January 2010

Pizzamania Book Club
January 21, 2010

Eat some pizza and chat about great books! Sign up and check out a copy of the current book at the reference desk. This month's book is "The Princess and the Bear" by Mette Ivie Harrison.

Game On!
January 25, 2010

Video games on a 16 foot screen, snacks, prizes. Rock Band 2, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, and more.

Other Events You Might Enjoy

En Fuego
Sunday, January 3
Free concert by this local band that mixes Flamenco, jazz, salsa, Middle Eastern, and Celtic styles. More info and music at MySpace.com/enfuegoexperience.

Family Chess Club
Tuesdays, Januar 5 & 19
Play and learn with chess enthusiast Oscar Afsahi. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Hutchins Consort: Musica de los Californios
Saturday, January 9
Free string concert of traditional and popular Mexican and Spanish songs by the Hutchins Consort. More info at HutchinsConsort.org

Encinitas Concerts at the Library: Christopher Dale
Thursday, January 14
Award-winning singer/songwriter Christopher Dale will play an acoustic set. Described as "James Taylor meets Tom Petty at a Jimmy Buffet Concert". More info at his website and at EncinitasConcerts.com.

The Silver Screen in Concert
Sunday, January 17
Matthew Tommasini and the California Quartet will play music from some of the greatest film composers of all time. More info at MatthewTommasini.com.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rock Band Tournament: Winners!

We held our first ever Rock Band video game tournament on December 7, and it was a great success. 9 different "bands" battled for dominance, and filled us all with the true meaning of rock/Christmas. If you missed it, don't worry, we'll have another video game tournament in a few months (Rock Band? Mario Kart? We just don't know).

Every band got to choose and perform their own song, and the top three bands went on to the finals to play a song chosen by the judges ("Any Way You Want It" by Journey)

Third Place: Anna's Car, performing "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morrisette

Second Place: The Tates performing "That's What You Get" by Paramore

First Place: Slow performing "The Trees" by Rush

Third Place won t-shirts from Lou's Records, Second Place won eight passes to the Museum of Making Music, and First Place won $100 in GameStop gift cards!

We also held a costume contest, encouraging our performers to dress in either a Xmas or Crazy Rock style.

Best Dressed Team: Survivor 2.0

Best Indvidual Costume: Vanessa of The Acid Rain Experiment

(in the middle, invoking the Beastie Boys)

All costume contest winners received gift cards to Lou's Records.

And we'll close out with some more pics.

Barrel of Monkeys

The Cools



Audience shots

Monday, November 23, 2009

Jingle Bell Rock: The Details

Jingle Bell Rock!
All ages "Rock Band 2" video game tournament!
Monday, December 7
Encinitas Library

This December, the Encinitas Library will have “Rock Band 2” video game tournament, where groups of four people, of any age, can sign up and compete against other "bands" for fun and prizes! Grand prize will be a $25 gift card to Gamestop for each member of the band! Second prize will be free passes to the Museum of Making Music.

To get you into the Holiday Spirit AND the Spirit of Rock, we’re encouraging everyone to dress up like a rock star, or to dress up in the theme of the winter holidays (or both! Maybe we’ll see some punk rock reindeer). Our judges will choose the Best Dressed Band, and for the Best Individual Costume. Prizes will be $25 gift certificates to Lou’s Records.

And we want spectators! We're playing this thing on a full-size movie screen, so everyone can see. Bring your friends and family, bring people to cheer you on and sing along! This should be a fun event of music, food (did we mention the free pizza?), competition and prizes.

The tournament is for people of all ages, so put little Sally on vocals, put Grandpa on drums, and ROCK.

A few important things here:

  • You have to sign up in advance. Call us, or come down to the library, and give us the names of the four people on your team. We’ve only got room for 15 13 "bands" in the tournament, so hurry up and register. If you sign up after we’re full, we’ll put your name on a waiting list and contact you if space opens up.

  • For time reasons, you can only pick a song that is five minutes or under. A list of those songs will be at the end of this post. You’ll need to have your song picked out when you sign in at the tournament

  • We expect you to know how the game works. You get more points for playing on higher difficulty levels, you get more points for using Overdrive, complicated songs are more points than simple songs, but we’re not going to hold your hand through the contest and explain everything to you. But if you want to go in blind and just have a good time, that’s fine too.

  • The official rules and song list follow (although we may tweak the rules slightly if necessary).

Official Encinitas Library Rock Band 2 Tournament Rules

    Check in is at 5:00 PM. Anyone not checked in before 5:30 risks losing their spot in the tournament.
  • Each band is comprised of as many members as they want (up to four) and they may play at any difficulty they desire.
  • Bands are allowed to have a band member sing and play an instrument at the same time.
  • Each band plays one (1) song of the band’s choice. If band fails out, they can retry the song one (1) time.
  • At the end of the song the band’s in-game score will be recorded. When the song is over do not play any more notes. Do not skip past the scoring screen before the judges can record your score.
  • After all bands are ranked, the top three (3) bands enter the final round.
  • If a band member chooses to sing and play an instrument during the qualifying round, they must also sing and play the instrument during the final round.
  • There is no age limit (young or old) to band members
  • Contestants must use the controllers provided by the tournament, not controllers brought in from home.
  • All decisions made by the judges are final.
  • Photos may be taken and used for library publicity. If you do not want your photo taken, please let a staff member know.


  • Top three (3) bands will play the same song, one chosen by the judges. Highest score wins. If a band fails out during the Finals, they will not be allowed to retry the song.
  • In the event of a tie, the tied bands will participate in a tie breaker round.
  • During the tie breaker round, each band will play one (1) song of the judge’s choice. At the end of the tie breaker round, the band with the highest overall score will be named the Champion.

Costume Contest Rules

  • All contestants in the tournament are encouraged to dress up in the night’s theme: either dressing up as “rock stars” or in a winter holiday theme (or a combination of both).
  • Costumes will be judged on creativity and style. All decisions will be made by the judges, judges’ decisions are final.
  • Awards will be given for the Best Dressed Band, and for Best Individual Costume.

Code of Conduct

  • Anyone competing in an unsportsmanlike manner or in a manner that is not in compliance with these rules may be immediately disqualified from this tournament. Unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    • Swearing or threats
    • Screaming harassment
    • Lewdness
    • Any other type of conduct deemed inappropriate
    • Any attempts to disrupt other contestants during their songs
    • Cheating of any sort through various means including devices to aid gameplay
    • Any other known or unknown way of tampering with gameplay.

Official Tournament Song List

This is a list of songs under five minutes that you can choose from for the tournament. You must have your song picked out when you arrive to check in.

  • AFI “Girl’s Not Grey”
  • Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know”
  • Alice in Chains “Man in the Box”
  • Allman Brothers “Ramblin’ Man”
  • Avenged Sevenfold “Almost Easy”
  • Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
  • Beastie Boys “So Whatcha Want”
  • Beck “E-Pro”
  • Bikini Kill “Rebel Girl”
  • Billy Idol “White Wedding Pt I”
  • Blondie “One Way or Another”
  • Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer”
  • Cheap Trick “Hello There”
  • David Bowie - Suffragette City
  • Devo “Uncontrollable Urge”
  • Dinosaur Jr “Feel the Pain”
  • Disturbed “Down with the Sickness”
  • Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf”
  • Elvis Costello “Pump It Up”
  • Faith No More – “Epic”
  • Fallout Boy – “Dead on Arrival”
  • Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way”
  • Foo Fighters – “Learn to Fly”
  • Foo Fighters “Everlong”
  • Garbage – “I Think I'm Paranoid”
  • Guns N’ Roses “Shackler’s Revenge”
  • Hole – “Celebrity Skin”
  • Interpol “PDA”
  • Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song”
  • Jet – “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
  • Jimmy Eat World “The Middle”
  • Joan Jett “Bad Reputation”
  • Journey “Anyway You Want It”
  • L7 “Pretend We’re Dead”
  • Lacuna Coil “Our Truth”
  • Linkin Park “One Step Closer”
  • Lit “My Own Worst Enemy”
  • Lush “De-Luxe”
  • Mastodon “Colony of Birchmen”
  • Megadeth “Peace Sells”
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d You Go”
  • Modest Mouse “Float On”
  • Molly Hatchet – “Flirtin' With Disaster”
  • Motorhead “Ace of Spades”
  • Nine Inch Nails – “The Hand That Feeds”
  • Nirvana – “In Bloom”
  • Nirvana “Drain You”
  • Norman Greenbaum “Spirit in the Sky”
  • OK Go – “Here It Goes Again”
  • Panic at the Disco “Nine in the Afternoon”
  • Paramore “That’s What You Get”
  • Presidents of the USA “Lump”
  • Queens of the Stone Age – “Go With the Flow”
  • R.E.M. – “Orange Crush”
  • Radiohead – “Creep”
  • Rage Against the Machine “Testify”
  • Ratt “Round & Round”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dani California”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give it Away”
  • Rise Against “Give it All”
  • Rush – “Tom Sawyer”
  • Rush “The Trees”
  • Smashing Pumpkins – “Cherub Rock”
  • Smashing Pumpkins “Today”
  • Social Distortion “I Was Wrong”
  • Soundgarden “Spoonman”
  • Squeeze “Cool for Cats”
  • Steve Miller Band “Rock’n Me”
  • Stone Temple Pilots – “Vasoline”
  • Survivor “Eye of the Tiger”
  • Sweet – “Ballroom Blitz”
  • System of a Down “Chop Suey”
  • Talking Heads “Psycho Killer”
  • Tenacious D “Master Exploder”
  • Testament “Souls of Black”
  • The Clash – “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
  • The Donnas “New Kid in School”
  • The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat”
  • The Grateful Dead “Alabama Getaway”
  • The Guess Who “American Woman”
  • The Hives – “Main Offender”
  • The Killers – “When You Were Young”
  • The Muffs “Kids in America”
  • The New Pornographers – “Electric Version”
  • The Offspring “Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated)”
  • The Pixies – “Wave of Mutilation”
  • The Police – “Next To You”
  • The Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop”
  • The Replacements “Alex Chilton”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter”
  • The Strokes – “Reptilia”
  • The Who “Pinball Wizard”
  • Weezer – “Say It Ain't So”
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps”

