Archive for May 23rd 2013

June YA Branch of the Month – Maxwell Branch Library

Tuesdays; 2:00 pm- All Month Long

Ages 11-17

Maxwell is our June YA Branch of the Month!  Every Tuesday of the month there will be exciting and educational events for our YA patrons.

June 4: YA Open House

June 11: Skype with Robin Mellom:

author of “Ditched” and “The Classroom” series

June 25: Library Scavenger Hunt

June 2013

June YA Branch of the Month – Maxwell Branch Library

Tuesdays; 2:00 pm- All Month Long

 Ages 11-17

Maxwell is our June YA Branch of the Month!  Every Tuesday of the month there will be exciting and educational events for our YA patrons.

June 4: YA Open House

June 11: Skype with Robin Mellom:

author of “Ditched” and “The Classroom” series

June 25: Library Scavenger Hunt

 

SRP YA Juniorjunior Prom

Friday, June 7, 2013; 5:30 pm in “The Ballroom” (1st Floor)

Ages 11-15

Break out your best dress, suit and tie.  Join us for punch and dancing at our official “prom” kicking off the YA Summer Reading Program.  While the event is free, you must pre-register for a ticket.  Call 706-821-2615 for more information.

 

Beneath The Surface of Groundbreaking Reads: Mother/Teen Tea

Thursday, June 13, 2013; 6:00 pm

Moms, come share a spot of tea with your teen as we register you both for SRP 2013 and discuss adult titles appropriate for teens and parents to read together.

 

Beneath The Surface of Groundbreaking Reads: Father/Teen Coffee

Saturday, June 15, 2013; 1:30 pm

Dads, come share a cup of joe with your teen as we register you both for SRP 2013 and discuss adult titles appropriate for teens and parents to read together.

 

Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt

Friday, June 21, 2013; 5:30 pm in the YA Room

Ages 11-17

Our Summer Reading Program is in full swing.  Come for the hunt and prizes, and more information regarding titles you can read for SRP2013.  All participants must in the building before we close at 5:30pm.

 

July 2013

Super Surprise Skypes

Mondays; 3:00 pm- All Month Long in the YA Room; RSVP required to schedule Skype sessions

Ages 11-17

Will it be an author or an artist?  A college rep or a sports star?  If we get enough participants, come to see who is Skyping in to talk with the teens of Augusta.  You won’t know unless you show.

 

Beneath The Surface Film Fest

Wednesdays; 3:00 pm- All Month Long in the YA Room

Ages 11-17

July 3: The Goonies

July 10: The Fellowship of the Ring

July 17: The Two Towers

July 24: The Return of the King

July 31: Holes

 

The Classic Café

Wednesdays; 6:00 pm and Sundays; 2:00 pm- All Month Long in the YA Room

Ages 11-17

Please join us for coffee, tea and an in-depth book discussion about many of the classics you will be asked to read in the future.  We will discuss the following list of books and how they have been adapted to modern entertainment in movies, anime, comics and graphic novels. This book club will offer you inside information to get you ahead on any analysis you may be asked to do on literature in the future.

Wed. July 3 – Lord of the Flies

Sun. July 7 – The Hobbit

Wed. July 10 – Much Ado About Nothing

Sun. July 14- A Brave New World

Wed. July 17 Pride and Prejudice

Sun. July 21- Treasure Island

Wed. July 24- Alice in Wonderland

Sun. July 28 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wed. July 31- Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale

 

Crafty Creations Coffee Contest

Friday, July 19, 2013; 3:00 pm in the YA Room

Ages 11-17

Come join us as we make a crafty creation.  Participants will pre-register online and vote for the craft they’d like to produce.  The winning craft is what we’ll make as a group at the event.

 

Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 26, 2013; 5:30 pm in the YA Room

Ages 11-17

It’s the last day of the Summer Reading Program 2013.  Do you know where your Reading Log is?  Come turn it in and stay for the hunt and prizes.  All participants must in the building before we close at 5:30pm.

 

Unless otherwise listed, all activities are held at the Headquarters Library, are free and open to the age-appropriate public.  Parents and guardians are also welcome to attend.  Large groups such as church or youth organizations are encouraged to attend as part of their program schedule and should RSVP in advance.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kristin Eberhart at

706-821-2615 or eberhartk@ecgrl.org.

Thank you for choosing to participate in the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) of the Augusta Public Library.  This group is a major part of the Young Adults @ Augusta Library (YA@AL) program.  The mission of the YA@AL (pronounced “Ya’ll!”) program is to provide exceptional service to local young adults (ages 11 to 17 years old) through the delivery of quality educational and recreational library media and programming.  The goal is for participants to positively identify their past experiences, nurture skillful decision-making in their current situation, and foster the development of advanced critical thinking skills that will serve them well throughout life.  Below are the requirements for participation.  As each group cycle runs one full calendar year, all requirements must be completed within this time frame.  Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.

The group’s primary task is to plan and promote library programs that appeal to teenagers their age.  In exchange, they will receive volunteer hours and credit, a letter of recommendation at the end of one calendar year of service and the opportunity to participate in exciting and free activities not offered by any other local entity.  As many schools and college application processes call for volunteer credit from students, membership in our group is a time-efficient and fun way to fulfill this requirement.

  1. Members must agree to call, Skype or physically attend 5 of 11 total meetings per calendar year.
  2. Members must call to make arrangements to receive information by phone, email or “snail mail” by the Friday of the week following the meeting they missed.
  3. Members must vote on actions at each meeting they attend.
  4. Members must agree to suggest at least 5 activities or events for the group to produce each calendar year.
  5. Members must agree to attend at least 5 YA@AL activities or events the group produces each calendar year.
  6. Members must agree to distribute Monthly Event Handouts at church, school, local businesses or other outlets to youth 11 to 17 years old.
  7. Members must bring a minimum of 5 different guests total to events each calendar year.
  8. Members must agree to participate in the Summer Reading Program (SRP) and submit their completed SRP log by the due date.
  9. Members must recruit at least 5 SRP participants.
  10. Members must agree to respect other TAG members by not dismissing or demeaning their contributions to discussions and activities.
  11. Members must agree to represent themselves, their families, the TAG group, YA@AL, and ECGRL in a positive and meaningful manner at all times.

Jrjr Prom Final Webpage

 

SRP YA Juniorjunior Prom:

Teen Summer Reading 2013 Kickoff Party

Friday, June 7, 2013; 5:30 pm

Headquarters – “The Ballroom” (1st Floor)

Ages 11-15

Break out your best dress, suit and tie.  Join us for refreshments and dancing at our official “prom” kicking off the YA Summer Reading Program.  Come walk the Red Carpet (5:30 pm to 6:30 pm) like the celebrity you are and stick around for a special announcement.  While the event is free, you must RSVP through one of the outlets below.

Mandatory RSVP

706-821-2615

ya@ecgrl.org

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9R58HMH