‘Teen’ Category

 

Time Magazine Talks Hobbits and Dungeons & Dragons

For all my fellow gamers out there, a brief article on Dungeons & Dragons:

Will Dungeons & Dragons Be the Next Hobbit?

And just in case you were wondering, ADVENTURE! @ your library continues to be a fantastic time. We currently have an opening for a creative and imaginative teen to join–if you’re interested, our next meeting is Sunday, December 16th, at 1:00 PM. Click the link above to sign up!

 
 
 

Wildcard: White Elephant Gift Exchange!

 

Thursday, December 13, @ 6:30 PM!

Bring a gift! Find it, make it, buy it (but only if you must, and DEFINITELY don’t spend more than $5.00), then wrap it up!

Then watch some unsuspecting person open it and try to trade for something better!

Gag gifts are encouraged!

Happy holidays, and we hope to see you there!

 
 
 

Bright Futures: Squishy Circuits!

Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library Presents:

SQUISHY CIRCUITS!

Did you know that you could make electrical circuits out of homemade clay-dough? It’s true! Come join us and our friends from Northern Illinois University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers as we play with clay and learn all about electricity at the same time!

(Don’t worry moms and dads–the clay is made from simple bleached flour, salt, sugar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, and water!)

We’re meeting on Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 PM, at the DeKalb Public Library. For ages 10+, maximum of 15 youth, so be sure to sign up at the DeKalb Public Library Events Calendar.

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library, NIU STEM Outreach, and the NIU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, and made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.

 
 
 

Adventure @ Your Library

We save the world twice each month! (You’re welcome!)

In our latest game, we explore postapocalyptic ruins and find the treasures of the ancients in the Mutant Future!

Come join DeKalb’s role-playing game program for teens! Out next meeting is on May 6, 2012. There are only 6 spaces available, however, so be sure to sign up at the DeKalb Public Library Events Calendar.

 
 
 

SF Teen Read: The Carbon Diaries 2015

SF Teen Read: Where Science Meets Science Fiction!

Our next book is:
The Carbon Diaries 2015, by Saci Lloyd
A book about climate change, alternative energy, and rock ‘n’ roll!

Pick up this book at the book club display at DeKalb Public Library!

We’re meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at NIU Montgomery Hall, room 442. Discuss the book, then visit the NIU Alternative Fuels Lab with us!

Brought to you by DeKalb area libraries and NIU STEM Outreach.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to stever@dkpl.org.

 
 
 

Bright Futures: Engineering Tour

“Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library” gears up for its second event, a tour of the NIU Engineering Building!

Engineering = Science in Action!
See everything from crushing stress tests to dune buggies! Discover how engineers transform scientific principles into the devices that you use every day, from toys to cars to airplanes!

Come join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the NIU Engineering Building, 590 Garden Road in DeKalb, and see what the FUTURE looks like!

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library and STEM Outreach, and made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to stever@dkpl.org.

 
 
 

Books for Teens – Sex & Violence, Clean & Dirty: One Author’s View

Mike Mullin, author of the post-apocalypse novel Ashfall, recently posted an article to his blog entitled “I Write Dirty Books, and I’m Proud of It.” In the article, Mullin discusses sex and violence in books intended for teens, what causes a book to be labeled clean or dirty, and why we need more dirty books for teens. I thought it was a worthwhile article, so I’m sharing it with you.

 
 
 

BRIGHT FUTURES: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library! Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 PM

One week from today: Join us for a FREE, live science and electricity show to celebrate our new circulation materials and program series!

Thrill to wonders of Science! See the ELECTRIC PICKLE! Learn the wonders of harnessing the power of electricity–and then check out kits to do your own energy experiments at home

Thanks to a grant from IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the DeKalb Public Library and NIU STEM Outreach present a program designed to interest youth in science! In addition to programming, the DeKalb Public Library will have a variety of materials, including science kits, that families can check out and use at home!

Ages 10 and up! No need to sign up–just drop in and enjoy the show!

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library, NIU STEM Outreach, and  the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE-Chicago Section.

 
 
 

TAG: Teen Advisory Group!

Look, guys, it’s really simple.

The Teen Advisory Group needs you.

You sit down with me, DeKalb’s Friendly Neighborhood Teen Librarian.

You get free pizza.

You get to choose the stuff YOU actually want to read, see, and use at the library.

I make sure that stuff is added to the collection.

How simple is that?

So … this Thursday, February 23, @ 6:30 PM. I’ll see you there!

 
 
 

An Interview with Chewbacca!

Okay, an interview with the actor who plays Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew.