by Jei on March 6th, 2014
I’m not being funny, y’all. Nasty oil spills off the coast of Australia make it tough out there for our flightless feathered friends, and you can make a difference! A wee, adorable difference.
Ice King, you’re doing it wrong!
Sweater (aka jumper) patterns and where to send the finished products can be found here.
Have you knitted a bitty penguin sweater? Show ‘em off in the comments section!
ETA: OH BUT WAIT ~ the penguin situation may not be as dire as it first appeared! Ah, well. You can still follow the link to learn how to knit eensy weensy sweaters~ (And I guess they’re more like sweater vests, what with not having arms and all. [AND THE CAKE IS A LIE.])
by Jei on February 28th, 2014
Don’t forget! Today we’ll be hosting our very first Welcome to Night Vale event in the Koza Family Teen Center on the second floor from 2:30-4:30 PM!
by Jei on February 26th, 2014
The deadline for the 2014 Teen Video Challenge is nigh! Which means that if you make a short vid about your badass local library, incorporate the theme for this year’s summer reading program (“Spark a Reaction”), and submit it online by next Friday, March 7, you have a chance to win GLORY, ADMIRATION, and MONEY.
Seriously, there is a $275 prize.
(You could buy a lot of books with $275.)
But you and I know that there is nothing as rewarding as being able to express your love for literacy.
Click here for MOAR details on how to enter!
by Jei on February 6th, 2014
Hello, readers. I am
petrified proud to announce the ICPL’s first Welcome to Night Vale fan art contest! (All media are welcome.)
Submit your entries by midnight, February 21st to the Info Desk on the second floor, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, for a chance to win a gift certificate to Prairie Lights as well as our eternal adulation, second in fervor only to that which we owe the mighty Glow Cloud. (Don’t forget to include your name and contact info!)
The winner of the contest will be announced at our Welcome to Night Vale party the following week.
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by Jei on February 1st, 2014
Look at your monitor, now back to me; now back at your monitor, now
Sadly, it isn’t me, but if it stopped showing cat gifs and switched to a collaborative writing project, it could seem like it’s me.
Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on Tumblr next Saturday with the teen writers your computer could connect with.
What’s in your browser? Back at me. I have it: it’s a signup sheet to do that thing you love.
Look again: THE SIGNUP SHEET IS NOW A LINK TO MORE INFO.
Anything is possible when you love writing fiction in the digital age. I’m on Tumblr.
by Jei on January 29th, 2014
BEHOLD: the official trailer of the Fault in Our Stars movie!
by Jei on January 25th, 2014
Here is NPR’s selection of the standout young adult books of 2013: NPR’s Book Concierge. Did your favorites make the list? (A few of mine did, but I shan’t tell you which.)
by Jei on January 23rd, 2014
Hey folks, feel free to join us in the Teen Center this Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for an open discussion with a former teen mom.
What was it really like? How did she survive financially? Did she finish high school? Make it through college? What about the dad? Dating after baby? Bring your questions! This is an open, safe space for all of us.
(Description from the Conscious Birth Summit’s 2014 schedule.)
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by Jei on January 16th, 2014
by Jei on January 15th, 2014
Didjer know that we’re on Tumblr?
COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL: