1/15/2014

Teen Digital Media Lab

Check out these amazing short films by Green Valley Library teens!

video
The Basket
 
 
video
Mind Reader


You can also see them on the HDPL website by clicking the following link: https://www.mypubliclibrary.com/catalog/library/userdef/teens.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&Header=1

Keep your eye out for this program again at the Green Valley Library!

1/08/2014

Wednesday Comic Corner

Hello everyone,

Its the first week back at school, and once again we are reminded winter break is never long enough. Here are some examples of educational humor to ease the transition:



11/13/2013

The Wednesday Post

Hello all,

The holidays are almost upon us! There's something about the cooling of the stifling desert heat (boot and sweater weather!) that gives me a taste for peppermint and pumpkin everything, but also crafting.

For today's post, I have compiled a list of geeky crafts for you to showcase during your family gatherings or to give away as heartfelt homemade gifts.

We will start with the epic geeky candles (stamped or modge podged)
http://settostunning.com/2012/11/23/diy-friday-decorative-candles/

In case you haven't noticed, I've got a soft spot for painted shoes. Here's another tutorial on how to paint your shoes to look like the TARDIS:
http://brytning.livejournal.com/216788.html

Here are some ever functional but totally fabulous comic book coasters:
http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2011/09/diy-geek-coasters-by-man-podger-david.html

For people you really don't like (or that really like Minecraft), you can make this horribly adorable creeper plushie:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Minecraft-Stuffed-Creeper-Doll/

I remember when plushies first became a "thing." Does anyone remember Inu Yasha? Those were the first plushies. You could pretty much only get them at Suncoast. I'm really showing my age, aren't I?

Here's the pattern for the One Scarf to Rule them All.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/one-ring-scarf

I could never finish a post without some inclusion of Harry Potter. Here's a how to on making a golden snitch ornament:
http://tinyapartmentcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/12/golden-snitch-ornament-tutorial.html

And last but not least, Star Wars snow flakes:
http://anthonyherreradesigns.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56:star-wars-snowflakes

Hope these are some ideas to get your crafting started. Wednesday Post, signing off.

10/23/2013

Wednesday Comic Corner

If you're anything like me, you're starting to feel those mid-school year blocks. Writer's block, artist's block, reading block, etc.

This week in comic corner, we'll be providing you with some resources to help you kick those blocks to the curb.

Writing and journaling ideas:
http://wrightingwords.wordpress.com/writing-starters/

For drawing/painting:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-YCJRf1jPi0Y/UbUW6A7O5bI/AAAAAAAABsE/Ma4jeB5tscQ/s1600-h/IMG_4951%25255B4%25255D.jpg

Free time reading ideas:
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366/your-favorites-100-best-ever-teen-novels

And when all else fails, trick out your shoes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_sDhUMQYK9w'

10/15/2013

Book Review: Catching Fire

As you anxiously await the arrival of Catching Fire in theaters (November 22nd!), take time to enjoy this lovely book report by volunteer Courtney... also, SPOILER ALERT!


Catching Fire is the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy. Now that Katniss and Peeta have returned to District 12 as victors of the Hunger Games, their lives have been very different. Katniss no longer has to worry about providing food for her family and her mom manages the affairs of the household. However, Katniss’s relationships with Peeta and Gale have changed. During the Games, she pretended to be in a relationship with Peeta and began to feel unsure of her feelings toward the bread boy. When Katniss returns home, she dismisses Peeta’s affection and returns to her relationship with Gale with a newfound fire. Gale unexpectedly kisses her, and Katniss realizes that it is Gale she truly loves. This proves to be dangerous, when President Snow appears at the victor’s mansion. He informs Katniss that if she does not convince the districts of her faithfulness to Peeta and dismiss any hints of rebellion, her family and friends will be in danger. Peeta and Katniss go on tour through the different districts and Katniss realizes that some of the districts have already begun to revolt.  Then, President Snow announces the Quarter Quell, meaning that victors from previous years will have to fight against each other in the Games. During the interviews, Peeta announces that Katniss is pregnant, causing a greater uprising in the Capital. During the Games, many of the tributes make alliances with Peeta and Katniss in order to protect them, thus protecting the rebellion. However, the Games end unexpectedly when Katniss is rescued from the arena by Haymitch and Peeta is captured by the Capital. When Katniss realizes what has happened, she begins to withdraw herself from the world until Gale comes to visit her and tells her that District 12 no longer exists.