I love steampunk. Love it. I adore corsets and top hats and everything covered in gears. What is this “steampunk” I speak of? So glad you asked!
Most things steampunk are heavily influenced by the Victorian Age, between 1837 and 1901. This classical age is mixed up with fantasy, typically filled with mechs, automatons, mad scientists and dirigibles. While the creations are complex, one of the main themes of the genre is the presence of advanced technology based on outdated sources of power, thus all the steam and gears.
Steampunk had its start in literature, but has influenced everything from music to movies to art. One of my favorite aspects is the aesthetic and I enjoy finding new and creative things to craft in the style of steampunk. A great thing about steampunk, is that a lot of it is found objects. Old buttons, busted watches and cast-off keys are a great beginning to a project. It’s easy to pull together a one-of-a-kind gift for someone out of your own junk drawer!
We have some great books to help you get started!
- Steampunk Accessories by Nicola Tedman
- Steampunk-style Jewelry by Jean Campbell
- Steampunk Softies by Sarah Skeate
Originally published at Gift-giving Gets Steamy!.
This year I was inspired by the many uses of Mod Podge to make holiday ornaments using the decorative imagines from old books and magazines. Once finished, the proceeds from these ornaments will go to local charities.
- Foam forms (I bought a bag of 6 foam balls at a local craft store.)
- Wire for hangers (Floral wire works great!)
- Discarded books or magazines that you can cut up
- School glue or other white glue
- 1 flat edged paintbrush
- Mod Podge
- Glitter glue
- Stamps and stamp pad, if desired
Cut the wire and twist it into a small loop. Push the ends of the wire into the foam ball so that only the loop shows. Dribble in some white glue to make sure the wire doesn’t come out.
Cut the desired book or magazine pages into thin strips.
Stamp images. I stamped birds and snowflakes on the recycled paper before adhering the strips to the foam ball. Make sure the image you stamp is completely dry or it will run.
Spread the Mod Podge on a foam ball and lay a paper strip down. Then brush more Mod Podge over the top of the strip. Repeat this until the ball is covered with paper strips and coated with Mod Podge. I actually did half the ball and then let it dry for about an hour and then did the other half.
When your globe is dry to the touch, decorate with the glitter glue and allow to cure overnight.
Cut ribbon and run it through the wire loop. Knot the ends as desired.
These ornaments were a lot of fun to make and they have inspired me to explore other crafts that use recycled books and Mod Podge. If you are interested learning more about decoupage crafts, check out “Mod Podge Rocks” by Amy Anderson. Happy crafting!
Originally published at Homemade Holiday Gifts: Literary Ornaments.
My absolute favorite DIY holiday gift to make is homemade lotion. I originally found the idea on Pinterest, but there are now countless blogs with slightly tweaked versions of this recipe. I have given my homemade lotion as a gift for the last two holiday seasons. My friends and family LOVE the lotion so much they request it throughout the year.
- Orange-scented essential oil
- Equal parts vitamin E cream, petroleum jelly, and your favorite unscented lotion.
- Electric Hand Mixer
- Large mixing bowl
- Small Mason jars
- Labels and ribbon to decorate the jars
I love the smell of oranges, but you can use another scent if you like. I have also found “equal parts” is really an estimation. No need to measure, you can just eyeball it.
Mix equal parts of vitamin E cream, petroleum jelly, and your favorite unscented lotion. Blend using electric hand mixer. Add water to the mix if it is too thick and then blend again.
Add several drops of essential oil. Then smell to see if the lotion is scented to your liking. If not, add more essential oil. Mix. Repeat. (I added a TON!)
Portion lotion out into small Mason jars. Add a personal touch with cute labels and ribbon.
Remember this holiday season: Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy Mason jars which is kinda the same thing . Happy crafting!
Originally published at Homemade Holiday Gifts: Hand Lotion.
So this book talks about love. It also talks about standing up to bullies and covers a good chunk of comic book lore. Oh yeah, and someone becomes the victim of a nice roundhouse kick that should bring applause. What type of book would cover all this? The answer is Rainbow Rowell’s delightful “Eleanor & Park,” which just won the top award on GoodReads.com’s list, “2013 Best Young Adult Fiction Books.”While the language is a little inappropriate for this blog’s younger readers, I give this book my highest possible recommendation to older teens and adults.
