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Teen Afterschool October 21-24

Teen Afterschool October 21-24

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Monday Oct. 21st – One Hour Art Contest and Gaming

One Hour Art Contest – You’ll have just 1 hour to make the best piece of art you can. A sketch, a collage, an expert tracing job, a 10 foot marble statue depicting a Greek god, a…whatever you can think of! Your creations will be placed on display (anonymously) in the library and customers will be able to vote for whichever piece they like best. The winner will get a $25 Cineplex gift card which is pretty sweet considering how many great movies are coming out. The picture above was the winner from our last contest. Seriously, it was created in only one hour!

Gaming

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the gamers. All the usual stuff will be out. Also, I have it on good authority that the Halo gaming tournament will be next week so if you have your eye that EBGames gift card, you better stop by and brush up on your skills. As always, if videogames just aren’t your thing, don’t worry, we’ve got board games and computers as well.

Tuesday Oct. 22nd – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

Yu-Gi-OhTest your skills and your deck in a single elimination challenge. Winners get prizes including booster packs.

Don’t have a deck? Don’t worry about it, we have 3 loaners you can sign out. Don’t know how to play? Someone can teach you.

*Be there at 4:00 sharp if you want to enter*

Thursday Oct. 24th – Food Challenge at Bob Bahan Pool

Food Challenge day! What could it be this week? Fillet Mignon? Caviar? Escargot? Well, probably nothing that fancy but it will certainly be something delicious! Head over to the pool for 4:00 or meet at the library at 3:45 to head over with us.

Wednesday Oct. 23rd – Two Wheel View Bike Club

This is the second last week of our bike mechanics course. We’re still taking registration for the next sessions (waitlisted currently), so if you’re interested let either Trevor or Liz know.

If you’re not registered for the bike club, all is not lost. Ask at the front desk and you can sign out a board game and get a snack.

Thursday October 31stFEAR FACTOR!!!

Just an early heads up that Fear Factor will be going down on Halloween. It was pretty crazy last year as those of you who attended know. Stay posted for more info next week.

Any Day until November 29th Poetry Institute of Canada Contest

If you’re a poet and you know it (see what I did thereJ), check out www.youngwritersofcanada.ca. There’s a poetry contest going on where you can win cash, that’s right CASH, prizes. You can also get your poem published in a high quality anthology which ain’t too shabby. Ain’t is grammatically correct, ain’t it?

Happy 40th Birthday to Us!

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Flawn Birthday

TAS: October 14th to October 18th

TAS: October 14th to October 18th

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TAS

Monday October 14th – Thanksgiving: Library Closed

turkey

TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY!!!!!

Hope you guys will be enjoying some at home. I myself intend to be in a turkey coma for much of the weekend. The library will be closed Monday though so don’t bother showing up!

Sleeping in haystack

Tuesday Oct. 15th – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and Photo Scavenger Hunt

Yu-Gi-Oh TournamentSorry if we threw you guys off by having it on Monday last week. The Yu-Gi-Oh tournament is back to it’s rightful Tuesday time slot. If you have a Yu-Gi-Oh deck come by and give it a shot. If you don’t have a deck, come by and use one of our loaners. If you don’t even know how to play Yu-Gi-Oh, come by for some free coaching. Tournament winners will get prizes including booster packs.

*Be there at 4:00 sharp if you want to enter*

Photo Scavenger Hunt If you’ve done this one in the past, you know how cool it is. Grab a digital camera, grab a sheet of “clues” that you have to photograph, and go hunting. Maybe you’re taking a picture of specific sign, maybe you’re taking a picture of a “book face” that matches up with yours. Maybe you’re even taking pictures of yourself “Hadoukening” or “Vadering”. You’ll just have to show up to find out. Prizes for the team with the most interesting and creative photos.

Hodouken

Wednesday Oct. 16th – Two Wheel View Bike Club

This is the 6th week of our bike club. You know who you are if you’re registered. If not, sadly it’s too late for this time around.

Bike

If you haven’t even heard of the program, it’s a bike mechanics course where you will actually earn a bike. Yes, that’s right, a FREE BIKE! With pedals and handle bars and stuff!

If you didn’t make it in this time around, we are currently filling up the waiting list for the session starting in November. Let either Trevor or Liz know if you’re interested.

Thursday Oct. 17th – Haunted House!!!!

haunted house

Alright, so Thursday is a pretty big deal. We will be making a haunted house in the basement. Some of you were involved last year and know what to expect. We’re going bigger and badder this time though so if you think you have the chops to make something scary, come by to lend a hand. Everything will be left up for a few days so you’ll have ample opportunity to get your scare on.

Skull

TAS: What's happening this week Oct7-10

TAS: What's happening this week Oct7-10

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Howdy everyone,

Here’s what’s going on for the week of October 7th to October 10th. Stop by any day from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., grab a snack, and hang out.

Study space is available as well on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Monday Oct. 7th – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and Gaming

***Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament***

Take special note, the Yu-gi-oh tournament will be on Monday this week! We have a special event on the Tuesday so we’re doing it earlier. If you know of anyone who normally shows for these, make sure you pass the word along.

Yu Gi Oh Cards

Gaming

Gaming again this Monday. Make sure you brush up on your Halo skills, you never know when a gaming tournament might pop up. There are board games and computers as well for anyone who doesn’t dig video gaming.

DDR

Tuesday Oct. 8th – Time to Choose Career Workshop

Who do you want to be? Where do you want to go with your life? It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. Let’s talk about your options.

