Teen Advisory Meetings at Southeast Regional Library

January 11, 2013

Join us at Southeast Regional Library on Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. for our first 2013 Teen Advisory Meeting. You’ll earn community service hours while helping the teen librarian plan and present events for teens, and it is a great way to meet other teens in the area. I’ll provide the munchies, you provide the ideas. In the past, Teen Advisory groups have planned events such as Hunger Games parties and Zombie Zone. What we do this year is up to you!



Eva Perry Teens Video Contest

January 7, 2013

This coming Thursday, January 10th at 7 pm, the teens at Eva Perry Library will be attempting to create a video entry, less than 90 seconds, for the Summer Reading Collaborative Teen Video Contest.  Any teens can join us for the event.  The theme is Beneath the Surface.  We will need writers, actors, and camera people.  There is prize money involved, $275 for the teen group, and $125 in prizes for the sponsoring library.  For more information, visit the website.

Want to see the winners from last year?  Go here.

Want to Give Blood?: Wake County Blood Drives

December 4, 2012


All six regional libraries will be hosting blood drives in the month of December.  Giving blood is a great way to give back to your community. Wake County citizens ages 16 and up can give blood, although if you are age 16, you do have to have a signed parent permission form.

Last year was my first time giving blood, and it was easy to do.  I have never been able to give blood before because of low blood count, but thanks so a great multi-vitamin, my hemoglobin is up, up, up.  Read the rest of this entry »


November 19, 2012

Last week was Diwali (or Dipawali), which is India’s most important holiday. It is also known as the Festival of Light, and even the name “Diwali” comes from the avali, or clay lamps (in the image above), that Indians light that represents the light inside us that keeps the darkness away. Interestingly enough, because it started out as a harvest festival, it actually now marks the beginning of a new financial year in India. There’s the Five Days of Diwali with specific activities such as cleaning and visiting family. Read the rest of this entry »

Eva Perry Hunger Games Festival

November 16, 2012

Twelve teens gathered at Eva Perry Library to clean shelves and organize books in the young adult section.  They did a great job!  Our next teen event will be our Hunger Games Festival on Thursday, November 29, from 7-8:15 p.m. We will be playing games based on the popular Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.  Everyone in grades 6-12 is invited to race to the cornucopia, escape from the tracker jackers, design an appropriate dress for the television interview, escape the fire, and to try and use archery to be the champion.  In honor of the occasion, I am going to post our Hunger Games book trailer that was made long before the series was popular.  Enjoy, and May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!


Eva Perry Teen Work Project

November 9, 2012

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7 p.m., teens and pre-teens in grades 6-12 will gather for a Teen Work Project at Eva Perry Library.  Here’s how it works.  Come and work for an hour at the library by doing things to make our library look shiny and new, including cleaning and making sure the books are in order.  Walk-ins are welcome.  After the event, you will get a letter stating that you worked for an hour that you can use for volunteer credit.  Easy and fun because you get to meet new people!

Eva Perry Day of the Dead Event 2012

November 9, 2012

Nine teens gathered at Eva Perry Library yesterday to learn about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  After sharing our previous knowledge about the event, we participated in authentic activities by making tissue paper flowers and sugar skulls. Read the rest of this entry »

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