Park is like many other guys I’ve known in that he’s likable, but he’s not part of the “in” crowd. He’s half-Korean living in Nebraska, and he definitely stands out. And when an awkwardly dressed girl with crazy, bright red hair gets on the bus, he’s not exactly thrilled to share his seat with her. However, what starts as a bare toleration turns into an exchange of comics and 80s alternative mix-tapes, leading into an intense first love. And this isn’t the “they fell in love and lived happily ever after” kind of drama-free love. Instead, we get a much more honest, intense first love that grabs you even if you resist, that makes it hard to breathe or think, and that has almost as many downs as ups.
The ways Eleanor and Park connect, and the ways in which Rainbow Rowell ties that connection to 80s pop culture, is truly spectacular. For example, when discussing Star Wars, Eleanor states that she doesn’t want to be the typical Princess Leia to be rescued. From Park’s perspective, Rowell writes “You can be Han Solo…and I’ll be Boba Fett. I’ll cross the sky for you.” Amazing stuff, Ms. Rowell. Thank you. And comic lovers will appreciate the conversation in which Eleanor argues how sexist the X-Men are…classic nerdiness at its finest.
As I said, this book has some downs, too. Eleanor comes from a very poor family and has a difficult situation with her stepdad, and it’s pretty painful to read at times. She doesn’t want Park to know about this part of her life, leading into all sorts of conflicts. Much like many teenagers, both protagonists are also affected by bullying and head games at school. On the plus side, one conflict taught me what a jump reverse hook is (although if I tried it, I would probably just sprain something critical).
While some parts can be pretty depressing, this book was a very uplifting read for me. Please go out and immerse yourself in this highest possible recommendation. Also, enjoy the holiday season and have a great start to the new year. I’m going to go shake my presents to see if I can hear any Legos rattling around…
Originally published at Books for Dudes – Eleanor & Park.
Whether you’re looking to purchase a holiday gift for that special bookworm in your life, or you’re looking to get lost in the pages of a good book over the holiday break, here are some “best of” lists of recommended young adult titles.
The Young Adult Library Services Association produces several lists each year which encompass books from a wide assortment of genres:
- 2013 Teen Book Award Winners (Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, and Printz award winners)
- 2013 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks
- 2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
- 2013 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens
- 2013 Top Ten Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
- 2013 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Be sure to check out these lists created by the publishing industry’s most renowned book reviewers, many of whom are librarians:
- Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Teen Books of 2013“
- Library Journal’s “YA Lit for Adults”
- NPR’s “100 Best-Ever Teen Novels“
- Publishers Weekly’s “Best Children’s Fiction of 2013“ (This list is a collection of highly-acclaimed children’s AND teen books.)
- School Library Journal’s “2013 Adult Books 4 Teens“
- GoodReads.com’s “2013 Best Young Adult Fiction Books“
With 2014 fast approaching, stay ahead of upcoming trends by subscribing to the library’s YA email newsletter. This monthly publication features reviews on the the most popular new releases in young adult fiction. Best of all, this newsletter is delivered straight to your inbox.
Originally published at Best Teen Books of 2013.
Use shrinking plastic to make jewelry, a key chain or other special item for yourself or as a gift. This program is for students in grades 6-8. Looking for other homemade gift ideas? Join us at teens.dbrl.org next week as we highlight some of our staff member’s favorite crafts to share this holiday season.
Originally published at Program Preview: Shrinky Dinks Come to Ashland.
Even though the library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 to honor the Thanksgiving holiday, there are still plenty of books and services you can access from our digital branch. All you need is an internet connection, an email address and a library card.
Download an eBook or audiobook.
Get the most popular teen titles on your iPod Touch, iPhone, Android, Nook, Kindle, or other device. Check out our Quick Start Guides or watch our online video tutorials to get started.
Share what you’re currently reading.
Take a photo of the book that you are currently reading and upload it to Instagram. If you tag the library (#dbrlteen), your photo will automatically appear on our teen blog.
Looking for a good book recommendation?
Check out these book reviews by our teen patrons for some candid book recommendations. You can reserve titles using our online at catalog.dbrl.org. We’ll notify you by mail or email once they’re ready to pick up!
