Friday, April 19, 2019

Sneak Preview of Teen Summer Workshops and Programs

Here's a preview of what's on, so far, for summer workshops and programs for teens.  Look for the teen summer brochure by the end of May. Programs will be posted here, on our Calendar of Events, and on our Facebook pages.

Summer reading lists for Miles River and HWRHS 
will also be posted on this blog.

Teen Summer Lineup
More Information & Brochure coming soon!

Monday, June 24 --- Henna Tattoos
   Wednesday, June 26 --- Children’s and Teen Book Sale
   Saturday, June 29 --- Green Art: Whimsical Weaving Workshop
   Monday, July 8 --- North Shore Astronomy Club Star Party
   Saturday, July 13 --- Play Mini-Golf in the Library
   Monday, July 15 --- How to Boil Water with Liz Barbour
   Monday, July 15 --- Cooking w/ Your Instant Pot w/ Liz Barbour
   Thursday, July 18 --- Moon or Space themed Movie w/ Moon Pies
   Monday, July 22 --- Moon or Space themed Movie w/ Moon Pies
   Thursday, July 25 --- Moon or Space themed Movie w/ Moon Pies
   Monday, July 29 --- Moon or Space themed Movie w/ Moon Pies
   Monday, August 5 --- Zodiac Mosaics Workshop w/ Mandy
   Thursday, August 8 --- Parkour Workshop with Gymja Warrior
   Monday, August 12 --- Marble Planet Pendant Workshop w/ Mandy
   Tuesday, August 13 --- Science Magic with Museum of Science
   Thursday, August 15 --- Video Game Tournament w/ One Up Games

Friday, January 4, 2019

Tune Up! the Poetry and Flash Fiction Contest is Humming

Last November the Teen Think Tank voted on the many themes suggested during our 2018 poetry contest reception. Music got the most votes! We hope to see many melodiously inclined poems and flash stories. The Teen Think Tank plans to have some fun with the theme at this year's reception happening on Thursday, April 4th. Our featured reception speaker is Daniel Sklar. Mr. Sklar teaches creative writing at Endicott College, and has been a contest judge since the first year of Hamilton-Wenham Library's Teen Poetry Contest. His latest book, Flying Cats, was published by Ibbetson Street Press. Stay tuned!
2019 9th annual themed 
Teen Poetry & Flash Fiction Contest  
at the Hamilton-Wenham Library

Open to teens in grades 6 to 12, who are
residents of Essex County in Massachusetts.
Poem or story entry must be original work.
Flash fiction story must be 300 words or less.
Maximum of 3 entries per author may be entered.
2019 THEME is:  Music 
Poems and stories must incorporate a music theme or have an associative metaphor such as: harmony, rhythm, melody, tune, chorus, etc. 
Judges will deduct points from entries that do not incorporate the theme.
Each poem or story must have a title.
Entries due by midnight, March 21, 2019.
An online form must be filled out for EACH entry (see link to entry form below).

Contest winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the
Contest Reception on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
You must be present at the Reception to win.

$ Cash prizes to be awarded $

All first and second place winners are required to read or recite their entry aloud at the Reception. Your entry will be disqualified if you are not present at the reception. Please do not submit a poem or story if you cannot attend the reception. Winning poems and stories may be published on the Library's Informed Teens blog and/or in local newspaper(s).