Friday, March 4, 2011

March Teen Events @ Jan Platt Regional Library (South Tampa)

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Hi ! I’m John, a librarian at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library in South Tampa. I'm writing today to tell you about our programs for teens (middle and high-school) at the library this month (March, 2011).

On Wednesday this week we had an Origami event. The event was a big blast; we made the cat mask, the swan, the peacock, and the flapping crane. If you missed it this week we will have another origami event this summer.

On Thursday we had our first “Om Café,” an international multi media exploration dedicated to the United Nations Year of the Youth. We had great conversations, artistic explorations, coffee, chai, sweets and more. This great program is part of a series and will be meeting the first Thursday of the month through June. Each “Om Café” meeting will focus on a different Spotlight Value. Come and join the conversation!

On Thursday March 10th: Make your own mash-ups for Teen Tech Week using music downloaded from our new music database Freegal. Learn how to mix and mash your music using Audacity audio editing software.

Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting is on Saturday March 19th at 3pm. Have ideas for teen events and clubs at the library? Bring them to share! Enjoy snacks, laughter and fun while planning events and creating videos, podcasts, photos and more. TAB members also earn community service hours for graduation and scholarships!

Directly after our TAB meeting we have our Teen Book Club (pick up your copy today @ Jan Platt Library!) We will be hanging out and discussing Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, winner of the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.

Our GameZone meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:15pm. Play Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2 at the library on our large projection screens. Some of our video games titles are: Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Guitar Hero Series and Rock Band. See you after school for some gaming fun!

On Wednesdays, March 16th and 30th from 4:30—5:30 pm our Teen Anime/Manga Club will be meeting and screening Anime titles and talking about all things Anime/Manga.

On Wednesdays, March 9th and 23rd from 4:30 - 5:30 pm we have our Teen "Go" Board Game Club. Come learn and play one of the oldest games in the world: the ancient East Asian board game “Go.” A popular Anime/Manga series called “Hikaru No Go” has made many very curious about how to play the game. Now you can learn and play with your friends. The rules are simple, the strategy complex. Learn in minutes, play for a lifetime.

We also have our Teen Talent Show this month on March 26th! Read all about it and sign up today at Jan Platt Library to be in the show! Space in limited, do not delay! Click here for more info on Teen Talent Shows at libraries around Hillsborough this month!