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 »

Eva Perry Culture Club: Day of the Dead Program

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.

Eva Perry Writer’s Workshop with David Gill

October 19, 2012

Author David Gill be visiting the Eva Perry Library on Thursday, October 25, 2012, to do a writing workshop for teens in grades 6-12 at 7 p.m.  David Gill is the author of Soul EnchiladaBlack Hole Sun, and his most recent title, Invisible Sun.  If you are interested in participating in National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) or just like to write and want some great practical tips on bringing your ideas to life, David Gill is a great resource.  He has done writing workshops for the library system before, and there are always well thought out.  Teen writers leave with very practical tips on how to move ideas from your mind onto paper.

Eva Perry Teen Library Work Project

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.

Eva Perry Culture Club: Rock the Vote

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.

Eva Perry Library Teen Advisory Group

October 1, 2012

This week, Eva Perry Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is meeting on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. to plan some awesome events for the library and community teens.

The three big events on the agenda are the Rock the Vote program on October 11, 2012, the Super Smash Video Game Tournament on November 3, 2012, and the Hunger Games Festival on November 29, 2012.  Teens meet, help plan events, and earn volunteer credit.    Here’s how one library did the Hunger Games event.  What events would you like to see?

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