Have you ever wondered what the Troy Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is all about? If so, you are in luck. This is the perfect time to find out! On Saturday, May 11 from 6-8 pm, TAB will be throwing its One Year Anniversary Party, and all teens ages 13-18 are invited.
Attendees will have the chance to meet other Troy teens while participating in a huge, Library-wide scavenger hunt, all while the Library is closed! There will be pizza and prizes, so register now for this exciting event.
Congratulations to the following winners of the Teen Book Cover Design Contest:
First Place: Youjin Nam for Thirteen Reasons Why
Second Place: Monika Molenda for Coraline
Third Place: Nick Ronzi for The Fault in Our Stars
When asked why she chose to redesign Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Youjin said: "I chose this book because it really spoke out to me. It deals with a lot of issues high schoolers such as myself have to go through like gossiping and being so concerned about self-image. Most of all, I thought the original book cover didn't represent the book very well... I feel like there should have been more symbolism and indication of the plot."
Many thanks and congratulations to all the talented teens who submitted designs! We look forward to seeing more from you in future contests.
As always, thanks to the Friends of the Troy Public Library for providing gift cards to our winners.
Preparing for the ACT can be stressful. To help make the process easier, the Troy Library is holding a free ACT Practice Exam, courtesy of the Troy Sylvan Learning Center. The test will take place on Saturday, April 20, from 11 am - 3 pm, in the Library's Meeting Room. Registration is required, and all teens in grades 9-12 are welcome to participate.
After the test date, completed exams will be sent to Sylvan Learning Center for personalized evaluation. Then, a follow-up information session for teens and parents will be held on Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm, at the Library. At the information session, students will receive their scores and learn tips for making improvements from a Sylvan Learning Center representative. This evening session is free and open to all students. Register here.
A body has been found in the Troy Public Library, and it is clear that something fishy is going on. On Saturday, April 27, from 6:30-8 pm, students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to bring their sleuthing skills and get to the bottom of this baffling mystery. Snacks will be provided, and registration is required for this fun, after-hours event.
Attention High Schoolers! We need theatrical teens to play our murder suspects. If you are interested in playing a part in the mystery, contact O.Olson@troymi.gov no later than Thursday, April 18.
On Saturday, April 13, from 1-2 pm, teens ages 13-18 are invited to learn Amigurumi, the Japanese art of making tiny animals out of crochet.
Supplies will be provided to all registrants, and all skill levels are welcome, so make sure to register early.
As always, we will be watching our favorite anime, talking about our favorite manga, and eating lots of Pocky! And, you will be able to take home a tiny Amigurumi of your very own.
Did you know that the Troy Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) publishes The Zine, its own journal of teen poetry, art, short stories, book/music/movie reviews, and more?
Share your creativity. Let your opinions be heard.
Now through April 1, TAB is looking for poems, short stories, reviews, questions to the editor/teen advisor, pictures, drawings, and more to publish in The Zine upcoming Spring, 2013 edition.
Please make sure your submissions are:
-under 10 pages long (short stories); and
-appropriate for a teenage audience.
Submit writing and visual art electronically to email@example.com.
The board reserves the right to edit accepted pieces and to deny pieces that do not fit the guidelines. If you would like to see examples of the things that have been published in the past, check out http://troylibteens.tumblr.com/.
For the next issue, TAB will be accepting five poems and three short stories per writer.