Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Homework Help

Poetry Contest

The Teen Advisory Board along with Tidewater Reads is sponsoring their 19th Annual Poetry Contest!scroll All ages, K through adult, are invited to participate. This year, we are excited to be joining all the libraries participating in Tidewater Reads in holding a Regional Poetry Contest where the top 3 poems in each age category will compete for regional honors and a chance to win a plaque and meet the author of Solo, Kwame Alexander! Submit one unsigned, original poem and mark your calendars for:

  • Mon, February 26th    Entry forms are available at the library
  • Fri, March 16th  5:00 PM    Submissions are due
  • Sun, April 22nd    3:00 PM    Reception for all poets. Celebrate with poetry readings, souped up awards, encouragement from our judge, and refreshments for poets and their families.
  • Sat, April 28th  3:00 PM  Regional awards with Kwame Alexander

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Sunday, April 8th     3:00 to 4:00 PM

Join us as we kickoff National Library Week with the lively sounds of the Caribbean! Musicians from the Mosaic Steel Orchestra will provide an outdoor concert, so bring a chair and a snack for a little fun in the sun. *In case of inclement weather concert will be held indoors. Register online or at the Circulation Desk.

Universal Class

Teen Advisory Board

teensCalling all 6th - 12th graders, the Teen Advisory Board needs you to share your ideas, abilities, and love of reading to make our library and the community a better place. Have fun and make a difference as you add terrific community service experience to your resume and/or college application.   Our meetings will run from 4:30 to 5:30 PM on the following Mondays:

April 10th

May 8th

June 12th

Improv Poetry

Wednesday, April 11th     6:30 to 7:30 PM

poetry treeWriter’s block? No problem! 6th-12th graders are invited to join in some creative wordplay fun. Try your hand at paint chip poetry, use coloring sheets to de-stress while enjoying classic poetry, and try some imaginative ways to artistically express yourself and get the creative juices flowing. Register for each session online or at the Circulation Desk.

Design Your Own Book Cover

Tuesday, April 17th     7:00 to 8:00 PM

color pencilsTeens, come design your own book or journal cover using retro art. We will construct a spin art machine to make groovy designs and use a Spirograph set to create colorful modern art patterns. Use Shrinky Dinks and other embellishments to add dimension and texture to your designs.

Register for each session online or at the Circulation Desk.

YALSA's Teen Book Finder

Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder allows users to search for books by title, author, genre, award, or list; create a reading list with the favorites button; share what you’re reading on Facebook and Twitter; and find a copy of the book in your local library, all from one screen! Not sure where to start? YALSA offers three different book titles as hot picks on the homepage each day.

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learning express library

Need help studying for the PSAT, SAT, or your classes? Check out the LearningExpress Library which gives access to online courses, tests, and eBooks. Click here to get started.

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