Posts tagged with "Teen"

Posted by daccurso on 08/02/11

There's still time to make your own movie and enter it in the Teen Film Fest - make a ridiculous comedy, a documentary film about your life, a horror short film ... anything! Be creative and have fun doing it. Borrow your mom and dad's video recorder or iPhone and get filming. Prizes to the top three films. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be hosting and judging the event. Rules and guidelines are posted at www.ahml.info/teens, which includes a waiver form that must be completed! All films must be submitted as Youtube videos by August 12. For ages 12–18.
 
Teen Film Fest Screening: Friday, August 19, 6–8 p.m
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
 

Posted by daccurso on 07/10/12

Teens ages 12–18 are invited to enter a film in the A.H. Teen Film Fest presented by the library, the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.
 
Make a ridiculous comedy, a music video, a blistering action short or a documentary film about your life or even a freaky horror movie ... anything! All films must be submitted as YouTube video links by July 27 to teenlibrarian@ahml.info.

Films will be judged by Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Metropolis screenwriter and resident playwright Scott Woldman and Michelle Harris, movie-lover and wife of State Representative David Harris. Cash prizes will be awarded to films in various categories.

 
 $50 cash prizes will be awarded for these categories:
  • Best Overall Film
  • Best Performance by an Actor or Actress
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Film Shot on a Mobile Device
  • Best Use of an Arlington Heights Landmark in the Film
 
Check out the rules and guidelines which include a waiver and entry form that must be completed and turned in at Customer Services at the library. Anyone interested in attending the screening may call the Metropolis box office at 847-577-2121 to reserve seats for this free event.
 
Date and time: Sunday, August 5, 2–5 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
 
View clips from last year's Teen Film Fest.

Need help making your teen film fest entry? Come to the library. We have equipment that you can check out to create your video, and then you can come in to edit it, add music and create special effects. Call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment or stop by the Computer Help Desk.

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 09/15/09
Need help with math homework? How about English, science or social studies? You can get free one-to-one help from a certified tutor, in English or Spanish, through the Tutor.com Learning Suite on our web site, from 2–9 p.m. every day. Everyone from kindergarten to adults can use it, because it now includes assistance with college courses, the citizenship test, GED prep, proofing your writing and resume reviews. When a live tutor is not available, you can use their StudyCenter which has thousands of worksheets, tutorials and study guides in a variety of subjects. You can link to it from the Kids' page, Teen page and on the Jobs and Careers page. An A.H. library card is required.
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 daccurso on 05/25/12

Check out our new teen site which just launched this week. It has an entirely new design and layout and includes these new features:
  • New billboard that makes it easier to learn about and register for upcoming programs just for teens.
  • Lots of recommendations for books, movies, music, and games from teen services staff and teen advisory board members.
  • DIY (Do It Yourself) page featuring projects from past and upcoming DIY programs sponsored by the library.
  • Blog posts about fun videos, topics in the news, and more that teens can comment on.
  • Weekly poll question asking teens to weigh in with their opinions on both serious and not-so-serious questions.
  • Quick and easy links to reliable online resources to help with school work.

While you're there, take a look at these programs coming up for teens this summer at the library:
•   Pass the Book program
•   Teen Summer Reading
•   Teen Film Fest