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

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

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!