TAG: teens

How Will You Spark a Reaction?

Posted in Teens on February 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_VideoContest Do you love to make videos? Do you aspire to be the next Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow? There’s a contest happening right now that’s perfect for you, and you could win a cash prize. It’s the 2014 Teen Video Challenge. Here’s how it works: Contestants create a video 30 to 90 seconds long that […]

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Learn STEM with Legos

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_STEMlego by Amber W. Did you know-? Building Legos is a real job. People get paid to design and create Lego models before they are made to be sold. To do this job you need to have a background in art, design, and engineering. “Lego” comes from the Danish words “leg godt” which means play well. […]

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Posted in Teens on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_ReadBookWatchMovie by Corinne W. 2013 was full of Teen favorites hitting the theater as blockbuster films: Catching Fire, The Book Thief, City of Bones, Ender’s Game, Beautiful Creatures, The Spectacular Now – the list goes on. Some were smash hits, while others just didn’t translate the fictional world we love to the big screen. In order […]

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Great Books from Goodreads

Posted in Teens on February 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Picking a Book by Kelsey H. As 2013 came to an end, readers around the country picked their favorite young adult fiction of the year. Over 100,000 votes were cast in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 for the top spots of the year. Among the best of the best in young adult fiction were: Eleanor & Park by […]

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Teen Volunteers

Posted in Teens on January 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Volunteers UPDATE: The current volunteer quarter has closed but not all positions have been filled at the North Spokane library. If you are interested in volunteering at that location, please contact teenvolunteers@scld.org and specify that location in your email. Need to pump up your college resume? Or fill a requirement for graduation? Or perhaps you just […]

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Fountain of Useless Knowledge

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Useless by Kelsey Hudson My ability to remember an author or fictional character’s name is questionable at best, but I do have a great memory for remembering little bits of useless information. Growing up, there was an equal chance you’d find me with an encyclopedia or world almanac as you would Harry Potter or Little House […]

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Book Trailer – The Book Thief

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_BookThief by Becky M. With the success of the movie adaptation, there is renewed interest in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was inspired to create a book trailer for it in a children’s literature class last year. I used Windows Movie Maker, which is a great free program. I […]

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Winter Is Coming

Posted in Teens on December 10, 2013 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_WinterisComing by Sonia G. It always takes some time for me to start enjoying winter. The other seasons? I’m right there- bring on the spring flowers, heat of summer and crisp fall air. Winter takes a little longer. Eventually I come around to the cold and snow because cold and snow mean it’s easier to make […]

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Let There Be Legos

Posted in kids on December 9, 2013 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LegoBuild Mix fun and learning by spending a Saturday creating engineering feats at the library! SCLD is hosting a series of day-long Lego Build Days, one at each library throughout 2014. The library will provide thousands (current count is roughly 47,000 270+ pounds which is about 150,000 pieces!) of Lego pieces for kids and families to […]

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What’s Your Story

Posted in Teens on December 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_TWINE by Sheri Boggs Are you destined to build fantastical worlds, invent unforgettable people, and craft crackling dialogue? If so, T.W.I.N.E. (Teen Writers of the Inland Empire) is for you! The way it works is simple: we meet the first Thursday of every month at the Spokane Valley Library. We use writing prompts to get the […]

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