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Avengers Interactive style…

Posted: 10/21/2013 by Calvert Library in Events, TACOS
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Fear not… We have a Hulk!

Comic strip

Wait..you missed Holy comics Batman…

Join us for the Avengers Interactive Movie 

Wednesday, November 20 6-8:30pm
Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Registration is requested.

You know you’d like to be a TACO if…

Posted: 08/29/2013 by Calvert Library in Events, TACOS
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 TACOS KICK OFF

  • You want to be involved in events for teens @ the library.
  • You want to help design our teen zone
  • You need volunteer hours for school.
  • You have social media swag
  • You love the library and want to be involved.
  • You want free food

 Come have some tacos and get some information during our first meeting on how you can help. Join T.A.C.O.S. (Teen Advisory Council of Students). Help make Calvert Library awesome!

Registration is requested.

Wednesday, September  25,  7:00 – 8:30pm
Calvet Library
Prince Frederick

Posted: 03/12/2013 by Calvert Library in Events
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cake pop Are you the creative type? Maybe competition is your thing. Even if you just want something sweet to eat, come to the library March 20th @7pm . Registration Recommended. We will provide the supplies- you just need to bring your creativity and competitive spirit :) See you

Murder, Mayhem & Mystery…

Posted: 01/08/2013 by Calvert Library in Events, TACOS
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Whodunit? Help solve this Chi-town murder mystery, fedoras and flappers or any other 1920’s attire welcome. Light snacks provided. See you on the January 16th… unless you’re hiding something… Registration Requested

Are you ready?

Posted: 10/31/2012 by Calvert Library in Events, TACOS
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So last month we were inspired by the Day of the Dead with Sugar Skull decorating. This month you won’t want to miss our nod to the Night of the Living Dead. Bring your friends, test your survival skills and join the hunt… not for zombies- the survival scavenger hunt. Be there or you’re on your own… Registration is recommended

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Locos TacosHola! ¿Cómo va todo? (which means “How’s it going?”, at least according to Google Translate)

What’s going on with us, you ask back? (In English or Spanish, we understand both). Thanks for asking! As it turns out, we’re planning a super great get-to-know-you-while-eating-tacos party here at the library. For teens! Yes, for you!

On the line-up for the evening is:

  1. A taco bar. Seriously. A taco bar. Do you even need to keep reading?
  2. Sugar skull decorating! (Guess you’re glad you kept reading!)
  3. Traditional Mexican music. Like . . . the Macarena? (Ok, maybe not. Or maybe?)
  4. Your chance to meet our awesome TACOS librarian coordinator and a bunch of friends you haven’t met yet!

So who are the TACOS and why do they eat tacos? Well, the TACOS, or Teen Advisory Council of Students, are a great group of high school students from around Calvert County who help us coordinate teen services and events. In other words, they make sure we don’t slack off. :)

Want to meet them? And eat tacos? And make a sugar skull and dance the night away? Then join us!

Registration is requested.

Va a ser muy divertido!

Wednesday, October 17
7:00 – 8:30pm
Calvet Library
Prince Frederick

It’s July and time for our second (and last) installment of our Teen Summer Book Blitz! Join us for an evening of book discussion, snacks, and getting to know each other. This month our selection is Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (you can come even if you didn’t read the book – BUT we give the book away for FREE! Find out how at the end of the post).

When 16-year-old Tessa crosses the ocean to find her missing brother, she has no idea that she will soon become immersed in Victorian London’s supernatural underworld.

Upon arrival in England, Tessa is kidnapped by the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans who are very interested in her ability to transform into other people. She seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters and together they must fight the Pandemonium Club and their magical army of clockwork demons.

Thursday, July 26
7:00 – 8:30pm
Calvert Library
Prince Frederick

The first ten participants to register for our Book Blitzes receive a free copy of the book. Contact your local Calvert Library branch to sign up, then stop by for your free book. If you don’t register in time to get a copy of the book for free, you can always check it out for free. Find Clockwork Angel in the Calvert Library catalog.

