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