Teen Events for December

Jingle Bell Rock Band
Monday, December 7

All ages Rock Band 2 video game tournament. Form your band, compete, and win prizes. Free food plus a costume contest. Must sign up in advance with the library.

Pizzamania Book Club
Thursday, December 10

Eat some pizza and chat about great books! Sign up and check out a copy of the current book at the reference desk. This month's book is "Bloody Jack" by L.A. Meyer.

Teen Movie Matinee: Star Trek
Thursday, December 31
In this prequel, meet James T. Kirk, Spock, Bones, Sulu, Uhura and the rest of group who will become the famed crew of the Enterprise. See this sci-fi adventure on our 16 ft. screen; free snacks!

Other events you might enjoy

Spuds Davenport
Wednesday, December 2
Free concert from this singer-songwriter of melodic and quirky songs. More info at SpudsDavenport.com.

Moonlight Serenaders
Sunday, December 6
Holiday ukelele concert to get you in the spirit of the season.

Hutchins Consort Family Concert Series
Saturday, December 12
The string octet will play a series of holiday classics, followed by a carol sing-along.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jingle Bell Rock Band!

Brief announcement: we will be having a Rock Band 2 video game tournament on December 7. We're calling it "Jingle Bell Rock" because that name is just a tiny bit funny.

Sign ups will start soon, but you'll need to have a full "band" (4 people) to compete. This will be an all ages contest, so you'll be competing against little kids, college students, mom and dad, Grampa Frankie, the whole crew. It's also a costume contest, and there will be prizes for the best "rock star" or holiday themed outfits too (Best Dressed Band and Best Individual Costume).

We'll be giving away gift cards to Gamestop and Lou's Records to the winners, and there will also be free pizza. Should be lots of goofy fun.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Teen Events for November

Pizzamania Book Club
Thursday, November 12
Eat some pizza and chat about great books! Sign up and check out a copy of the current book at the reference desk.

Nerdfighters Gathering
Sunday, November 15
Hank Green is a singer, videoblogger, half of Brotherhood 2.0, and co-founder of the Nerdfighters. What are "Nerdfighters"? I found a good quote about it over at their website:

"Nerdfighters are about raising money and awareness for important causes. Nerdfighters are about building a supportive community of friends. Nerdfighters are about stupid beautiful projects and making each other laugh and think with t-shirts and pocket protectors and rants about the situation in Pakistan which sucks right now. In the contemporary world where things fall apart and the center can not hold you have to imagine a community where there is no center... A lot of life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck."

Anyhow, it should end up being an event with lots of folks looking to save the world and have a good time together. Hank will give a talk, perform some songs, and then all the current and future Nerdfighters will have a chance to meet and laugh and scheme. Come on down, should be a fun evening.

Other Events You Might Like

Movie Screening: "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Tuesday, November 3
Screening of a new, award-winning romantic comedy by local filmmaker Pam e Ross.

