MySpace contest

This contest is open to anyone in 7th – 12th grade.

We want you to spiff up our MySpace.

Design a Mamaroneck Library themed MySpace on a dummy account. Remember that the content should be “library appropriate” and any photos used must be in the public domain.

Either post a link to the dummy account that you have styled for us in the comments of this post or email it to mamkteen (at) gmail.com by July 31st.

Between August 1st and August 7th you will have a chance to vote in this blog for your favourite banner. The winner will be announced on our blog on August 10th.

We will use the winning layout on our MySpace account, and the winning designer will have a chance to be a librarian for an hour at a mutually decided upon time in August.

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Banner Design Contest

This contest is open to anyone in 7th – 12th grade.

Design a banner for this blog – 770px x 200px with a library related theme. Remember that the content should be “library appropriate” and any photos used must be in the public domain.

Upload the banner to a photo hosting site and either post a link to the image in the comments of this post or email it to mamkteen (at) gmail.com by July 31st. Do not email us a copy of the image file. You may include the image in your comments, as long as you also include a link.

Between August 1st and August 7th you will have a chance to vote in this blog for your favourite banner. The winner will be announced on our blog on August 10th.

We will use the winning banner on the blog, and the winning designer will have a chance to be a librarian for an hour at a mutually decided upon time in August.

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Do you tweet?

As I indicated in the previous post, we’re looking to create a library myspace page. Other things we’re considering:

Twitter – we could be tweeting the new books as they come in.
Facebook – would you become a fan of us?

If you’re interested in either of these things, please reply here, so that we can gauge interest.

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Read It, Make It, Do It @ the Library

And we’ve planned some great programming for you this summer.

We kick everything off on June 26th with Not a Box at the Harbor Pavilion. Get creative and think inside the box in this crafty program. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, program will start at 7pm. This will also be your first chance to sign up for our Teen summer reading program.

Our summer reading program will work the same as last year – pledge to read a certain number of pages (at least 250) and complete your pledge by August 15th and you will get an invite to our end of summer bash and some not so fabulous prizes – well, about the same level of prizes as the ones we give out at our regular teen programs (whether you think those are fabulous or not).

During the summer we’ll be having a series of drop in craft programs. These will run from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the children’s department of the library, but you can come in at any point and leave when you’re done with your craft. We’ll get you started and then leave you to it.

July 1st – The Crafty Diva’s Lifestyle Makeover – Make a journal in which you can tell your own story.
July 8th – The Best of Instructables – Light up your world with LED Throwies
July 15th – Creepy Cute Crochet – Get hooked on crochet
July 22nd – What Have You Lost – Play with your words and design your own Magnetic Poetry set
July 29th – Hacking MySpace – Reboot your online life by redesigning your MySpace, or redesign ours for our MySpace design contest
August 5th – Terrific T-Shirts – Refresh an old t-shirt with a variety of fabric pens.

Contests – We’ve got contests, but we haven’t sorted out the details yet.
Create a layout for our brand new MySpace Page
Create a new banner for our blog
Librarian for an hour (or possibly more)

Watch this space for more details. We’ll also have more information at the kickoff program on June 26th

We also have ordered at least one copy of each book on the Hommocks, Mamaroneck High, Rye Neck Middle and Rye Neck High school summer reading lists. If you’re looking for a book and we don’t have it in, we’ll be happy to order it for you from another library.

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Wii will rock you

I think if this blog ever ran a contest for lame post title, this post would win.  Forgive me.

Join us at the Harbor Pavilion March 6th as we try to determine who is the best Guitar Hero player of the night. Doors open at 6:30pm, tournament starts at 7pm.

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Coming soon

Next up we have a special movie night.

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines is the Westchester Libraries’ Big Read for this year, and we’ll be showing the movie after a brief discussion of the book.

If that isn’t really your style, we’ve got some other stuff coming up in the next few months.

On March 6th, we’ll be having our first ever Guitar Hero World Tour tournament at the Harbor for our third game night.

And then, in April, we’ll be showing the newly released Twilight for our teen movie night on April 3rd.

Don’t forget to stop into our new temporary location at 102 Mamaroneck Avenue. We may have shrunk to a bookcase and a half, but we’ve still got new books coming in and we can always get books from other libraries if necessary.

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Game On

Rather than having a movie this month, we’re experimenting with our first ever game night. Are you ready for the challenge?

We’ll have a variety of games, with our usual array of fabulous prizes, along with door prizes and refreshments. As usual, the doors will open at 6:30 pm and the program will start at 7pm. Sixth grade and up, but teens only.

As you may have heard, our programming has moved to the Harbor Pavilion while we are in our temporary location at 102 Mamaroneck Avenue This is the big stone building right by the beach in the park. It’s simple to get to, just drive, bike or walk across Boston Post Road into the Harbor parking lot. When you see the playground, you’ll have to turn off (no cars allowed) onto the path to your left. The building is on your left and we’re in the blue room (usually).

If you miss the movie nights, don’t worry. We’ll be back with another great movie January 6th. After that, we’re planning to alternate movies with other programs (limited availability of the program space) unless we have massive protests.

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