Monday, December 8, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Scrabble Piece Jewlery!

Check out some of the jewelry we made with scrabble pieces:


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Party!

We had a great time at our Halloween party last week. Tons of teens showed up and competed for fabulous prizes. Some of the contests were:
Make a Mummy:

Create a Halloween costume for a Dummy:

Everyone did a great job and I can't wait to see what kind of costumes you come up with next year!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Thanks so much to Terry who donated these fabulous pumpkins for us to decorate! We had a great time and came up with some wonderful creations! Stop by the teen center to see our pumpkins on display and to vote for your favorite one!


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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Picasa Photo Collage!

I downloaded Google's Picasa Photo Editing Software and created this awesome collage. Try downloading this free software and play around with it. To learn more about the Picasa software check out these links below or register for our Picasa Digital Photo Editing class on

Tuesday, October 14th or
Wednesday, December 3rd
from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m.
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Twilight Mosaic Maker!

Make a Twilight Mosaic using the Flickr Mosaic Maker!!!!!!
It is really easy, you just have to answer the following questions about Twilight with a one or two word answer. Then type that answer into flickr search box and copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into flickr Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answer .

Here is the Mosaic that I made:

Make your very own with the following Twilight questions:
1.What is your first name? EMILY
2.What animal would you never ever drink blood from? FISH
3.Where would you and your fellow vampire friends like to live? SCOTLAND
4.Which character in the Twilight series do you most identify with? ALICE
5.Which power would you like to possess as a vampire? (ex: mind reading, flight etc.) STOP TIME
6.Which myth about vampires do you find most ridiculous? (ex: garlic, cross, holy water etc.) GARLIC
7.What in the entire world scares you the most? DROWNING
8.What type of mythical creature would be your worst enemy? LEPRECHAUN
9.What type of mythical creature would be your best friend? UNICORN
10.If you could bite any celebrity and turn them into your vampire mate, who would it be? JAKE GYLLENHAAL
11.What human food would you miss most if you became a vampire? PIZZA
12.If you were a werewolf, what color would you be? GRAY

good luck!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Great Books To Read!

October & November Book Clubs!

Wednesday, October 22nd
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

I'm really excited to host a book club in October that will be in conjunction with the The Big Read and the New Britain Museum of American Art. They have received a grant to offer programs, lectures and events based around Jack London's book Call of the Wild. We will be hosting a book club for young adults, adults and anyone who would like to discuss this classic tale of adventure!
"Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of action and danger. Dragger away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freesing-cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survival. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again?"
- Puffin Classics Book Jacket
Tuesday, November 18th
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We are so excited about the release of the Twilight Movie that we are hosting a Twilight Book Discussion! This book discussion is open to anyone, (moms, sisters, dads, teachers & even librarians!) who want to talk about Bella, Jacob and especially Edward! Registration for this event is required.

"Headstrong, sun-loving, 17-year-old Bella declines her mom's invitation to move to Florida, and instead reluctantly opts to move to her dad's cabin in the dreary, rainy town of Forks, WA. She becomes intrigued with Edward Cullen, a distant, stylish, and disarmingly handsome senior, who is also a vampire. When he reveals that his specific clan hunts wildlife instead of humans, Bella deduces that she is safe from his blood-sucking instincts and therefore free to fall hopelessly in love with him. The feeling is mutual, and the resulting volatile romance smolders as they attempt to hide Edward's identity from her family and the rest of the school. Meyer adds an eerie new twist to the mismatched, star-crossed lovers theme: predator falls for prey, human falls for vampire. This tension strips away any pretense readers may have about the everyday teen romance novel, and kissing, touching, and talking take on an entirely new meaning when one small mistake could be life-threatening. Bella and Edward's struggle to make their relationship work becomes a struggle for survival, especially when vampires from an outside clan infiltrate the Cullen territory and head straight for her. As a result, the novel's danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive." - From

Victorian Calling Cards

This was so much fun I promised everyone that we would do it again very soon. I researched Victorian Calling Cards and found out some interesting facts about how they were used to cultivate relationships, the symbolism of the objects represented on the cards and also the secret meanings behind a folded corner! It was really interesting and sparked some great debate about how we make friends now. Check out some of these great cards that we made:


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Teen Summer Reading Party!!!!

We had a great time yesterday at our Teen Summer Reading and Volunteer Party. Over 75 teens showed up for the prize raffle, ice cream and RockBand competition. I wanted to let all of the teens know that their hard work this summer has really been appreciated and we could not have had successful Summer Reading Program without them! We would also like to thank the Farmington Mini Golf Ice Cream for their generous Ice Cream donation. Thanks to everyone who helped make this party so much fun and congratulations to our Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize Winner Emily!!!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Check out these awesome books!

Here are some of the titles that we discussed in our Teen Book Group this week! All the teens were really excited to share what they have been reading lately and I hope that you get some good ideas for the rest of your summer reading!

The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need
by Joanna Martine Woolfolk

Strombreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Camp Rock: The Junior Novel

Travel Team by Mike Lupica

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Interview with a Vampire by Ann Rice

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber