Team West Regional!

February 15, 2012

West Regional teens recently made a video for the CSLP 2012 Teen Video Challenge. They can win $275 and $150 for West Regional Library! Please support by watching and liking their video :] It’s a black and white silent film, and the theme was “Own the Night”.

Watch it here on Youtube. Good luck!

Some background information on why they made the video the way it was (to read after you’ve watched the video):
-The black and white silent film was inspired by Charlie Chaplin.
-The hardest scene to do was the setting up of the tea party. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare were both very tired by the end of filming the scene.
-The Mad Hatter accidently threw the dormouse (which is what she tosses) straight at the camera, which is actually her camera.
-The clipboard were all puns off of the characters that the actors/actresses played. The main character’s (the girl in the rocking chair) email was ownthenight@westregionallibrary which I thought was very clever.
-This took about 2.5 hours to film.
-While filming one of the scenes, Dracula (not pictured in the camera) flips his cape and the whole thing flies away, causing the Mad Hatter to burst into laughter and for the whole scene to be refilmed again.
-In a blooper, the main character is watching the March Hare spazz out and is laughing, but doesn’t realize that she is actually in the film.
-In a blooper, the March Hare hops to Dracula, who is sitting in the corner, but his ears come off.
-The actual planning of the video also took about 2.5 hours to plan.



Teen Iron Chef @ East Regional

April 15, 2009

Teens had a great time sharing their favorite cooked up creations on Tuesday afternoon at East Regional Library. Similar to Iron Chef on TV, the teens were challenged to submit their food with the main ingredient starting with the letter “C” – think cranberries, corn, cream, etc.  It was so much fun tasting everything! I totally got a sugar high! But with the healthier selections, I hope I balanced it all out – right? Here are some of the winning recipes

Taylor’s AMAZING Chicken & Stars Soup

Ingredients: chicken breasts, chicken bouillon, celery, carrots, water, onion flakes, parsley, pepper, star noodles, garlic, vegetable oil

Cut up chicken into cubes. Cook thoroughly in pan with garlic and oil. Boil water and bouillon. Add noodles and boil til tender. Set to simmer. Slice carrots and celery. Add to broth. Add chicken to broth. Ad sprink of onion flakes, pepper and parsley.

(Very aromatic! It’s her family’s favorite, now mine too)

Agar Agar Dessert

roseIngredients: agar agar powder & water, coconut milk (or coffee or fruit juice)

Put agar agar into pan with hot water. Bring to boil and simmer for three minutes, stirring constantly. Pour agar agar into fruit juice and mix. Pour over cubed fruit in moulds and refrigerate until set.

(This came out beautifully. Vivienne made a colorful tulip mold overlaid on a round of coconut agar. Not sure what agar is, think J-ello.)

Ants on a Log

An old favorite with a twist! Celery, raisins and peanut butter. Cut celery, put peanut butter in sandwich bag. Snip end and pipe into celery stalk like icing, add raisins.  (Healthy and fun to make!)

Gajar ka Halwa, a traditional Pakistani dessert (Golden Carrot Pudding)

Ingredients: carrots, milk, almonds, butter and sugar

Grate carrots and add to a pot with milk. Bring mixture to a boil until milk becomes dried up. Add butter and fry at medium heat – keep stirring. Add sugar once mixture is well cooked. Stir and remove from heat. Add almonds. Serve cold, hot or at room temperature.

(yum! and I don’t even like cooked carrots!)

Cute and cheap Valentine’s Gift!

February 11, 2009

shrinky12Eva Perry Regional Library just had a great teen program making shrinky dinks! What a fun gift to give for Valentine’s day! Make charms, bookmarks and more. It’s totally girly, so maybe for a your friends who are girls – they would appreciate them more. Or make them together for each other.  You’ll need a heat gun (visit a craft store) and #6 plastic. The directions are located at the link below. Thanks to Sarah @ EVA for sharing this with us! If you want to do it at YOUR library, ask your teen librarian and be sure to bring some friends. Visit this website for diretions.

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