Our first ever Teen Photo Contest is over and we've got wonderful entries. One hundred and twelve of them, to be exact! See all of the photos on display in the library's magazine lounge thru Aug. 31. You can also see scans of the winning photos below. Congratulations to all our winners (there were $15, $20 and $25 cash prizes for 1st-3rd place) and thanks for entering! We'll definitely do this again next year.
Scott Westerfeld has a new book coming this fall, Leviathan, and as a promotion for that, his publisher is offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of the first book of the Uglies series! For a limited time, til Sept. 5, go to this website to download it to your computer.
Once again we had an awesome Rock Star School concert, on July 31. Five newly formed bands played their first concert here, after rehearsing all summer at Sound Board Music. The bands were: NoMed, Violent Revulsion, StoneRock, The Mix, and Revolution Nine. See photos of the jammin' action at our Flickr Photo Gallery.
This year's Battle of the Books is over, and Stow-Munroe Falls' team made a heroic effort to beat Twinsburg on the very last, tie-breaking question--but alas, it was not to be. The final result: Twinsburg 420, Stow 410, Cuyahoga Falls 255. The game was very close all along, with Stow leading for most of the game, until the final minutes when Twinsburg caught up, tied the game, and managed to buzz in fastest on that crucial final question.
Want to spruce up your old white tshirts? tie-dye them! These teens came to our tie-dye program and squirted their way to cooler-looking clothes. Check out the "before" photos in the Teen Photos page. We'll post photos of their finished shirts later.
Check out our Teen Flickr photosets for some artsy shots of Dance Dance Revolution players! Next week's program is Recycled Crafts; come make a wallet from an audiocassette or a Hawaiian lei out of grocery bags. (Really!)
Be sure to stop in the library this summer to participate in our teen summer reading program, Express Yourself @Your Library. Fill out an entry form (available soon on our website) for every book, magazine, graphic novel or audiobook you read or listen to this summer. And win prizes! Click here for all the details. Plus we've got great programs this summer for teens, from videogaming to tie-dying and more!
Fantasy author Tamora Pierce spoke at the library recently, about her books (Bloodhound is out now!), her cats, her writing life, and even showed us her tattoos! She was a funny speaker who enjoyed answering any question the audience threw her way, and she stayed until late to autograph books and talk some more with fans. See photos on the Teen Flickr Photos page.