OMG…there are only two weeks before school starts!
Are you ready?
Have you done all the fun things you wanted to do this summer?
Make the most of the last couple of weeks!
Back to School
OMG…is that rain? I was so excited to hear and see all the rain coming down this morning.
It has been sooooooooooo hot that it was a welcome change to get real rain! Thoughts of Gene Kelly’s movie Singing in the Rain came to mind.
It’s a classic and man could they dance back in the day.
Singing in the Rain
Don’t just sit around this summer and get a tan…
...but get a tan...
...play the KPL summer reading game...
...and get prizes!
Now how is that for a fun-filled summer?
Stop down and sign up today and let the games begin!
How many of you realize that there are a lot of movies that started out as books? For example the new Avengers movie is based on the comic book series with the same name. Remember the Twilight movies…books! Remember the Harry Potter movies….books!
So why not stop down in teens and check out a good book and go over to the AV area and check out the movie also. You can even have a movie/book party with popcorn and discuss which you liked best. Did the movie follow the book? Did they leave any parts out? You may even want to think about how you would make a movie from your favorite book.
Movies at KPL
The first movie in The Hunger Games trilogy is in theaters on March 23! We’ll be discussing the book and enjoying some pizza at the Oshtemo branch library on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm. Stop by the Oshtemo library now to sign up for the discussion and pick up your copy of the book!
The Hunger Games
The 9th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival has come and gone, and it was one of the best Festivals ever! We had so many great films it was almost impossible for our judges to pick just one for each category. But in the end, only one film could win each award, and it's our pleasure to announce the winning films for 2012:
War Within by Jonathan D'Ambrosio - Best Film
Winter Wonderland by Morgan King - Judges' Choice
Through the Mirror by Griffin Snow - Peoples' Choice
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Matthew George - Best Animation
Mutual Slump by Samuel Peters - Best Experimental Film
Sling by Aaron Porter - Best Music Video
Plugged In by Anna Dodd - Best Short Film
The Mission by Kyle Misak - Best Technical Merit
Thanks again to every director who entered a film in this years' Festival, and congratulations to all of our winners. If you couldn't make it to the Festival, we'll be posting the complete lineup to our YouTube channel soon so you can catch up with everything you missed!
OK …you’re back to school and your break is over. Now it’s time to focus on all the winter fun that is ahead! Where you say? At the KPL Teen Services of course! Come on down and see our, I mean, YOUR new space. It is colorful and bright with twelve windows and even a door!
Some of you got the memo, it was on and popping in Teens this afternoon. If you haven’t been down to check us out then “make your way downtown” to the library.
KPL Teen Services
Summer will be here before you know it! The last day of school for Kalamazoo Public Schools is June 15th, and that's also the first day of Summer Reading Games here at KPL. This year's game is easier than ever, so stop in at the Teen desk or any branch library, pick up a game board, and then start reading! The more you read, the more prizes you'll earn. Don't forget to come down to the library for Summer programming, too- we've got all sorts of activities to keep you entertained. Here's just a few program highlights for teens:
There's literally tons more stuff to do this summer, so be sure to check our calendar regularly to make sure you don't miss out. Even better, certain programs are special prize drawing programs where you can nab all sorts of cool stuff- but you've got to show up to win! Signup begins June 15th... don't miss out!
Teen Summer Reading
We've added a gallery on our Flickr page of photos taken the night of the Teen Filmmaker Festival. If you missed the festival, you can still see what it looked like inside the huge theater number 1 at Rave Motion Pictures. Take a look!
Come down to Rave Motion Pictures Cityplace 14 on Sunday the 27th at 2:30 PM for the 8th annual Teen Filmmaker Festival! Admission is free but seats are limited, so come on and grab some popcorn, snag a spot and prepare to check out the best films by teen directors of 2011. Check out the updated Teen Film Fest page for info on the films to be screened, prizes, dates and times and more!
UPDATE: We've modified the list of films to show the winners. We'll have copies of the films up on YouTube shortly! Thanks once again to all of the filmmakers who entered films this year.