Teen Tuesdays Summer 2011 Rising 6th grade and Up Kick off the summer with games & crafts DIY Night Tuesday, June 21nd @ 6p.m.Song Blitz Tuesday, June 28th @ 6p.m. Ultimate “Name That Tune”Henna Tuesday, July 5th @ 6p.m. Create your own unique designs and patternMurder Mystery Night Tuesday, July 12th @ 6p.m. Solve the live whodunitAnime Club Tuesday, July 19th @ 6p.m. Watch Anime in the libraryImprov Night Tuesday, July 26th @ 6p.m. Create a hilarious night of comedyTie-Dye T-shirt bags Tuesday, August 2nd @ 6p.m. Make you own beach toteIron Chef Mania Tuesday, August 9th @ 6p.m. Create a dish with the secret ingredient*for more information or to register for a program stop by the kids and teens desk.
Crime: One stolen owl chainsaw sculptureSuspects:1) Tony Een – Tony is a regular teen patron at the library. He’s been known to be a trouble maker and to pull “harmless” pranks that get him ejected from the library before.2) Libby Ann Biblio – A reference librarian who is an avid birdwatcher in her spare time. She been noticedadmiring the owl on several occasions.3) Connie Bird – Another regular teen patron who spends all of her time on the computers. She hasn’t gonea day without using all of her computer time in 84 consecutive days. Last year, she was caught pilferingthrough library discards to find books to sell on Ebay.4) Arthura Chaney – A local art collector who is known for her massive sculpture collection. She’s fallen onhard times recently and has been looking for good art to pick up on the cheap.5) Neil Wright – Neil is an author looking to make it big. He’s been trying to write a sequel to The MalteseFalcon. He’s been hanging out, working on his manuscript within eyeshot of the owl at the tables outside ofteen central for months.6) Charity Helios – Charity is a library volunteer. She comes in every day and works very hard. She knowsall the ways in and out of the library. She was the last one to see the owl last night before closing. (Answer – Charity and Neil were working together as a team to promote Neil’s new book. Neil got it off of the shelf and then she was the lookout while Charity wheeled it down a back passage and into Neil’s truck. It was all a publicity stunt.)
Taped interviews?1. Tony claims to have been at football practice that afternoon all the way until after 6 pm. When asked about the note he sent Connie he says the note was just a joke.2. Libby Ann Biblio – Claims she left hours before closing that day to go on a birding trip in West Virginia. Can produce a receipt from a gas station in Virginia with a partial of her credit card number on it that’s time stamped within an hour of when the owl was stolen.3. Connie was in the library that day, but she was on the computer until a second before closing watching her latest ebay auction.4. Arthura Chaney was at home that afternoon preparing for a gallery opening that downtown that evening. Her husband will vouch for her whereabouts.5. Neil Wright was in the library working on final edits of his new book all afternoon. He had got up and went to the bathroom about the time the owl was stolen.6. Charity says she was volunteering for the circulation department that afternoon and was running booktrucks between the floors at the time of the crime.Evidence Types –•Receipt – Gas station…time stamped.•Computer Browsing History from Teen Computer # 4 for date of crime.•Fingerprint – from the inside of the glass case•Handwriting – Note from Tony to Connie joking about stealing the bird.•Print out from Ebay – Someone’s trying to sell a chainsaw owl sculpture.•Charity’s and Libby Ann’s Schedules•Tire prints from the library’s loading dock.•Official Check in Roster from Tony’s football coach for day in question
Security photo from 10 minutes to close on the day of the crime.Detective’s Questions for each suspect:1.Where were you on August 20th @ 5:50 PM?2.Do you have a vehicle?3.Do you have an email account?Questions for Tony:1.Why did you write that note to Connie?Questions for Libby Ann:•How long have you worked at the library?Questions for Connie:•What were you selling on August 20th•What are you currently selling?•Did you receive a not from Tony Een on 8/20Questions for Arthura:1.When did you last visit the library?2.What time was the gallery opening on 8/20?Questions for Neil:The library security camera caught you leaving the area outside teen central right around when the bird wasstolen. Where were you going?Questions for CharityHow long have you volunteered at the library?When did you last see the owl?
