Teen News, Reviews & Info
Wed, 09/15/2010 - 10:39am
from Birmingham Public Library's blog:
The Birmingham Public Library is working with DISCO (Desert Island Supply Company) and Real Life Poets to offer four workshops for high school students grades 9-12 who are into slam poetry. These free-standing sessions will be held at the Central Library and are free of charge. Interested students may attend one or all of the workshops as each will vary in focus.
The workshops will be held on the following Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Central Library.
October 2, Story Castle, Youth Dept., 2nd floor
November 6, Story Castle
December 4, Story Castle
January 8, Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley Bldg., 4th floor
Space is limited for each session, and prior registration is required. Students should e-mail Haruyo Miyagawa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 226-3670 to reserve a spot.
These workshops are made possible by BPL's partners, DISCO and Real Life Poets (RLP). DISCO is a nonprofit writing program based in Birmingham, Alabama, run by passionate volunteers who believe in the power of storytelling and are dedicated to providing Birmingham students with more opportunities to write. RLP is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to mentor young adults, encouraging good communication and oratorical skills using spoken word poetry. RLP consists of Emmy-nominated spoken word artists, producers, veteran performers and writers. RLP regularly provides spoken word workshops and mentoring opportunities to the youth in our community.
Fri, 09/10/2010 - 2:07pm
National Library Card Sign-up month!
If you don't have one yet, now's the time! Want to know why? Here are a some of the FREE things you can do with your card:
Access the computers at your Jefferson County Public Library.
Check out books, movies, music, games, and other materials.
Download audiobooks and ebooks from the Jefferson County Public Library catalog.
Come in, get a card, and find out how you can do all of these things...and more.
To get your own FREE card you must be age 18 or over OR have your parent or legal guardian with you. Bring your (or your adult's) current driver's license and proof of residency in Jefferson County with you when you come in. It's quick and easy, so get yours today!
And for more on what you can do with a library card check out the
American Library Association's "52 Ways to use your library card."
Wed, 09/08/2010 - 12:23pm
Lots of exciting titles just arrived! I'm checking out Halo, Monster High and Haunted, the sequel to The Hollow. Which ones do you want to read?
(author of super-cute book The Esspressologist)