Originally published at While the Library is Closed on Thursday….
Congratulations to Rachel Byerly-Duke of Boone County! She is the lucky winner of DBRLTeen’s “Elemental” Book Giveaway. She will receive a free autographed copy of Antony John’s latest books, “Elemental” and “Firebrand.”
If you enjoy dystopian thrillers, be sure to check out our booklist of “Hunger Game Read-a-Likes.” Other related end-of-the-world titles for your consideration: ”Legend” by Marie Lu, ”Uglies” by Scott Westerfeld and ”Under the Never Sky” by Veronica Rossi. And, if you’d like to informed when registration begins for our next book giveaway, subscribe to our blog updates!
Originally published at Winner Announced in Elemental Book Giveaway.
This winter, Daniel Boone Regional Library has a wide array of activites planned for area young adults. We will be hosting our regular gaming and crafting programs in addition to celebrating our third annual March Madness Teen Book Tournament. We will also host special events to help you hone your research skills and find the perfect summer job. To receive email reminders of these and other teen programs, sign up for our blog updates!
March Madness Teen Book Tournament
Begins Monday, January 6
Gear up for the hoopla of March Madness, library style, the game where you help name a Mid-Missouri teen book champion. During our tournament, starting in early January, your votes will determine a single champion from a pool of 32 of the most popular teen books of the year. Support your favorite book, have fun in the tournament and enter to win prizes! Vote at your library or at teens.dbrl.org. You have until February 23 to weigh in on the Sweet Sixteen. Starting in March, vote each week to pick the Elite Eight, the Final Four, the Top Two and the champion! Ages 12-18.
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tuesday, December 17, 3:30 p.m.
Use shrinking plastic to make jewelry, a key chain or other special item for yourself or as a gift. Students in grades 6-8.
Make a Survival Bracelet
Callaway County Public Library
Wednesday, January 15, 4:30 p.m.
Anything can happen, so be prepared! Come to the library to make a survival bracelet from paracord which doubles as a long rope that could get you out of a jam. Ages 11 and older. This program is also being offered at the Southern Boone County Public Library on Tuesday, January 28. Learn more.
Wii U Family Game Time
Columbia Public Library
Monday, January 20, 2-3:30 p.m. -OR- 5:30-7 p.m.
Drop in to try out the library’s Wii U game console. Become a dancing superstar in “Just Dance 4″ or a bowling champion playing “Wii Sports.” We’ll also have snacks and a selection of new books for older kids and teens. Ages 10 and older. Parents welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, January 7.
Teen Game Night
Southern Boone County Public Library
Friday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.
Challenge your friends to a game on our Wii U console or to a board game tournament. We’ll have various games available as well as supplies for art projects. Refreshments provided.
Make a Survival Bracelet
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tuesday, January 28, 3:30 p.m.
Anything can happen, so be prepared! Come to the library to make a survival bracelet from paracord which doubles as a long rope that could get you out of a jam. Students in grades 6-8.
Finding Summer Jobs for Teens
Columbia Public Library
Wednesday, January 29 6:30 p.m.
Starting a summer job search now can help you find work that will contribute to a fun and profitable summer vacation. We’ll look at local resources for teen job-seekers and help you identify jobs you may be interested in and employers who may be interested in you. You will leave with resources in hand, including a personalized form which will make it easier to complete applications. Snacks served. Ages 15-18. Registration begins Tuesday, January 14. A similar program is also being offered at the Southern Boone County Public Library on Tuesday, February 25. Learn more.
Reinvent Your T-Shirt
Columbia Public Library
Thursday, February 13, 5:30 p.m.
Bring your old t-shirts, and we’ll transform them into new fashions, such as scarves, bracelets and headbands. Ages 12 and older, grown-ups welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, February 4.
On a Roll With Duct Tape
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tuesday, February 25, 3:30 p.m.
Duct tape is amazing stuff. People make wallets, purses, clothing and even shoes out of it. What can you make out of duct tape? We’ll provide the tape and some ideas to get you started. Grades 6-8.
Finding Summer Jobs for Teens
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.
Starting a summer job search now can help you find work that will contribute to a fun and profitable summer vacation. We’ll look at local resources for teen job-seekers and help you identify jobs you may be interested in and employers who may be interested in you. You will leave with resources in hand, including a personalized form which will make it easier to complete applications. Snacks served. Ages 15-18.
Student Research Mini Camp
Columbia Public Library
Friday, February 28, 2 p.m.
Students will gain hands-on experience developing a research project using online library resources. They will learn how to develop search strategies, select interesting topics, find reliable information and present the information in a professional-looking report. Space is limited. Students in grades 4-6. Registration begins Tuesday, February 11.
Originally published at 2014 Winter Program Preview.
Why I liked it: Imagine the observant, logical niece of famous detective Sherlock Holmes partnering with the stalwart vampire-hunting sister of Bram Stoker to solve a dark mystery. They don’t like each other when they first meet; nonetheless, they must work together to discover who is killing society girls in 1889 London. Time travel and Egyptian mythology are expertly woven into the plot. Each chapter alternates between the two main characters’ perspectives. It was most fun to read their impressions of each other.
Words to describe this book: Humorous, exciting, strong capable women.
Originally published at Staff Review: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason.
Sunday, November 17 is the last day to register for a free autographed copy of Antony John’s latest books, “Elemental” and “Firebrand.” We will announce the winner the week of November 18, just in time for you to enjoy reading this supernatural series over the Thanksgiving holiday. Similar titles that you might also enjoy include ”The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness, “Blood Red Road” by Moira Young and “Birthmarked” by Caragh M. O’Brien.
Originally published at Register by 11/17 for Elemental Book Giveaway.
On average, 2.8 million teens runaway from home each year. Rainbow House, a local emergency shelter for youth, receives 10-15 calls each month from teens who have either been abused or kicked out of their homes. To help combat this serious widespread problem, the Youth Community Coalition partnered with Rainbow House to launch the Safe Place Program.How does Safe Place work?
Youth can stop by one of 20 Safe Place sites, including the Columbia Public Library. Then, they simply find the first available employee and let them know they are in need of a safe place. Young adults will be connected to emergency shelter and other supportive resources available through Rainbow House.
If you’re in trouble and can’t make it to a Safe Place site, you can call (573) 818-8288, or text “SAFE” and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866.Where are Columbia’s Safe Place sites?
Columbia Fire Stations No. 1-9; Blind Boone Community Center; Columbia Housing Authority; Columbia Public Library; Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services; Activity & Recreation Center; Stephens Lake Activity Center; The Armory; Family Counseling Center; Rainbow House; Voluntary Action Center; Youth Empowerment Zone; and, QuikTrip Gas Station.
View Columbia Safe Place Sites in a larger map
Originally published at Safe Place: A Resource for Teens in Need.
Mickey’s a likeable kid who’s had to grow up way too fast. His father died in a car crash and his mother turned to drugs to cope, leaving Mickey to fend for himself. The author reveals little by little that Mickey has actually had an extraordinary childhood due to his father’s career, and his experiences have prepared him for dealing with his new circumstances. He makes friends with some colorful characters at his new school who prove to be useful allies when he investigates the mystery that begins with a crazy old neighbor telling him that his father isn’t really dead.
Why I checked it out: It’s a Gateway Award nominee this year.
Why I liked it: Mysteries and suspense are not normally my thing, but this book explored some serious issues, and the characters were witty. Plus, it had the requisite twists and turns of a good mystery, so I might just pick up the sequel, “Seconds Away.”
Three words that describe this book: suspenseful, clever, funny.
Originally published at Staff Review: Shelter by Harlan Coben.
“Catching Fire” Release Party
Tuesday, November 26 › 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library
Hunger Games champions Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory sparks a rebellion throughout Panem. Would you have the strength to survive The Quarter Quell? Test your mettle in our Hunger Games Trivia Contest and Cornucopia Challenge. While there will be no battle to the death, there will be a battle for points. This will also be a great time to discover other dystopian titles you might like. Students in 6th-8th grade.
Originally published at Ashland Branch to Host “Catching Fire” Release Party.