Checklist for Staging a Teen Music Event2 Months OutDecide whether you want this event to be a competition or a showcase.Decide how many bands you want to play. (I typically have between 2-4.)Decide if you want to limit the kind of music (rock, alternative, emo, acoustic, hip hop?) or not.Decide on your venue (inside or outside).Decide on how long each group should play.Figure out if your system has AV equipment the bands can use.Can you afford to pay your bands even a nominal fee if it’s a showcase?If it’s a competition, what’s your prize? Can you get it donated?Call/email/visit local high school band, chorus, and orchestra teachers. Also, get in touch with local music store owners. Describe yourevent to them and ask if they know any kids who have their own bands. Also, talk to your own teens who come in. If they don’t have aband, I’ll bet they have a buddy who does.Decide if you’ll have food and/or beverage available.1 Month OutBegin signups if you haven’t already. Post to your website and your facebook page that you’re looking for a few bands to come play.If at all possible, have the bands send you some kind of demo. Most of them will have an amateur video up on youtube or an audio filefrom a practice.Make it clear to the bands if you need them to avoid songs with cursing.Along the same lines, make up a half sheet stating what you expect from each band to hand out to them when they sign up. Remindthem to talk the event up to their friends and fans.Plan out what you’ll do while the bands are changing out. Play music?3 Weeks OutDesign and distribute a flyer advertising event to schools, music stores, underage clubs, and, of course, your library and any branches inyour system.Post the event to facebook and/or website. Make sure you get a mention in your library’s newsletter.Recruit a volunteer (or two or three) to help you with crowd management, refreshment distribution, and vote counting on the day of.
1 Month OutBegin signups if you haven’t already. Post to your website and your facebook page that you’re looking for a few bands to come play.If at all possible, have the bands send you some kind of demo. Most of them will have an amateur video up on youtube or an audio filefrom a practice.Make it clear to the bands if you need them to avoid songs with cursing.Along the same lines, make up a half sheet stating what you expect from each band to hand out to them when they sign up. Remindthem to talk the event up to their friends and fans.Plan out what you’ll do while the bands are changing out. Play music?3 Weeks OutDesign and distribute a flyer advertising event to schools, music stores, underage clubs, and, of course, your library and any branches inyour system.Post the event to facebook and/or website. Make sure you get a mention in your library’s newsletter.Recruit a volunteer (or two or three) to help you with crowd management, refreshment distribution, and vote counting on the day of.Day BeforeSet up your line up.Call all of your bands and remind them of the event and when to show up.Make up voting strips and find containers to vote into if you’re having a competition style event.Day OfStart setting up the room at least a half hour before bands are due to arrive.Help them set up and connect to your AV equipment if providing. Make sure they’re aware of the order of bands. Remind the bands thatthey are responsible for their own equipment and to keep and eye on it.Prepare to rock out! ;)Other things to prepare for…Someone will be late or not show at allYou will have parents/grandparents wanting to tape the event.
Steven BruecknerLibrarian (spending approx. 15% of time on YA programming: 6th grade and up)King Public Library (Stokes County)firstname.lastname@example.orgGeneral programming guide•Inform staff of upcoming program•Promote the program by 1) displaying posters in the teen area of the library; 2)emailing teens, teachers, church youth ministers,and 4H group; 3) placing a large sign at library entrance; 4) speaking to teens at the library•Always have food and drinks. I routinely ask for and receive free pizza and wings from restaurants in King. I buy soda on sale. Keeptrack of donations and send written thank you notes. Display the restaurant’s name at the program.•Promote recycling by providing bins for aluminum and plastic.•Keep it informal. Let teens “spread out” and get comfortable.•Display a couple new YA books at the program.•If they volunteer, let teens clean-up.•If you had an outside speaker, send a thank you note.
