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Teen After School @ Forest Lawn Library April 15th - 18th

Teen After School @ Forest Lawn Library April 15th - 18th

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Here’s what’s going on the week of April 15th. Drop by anytime between the hours of 4-5:30 Mon-Thurs!

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.

button pinsMONDAYLEGO CONTEST AND BUTTON MAKING - Listen up Lego lovers, we’re having a Lego contest. This isn’t the kind of Lego contest where you can bring in your crazy creations from home (though I’ve always wanted to see a Lego Deathstar). No, this is the kind of contest that stretches your creativity to the limit. You’ll each be giving a supply of regular old Lego, you know, the boring colored brinks that are ridiculously painful to step on. We’ll then introduce the “secret ingredient pieces” which will spice things up. You’ll have 45 minutes to create what you can. The coolest, most interesting, or just plain wackiest creation will win a prizes.

Also, back by popular demand is Button Making. Make a pin for your bag or a magnet for your locker. Feel free to bring pictures, magazines, or comics from home too.

***Today we’ll be in the upstairs program room***

zombie pinsTUESDAY ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE GAMES – You know what there’s not enough of in video games, books, and TV? Zombies. Just kidding, those suckers are everywhere these days! Seriously, you can’t go a day without seeing them. Whether it’s Walking Dead or Call of Duty, they’ve taken over mainstream culture.

They’ve also taken over the library. Come by today to play some Zombie themed tabletop games. Zombie Dice, Bowling Zombies, Pandemic, and Last Night on Earth. It’s sure to be a brainless good time.

bbqWEDNESDAY BBQ AT BOB BAHAN POOL! – FREEEEE FOOOOOD! Burgers, hotdogs, all the good stuff. Enough said. Meet us at the library at 3:45 or head right over to the pool on your own. There’s sure to be plenty but it is first-come-first-serve so don’t be late!


THURSDAYEARN A BIKE PROGRAM – This is the third week of the Two Wheel View bike program. The program is completely full so if you aren’t on the list, you’re unfortunately out of luck. You can still come up to the desk, sign out a board game, and grab a snack however. The giant chess set is also a great place to hang out and you can usually find someone up for a game.

Also, for your information, the East Calgary Health Centre now offers a Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic for teens on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 12 and 4:30. This is a drop-in clinic and it is completely confidential. Parent permission is not required for you to visit the clinic. The East Calgary Health Centre is located at 4715 8th Avenue SE.

Lego Contest

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On Saturday November 26, Forest Lawn hosted the Ultimate LEGO contest! A total of 32 kids brought in their well put together lego artwork for display. Each of them drawing in the "ooohs and aahhhs" from enthusiastic customers, staff and family members. In the end, the customers voted for their favourite creations. Certificates were given to each participant, and four winners received a Lego set. Everyone was excited about the prizes and many kids and parents thanked us for hosting the contest!

One of winnerLego Display

Lego DisplayLego Display

Our LEGO Building Contest is just one month away.

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The ultimate Lego BookOur LEGO building contest is just one month away! It's time to get building!

One of my favourite past-times growing up was playing with my brother's LEGO blocks. He had such a huge collection of them and we'd build fantastic mansions with swimming pools and elaborate rooftop gardens. However, we never got the hang of building doorways so all the little Legomen were perpetually stuck in whatever room we built them into!

On Saturday, November 26, 2011 we will be hosting a LEGO contest for all kids ages 6-17. We're inviting kids from Greater Forest Lawn to build spectacular LEGO buildings, monsters, towers, animals, or even entire towns at home and bring them in to the Forest Lawn Library for a big show & tell display. Each LEGO entry will be entered and judged by a panel of kids just like you! And best of all, you could go home with a prize!

But you don't need to build your own LEGO structure to get in on the fun. If you'd like to see what everyone else has up their creative sleeves, come down to Forest Lawn Library 1:30 to 3:30pm on Saturday, November 26.

Be sure to register for the contest online or call 260-2070 for more information.

Not sure where to start with that big bucket of LEGO bricks? Why don't you check out some of these great books from our collection to get those imaginations going. Just click on the book covers for more information!