Monday, June 24, 2019

Stratospheric Trivia and Star-Stunning Magic Coming Up at the Pearl Public Library!

Summer Library Program 2019, themed A Universe of Stories, has it all at the Pearl Public Library!

Remember all programs are FREE!

For teens, get ready for  "Out of this World " Trivia on Mon. July 1 at 5:30 p.m. Topics will include general science, space and Sci-Fi pop culture such as movies and TV shows. There will be prizes and light refreshments!

Coming up for the whole family on Thurs. June 27 at 6 p.m. it's magician Dorian LaChance  always a crowd pleaser!

We'll see you there!

Monday, June 17, 2019

An Out of This World Way to Help the Planet at the Pearl Public Library!

As part of Summer Library Program 2019 themed A Universe of Stories, come and join in the fun of turning Trash Into Treasure tonight's Teen Night program at the Pearl Library. Take "throw-away" items and recycle them into really inventive, useful items! 

It starts at 5:30 p.m.!

Try not to miss out on this wonderful teen program! 

For the whole family, bring the kids out tomorrow night for ANIMAL TALES a free program that starts at 6 p.m. Tues June 18.  Live animals are so exciting and totally UNPREDICTABLE!

We'll see you there!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

A Universe of Fun with Teen Night Events at the Flowood Library

We have a lot of fun events planned for Summer Reading this June. We kicked off our Teen events on June 6th with paper lantern planets and spaceships! Our teens demonstrated a universe of diversity with their designs. They also enjoyed pizza, crazy bread, and sodas thanks to generous donations from a parent and the Friends of the Library.

Next week on Thursday, June 13th, at 6:30pm we will have Movie Night with a Twist. We are going to watch Mystery Science Theatre 3000 The Movie and talk back to the characters as they make bad decisions. This is your chance to talk during a movie as you always wanted to do. Bad filming and bad costumes? We want to hear about it! We will provide pizza again, compliments of the Friends of the Library and our new co-sponsor of teen nights, Little Caesars Store #156! Sodas and popcorn will also be available free of charge, while supplies last. 

This 1996 release is produced by Universal Pictures/Gramercy Pictures.
It has a run time of 1 hour and 13 minutes and is rated (PG-13).
The cost is free.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Lift Off at Magee

Summer has started at the Magee Library. The theme for this year's Library Programs is a Universe of Stories! Our Tweens (5th - 8th grade) and Teens (9th - 12th grade) will have the chance to Blast Off over the next two Mondays.

On Monday, June 10th, the Tweens will build Alka Seltzer Rockets. We will start at 11 am in the library meeting room.

On Monday, June 17th, also at 11 am, out Teens will take their shot at building a rocket.

They will use construction paper, scissors, tape, old film canisters, and a whole lot of imagination to build a rocket. It is always fun to see all the different designs that young people can come up with. Once they are satisfied with their rocket, we will head outside for final launch preparations. The rockets will be fueled by Alka Seltzer tablets and water. Some rockets will go high while others will crash and burn. Fortunately with these rockets, we can always attempt a second lift off.

Our rockets probably won't make it to the moon, but you never know.

We encourage all our Tweens and Teens to sign up and participate in our Reading Challenge. It is done through the Beanstack app, perfect for all our tech savvy young people! We also invite them to our Family programs on Tuesdays at 11 am. Matt Pudas, Youth Services Librarian at Magee, is very thankful for all the Teen Volunteers that help with decorating for summer and the programs. Matt said, "We could not do all that we do during the summer without our VolunTeens!"

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Tweens2Teens @ Mendenhall Library

Mendenhall Public Library is the place to be for Tweens2Teens this summer! We have a couple of great programs lined up just for you! 

Starting with a blast from the past: we will be watching Star Trek III: Search for Spock, 1984 Paramount Pictures film, rated PG, 105 minutes. This program is scheduled for June 11th at 3 pm. We will be watching this featured film in the Community Center and will have plenty of concession popped popcorn and ice-cold drinks! Bring a pillow and a blanket if you would like to stretch out on the floor!

On July 2nd at 3 pm, Tweens2Teens are invited to join us for painting! We will be painting Galaxy Rocks! Be sure to wear old clothing, as the paint will not wash out. We will have everything here needed to paint! Just bring your imagination and a friend! Refreshments will be served, so no need to pack a snack!

Mixing It Up Star Lord Style

Ever received a mixed tape made by your girlfriend/boyfriend or someone special? Probably not. Sadly, this art died with the cassette and CD. Some people still make playlists on different music apps, but it doesn’t take any effort to create a playlist. A person was dedicated if they searched for the perfect songs, recorded them onto a cassette without pauses and drags, and designed an awesome cassette cover. It was a painstaking process that comes along with any great homemade gift.

Searching for the perfect songs was always the key. Back in the day, music wasn’t as easy to access as it is now. A person either recorded it straight from the radio or had to purchase the whole album on cassette or CD. This became expensive and grueling to record one song off 10 different albums. Timing when to start recording straight from the radio and hoping the DJ didn’t talk too long at the beginning of the song was also a concern. The problems teenagers faced in the dark ages were real!

Even with all the complications that arose with a mixed tape production, most recipients were always appreciative. Some people aren’t good with words so writing letters wasn’t an option but showing your love with song is genius! Who doesn’t have a connection with music of some kind?

Hollywood is cashing in on the mixed tape with the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtracks. Quill uses his mixed tapes to remind him of his mother and to keep his link to Earth. Of course, back in the ’80s and ’90s most teen movies involved mixed tapes, but it was refreshing for the older people to see Hollywood do a mixed tape revival in a superhero movie.

Forest Public Library will be hosting a Galactic Mix-up: Make Your Own Mixtape on Tuesday, July 9, at 5 p.m. Not only is it encouragement for a mixed tape comeback but also a great opportunity for teens to see the old school method of making a playlist. The library will have computers available to use Freegal to find some great music to add to the perfect mixed tape.