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.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

CarolineKennedy_NLW13_SkyscraperYA@AL (Young Adults @ Augusta Library) is pleased to offer the following activities in honor of National Library Week 2013.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will take place in the YA Area on the 2nd floor of Headquarters and are for youth ages 11 to 17 years old.  Parents and guardians in attendance must be “chaperoned” by a YA.

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Monday, April 15-Silent Library Afterschool Marathon-2:00 pm – 5:00 pm-Continuous viewing of the game show Silent Library.

Tuesday, April 16-Anime Day-3:00 pm – 5:00 pm-Snacks and viewing of the movie Bleach: Memories of Nobody.

Wednesday, April 17-Database Demonstrations-3:00 pm- 5:00 pm-Continuous demonstrations of the new, free databases accessible from the ECGRL website.

Thursday, April 18-Teen Literature Day-2:00 pm – 5:00 pm-Come out and add the name of your favorite book to our YA Book Chain. One lucky “linker” will win a YA Literature Prize Pack.

Friday, April 19-Open Mic Night Poetry Slam-6:30 pm – 8:30 pm-Come ready to participate with Lady Vee DaPoet in presenting your own original poems and spoken word skits.  Entry Forms will be available as this is the last opportunity to submit poems to the ECGRL YA National Poetry Month Contest 2013.

 

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Join us on Friday, April 19th, as noted area personality Lady Vee DaPoet hosts a poetry slam for our young adults in honor of National Poetry Month.  Come on out and try your latest piece on a captive audience.  Thinking about entering ECGRL’s YA National Poetry Month 2013 contest?  You can submit your entries at this event.  Spoken Word or Written Word, get some objective feedback on your creative thoughts and ideas.

For more information, contact: 706-821-2108 or ya@ecgrl.org.

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Much has been made lately of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book and organization, Lean In.  Are their recommendations right for every woman in the working world?  How should young adult females take this information and apply it to their own situations and future aspirations?  Why are women being told to lean in and not stand up?  In the conversation, many may have missed a very important point made on the organization’s website.

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Multimedia mogul Tyra Banks attributes her leaning abilities and “Top Model” persona to one person, “the world’s most helpful librarian.”

Stop by your local library and ask a librarian to help you chart you future.  It worked for Tyra – Leaning, Standing and Catwalking!

http://leanin.org/stories/tyra-banks/

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In addition to being the founder and owner of the multimedia company, Bankable Productions, a former Supermodel and the orginator of the television franchise, America’s Next Top Model, Ms. Banks is the author of the YA novel, Modelland.

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ECGRL is accepting submissions of original poetry written by area youth for the YA National Poetry Month 2013 contest from April 1st through April 19th by email, mail, Survey Monkey and at the Headquarters Library Information Desk (2nd Floor). There are three (3) Age Divisions: 11-12, 13-15, 16-17 and two (2) Formats for judging: Spoken Word and Written Word. All Spoken Word participants are required to submit a written version of their piece. Entrants then have the option to perform live or submit a taped performance of their piece to staff prior to the event date. The three Spoken Word winners will perform at the Awards Program on Friday, April 26 at Headquarters at 5:30pm where certificates will be awarded to all entrants and winners will receive prizes.

Guidelines:
1. Contest is for grades 6-12 (11 to 17 year olds) only.
2. Poems can be typed, written or artistically drawn with the student’s name, phone number, email address, grade, age, school and name of English teacher at the top of each page of the poem. Submissions lacking this information are subject to disqualification.
3. Submissions found not to be original material will be immediately disqualified.
4. Poems will be judged by staff on adherence to guidelines, originality and creativity.
5. Submissions can by entered on the back of this form, hand delivered or emailed to ya@ecgrl.org by 5:30pm on Friday, April 19, 2013. Multiple entries per writer are permitted but must include all entry information. Address mailed entries to:

YA Librarian
Headquarters Library
East Central Georgia Regional Library System
823 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901

6. Instructors and Media Specialists wishing to submit multiple entries on behalf of their students should contact the YA Librarian by close of business on Friday, April 19, 2013 to discuss drop-off or pick up arrangements.
7. All entrants are eligible to receive Participation Letters to give to their English teachers by emailing a letter request including all of the entry information required above to ya@ecgrl.org.

Winners will be announced and receive certificates, medals and a special surprise at the Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt and Awards Program on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 5:30pm at the Headquarters Library.

