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Musician Donates Efforts to the Library System

Alan LeathermanMeet Alan Leatherman. Alan was raised in the Houston area and now finds himself dealing with the success of his debut album, Detour Ahead. Wanting to give back, Alan has donated copies of his CD to the Harris County Public Library’s collection. Alan is a former NFAA (National Foundation for Advancement in Arts) Awardee and went on to study at both Juilliard and New York University as a master candidate in Vocal Performance.

Aldine Teens Place in National Video Contest

Teens PosingThe teens at the Aldine Branch won the online voting portion of the Story Tubes contest for their book trailer for The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer. Out of all the videos submitted, theirs was voted the best by the viewers. Way to go!

This Year's Digital Storytelling Comes to an End

We have one final submission for the Aldine Branch's digital storytelling project. It's been a real blast seeing what the teens have come up with. Be on the lookout for next year's installment. Enjoy!

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A New Teen Video Has Arrived!

We have another video to share with you from one of the Aldine Branch's area teens. Take a look at Janisse's entry!

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Digital Storytelling Continues at Aldine

The teens are back with another submission for the Aldine Branch’s digital storytelling project. Enjoy as Daniela shares a little bit about herself.

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Black History Month at Aldine: A Cyber Celebration

MLK and American FlagTeens, come enjoy Black History Month with the Aldine Branch. On Monday, February 6th, at 4pm the branch will be examining Web sites dedicated to those who have helped shape this country’s rich identity. We’ll see you in the meeting room to explore some really great sites.

Aldine Teen Tells Her Story

As promised, we have the first in a series of digital stories created by the teens of the Aldine Branch. The kids should be given much kudos for their hard work. They have taken time out of their busy schedules to flex their creative muscles for the community and it has paid off. Enjoy this first submission by Johana as we follow a very special trip down memory lane.

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Be looking for further stories in the series to be posted in the coming weeks.

Aldine Teens Telling Their Story (Update)

Students Collaborateing

Previously, we shared that teens at the Aldine Branch Library were hard at work on their digital storytelling projects. Their efforts have really paid off and soon they will be ready to share their pieces. The first in the series is expected to be posted in the next couple weeks, so make sure you come back to checkout some really great stories.

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.

 

 

 

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