Thursday, March 27, 2008

Teen Poetry Group

Today, while hanging out in the teen center I decided to read some of my favorite poetry aloud. Well, once I started everyone wanted to join in with their favorite lyrics, short stories and poems. We had a fabulous poetry reading that lasted about an hour and decided that we would like to make it a weekly event. The THURSDAY POETRY HOUR will now be a weekly event, so get your favorite poems ready and feel free to bring some of your own stuff to read!!!!!!

Here is one of the poems that was read aloud this week:

If I were mild, and I were sweet,
And laid my heart before your feet,
And took my dearest
thoughts to you,
And hailed your easy lies as true;

Were I to murmur "Yes," and then

"How true, my dear," and "Yes," again,

And wear my eyes discreetly down,
And tremble whitely at your frown,

And keep my words unquestioning--
My love, you'd run like anything!

Should I be frail, and I be mad,

And share my heart with every lad,
But beat my head against the floor
What times you
wandered past my door;
Were I to doubt, and I to sneer,

And shriek "Farewell!" and still be here,

And break your joy, and quench your trust--
I should not see you for the dust!

by Dorothy Parker

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Comic Book Program Today

Make your own comic book today at the library!
Show up with a fantastic comic idea and
win prizes for the best story!
Wednesday, March 26th
3:00 to 4:00

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Teen Tech Week Winner!

Congratulations Amelia! She won our Teen Tech Week challenge to make a soundtrack to the library. Here are a few of my favorite tracks she put on her soundtrack:

Fool Such As I by Elvis Presley

I Get Around by the Beach Boys

Great job Amelia I really enjoyed listening to your soundtrack and I hope that everyone who competed had a great time and took advantage of the technology we have to offer at the library!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Congratulations to the Avon Free Public Library Teen Advisory Board!

Congratulations are in order for the TAB of the Avon Library. They have won the Mirrorstone/Wizards Movie Trailer competition! This national contest required teens to read the book “Hallowmere” by Tiffany Trent in their book discussion group and then design and create a movie trailer to the book. They did a fabulous job and won a brand new Nintendo Wii for their library. Great job Avon! To check out more about this competition go to their website and check out their winning movie trailer too!