TAG: teens

Let There Be Legos

Posted in kids on December 12, 2014 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 and 2015. 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 […]

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Set the Standard

Posted in News on July 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Set the Standard. Getting reading for college. A program at Spokane County Library District. The SAT, the ACT, college admissions, and you Getting ready for college can be a maze of paperwork, deadlines, and decisions. Let Bob Alexander, a nationally recognized SAT and ACT test preparation expert, and Dr. Sharon Alexander, an acclaimed college admissions coach, give you some tips on choosing which tests to take, what colleges look […]

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5 Job Hunting Tips for Teens

Posted in Teens on June 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_JobHuntingTips by Kelsey H. Sometimes hunting for a job can feel like the Hunger Games; many tributes go into the arena, but only one will emerge the victor. So maybe it’s not that dramatic, but there are a few things you can do to give yourself an advantage over everyone else. Do your homework: Before you […]

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Books for Free!

Posted in Teens on May 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teens_Feature_Bookscholarship by Stefani Miller Are you thinking about attending Eastern this fall? Do you like free books? If so, then you should check out the Florence and Earle Stewart Book Scholarship. This scholarship does require filling out an application and writing—gasp—a mini-essay, but if you put in the work then there is a good chance that you will […]

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Teen Closet

Posted in Teens on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teens_Feature_TeenCloset by Rachel E. Can you imagine having to leave your house with only the clothes on your back? This is what happens to some teens that are taken out of their homes and placed into foster care. Many of these teens also have to switch schools, since they are living in a new neighborhood. Changing […]

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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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