Voting for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten took place from August 15 through Teen Read Week, Oct. 13- 19, with more than 32,000 votes cast. There were 28 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. Below are this year’s winning titles.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, with teens nominating and choosing their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day during National Library Week and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles between August and October.
“Crewel” by Gennifer Albin
In a futuristic world, Spinsters are women with the power to weave everything into form, whether it be food, buildings, or peoples’ very lives. Adelice Lewys has this talent, and she is whisked away into a world of luxury and elegance because of it. Although it is often advertised at the perfect life, it is far from it as things are never how they seem.
“Poison Princess” by Kresley Cole
What really happens at the end of the world? Cannibals, Baggers, people try to sell you — and in this world, sixteen-year-old Evie is one of the few healthy teen girls. Evie sets out on a quest to find herself, all while things heat up between her and Jackson, the troubled bad boy from across the tracks. She knows life will get even worse as she comes to realize that she isn’t like other people. Luckily, or maybe unluckily for her, Jackson is the only one that can help her survive.
“Kill Me Softly” by Sarah Cross
After being raised her whole life by her fairy godmothers, Mirabelle runs away to the town where they said her parents died. But when she gets there, she starts to notice that it isn’t any ordinary town and that the teens who live there are fated to play out the Grimms’ fairy tales. So when Mira finds out that she, too, has a role to play, it’s only a matter of time before her story could lose its happy ending.
“Butter” by Erin Jade Lange
Butter is a morbidly obese teenager who is sick of being invisible but who doesn’t really want to make a splash either. One day, he’s finally pushed over the edge, and he posts a blog about his last meal, the one that he plans will kill him. This blog post brings him instant popularity, making Butter happy for once in his life. But Butter knows that his life is still far from perfect, and he must struggle with himself to determine who he will be and what course his life will take.
“Every Day” by David Levithan
A wakes up in a different body every day. It has always been that way for A, and A has rules to live by, like not getting too involved in the person’s life. Then A meets Rhiannon, the girlfriend of Justin, the boy whose body A is inhabiting. Suddenly, none of the rules apply because A is falling for Rhiannon and she won’t leave A’s mind even after A has left Justin’s body…
“Pushing the Limits” by Katie McGarry
Echo is a high school girl with “freaky” scars on her arms and no memory of how it happened. Noah is the high school stoner who uses girls and has no future. Over the course of their senior year, their lives will intersect in a way they never could have imagined, going through a journey that will prove to themselves and each other that they are more than what their reputations demand.
“The False Prince” by Jennifer Nielsen
To unify his kingdom’s divided people, a nobleman named Conner devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him on the throne. Four orphans are forced to compete for the role, including a defiant and clever boy named Sage. As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of lies unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that may very well prove more dangerous than all the lies taken together.
“Insurgent” by Veronica Roth
Tris Prior is safe at the Amity compounds with her fellow survivors. With the whole city at war with itself and Jeannine looking for all the Divergent, Tris must learn to embrace her own divergence and understand it, though it might prove a dangerous task. Check out our staff review for the first book in this series, “Divergent.”
“The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater
This book is a thrilling adventure that captures you and takes you down the supernatural path with a daring girl named Blue, four complicated guys, and one life-altering quest and mystery of finding the Glendower King. Check out our staff review of this title!
“Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein
Verity is held captive by the Gestapo in 1943. She is told to reveal the secrets of the pilot who brought her to France or face the brutal consequences. As she does this, she weaves a story of an unlikely friendship and the bonds formed by it. Their tales intertwined form a suspenseful, breathtaking narrative of espionage — hope — horror — and friendship that spans untold secrets! Check out our staff review of this title!
Originally published at 2013 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced.
Fall is a time for the leaves to change color, for eating pumpkin pies and for taking walks in hoodies while enjoying cooler temps. Fall is also time for….mouse guard border patrols helping mice villagers keep safe from predators??? Welcome to the premise of “Mouse Guard: Fall 1152“ by David Petersen.
The Mouse Guard protect villages from intruders, but they also guide common mice trying to get from village to village without being attacked by birds or snakes and aid in getting enough food stocked up for the harsh season ahead. Need a safe path free of snakes? Need to know if a weather pattern will make a trip hazardous? Ask the Guard. Saxon, Kenzie, and newer member Lieam, are sent to find a missing merchant mouse . Their search reveals much more than expected, leading to news of a traitor within the Guard.