 

The Survey Monkey Entry Form Link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RN7MW26

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TTW13_Skyscraper_FINALTeen Tech Week 2013 is off to an exciting start.  We’ve got a surprise “Techie” Skyping in to talk to our teens on Wednesday.  The big deal is on Friday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm here at Headquarters.  Come on out as Rolling Video Games Augusta brings the party with Wipeout! and Halo.  Up to 16 gamers at a time will challenege each other for the Grand Prize and bragging rights.  Bring a group of 4 to play in the team competition or play as an individual.  We’ll bring the technology; you bring the fun!

TRW’12 Kickoff & Logo and Slogan Awards Reception

Sunday, October 14, 2012; 3:00 to 5:00pm

All Ages

This event is also our kickoff celebration for Teen Read Week 2012.  Join us as the winners of the YA@AL Logo and Slogan Contests are revealed.  Prizes will be awarded and refreshments served.

 

School’s Out In The Library

Thursday, October 18, 2012; Noon to 4:30pm

Ages 11-17

Today is an early dismissal day in Richmond County Schools.  While school is out, young adults will be in the library.  We’ll have a brief discussion about the history of American comic books and then we’ll watch one of the latest screen adaptations, The Avengers.

 

Zombie Sock Hop

Friday, October 19, 2012; 5:30 to 7:30pm

Ages 11-17

It Came From Outer Space is the campy movie we’ll be showing this evening in celebration of TRW’12 and its theme – It Came From The Library: Dare to read…for the fun of it.  In between laughing at the “special effects” in this black and white movie from the 1950’s, there will be trivia and dance contests that promise fun for everyone.

 

TRW’12 Book Swap & AE Session

Friday, October 19, 2012; 5:30 to 7:30pm

Ages 11-17

We’ll be participating via the internet with YA@AL at the Diamond Lakes Branch in the final TRW’12 event.  Bring personal copies of books to trade and your endings to some of your favorite teen-young adult books.  You can write them beforehand, rap them or just talk to the crowd off the top of your head about, say, how you will always be Team Jacob and why Bella should have dumped Edward two books ago.   Fun, creative and often insightful, you’ll have a great time exploring some intriguing alternatives to books you thought were over and done – until now.

 

- Other October Events -

Ghost Story Writing Contest Submission Period

Monday, October 1 – Friday, October 19, 2012

Ages 11-17

The library is accepting submissions from young authors ages 11 to 17 years old for the annual Ghost Story Writing Contest.  Guidelines for stories and submissions will be posted on Monday, October 1 on the Teen Blog and at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JWMDR7N.  All submissions must be entered by close of business on Friday, October 19.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finalists at a reception on October 27, 2012. So, get you’re your quills and chills ready because, as YA@AL always says, you can’t win if you don’t play!

 

Study Hall

Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2012; 3:00 to 5:00pm

Ages 11-17

Wednesdays Study Hall is held in the YA Room on the 2nd Floor.  Come get assistance from the library staff with papers and projects.  Print material as well as online services like Galileo can provide sources that give a much more comprehensive view of your assigned subject.  Study Hall will show how to use these sources to your best advantage.

 

Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 26, 2012; 5:30 to 7:30pm in the YA Room

Ages 11-17

We’ll have the whole place to ourselves again.  Win prizes by finding hidden objects in the library using a clue sheet.  Since school’s back in full swing and schedules have us all harried and hurried, this month’s theme is “Positive Attitude Month & World Kindness Week.”  Join us for a snack supper as we have a great…greater…THE greatest time.  All participants must be in the building before we close at 5:30pm.

 

Ghost Story Awards Program & Reception

Saturday, October 27, 2012; 3:00pm

All Ages

The winners of the Ghost Story Writing Contest will be announced, awards will be presented and refreshments will be served.  Bring friends and family.

 

Get Understanding Youth Speakers Series

Sunday, October 28, 2012; 3:00pm

Ages 11-17

The Get Understanding Youth Speakers Series is a monthly event at the Headquarters location that features issues and/or persons of interest to patrons aged 11 to 17 years old.  Speakers discuss hobbies, college/vocational planning or present community resources in a relatable way to and for teens.  For this month’s topic information, consult the library’s Teen Blog in October at http://teens.ecgrl.org.

 

For more information, contact:

Kristin Eberhart

Young Adult Librarian

Headquarters Library-Augusta

East Central Georgia Regional Library System

823 Telfair Street

Augusta, Georgia  30901

eberhartk@ecgrl.org

ya@ecgrl.org

706-821-2615

 “In all your getting, get understanding.”