Divergent – Teen Summer Book Blitz for June

Posted: 06/15/2012 by judgeduke1912 in Books, Events

Each year, Calvert Library hosts our Teen Summer Book Blitz, where, for 2 or 3 months in the summertime, you can come into glorious air conditioning and talk to your friendly librarians and teen-friends-you-haven’t-met-yet to discuss a great book and enjoy some good free food (probably good).

So, hey – can I ask you something? Do you think just one choice should determine your friends, beliefs, and loyalties? Would you want that? Sorry, wrong question. Who would want that? This June, we’ll find out what you all think.

In Veronica Roth’s Divergent, all sixteen-year-olds must choose one of five different factions based on a particular virtue. Beatrice Prior’s choice is complicated by a deadly secret that must remain hidden. 

But trust us, it won’t be.

Thursday, June 28
7:00 – 8:30pm
Calvert Library
Prince Frederick

Join us for refreshments, activities, and discussion. We’ll also talk about which faction each of us would be in and why. We’ll probably also sneak in what District we’d be in from The Hunger Games, since it’s always fun to talk about The Hunger Games.

The first ten participants to register for our Book Blitzes receive a free copy of the book. Sadly, we’ve already given out all 10 copies of Divergent, but keep an eye open for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, our blitz book for July. Contact your local Calvert Library branch to sign up, then stop by for your free book.

And hey, if you don’t make it in time to win the free book you can keep, the library has free books for you anyway. We’re your library like that. :)

“Night Images” Teen Photography Display

Posted: 05/31/2012 by judgeduke1912 in Events
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Summertime. Ahh, the sweet release from school, homework, and waking up extra early to make it to class on time. We know that now’s your chance to stay up later, do more interesting things, and generally be more awesome than you are during the school year, right?

Right.

Well, we want to capitalize on your night-owlish-ness by asking that you bring in your “Night Images” photos of the life you live that begins after the sun goes down.  We’ll accept photos from June 1 to June 15, 2012, then display them at the Calvert Library branch where you submitted the photo(s).

So this brings up an obvious point – we’re your public library, so I think you can guess what kind of late-night scenes we don’t want to see. Everyone has a private life – just keep yours private, okay? We okay with what that means? Ok? Ok.

Cool.

Submission rules are strewn all over our awesome flyer [pdf] and also available at your local Calvert Library branch.

And if you’re looking for some teen photo inspiration, check out our teen photography winners from 2010’s contest.  Lots of talent right here in CalCo, wouldn’t you say?

Oh right! If you need tips and inspiration on how to photograph at night, here are a few to check out:

Wikihow: How to take night photos with a point-and-shoot
60 Beautiful Examples of Night Photography
Taking night shots without a tripod
6 tips for better night photos with a point-and-shoot

Look forward to seeing your photos! :D

Skewer My Sweet: Snacks on Sticks at the Library!

Posted: 04/23/2012 by judgeduke1912 in Events

ImageCome sample sticky sweets with us – sticky because they’re on a stick. Get it? Hahahah we’re funny.

Seriously though, snacks on sticks are all the rage. Come sample various sweets on skewers and vote for your favorite.

Try two sweets for $1!

Saturday, May 19
12pm – 1:30pm
Calvert Library Prince Frederick

We’re having a used book sale on the same day, so for only $2 you could take home 2 sticky treats AND a new (to you) book!

Did you know that Spanish has a way of distinguishing between a brand new book and a book that’s just new to you? For example, el nuevo libro means “the newly acquired book” whereas “el libro nuevo” means a newly made book. In English, we have to make due with awkward parenthetical explanations. Yaaaaaaay! (Find out more about Spanish adjective placements)

Okay, focus people. We were talking about our awesome hour and a half sticky confection-o-rama. All ages are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Teen Advisory Council Of Students of Calvert Library.

Stick you there!