Thursday, March 22, 2012

Upcoming Event: Teen Job Fair!

We are excited to announce that we are going to hold a job fair for Dallas teens on April 28th at the Central Library!  Stay tuned for more information!

Sample of employers that have signed up so far: 
-Six Flags Over Texas

Want your business or organization to be a part of the job fair?
  Contact Teen Coordinator, Nora Nagel, at 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Hunger Games Party!!!

Excited about the new The Hunger Games movie?  So are we!  On March 15th, we celebrated by holding a Cornucopia Chef contest.  

If you haven't read the books (and you should!) the cornucopia is the place where all of the weapons and survival gear are kept inside the arena where the participants fight to the death.  At the beginning of the game, they must hurry to the cornucopia and fight each other off to get the supplies they need to compete.  

Awaiting judgement...
Cornucopia Chef is our MUCH less violent version of the same idea.  Different ingredients were concealed under a table cloth in the middle of the room.  Once the table cloth was removed, our "tributes" (participants) had 10 minutes to choose 5 ingredients and make a delicious dish.  

 The top three placers won a pair of tickets to see The Hunger Games movie on opening night.  The first place winner also received all three books and the movie companion.  The winner was very excited about the books because he has only read the second book as it was the only one he could get his hands on!

First place winner!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Teen Tech Week 2012 in the Big D

Okay, so TECHnically speaking, Teen Tech Week is supposed to be March 4th - 10th.  We, however, have made the bold and (I think) wise decision to move our observance to the following week--which happens to be Spring Break around here.  

Teen Tech Week is when teens celebrate the tech side of the library and all of the cool non book materials we have to offer.  We already have a ton of programs scheduled throughout the city and all will be a blast! 

Look out for Wii Gaming, XBOX tournaments, a March Madness watch party, a blogging workshop, and a MuVChat showing