Program: Auto Driving SimulatorContact: Davidson County Community College Randy Ledford; 336-249-8186, ext. 4753; email@example.comThis is a fun program for both teens and parents. For no fee, Davidson County CC will bring faculty experts and this large andexpensive piece of equipment to your library parking lot. The simulator is housed inside of a climate controlled trailer. They willdiscuss why it was purchased and how it is used at the CC. Then, six at a time, teens/parents will be allowed into the trailer for adriving experience. They will simulate driving under the influence, driving in inclement weather, driving at night, etc.Since only 6 can be inside the trailer at a time, have games/crafts available for those that are waiting.Program: Personal Word Cloud PosterIn this fun program each teen will create a personalized poster displaying words (usually adjectives) that describes his/herpersonality, characteristics, and likes/dislikes. It requires access to the internet and a printer. A color printer is best but B&W worksfine. A projector would be helpful, but not mandatory. A nice touch is to laminate the posters after printing.A word cloud is a visual representation of data, typically used to show the relative importance of single words. The more a word isused, the larger it appears. Political pundits analyze politicians’ speeches using this type of program.This software does not allow for easy direct printing. Essentially the word cloud will be copied and pasted into MS Word. Try this onyour own because the teens won’t read the procedure (see next sheet) and will have questions. Using a projector, brieflydemonstrate the procedure and give teens a copy. Then let the teens loose! Have a thesaurus or two available.The procedure warns against making a colored background due to excessive ink usage.
HOW TO CREATE A WORD CLOUD POSTER1. Go to www.wordle.net2. Click on Create your own.3. In the top rectangle, type your words/phrases. Put a space between each word.4. Be careful and check your spelling very closely. Once you leave this page you won’t be able to return directly to edit the words/phrases.5. To make a word appear larger in your poster, type it more than once. The more you type the word, the larger is becomes. Example: funny funny funny6. To string words together, type a dash ( - ) between each word. Example: I-am-funny7. To save your words/phrases (in case you find errors in the poster), right click and select all, then right click and select copy. Then open MS Word and paste.8. When you are ready to create the poster, click Go. If you find errors, go back to Create your own and paste in your original words/phrases from MS Word.9. You can edit your poster by clicking on Language, Font, Layout, and Color above the poster and Randomize below the poster.10. Please use a white background for the poster. Colored backgrounds will use too much printer ink.11. Click on View, Zoom and change the size so that your entire poster can be seen on the screen at once (without scrolling).12. Once your poster is complete, press the print screen key (PrntScr). Minimize the screen and open MS Word. In the toolbar, click on Paste.13. Click on your poster. In the toolbar, click on Format and then Crop. Crop the poster to remove the unwanted parts.14. Click on Page Layout, then Margins. Select Narrow.15. Click on the poster and drag corners to enlarge. Click on Print, Print Preview to view the poster. Change page orientation (portrait or landscape) and poster size as required. Keep checking Print Preview.16. Print your poster. Please print only one copy.
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Popular “Teen Take Out” Programming Kits at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library:Button Making KitTeens create decorative buttons/pins. This kit is not a stand-alone program, but can be used tosupplement a literacy or other program. For example, after reading The Hunger Games, members of ateen book club can create their own "Team Gale" or "Team Peeta" buttons.Flash Drives Installed with Free SoftwareEight (8) flash drives are available with the following free software programs installed:Jokosher: create and record music and podcasts (www.jokosher.org)Scratch: create and share interactive stories, games and music (www.scratch.mit.edu)Audacity: record and edit music and podcasts (www.audacity.sourceforge.net)Inkscape: create digital images (www.inkscape.org)GIMP: retouch and alter images or photos (www.gimp.org)FormatFactory: media converter used to convert popular file forms for audio, video and photos,including: MP3, AVI, JPG (www.formatoz.com)Wordplay GamingTeens develop literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills with Wordplay Games. Games include:Mad Gab, Word on the Street, Scrabble Flash Cubes, Bananagrams, Pictionary, Blurt! and more.Magnetic PoetryTeens put literacy into action by creating their own poems.
