Posts tagged with "Teen"

Posted by sclark on 05/15/14
 
Congratulations to the Battle of the Recorded Bands contest song and prize winners. We had a number of bands who recorded songs in the library’s digital studio. The voting was close, but the winning song was Blame it on the Rain by Hannah K., Anna M. and Carly B. of the band Come February. Come February will receive Guitar Center gift cards and have been invited to play a live set at the library in July at the teen PaJAMa Jam Friday, July 18.
 
Thanks to the Guitar Center of Arlington Heights for teaching free teen music classes and for their generous prize donations. The winners of the Guitar center prizes are:
• Guitar and Guitar Stand: Carly B.
• Ukulele: Jared K.
 

(Pictured: Teen Advisor Evan Mather, Carly B., Guitar Center teacher Brandt Miller and Jared K.)

 

Posted by daccurso on 08/24/10
If you didn't attend this year's Teen Film Fest, you can see the winning videos on our TeenSpace web page. There were 13 great entries judged by Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire. The three winning films were:  First place -  The Beatrix Gem directed by Ben M. of Arlington Heights Second place - Walking On Air directed by Ashley G. of Arlington Heights
Third place - Jenga directed by Trevor O. of Kildeer.

Posted by lmulford on 08/18/13

It was a grand night for showcasing the creativity of our local teens. Congratulations to our award-winning teen filmmakers in the 7th Annual Teen Film Fest that took place at the library on Friday, August 16. Twenty-six films were submitted and awards made in five different categories. There was a red carpet event for all the filmmakers before the film screening and even an after-party for teens to celebrate in the Hub when the film fest was over. 

Many thanks to our judges, Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Arts Commissioner Toni Higgins Thrash and Metropolis playwright Scott Woldman and also to our event partners, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.

Check out the winning films on our Teen page:

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Lynnette Hartwell for her film 'One Way Ticket'

BEST ACTION VIDEO: Luke Mayo for his film 'Artifact'

BEST COMEDY: Abby Anderson for her film 'Alice the Fairy'

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'

BEST OVERALL: Riley Langefeld for his film 'Symphony'

              

 

Posted by daccurso on 07/26/10
TeenFilmFestWeb2010Submission Deadline: Friday, August 13, 5 p.m. We're gearing up for our 4th Annual Teen Film Fest. It's not too late to enter your own movie. It can be anything - a ridiculous comedy, a film about your life, a horror short film – anything. Be creative and have a blast. The top three winning films will be awarded cash prizes, including $100 to the best film. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be hosting and judging the event. Rules and guidelines are posted on the teen website, including a waiver form that must be completed. The film fest will be held on Friday, August 20, 7–8:30 p.m. in the  Hendrickson Room. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 02/10/09
tom_spicerThe facts about Tom He grew up and went to high school in nearby Barrington, Illinois, where he was in a really awful rock and roll band. He can not sing. He went to library school at Indiana University and is one of seven kids. His favorite meal is Lod Nar, which is a Thai dish that features wide noodles, ginger, broccoli, gravy and hot sauce. He is very excited to be working with the Teen Advisory Group. They are busy thinking up programs, laughing, eating pizza and, of course, talking about books! He is passionate about reading “One of the most important ways to get someone to want to read for their own personal enjoyment is to allow them the freedom to choose what they read. This may sound simple, but letting them make the choice engages their interests, curiosities and needs. The freedom to explore books will allow them to see that there are books out there seemingly written just for them. When readers are connected to the right book, there is a good chance that this experience will lead them down the path of lifelong reading.” Some really great books for high school students Learn more about these books on the teen page The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks Blankets by Craig Thompson The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Maus by Art Spiegelman Graceling by Kristin Cashore If you are ever looking for suggestions for a good book to read or have any questions at all, you can email Tom at teenlibrarian@ahml.info. To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
Posted by daccurso on 07/08/09

Take a look at our new Teen page. You can post photos, drawings, poetry, short stories…pretty much anything you create on iCreate. Look for new books, movies, music and more in the new to the collection section. After High School gives you web sites and databases to help with your post-high school plans, and uReview is the place to review books, music and movies. You'll also find all the details for the Teen Film Fest.


Posted by paichele on 01/27/15
 
How do you take an existing product and make it better? Just ask the 29 eighth graders at Thomas Middle School who recently completed a new, 9-week elective focused on three-dimensional printing, research and design. Titled 3D RD, the first-time course challenged the students to create or redesign every day products using 3D technology resources available both at school and at the library including Tinkercad, an online design application, and the Hub’s MakerBot 3D printer.

The course culminated on January 20 when the students presented their final 3D projects before an audience of some 50 parents and teachers. Thomas Middle School Principal Brian Kaye emceed the program which was held in the Hub. Students presented ideas and 3D models that ranged from a clever set of interchangeable scissors handles, designed by Arlington Heights students Zoe Axelrod and Annie Waz, to an always in demand TV remote holder.

“Give me a show of hands, how many of you guys have lost your remotes,” asked Emil Harb and Michael Macynski, the student engineers of a sleekly-designed TV remote holder. “This is the item that shall fulfill your needs!”

In all 12 groups of students presented and displayed their printed 3D prototypes at the library.

“The kids were really well-prepared,” says Teen Services Supervisor Tom Spicer, who worked with the District 25 students. “It was really great to see that they were able to start using the modeling software to design and print workable prototypes and products.”

“It was really gratifying to see the students present their final products,” added Jim Grant, Thomas Middle School industrial technology teacher and creator of the class. “It was fun trying something new, and it was great working with the Hub staff. The teamwork between the school and library provided enhanced learning for the students and resulted in some really innovative and creative 3D products.”

Thomas Middle School will offer 3D RD in the spring with a new class starting in April.

Posted by paichele on 02/12/15
 
Are you skilled in the art of rocking out? Can you wail on a plastic guitar? Come by The Hub and play against other gamer musicians for the title of Guitar Hero Rock Legend. There will be food, prizes and healthy competition!
 
Date and time: Friday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.
Location: The Hub
 

Posted by paichele on 01/08/15
 
You're a knitter, Harry! Learn how to make a Hogwarts house scarf using a variety of stitching methods: needles, looms and even our arms. We'll also be watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to compare our creations with the scarves on screen. Your scarf will keep you warm, look cool and is a great accessory to wear to Harry Potter Book Night on February 5. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Friday, January 16, 6–9 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room and the Hub
 

Posted by paichele on 03/16/15
 
Share your favorite book and learn about new books from other teens. Come prepared to briefly share one or a few of your must-reads. There will be crafts and other activities related to the shared recommendations. For teens in grades 7–12.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub