For teens who love anime and/or comics: The Springfield City Library is hosting its annual celebration of anime and comics, Chibiconn, on Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16th.
If you are interested, you can find the full schedule and information at: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/services/chibiconn-2014/. There is also a flyer and schedule of events posted in the YA room at our library.
Watercolors on Exhibit the Month of November at the Milne Library
Artist Dan Daniels will be exhibiting his watercolor still life, landscape, and wildlife paintings inspired by our Native American heritage at the Milne Library in Williamstown for the month of November. Dan, a resident of Hancock is an avid birder which accounts for the many birds in his paintings. He spent many years working for the United State Government Bureau of Indian Affairs in the American Southwest. The influence of the Hopi, Navajo, Plains, and Pueblo Indians id reflected in his work. All of his artwork are for sale and make great gifts.
New video games for circulation!
The library has new Xbox, Wii, and Playstation games to circulate. Stop by the adult circulation desk to check them out.
Teens: find out about the 2015 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for high school students. First place winner receives a $5,000 cash award and $5,000 to grow in a college savings plan. Second place winner receives a $1,000 cash award. For details see poster in the YA room, or visit the contest website at jfklibrary.org. Deadline for entries is Jan. 5, 2015.
Calling all teen writers (7th – 12th grade)! We are seeking poems or short essays for a writing contest, to be held during Teen Read Week, October 12-18. The theme is: “Turning Dreams Into Reality.” Submission must be an original piece of work, and should be emailed or handed in at the library (children’s room) during the week of Oct.12. There will be a first and second place winner, and prizes will be gift cards for books or media. Announcement of the winners will be at the end of October.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please clearly label your piece with your name, grade and contact information.
There’s a good book-finding app called Teen Book Finder, developed by YALSA, the youth division of ALA. It can be used either on an i-phone (i-pod, i-pad) or on an android device, and is free.
Here’s a link to more info: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/products/teenbookfinder
For Labor Day! Still open Saturday.