Learn about online resources to help teens investigate careers and explore post-secondary education programs across Canada.

job

***FREE PIZZA will be provided for those who attend this workshop***

pizza

Wednesday Oct. 9th – Two Wheel View Bike Club

This is the 5th week of our bike mechanics course. If you are not registered for this class already, you unfortunately can’t participate. If you haven’t heard of the program, it’s a bike mechanics course where you will actually earn a free bike. Yes, that’s right, a FREE BIKE! You could pedal everywhere, no more boring walking! We’re taking registration for the next sessions so if you’re interested, let either Trevor or Liz know. Last I heard, there was still one spot available…

Bike

If you’re not registered for the bike club, don’t worry. Ask at the front desk and you can sign out a board game and get a snack.

Thursday Oct. 10th – Food Challenge at Bob Bahan Pool

That’s right, the program is being held at the pool today! There were a ton of people last week and I heard the waffles were delicious. And seriously, what’s better than free food? Head over there for 4:00 or meet at the library at 3:45 to head over with us. Just make sure you wait a half hour before swimming or you could probably die or something. I wonder if that’s actually true or just a myth?

Mystery Dish

A look back in history

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If you all remember, last year we celebrated the Calgary Public Library's Centannial! Now this year, it's time for the Forest Lawn Library to shine. We are celebrating our 40th year anniversary!!! Can you believe it? A good solid 40 years has gone by just like that. I remembered my first library experience at the Forest Lawn Library. The building was in the exact location as it stands today, but the entrance was long 48th street instead of facing 52 street. It was a small little building with blue exterior and pink interior walls (to be honest, I was not very fond of the pinkTongue out ). Once you walked through the doors, you were greeted by the staff behind the desk that stood in the middle of the library. Below is a picture of the Forest Lawn Library before our renovations in 2004. Do you remember it looking like this?

Old Building

Now here's your chance to share this special day with us. Come out on October 19 (Saturday) and celebrate this amazing milestone with the staff. A celebration with music, stories, entertainment and treats for the whole family!Birthday Cake

SAVE THE DATE

October 19, 2013

Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Forest Lawn Library

What is Teen Afterschool?

What is Teen Afterschool?

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Calling all teens between the ages of 11-17!

The Teen Afterschool is back again! School's out and don't have any plans? We've got the solution for you. Every Monday to Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. we packed the basement with all sorts of programs to keep you away from boredom. With gaming, Yu-gi-oh tournaments, bike clubs (where you actually earn a bike!), art contests, food challenges, and special events, there’s sure to be something you’re into.

If you like to know what's happening at the library each week, you can subscribe to our email list by signing up at the Forest Lawn Library.

Twister

Ecana Community Garden: Book 'n Worms

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Have you checked out our awesome community garden? Even though fall is just around the corner, we are all busy harvesting our beautiful veggies and herbs that were planted this year. Just this weekend our beautifully painted stepping stones got implanted into the ground. If you have the time, please do check out the wonderful artwork on them.

The Books 'n Worms Garden have made this community a tighter and stronger place. It has really brought people out of their shells to interact with other people in the community. We even had a few 1st time gardeners out here learning from the pros!

FYI: The Books 'n Worms Community Garden was officially launched on June 21st of 2012. It has been slightly over a year since the ground breaking event. Can you believe that?!

Here's a video of the two community garden that the Calgary Public Library has been a part of. Check them out!

Teen's are back in school and we are keeping it cool!

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Teen Afterschool Launch

Teens: Our journey has come to an end...

Teens: Our journey has come to an end...

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I have some sad news... this will be the last week of Teen After School until September. *sniff sniff* Can you believe how time flies?!

So come on down to Forest Lawn and celebrate our last week of Teen After School! We'll end it off with a BANG!

MONDAYHALO GAMING TOURNAMENT – It’s once again time to put your gaming skills to the test. I hope you’ve been training up because I know there are some seriously good Halo players coming. Like last time, there is an EB GAMES GIFT CARD on the line for the winner. If Halo isn’t your thing, we’ll have plenty of other Xbox and Wii games to keep you occupied. And of course, computers will be on too.

Halo

TUESDAY PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT – This one was a blast last time and if you weren’t here for it, you owe it to yourself to come. We’ll give you a scavenger hunt sheet and digital camera. You’ll have to take a photos to answer the scavenger hunt clues. This could be as simple as taking a picture of someone else taking a picture or as awesome as someone Vader-ing (using to force to lift someone off the ground)! There will be prizes for the team that has the most interesting/creative photo answers.

photo

WEDNESDAY WRAP UP PARTY!!! – Like I said earlier, we’re finishing Teen After School for the year. We may as well go out with a bang, right? There will be FREE PIZZA, games, activities, music, and more. Also…PRIZES!!! Everyone gets 1 ticket for the draw just for showing up. Bring a friend, you get an extra ticket. Bring 10 friends…the odds are looking good for you! We’ll be starting early today at 3:30 so if you want first dibs on pizza make sure you’re not late.

pizza

Don’t forget we have a private study room (with cushy chairs!) available for teens during these hours on a first come, first serve basis. We’ll give you a snack and you can shut the door and get down to business.

See you guys next week!

Turning disappointments into opportunities

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Olympic sprinter Seyi Smith inspired 35 teens during one of the Teen AfterSchoo sessions this month. Seyi – one of CPL’s Living Books – was the sprinter who caused his team to be disqualified after winning a medal during the last Olympic because he inadvertently placed his foot on the starting line. He spoke from the heart and with humour about turning disappointments into opportunities.

Seyi-Smith

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