Encinitas Concerts at the Library: Veronica May and the To-Do List
Wednesday, November 4
A "scratch-and-slap" acoustic guitar virtuoso with heartfelt songs and a killer voice. Part of a new monthly acoustic concert series at the library.

Hutchins Consort Family Concert Series: Jazz in the Mornin'
Saturday, November 14
Eight violinists will spend the morning playing jazz classics from Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Lily Coffee and Fred Charlton.

Edible Book Festival
Saturday, November 21
Contest of edible art, on the theme of books. Make Harry Potter out of marshmallows, make a witty sculpture of The Grapes of Wrath, whip up some Green Eggs and Ham, or make up your own idea that isn't as dumb as these ones I made up. Prizes awarded by age group: 6 and under, 7-12, teen, and adult.

Next Month


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Teen Events for October

Game On
Monday, October 5
Free video games, snacks, and prizes. Rock Band 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart, Wii Sports, and more.

Pizzamania Book Club
Thursday, October 8
Eat some pizza and talk about some great books. This month's book is A Samurai Never Fears Death by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler. Pick up a copy at the reference desk.

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop
Wednesday, October 21
Sugar skulls are a traditional and favored offering for Day of the Dead. Design and decorate your own sugar skull. You must register in advance for this program, call or visit the reference desk to sign up.

Other Programs You Might Like

Adrienne Nims & Sheldon Rosenbaum
Sunday, October 4
Free concert of jazz, latin and classical music on piano and flute. More info here, and hear some music samples here.

Encinitas Concerts at the Library: Mary Grasso
Wednesday, October 7
First event of a new monthly concert series at the library. Local folk-rock singer and guitarist Mary Grasso performs a set. Free. More info and music at MySpace.com/marygrasso.

Hutchins Consort Family Concert Series
Saturday, October 10
Free classical concert by this string octet. More info and music samples at MySpace.com/hutchinsconsort

Page One Book Festival
October 16-18
Three day book festival featuring accomplished authors discussing their work, interesting panel discussions about styles and genres, and book signings. There will be Page One events at four different SDCL branches across San Diego. Encinitas will host many of these events, including humorist Richard Lederer, mystery author Jesse Kellerman and more. Visit the library's Page One website for details.

The Silverwoods
Wednesday, October 21
In 2003, the Silverwood family bought a boat and tried to sail around the world. But disaster struck when their ship hit a reef in the South Pacific. The Silverwoods will be here and tell about their exciting, true-life adventures at sea.


We're still looking for volunteers at the library. If you need community service hours for school, come on in, and ask for Jake or Irene to get more information.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Looking for volunteers

The Encinitas Library is looking for volunteers in grades 6-12 to participate in our Homework Help program. The program has a team of teens helping elementary school kids with their homework assignments. We will have Homework Help sessions Wednesday afternoons, and Monday evenings. It's a great way to work with children, help the community, and build your college resume.

If you're interested in participating, please come to the library (or call us, 760-753-7376) and ask for Jake or Irene.

Teen Events for September

In case you have any free time once school starts again...

Pizzamania Book Club
Thursday, September 10
Eat pizza and chat about books. This month's book is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Check out a copy from the front desk.

And... that's it for September.

Other Library Events You Might Like

Peter Rutman Jazz & Blues
Sunday, September 6
Free concert, featuring jazz, blues, and latin tunes by the Peter Rutman band.

Reducing Stress
Tuesday, September 15
A look at healthy ways to deal with your stressful life.

Exploring Antarctica
Thursday, September 17
Vanessa Puniak shares stories & photos from her trip to the South Pole.

Spanish Conversation
Every Friday
Practice your Spanish with other Spanish speakers of various skill levels.

Game Over... for now

Bad news, folks. For the past months, we've been having our video game events (we've been calling it "Game On". Not a great name, I know) twice a month, and they've been pretty popular. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts and the generally scary economy, we're having to cut back on this a lot.

I know for sure that we'll be having an all-ages Rock Band 2 tournament in December. And we'll probably do some sort of game event in October. But that might be it for the rest of this year.

Don't forget, though, that we have free video games that you can check out for the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. The only downside is that you have to get on a waiting list for each title, and it can take a few weeks. But hey! FREE!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Teen Events for August 2009

Game On!
Monday, August 10
Monday, August 21
Free video games on the big movie screen, on our Nintendo Wiis and Xbox 360. Rock Band 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart, Wii Sports, and more. I just bought Street Fighter IV, I'll bring that in next time to see if anyone wants to play.

