For the week of July 1 -7, 2013, Young Adults @ Augusta Library (YA@AL) plans the following activities on the 2nd floor of Headquarters:

BENEATH THE SURFACE FILM FEST

Wednesday, July 3rd @ 3:00 pm

Spellbound

(changed from The Goonies)

Eight kids of wildly disparate ethnic, class, and regional backgrounds are followed from their individual hometowns to Washington D.C. for the 1999 National Spelling Bee Finals.  Also, read an article about what the winner is doing with her life nearly 15 years later.

 

THE CLASSICS CAFÉ

Wednesday, July 3rd @ 6:00 pm

Lord of the Flies

Moderator Mary Halstead breaks this classic book (a staple on many summer reading lists) all the way down in easy-to-understand language.  Come in your most casual wear, kick your shoes off and join her for refreshments and fun.

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Thursday, July 4th

Library Is Closed

 

THE CLASSICS CAFÉ

Sunday, July 7th  @ 2:00 pm

The Hobbit

Mary Halstead breaks this classic book down (another staple on many summer reading lists) “about a long walk taken by a bunch of short men.”  As always, come in your most casual wear, kick your shoes off and join her for refreshments and fun.

Maxwell Scavenger Hunt Slide

 

Date of Event: Friday, August   2, 2013
Time of Event: 7:05 pm
Name of Event: Augusta   Greenjackets Youth Summer Reading Night
Featured   Artist/Speaker/Sponsor: Augusta Greenjackets Class A   Baseball TeamLake Olmstead Stadium

78 Milledge   Road

Augusta,   GA  30904

Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Turn in your SRP Log and receive a voucher for a free youth   ticket to the baseball game.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): All youth   submitting an SRP Log

 

Date of Event: Wednesday,   August 7, 2013
Time of Event: 6:30 pm
Name of Event: Wednesday Wind Down: YA Back To School Open House
Featured   Artist/Speaker/Sponsor: YA@AL TAG
Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Attend the   unveiling of YA@AL’s Place, the new YA Area, and get back to school information   from local organizations.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): 11 and up

 

Date of Event: Saturday,   August 17, 2013
Time of Event: 8:00 am
Name of Event: Teen Screen: The Breakfast Club screens   The Breakfast Club
Featured   Artist/Speaker/Sponsor: YA@AL TAG
Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Join us for a   light breakfast as we watch The Breakfast Club.  Parental Advisory: This movie is Rated R by   the MPAA.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): Suggested for   ages 15 & up.

 

 

 

Date of Event: Monday, August   19, 2013
Time of Event: 6:30 pm
Name of Event: So You Think You Can…
Featured   Artist/Speaker/Sponsor: Various
Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Series features   college students Skyping in about their experiences as ivy leaguers, fine   arts majors, enrollees at single-sex institutions, HBCU’s and more.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): 11 and up

 

 

 

Date of Event: Friday, August   30, 2013
Time of Event: 5:30 pm
Name of Event: Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt
Featured   Artist/Speaker/Sponsor: YA@AL TAG
Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Participants   must be in the building before 5:30pm.  RSVP suggested.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): 11 and up

 

 

 

Date of Event: All Month Long
Time of Event: All Month Long
Name of Event: Library Card   Sign Up Month YA Marathon
Featured   Artist/Speaker/Sponsor:
Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Help us sign up 100 new YA card holders.  The library card application featuring the marathon   sticker will win a prize.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): 11 and up

 

 

 

Date of Event: Sunday,   September 8, 2013
Time of Event: 3:00 pm
Name of Event: Robin Mellom   Book Signing & Tea
Featured   Artist/Speaker/Sponsor: Robin Mellom,   Disney/Hyperion author of Ditched   and The Classroom series
Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Join Robin Mellom for iced tea and a great time as she reads   from and talks about her books and the craft of writing for young adults.   This activity is great for youth and church groups.   Required RSVP to 706-821-2615 or   ya@ecgrl.org.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): 11 and up

 

 

 

Date of Event: Friday,   September 27, 2013
Time of Event: 5:30 pm
Name of Event: Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt
Featured   Artist/Speaker/Sponsor: YA@AL TAG
Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Participants   must be in the building before 5:30pm.    RSVP suggested.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): 11 and up

 

 

 

Date of Event: Monday,   September 30, 2013
Time of Event: 6:30 pm
Name of Event: So You Think You Can…
Featured Artist/Speaker/Sponsor: Various
Brief Summary/Announcement/Requirements

(not to exceed   20 words):

Series features   college students Skyping in about their experiences as ivy leaguers, fine   arts majors, enrollees at single-sex institutions, HBCU’s and more.
Age(Children/Teens/Adults/All   ages): 11 and up

 

 

 

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Entry Form Available At The Link Below:

http://www.ecgrl.org/images/stories/PDFs/fbphotoSRP2013.pdf

 

Did you know there are some colleges in this country that do not charge tuition?  Follow the links below to find out about some of their locations and programs offered.

