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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Be honest — we all judge books by their covers.
If you know of a book with a less-than-perfect cover, submit your new and improved design either in person at the Troy Library's Adult Information desk or by email in JPEG format to O.Olson@troymi.gov before midnight on Monday, April 1. (*Deadline Extended!*)
Designs may be drawn by hand or created digitally, but only original artwork will be accepted.
There are no restrictions on the type of book you choose — just pick a book and give it an awesome cover!
Winners will receive cash prizes and have their art displayed in the Library.
Whether you are a hardcore gamer or a casual fan, you will not want to miss this after-hours Teen event at the Troy Library.
On Saturday, March 16 from 6:00-8:30 pm, we will be bringing your favorite video games to life by hosting a full-scale game of Capture the Flag after the Library closes.
If virtual games are more your speed, we will also have Just Dance, DDR, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournaments going on.
There will be prizes and food, so make sure to register early for this exciting party. All teens ages 13-18 are welcome.
Join the Otaku madness!
On Saturday, March 9, from 1:00-2:30 pm, Otaku Club meeting the theme will be Candy Sushi. Get ready to make some sweet sushi out of your favorite treats and show them off to other teens.
All young people ages 13-18 are invited, so if you have not checked out an Otaku Club meeting yet, this is the perfect time to see what it is all about.
As always, we will be watching anime, talking about our favorite manga, and eating lots of Pocky. You will definitely want to register for this awesome event.
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, March 2, 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 Tuesday, March 12, at 5:30 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.
Throughout February, the Teen Advisory Board, in partnership with the Friends of Troy Public Library, will be collecting donations of gently-used books for the upcoming Winter Wonderland Book Sale. So, if you have some books collecting dust, we would be happy to accept them! Just drop your books off in the colorful donation bins located in the following locations before February 20:
- Troy High Media Center
- Troy Athens Media Center
- International Academy Troy
- Baker Middle School Media Center
- Troy Public Library
Once you have some space cleared on your shelves, come stock up on some new reads at the sale on Saturday, February 23, from 10 am - 4 pm in the Library's Meeting Room. There will be music, face-painting, and a variety of books to choose from for everyone in the family. Proceeds will be used to fund Library programs and services. See you there!