Pizzamania Book Club
Thursday, August 13
New book club for grades 6 and up, which will include... pizza. This month's book is Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.

Other Library Events You Might Like

Concert: Chris Montgomery
Sunday, August 2
Guitarist Chris Montgomery and his quartet will play a variety of classical, jazz, and rock songs. Free, but seating is limited.

Tuesday Movies
Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25
Free movies every Tuesday, on the big screen. I'm not allowed to list the titles here, but maybe I can link to websites...

August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25

Family Fun Films
Every Wednesday and Thursday in August, except August 12
Have a younger brother or sister? Bring them down to our Family Fun movies through the month of August. Wednesday films will be collections of animated shorts based on popular kids books, and Thursday films will be a series of classic Disney movies.

Gentle Yoga
Thursday, August 13
Thursday, August 27
Free hour of Hatha Yoga with instructor Danielle Osicki. For both beginners and continuing students.

So Cal Moviemakers
Thursday, August 13
Local filmmakers show off their work, mingle, and share their knowledge about the craft. This month's theme is "Keeping It Real: The Art of the Documentary." If you're interested in making your own movies, this is a great way to start. More info at SoCalMovieMakers.com

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July Events

Upcoming activities for grades 6-12

First of all, if you haven't signed up for our Summer Reading Club, you should really consider it. Free prizes for reading books, as well as the chance to win some really impressive prizes in an end-of-summer raffle. Just read for 10 hours between now and the end of July. Visit our website for info and sign-ups.

Interactive Drumming Circle
Monday, July 6
Learn to play a variety of West African drums and other percussion instruments.

Summer Movie
Tuesday, July 7
In honor of the release of the sixth Harry Potter movie coming out to theaters, we'll be showing the fifth Harry Potter movie, in which Harry and his friends must learn to defend themselves against dark forces.

Game On!
Monday, July 13
Video game free play, on our Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wiis. Rock Band 2, Wii Sports, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart, and more.

Watercolor Painting
Monday, July 20
Free class to teach you how to paint with watercolors.

Teen Summer Reading Club Finale
Monday, July 27
Video games, pizza, an airbrush tattoo artist and more!

Other library events you might enjoy

First Sunday Musical: Nathan James
Sunday, July 5
Free concert by this blues guitarist. More info at NathanDJames.com

Tuesday Movies
Tuesday, July 7, 14, 21
Free movie and popcorn every Tuesday (except July 28). Call or visit the library to find out the schedule.

Gentle Yoga
Thursday, July 9 & 23
One hour of Hatha Yoga poses for beginners and above. Free.

Basics of Digital Photography
Saturday, July 18
Photography expert Derek Tarr will share his expertise on choosing digital cameras, camera settings, how to compose a good photograph, photo editting, printing and sharing digital pictures, and more.

Video Game Tournament Results!

Our first Teen Video Game Tournament took place on June 29, and was a huge success (I just couldn't bring myself to use the pun "smash hit").

28 contestants battled each other at Super Smash Bros Brawl, and despite some setbacks (technical glitches. Caused by me. Sorry), three champions emerged. Our winners:

First Place- Bryce Ayers ($50 Game Stop gift certificate)
Second Place- Michael Krupnak ($30 Game Stop gift certificate)
Third Place- Nicholas Luong ($20 Game Stop gift certificate)

Everyone who came got pizza and some consolation prizes. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Video Game Tournament Rules (rough draft)

Below are the first draft of the Official Rules for our June 22 Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament. If you want to play in our tournament, please sign up at the library reference desk, or call up to register at 760-753-7376. If you don't want to play, you can still come and watch your friends play, eat snacks, and sign up for our Summer Reading Club, where you get free prizes for reading books.

If you feel strongly that some of our proposed tournament rules should be changed, please write a comment to this post explaining what you think we should do differently and why.



JUNE 22, 2009

Single Elimination
Time limit matches, number of minutes to be determined by number of contestants
Ties broken by lives/percentages, NO sudden death
Each match 4 players, unless a player is missing, or if we have an odd number of players
The winner of each 4 player match will advance to the next round, the others are out of the running
Items ON, except Warp Star


You can choose any character from the starting roster (no special unlocked characters), and must stick with that character throughout the match.

Rules & Special Issues:

-- Each player will be assigned a number, and will play when the console places that player into a match. If you are not in the room when your number is called, you will be disqualified.

-- You may bring your own controller, but the judges will decide if you will be allowed to use it in the tournament.

-- Meta Knight's Infinite Dimensional Cape Glitch is banned.

-- If time runs out, the winner is determined by stock, and then by percent.

-- Any action that prevents the game from continuing results in a forfeiture of the match for the offender.

-- No games between authorized matches. DO NOT TOUCH the game setting or System hardware or you WILL BE DISQUALIFIED from the tournament.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Events for June 2009

Afterschool Movie
Tuesday, June 2
Free movie on the big screen in our auditorium, free popcorn. We're showing the recent comedy about the bumbling mall security guard. We're not allowed to publish the name, but you know which one I'm talking about.

Game On!
Monday, June 8
Free video games on our big screen. We usually play some mix of Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero (#3, World Tour or Metallica versions), Wii Sports, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and lately we've been trying out Marvel Ultimate Alliance, where you and 3 friends (we just got in enough controllers for 4-player) pick your favorite Marvel superheroes and beat up on bad guys.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament
Monday, June 22
This will be both a tournament where you can dominate the masses with your Super Smash Bros skills, or be destroyed by other game masters. Either way, there's prizes and pizza. Sign up in advance for the tournament at our reference desk, or call us up and register (760-753-7376). This party also marks the start of our Summer Reading Club (SRC), where you get prizes for reading books. The SRC will also feature many programs and events relating to the themes of art and music, including crafts and free art classes. Like this next one...

T-Shirt Screenprinting Workshop
Monday, June 29
Design and print your own t-shirts! Free! Make it and wear it home that day! Black t-shirts will be provided, or bring your own from home (but white t-shirts won't work, don't bring those).

Other library events you might like:

Tuesday Movies
Tuesdays, 1pm
Every Tuesday, we show a free movie in our community room on the big screen. Once school is over, you're welcome to join us. Movies range from comedies, cartoons, thrillers and adventures. Check flyers in the library to see each month's movie schedule.

First Sunday Musical: Middle Earth
Sunday, June 7
The first Sunday of every month, the library has a free concert, sponsored by the Friends of the Encinitas Library. This month we have a show by the Middle-Earth Ensemble, who mix Arabic, Persian, Turkish, rock, jazz and classical styles to create their own unique sound.

Gentle Yoga
Thursday, June 11
Thursday, June 25
Free yoga class for beginners and experts of all ages.

Hutchins Consort Family Concert Series
Saturday, June 13
Another free monthly concert series, put on by the string octet known as the Hutchins Consort. This month's theme is classical and traditional songs about animals.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sign-Ups for Video Game Tournament

To participate in our June 22 Super Smash Bros Brawl video game tournament, you must sign up in advance. Come into the library and sign up at our reference desk, or call us and say you want to sign up for the video game tournament: 760-753-7376.

Then come in and prepare to do battle!

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament
June 22
Encinitas Library

Monday, April 27, 2009

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament!

June 22
Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament
and Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party!

Challenge your friends at Super Smash Bros Brawl on the Nintendo Wii. Prizes for the winners, pizza for everyone. While you're there, sign up for the Summer Reading Club, and win prizes and free stuff for reading books!

Stay Tuned for more details on the Tournament and Summer Reading Club programs.

(Also, we're probably going to have an all ages Rock Band tournament in August. But that's still a secret)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Afterschool movie for May

Afterschool Movie
May 5

We'll be showing the latest Batman movie, starring Heath Ledger and Christian Bale. On the big movie screen in the community room, with popcorn. Join us!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Events for May 2009

May 5- Afterschool Movie
Movie on the big screen in our community room. We'll be showing the newest Batman movie with Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.

May 11- Game On!
Video games on the big screen in our community room. Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero, Wii Sports, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and more.

Family programs you might like:

May 3- Trumpets R' Us
Free concert by this unique horn band.

May 9- Hutchins Consort Concert Series: Super Heroes!!
The Hutchins Consort string octet performing songs inspired by costumed heroes.

May 30- Arabic Dance Event
Performance by Turkish dancer Dilek and the Arabia Dance Company

June will kick off our Summer Reading Club, where you can read books and win prizes. We will also feature t-shirt making, drum lessons, watercolor lessons, and a video game tournament! Keep watching this space for info!


Hello, and welcome to the Encinitas Library blog for teens.

For now, this site will be a simple list of the FREE monthly events that we have for students in grades 6-12 at the Encinitas Library. Movies, art, crafts, book clubs, video games, and many more programs take place regularly at our library, and you are invited.

If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please let us know in the comments section.


Jake Sexton
Encinitas Library