Berea College

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/colleges-where-tuition-still-free-120200059.html

http://cooper.edu/

http://www.berea.edu/

 

Dear Parents and Members:

Much thanks to you all.  We’ve had a great year so far.  Everybody seems to really be enjoying coming to the library to get “The Scoop.”  It’s now time for our group to also get down to business.

From now on, all updates will be posted to the blog and/or “snail mailed” to you by the 15th of each month.  It is your responsibility to be aware of the information and to contact the YA Librarian with questions, comments and/or personal contact and scheduling updates.  Come to each meeting mindful of the month’s agenda, prepared to suggest dates and times for activities that will work for your personal schedule and prepared to vote on any issues you have not already voted on online.

We were scheduled to do an art project at the May meeting but that has been postponed for more pressing business.

Tag Meetings will be held the first 15 minutes of every scheduled Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt.  The monthly schedule is listed below.  If you are on a sub-committee scheduled to present at a meeting, please be prepared to speak no more than 3 to 5 minutes.  Your sub-committee should have spoken to each other by phone, Skype or met at the library at least 15 minutes prior to our monthly meeting to decide on your presentation.  Presentations can be as short as a bulleted list of ideas or as detailed as a Powerpoint.  Let me know in advance if you require A/V equipment for your presentation.  Once you present, the entire TAG group will vote on how to proceed with your ideas.  Adoption of the final plan will be voted on no later than the next meeting or tabled for future discussion.

REMEMBER: Our implied goal is fun through education, so let’s keep our meetings fun and educational (and quick) also.

MAY AGENDA

Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunts (5:30 pm every month unless otherwise noted)

  • June 21, 2013
  • July 26, 2013
  • August 30, 2013
  • September 27, 2013
  • October 25, 2013
  • November 22, 2013
  • Friday, December 27, 2013: End of Year Awards Program instead of Scavenger Hunt (see below)

YA Summer Reading Program 2013 (SRP 2013)

  • Reading Logs are available now at any ECGRL library.  To complete a log, you must read 15 hours and record each hour on a line on the log.  All logs must be submitted by July 26.  There are surprise Grand Prizes for this year’s program, so tell your friends they can’t win if they don’t read (and playJ).
  • As a TAG member, you must participate in SRP 2013 AND recruit 5 people to do so also.  They should write your name (in addition to their own) on the log or you can turn theirs in with yours to me.

Block Party Volunteering

  • We need as many TAG members as possible to volunteer on Saturday, June 1 at the SRP 2013 Kickoff Block Party at Headquarters.  You and our Humanitree Inc. participants will be manning the Children’s Game Area and helping the Rolling Video game truck.  Please call or email me this week letting me know in two hour blocks when you can volunteer.
    • 9:00 – 11:00 am                      ___________
    • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm                ___________
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  ___________
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                  ___________

The Great Library Juniorjunior Prom

  • Our formal “prom” is scheduled for Friday, June 7 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • Please dress up as you will be recognized sometime during the night.
  • We’ll have free food, drink and dancing.  If you would like to be a “DJ” let me know.  You’ll email me your playlist of 20 to 30 minutes of songs and be on the “mic” when your playlist plays at the event.
  • Please try and arrive between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm to walk the “Red Carpet.”  You will be photographed.
  • You are free to leave after the 7:30 pm remarks.
  • Invite everybody you know as we will be giving out SRP 2013 Reading Logs.  Make sure they RSVP to the following:

Summer Activities

  • Programming Sheet
    • Check the monthly Upcoming YA Events post on the blog and the yellow sheet included in your May mailing.  Please participate in and bring friends to as many programs as possible.
  • Teen Screen
    • Any day this summer that you want something to do and that something isn’t already scheduled in the space, you can bring a movie or get a movie from the 1st floor and screen it for you and your friends in the YA Room.  Movies must be rated PG-13 or lower.  Please email or call me in advance for permission for PG-17 or unrated titles.  No other titles will be considered.

Participation Requirements

    • Participation Log Sheets will be distributed at the June meeting.  These will detail all requirements you have met so far and what you still have to complete.  We will make corrections and updates at that meeting so please make plans to attend (June 21 @ 5:30 pm).
    • Remember:
      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.

Fall/Winter Program Planning

  • August – November: We need to solidify dates and times for the following activities at the June meeting.  Please come prepared with suggestions.
    • August
      • Back To School Open House
      • The Breakfast Club Breakfast (tentative)
      • September
      • October
        • Gaming Competition
      • November
        • Talent Show
      • December
        • Scavenger Hunt Themes for 2014

End of Year Awards Program – December Activity

  • Friday, December 27, 2013 @ 6:30 pm will be our year end activity at Headquarters.  This will be held instead of the Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt.  All TAG members who have fulfilled their annual requirements will be honored.

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.