November 5, 2012
On Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m., the Eva Perry Library is hosting a Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead event. After discussing what the purpose of the holiday is, we will observe the holiday by making tissue paper flowers and sugar skulls.
The event is a time to remember deceased loved ones. The people make altars usually near the actual tombs. The pile items on the altars, including flowers, photos, and favorite foods of the loved one. Sugar skulls are consumed. The name of the deceased is written on the skull before it is eaten. Many times, people share stories. The stories can be serious or humorous. It is not a time necessarily of sadness, but of remembrance.
One Wake County teen wrote this post in the past, just check out what she had to say. Hope to see some of you on Thursday night. Anyone in grades 6-12 is welcome.
October 21, 2012
Despite the fact that I still had loads of homework to do, I found myself sitting in front of the TV, notepad in hand, earnestly scribbling down observations on Tuesday night’s first presidential debate. Being not old enough to vote yet, I found myself listening to the candidates’ arguments about issues, but I also was interested in the rhetoric of the debate.
Jim Lehrer was the debate moderator. Although I am not a supporter of either candidate, it was interesting from an outsider’s perspective to see how the debate played out. I was thoroughly impressed with the way Romney seemed to take control of the debate. While Obama was speaking, Romney either looked directly at the camera, at Jim, or at Obama with that unerasable smile on his face. Obama, on the other hand, seemed to take a more passive approach. He often looked down and wasn’t as forceful in his speech. Only towards the end did he start acting more aggressive. Read the rest of this entry »
October 12, 2012
On Thursday, any teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to work for an hour of community service credit. Be library minions for an hour and help us make our library look even better than usual!
This Thursday, we will keep shelf reading the library, as well as clean up some of the dust. We promise that it won’t be like this famous clip from the classic sci-fi film, Metropolis.
October 9, 2012
Are you ready to Rock the Vote? The Presidential Election Day is fast approaching, and with it, the deadline to register to vote. In order to vote this year, you first be registered to vote, and the deadline to register is Friday, October 12, 2012.
To facilitate this, Eva Perry Library is hosting a Rock the Vote Culture Club on Thursday, October 11th, from 7-8 p.m. This program is sure to get you ready to vote this year or anxiously awaiting your turn once you turn 18!
A special guest speaker will explain the history of voting. Afterwards,we will have a mock debate and election with two surprise candidates.
April 9, 2012
The winners of this year’s poetry contest have been announced! Head over to our Contest page to see who won. Thanks to everyone who entered, and we hope to read more of your fabulous poems next year!
January 11, 2012
My New Year’s resolution? To be able to bench press 50 pounds by the end of January. I don’t think this is something that would happen by itself, but I don’t perceive it as to unfeasible to accomplish. For me, it’s a perfect goal.
The Top Ten “Teen” Resolutions:
1. Get Healthy
2. Get Happier
3. Be a Better Person
4. Find Love
5. Show More Love to Your Family
6. Be a Better Friend
7. Get Better in School
8. Learn Something New
9. Be a Role Model
10. Make Some Money
I asked several of my friends what their goals were and all of them fit somewhere in the top ten “teen” resolutions (listed above). I think that all of these are fine New Year’s goals, but they are objectives that I strive to accomplish on a daily bases, not especially in a New Year.
Resolutions are generally hard to stick with, after all most people think that they should be life-changing goals. After only one week, just 64% are still on track, and after six months, less than half of the “resolvers” are keeping up with their plan. This goes to show that you should keep your plan SMART. Read the rest of this entry »
September 11, 2011
Who: This is a day for all pirates! Or just landlubbers who wish to be pirates!
What: Have ye never heard o’ this day before? It be the International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Where: Anywhere on the seven seas that you please!
When: Septemberrrrrr 19th!
Why: What? Why? Why wouldn’t ye want a good excuse to talkee like a pirate?
How: These be my FINEST tips on how to be a pirate! Read the rest of this entry »