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Aldine Branch Teens Compete in National Competition

Teens In Front of Blank WallAs you know, the teens of the Aldine Branch Library have been hard at work on many projects. Along with creating digital stories and decorating the Young Adult area of the library, they also became semi-finalists for a national contest sponsored by IdeaPaint! How great is that?!

Watch the video the teens made and cast your vote for the Harris County Public Library. You can vote once a day until December 4th, so don’t wait.

And spread the word! Let’s supports the teens and all of their hard work.

Calling All Young Naturalists!

Researcher in a FieldIt’s that time of year again. It’s time for the Young Naturalist Awards contest, from the American Museum of Natural History. The science competition is for students in grades 7-12. The contest is perfect for those teens who enjoy learning about the world around them. Plus, the winners are provided with a chance of a lifetime!

There’s no time to waste. Entries are due March 9, 2012. And for a new twist, digital entries will be accepted as well.

 

 

 

Coming Soon

As you know the teens have been working hard on spicing things up in the Young Adult area of the Aldine Branch Library. After a few weeks of work they are getting close to unveiling their creations. What in the world can they be doing? Here’s a picture to give you a clue, but I wouldn’t try too hard to guess because you’ll never get it right!

Teens Holding Blank Pieces of Cardboard

Aldine Teens Telling Their Story

Teen Recording AudioAlong with decorating the YA area of the Aldine Branch Library, the teens have immersed themselves in a digital storytelling project. They are busy writing, recording and editing brief movies that provide a bit of insight into what makes them who they are. Our study room was even converted into a makeshift recording booth while narration for their movies took place.

The kids are really excited about sharing their work, so keep an eye out for them as they come to a blog near you!

Building Improvement Update

Staff Member Drilling Holes for  WiringWe just wanted to take a second to update you guys on some improvements we are doing at the Aldine Branch. Outlets have been attached to the tops of our tables, so that it will be easier to plug in laptops and other electronic devices. Hopefully this will keep any customer from having to crouch, scrunch, or contort to get the power he or she needs. We have also taken extra steps to ensure that any extra cords will not be in the way.

This is just one project in a series of many we are working on to improve the library experience. Stay tuned for further updates!

Their Space

Teens with Art SuppliesWanting to give the Young Adult section of the Aldine Branch Library a bit of a makeover, a group of teens have gotten together to let their creativity flow. For them, there’s just too much blank space that they can’t help but want to express themselves. Be on the lookout here on-line as well in the YA section of the building for updates of how things are going.

Aldine Teens Press All the Right Buttons

Aldine Display CaseCome and take a look at the Aldine Branch’s current display in its lobby. You will find a brand new art exhibit presenting the efforts of local teens. The teens were given the task of expressing what the library means to them through one of the coolest mediums—buttons.

So don’t miss out and take a second to see their work. You’ll be amazed by just how creative the teens got.

Scholarship Search Seminar at Aldine

Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTeens serious about finding financial awards for attending college can join us in the meeting room on Monday, September 12th, for a special edition of Web 2.Yo! focused on on-line scholarship searching. We’ll show you sites dedicated to providing information on finding various scholarships for school. In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month there will even be a focus on opportunities that celebrate a culture.

Haven’t even decided where you want to go to college or what to study? No problem. There are plenty of resources we can show you that will help. Just show up at 4PM ready to find some great sites and we’ll introduce you to them. See you there!

Travel With a Librarian

Ryan-YA LibrarianHey everyone! With SRP over, I’ve decided to take a vacation and I want to take you guys with me. To do so, keep an eye on the Aldine Branch’s Twitter account as I give updates of my time spent while off traveling. Would you like to know where I’m taking you? Look for the first tweet on August 18th.

Web 2.Yo! is Coming Back!

Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTeens, starting August 29th, Web 2.Yo! will be starting again. What?! What do mean you don’t know what Web 2.Yo! is? It’s only a chance for teens to get together and discover some Web sites they’ve never seen before. We’ll look at sites that deal with music, movies and so much more. We will meet every Monday from 4pm to 5pm in the meeting room. See you there!

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