This book was beautifully written and illustrated. Just like popular comic and graphic novel series “Bone“, this graphic novel was created by a single artist as both writer and illustrator. The color and detail grabs me every time I open this excellent tale. Petersen does a great job of capturing everyday dangers to the mice. A snake early in the Guard’s adventure is absolutely terrifying and creates one of the most memorable scenes in this volume.
Even if talking mice aren’t typically your favorite type of characters, there’s enough sword fights, political intrigue, and heroic mythology for any lover of fantasy. Peterson works a lot of world building in this opening story arc, and this volume contains a lot of neat details in the back. Maps of Lockhaven (home of the Guard), descriptions of common Mouse trades of the time such as stone mason or miller, and pin-ups by other comic illustrators are all included as in-depth bonus material. Peterson has several volumes of Mouse Guard available, and I eagerly await future installments to see what happens next to my favorite mouse warriors.
Originally published at Books for Dudes – Mouse Guard: Fall 1152.
The registration deadlines are fast approaching for those planning to take the next round of ACT and SAT exams.
- Registration for the December 14 ACT exam is due Friday, November 8. Sign-up online.
- Registration for the December 7 SAT exam is due Friday, November 8. Sign-up online.
If you would like to know more about testing locations, costs and fee waivers, please visit our online guide to SAT/ACT preparation. The library also has a wide selection of printed ACT and SAT test guides for you to borrow.
Our most popular resource for test-takers, though, is LearningExpress Library. Through this website, you may take free online practice tests for the ACT or SAT exam. To access LearningExpress Library, you will need to login using your DBRL library card number. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). If you have questions or encounter difficulties logging in, please call (800) 324-4806.
Finally, don’t forget to subscribe to our blog updates for regular reminders of upcoming test registration deadlines!
Originally published at Registration Dates for Upcoming ACT and SAT Exams.
Did you know that you can follow DBRLTeen on Instagram? With three library branches, two bookmobiles, and nearly 3,000 visitors a day, there is almost always something or someone to photograph! Get previews of our upcoming teen book displays, learn more about our programs, or just have fun following our shenanigans online.
We also invite our teen patrons to share photos of the books you’re reading by uploading them to Instagram. If you tag the library (#dbrlteen), your photo will automatically appear here on our teen blog.
Originally published at DBRLTeen on Instagram.
November is nationally recognized as Homeless Youth Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 1.6 million children are presently homeless. In 2012, the National Runaway Switchboard received 1,938 calls within Missouri. Nearly 200 of those calls originated in mid-Missouri. In Columbia, Rainbow House receives 10-15 calls each month from local youth who have either been abused or kicked out of their homes.
You can help support the Homeless Youth Program at Rainbow House by participating in either of the events listed below. Each is designed to build awareness of youth homelessness and support Rainbow House’s mission to help youth develop into productive, caring and self-sufficient members of our community. For more information, please contact April Barnett at (573) 474-6600 or visit Rainbow House’s website.
Homeless Youth Speak Out!
Hickman Little Theater
Monday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Hear firsthand accounts from Columbia teens who have been homeless. This event is free and open to the public.
Armory Sports Center
Saturday, November 16 at 1 p.m.
Sign-up your team today and play in honor of Homeless Youth Awareness Month. For more information, please download a registration form.
Originally published at Homeless Youth Awareness Month.
In celebration of Teen Read Week, the Daniel Boone Regional Library invited area young adults to share their life story… in just six words. I’m excited to share that we received over 200 submissions! Choosing the contest winners proved a very difficult task for our panel of staff judges. In honor of all our participants’ efforts, we’ve compiled a downloadable booklet (PDF) of all eligible entries. These memoirs will give you an appreciation of what it is to express yourself in such an abbreviated creative space.Winning Entries:
A current resident of my imagination.
Submitted by Briget Vazquez
Row cautiously: foggy river, bend ahead.
Submitted by Rachael Sherman
Seeking: Eraser — I’m written in pen.
Submitted by Claire Dong
The “backspace” key is always broken.
Submitted by Julien Blower
Originally published at Winners in Six-Word Memoir Writing Contest.