Posts tagged with "contest"
Have you ever played Mad Libs? It's a word game that you've probably played on car trips before. There's even an app for it that you can download here.
Here's the rundown of how it works...
One player prompts another player to give them particular words, specifically words that fall into a part of speech. Then you fill in these words into a story that has these specific words missing. You don't know what the story is beforehand, and you definitely have no clue what the story will end up being until you fill in the blanks with the words you provide.
Still confused? Try it out here.
It's a fun game that usually has a hilarious outcome!
So... let's go ahead and play it!
Have you ever read a book and felt like there should be a playlist to go along with it? Sometimes it’s really obvious, like there are actual songs referenced in the novel (hint hint). Other times the characters, themes, situations, or settings may just remind you of a track, album, or artist.
To kick off Teen Tech Week (March 9th-15th), we’re having a contest featuring some tunes from the library’s collection. You can check out any of these songs on their respective CDs or on Hoopla, a streaming service you can use with your library card!
Here’s how it works:
- We’ll post a song on Tumblr each day, Monday-Friday starting on the 10th.
- Each week will represent a different teen book.
- The first person to guess the book represented will win an iTunes gift card.
- You can comment on any of the songs posted on Tumblr to submit your guess.
Questions? Contact us on Tumblr or via email at email@example.com.
One last thing: you have until the end of the month to submit an entry for our Battle of the Recorded Bands contest. We have prizes donated by Guitar Center to give away and other goodies, including a live gig at the library to kick off the summer!
What are you waiting for? Get started by following us on Tumblr!
Want to win a much coveted rubber duckie? How about an even more coveted ARC (Advanced Reader Copy)? Well, you can if you're a winner of our contest this month!
For the month of October, we're looking at things up-close. Real close. Nose-pressed-up-to-the-glass close.
Every week we'll post a close-up photo of an object in our library on all of our social media sites. That means @HUB500 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
In the middle of the week, we'll post a picture of the same object but with the camera pulled back just a little bit more.
Finally, on Friday, we'll post the picture revealing the object. Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to guess what that object is as quickly as possible in the comments of the photo on our Instagram page!
The first person to correctly guess each week's photo is a winner of the contest! We'll let you know if you're the winner for the week!
A duckie and ARC are at stake here, folks! Let's do this! Happy guessing!
THE CONTEST STARTS NOW WITH THIS PHOTO...
In the age of texting, emoji have become a sort of second language to many. Japanese for "picture" (e-) and "word" (-moji), they are a uniform set of smiley-faces and pictures that are available on text message and other web services like Twitter. They have become incredibly popular. They have been used to recreate great pieces of art, like the Mona Lisa emoji-mosaic above or an all-emoji-translation of the classic American novel Moby Dick (renamed Emoji Dick.)
For the month of January, we are going to be having our own fun with emoji. Every Monday, we will post an emoji summary of a classic or current teen book on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be the first to guess what book we've emoji-fied, and you'll win a prize!
But we want YOU to write your own emoji book summaries, too! Tag them with #HUBemojibooks, and we'll not only share our favorites, but the best ones will ALSO win a prize, not to mention Internet infamy. (Would that be Internetfamy? Probably not...)
So keep an eye out every Monday for a new book for you to translate. The first will come on January 6th. And don't forget to keep your own coming in. Until then, we wish you all a smiley-cat, purple heart, hatching chick, and bowl of ramen!
Last Friday we had our first-ever Mini Teen Film Fest!
We had a blast gathering in the Hub to watch all the submissions of movies that were 1 minute or less. TAB, our Teen Advisory Board, was also there to judge the films and decide who would be awarded iTunes gift cards and the bragging rights that go with each winner's title.
Here is the list of the prize-winning categories and the films that went with them! Congrats to all the filmmakers for making this such a fun, film-filled night!
Emmy P. for Modern Pan
Here's a picture of Emmy with her iTunes gift cards. She took a photo in our Photo Booth for <3 Your Library Month!
Best Overall Film
Emmy P. for Modern Pan
Best Mini-Themed Film
Peyton M. for Unknown Army
Best Animated or Stop-Motion Film
Melanie T. for A Lady
Best Use of Special Effects
Connor D. for Sea Battle
Most Replay-Button Worthy
David R. for Lego Gentlemen
Best Live Action Video
Will G. and Kevin J. for Epic
Watch all the films we watched that night in the playlist below.
Attention all you writers out there! Ready to get your creative juices flowing? The Hub wants to challenge you to write an awesome, epic story! The catch? It has to be exactly 120 characters: no more, no less.
The Challenge: Write a comedy or horror story that consists of exactly 120 characters.
Requirements: Follow us @HUB500 and tweet it to us with the hashtag #ahmlwriter. That should leave you 120 characters to write your story!
The Prize: A $20 gift card for AMC Theaters will be awarded to two winners.
- 1 winner for Best Comedy Story
- 1 winner for Best Horror Story
Submissions accepted from Now - June 30, 2013
Challenge accepted? Challenge accepted!
Oh my tweet! We had some great submissions for the Tweet a Tale contest for June. You ladies and gents did not have much space to write, but you all dared us to read in between the lines and get so much out of just 120 characters! Kudos to everyone! BUT... we can only have two winners, folks.
Behold... the winning tweets below! Congrats!
For Best Comedy Story
— (@callmekries) June 15, 2013
For Best Horror Story
— (@EverydayAwkk) June 9, 2013
Want another shot at one of our contests? You're in luck! Check out this Photo Scavenger Hunt that's happening now and win another spectacular prize!