Teen Video Contest Entry for Eva Perry Library

February 26, 2013

Every year, the Collaborative Library Summer Program hosts a Teen Video Challenge.  Teens, ages 13-18 are asked to make 30-90 second videos to promote libraries and reading that incorporate the summer reading theme slogan.  This year, the slogan is “Beneath the Surface.”

A team of teens at Eva Perry Library created a video for this contest.  After 2 hours of filming and countless hours of editing, our video is complete.  There will be one winner in each state, so wish us luck.  The winning teens receive $275 and the sponsoring library also receives prizes.

The video entry was created by Sahil Thakore, Joey Gizzi, Joey Matthews, Christopher Martinez, and Jack Cicin.  The concept was created by a group of teens, script by Sahil Thakore.  Music is by Nax Torres, under a Noncommercial Attribution Creative Commons License. And here is our video!



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.

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 »

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 Teen Advisory Meeting

October 29, 2012

On Thursday, November 1, the Teen Advisory Meeting will happen at the Eva Perry Library at 7 p.m.  The meeting lasts an hour and will happen in the conference room.

The primary focus of this meeting is to plan our Hunger Games Festival which will happen on Thursday, November 29, at 7 p.m.  We will also discuss plans for year 2013.


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