Popular Teen Programming Kits at Forsyth County Public Library:Board Games and Card GamesTeens develop literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills with this popular gaming kit. Games include:Connect Four, Chess, Scrabble, Dominoes, Monopoly, Phase 10 and Uno.Box O’ CraftsTeens can get creative and express themselves with this craft supplies kit. Materials include: duct tape,yarn, glitter, sequins, paint, beads, socks, bandanas, blank CDs and K’nex sets.Karaoke MachineTeens can practice their public speaking and performance skills at a karaoke program. Kit includeskaraoke machine and multiple sing-along CDs.PlayStation 2Teens build strategy and critical thinking skills with many of the popular PS2 games. PS2 Kit circulatesto branches with the gaming console, multiple controllers and several games from the Teen Centralcollection.
A college education can serve as a gateway to better options and moreopportunity, but while the importance of a college education is quiteevident for many high school students, what is often not as clear iswhat choices are available, or how they will pay for that education.The need for clear, reliable information about this importantdecision is great. That’s why Charlotte Mecklenburg Library iscontinuing with Operation College Launch, a series of programsdesigned to provide teens with the information they need to realizetheir dreams through higher education.We invite you to attend and learn more about college and how to makeit possible.
Choosing a College The Application Process Writing the College Admissions Essay Undo Your GPA The Scholarship Search Financial Aid 101 How to Pay for College FAFSA Completion PSAT Prep SAT Boot Camp SAT Test StrategiesSAT 10 Question Challenge
Need More Help? Have a Question? Feel free to contact the panel! Name Position/Location Number Email Meg Harrison Teen Services Coordinator / Forsyth County Public Library 336-703-3081 firstname.lastname@example.orgCatherine Haydon Childrens Services Manager / 704-416-4804 Chaydon@cmlibrary.org Spencer Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Christy Fisher Young Adult Librarian / Wake County Public Libraries 919-870-4018 Christy.Fisher@wakegov.comSteven Brueckner Librarian / King Public Library 336-983-3868 email@example.com
General Monkey See Instructables www.monkeysee.com www.instructables.com P.S. I Made This http://psimadethis.com/ Craftzine www.craftzine.com Dollar Store Crafts http://dollarstorecrafts.com/ Cut Out and Keep http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/ Make and Takes www.makeandtakes.com Family Fun http://familyfun.go.com/ 4YA: Inspiration for Youth Advocates http://www.the4yablog.com/Crafts & Collaborative Board on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/heather_booth/teen-programming-in- libraries-a-collaborative-boar/Projects Teen Librarians Toolbox www.teenlibrarianstoolbox.blogspot.com Abby the Librarian http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/ Field Acquisitions http://fieldacquisitions.blogspot.com/ YALSA’s Calendar of Teen Programming http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Calendar_of_Teen_Progra mming_Ideas Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandard s/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25.cfm EHow www.ehow.comGaming & Young Adult Program Activities http://yaprogramactivities.wordpress.com/Online Print Your Brackets www.printyourbrackets.com Bit Strips www.bitstrips.comResources Name Position/Location Number Email Meg Harrison Teen Services Coordinator/ 336-703-3081 firstname.lastname@example.org Forsyth County Public LibraryPresenters Catherine Haydon Childrens Services Manager/ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 704-416-4804 Chaydon@cmlibrary.org Spencer Christy Young Adult Librarian/ 919-870-4018 Christy.Fisher@wakegov.com Fisher Wake County Public Libraries Steven Librarian/King Public Library 336-983-3868 email@example.com Brueckner