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CHRISTINA: (writing in notepad) This is a class for young people and it’s about not baking.
BECKY: No offensive, but that program description is a bit dull. We want to reach out to the teenagers and really grab their attention. So we need to get on their level and talk to them in a way they can understand.
CHRISTINA: (writing in notepad) OMG LOL IMHO YOLO PSAT PMS
BECKY: That is not what I meant. Also I’m pretty sure library policy prohibits the use of skull emojis in program descriptions. Let’s try this again. And this time we need to focus on capturing the magic of learning how to make a delicious dessert all by yourself. Sound good?
CHRISTINA: Please unite with our beloved Miss Christina; Breaker of Blahs and Mother of Shushes; as she and her ever-faithful elves lead you through a mystical gastrointestinal adventure that you won’t soon forget.
BECKY: Now you’ve gone full-weirdo. Never mind, I’ll do it. (writes in notepad) Come join us on Wednesday, January 17th at 4pm in the Program Room and let Miss Christina show you how to make a no bake cheesecake.
CHRISTINA: (takes Becky's notepad and writes) That is unless the elves don’t LOL ABC BRB the world before then. Bwahahaha!
Becky drops pen, looks up to the Heavens, raises fists and screams in anguish.
Scrapbooking, or How I Learned to Preserve My Memories Like Those People from the 1980s Did!
Okay, admit it. You and your friends have done some absolutely awesome things together. And your grandmother’s 65th birthday party last year was amazeballs. Or what about that time you caught your brother trying to look cool in front his crush by bragging about being first string on the school’s varsity football team, not realizing that the zipper on his jeans had broken and part of his shirt was sticking through? And thanks to smartphones you’ve probably captured these glorious moments (and more) for all eternity!
However uploading these shots to Instagram or Snapchat can feel somewhat impersonal no matter how many filters or hashtags you use. Don’t frets, my pets! Just pull those precious pics from the iCloud and print them out because we are going to book the scrap out of them!
Miss Becky and Miss Christina will show you just how to scrapbook like a pro…because in between perming their hair, catching John Hughes films (first run) and playing Pitfall on Ataria, Teenage Christina and Teenage Becky were totally into scrapbooking. Like, for sure!
So bring your photos, your memorabilia (concert tickets, playbills, newspaper clippings, etc.) and your readiness to create something that no social media widget can imitate and we’ll give you all the supplies you need to make a scrapbook you’ll never forget!.
Miss Christina wants you to know it is perfectly normal in the crafting world to create an entire scrapbook about the love you have for your cat.
When you were a tiny tot did you take apart the toaster from top-to-bottom? Or perhaps you were the kind of kid whose curiosity caused her to completely cripple her cousin’s computer? Maybe other children dubbed you “the dismantling detective” because you would discreetly disassemble deserted devices daily?
Bring that wonderful, inquisitive mind to NPL and let miss Becky and Miss Christina help you explore the inner workings of everyday electronics. We will be disassembling printers, computers, desk phones and more!
No Registration Required
Despite the accompanying photo, electronic devices will NOT be plugged in during disassembly.
Unless you ask nicely.
Teen Advisory Board (or TAB) is for teens who are interested in making a positive impact on our Library as well as the Newport community. Teens work with Miss Becky and Miss Christina to help decide:
- which books to purchase for our collection
- which programs to have at our library
- how to display books and decorate our area
- what ways we can better our community via volunteering
- which cheeses we should eat at the next TAB meeting
TAB is open to all teens! So grab your BFF and get yourselves to NPL ASAP. And don't worry about dinner...we'll provide the cheese!
February. The redheaded stepchild of Winter. The empty roll of Rolaids on Taco Tuesday. The Scott Disick of the Kardashians. (It's been so cold lately my brain has frozen I have no idea what I'm writing right now.) Could there be a month less welcomed? This winter has been so awful that you've literally been trapped in your house since New Year's and cabin fever is making you think your cat wants you dead.
Never fear! NPL YA is here! Get off your couch, strap your feet into some snowboots and shovel your way over to us for some fun. Because, baby, it is on like Donkey Kong!* That's right. OPEN GAMING!
Swing on in and monkey around with other teen game lovers like you! Choose from a variety of board and video games. Hold up. Did she just say video games? That’s right, tech loving teenagers! We got ourselves a sweet PS4. That’s slang for PlayStation 4, Mom & Dad. We also dabble in the old school games like Jenga and Uno for you teen hipsters who are trying to stay off the grid.
So come on in and get your game on. (At the very least, get out of the house until Mr. Fluffy Fluffertons stops looking at your weird.)
*Please note: currently we don’t have Donkey Kong. But we didn’t want to say “It’s on like Madden NFL 17” because that doesn’t make sense. And if there’s one thing YA librarians like to do, it’s make sense. I mean, just look at the other YA program descriptions.
Your mom went to one. Your cousin had one for his last birthday party. And you can't escape the millions of group pics on Instagram and Snap Chat of people holding up the exact same painting. And during this time you've probably thought, "Hey, Miss Christina with the lusciously shiny hair, what's the big deal about these painting parties?" [Alright, maybe you weren't thinking the first part of that sentence, but that's probably because you haven't seen me lately. Theses tresses could blind a man, I tell ya!]
On Tuesday, February 6th find out why painting parties have become the social phenominia they are! Attendees of any skill level will be able to recreate beautiful paintings by following guided, step-by-step instructions from the one and only Miss Katie as she creates the original painting right in front of your eyes!
So don't sit out on the sidelines. Dip that brush of curiousity into the paint of life OMG this analogy has totally gone off the rails and it's scary amazing if you ask me, which you didn't, I wonder when this sentence is going to stop because I have cats to feed, okay the end is near (that's so ominious, but I don't mean it like that) right here!
After all: who doesn't need another group pic?
A family moves into an old house and begins to suspect they are under siege from otherworldly forces when their young son inexplicably falls into a deep coma. As devoted parents Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) struggle in vain to uncover the root cause of their son's condition, the stress of the situation gradually begins to take its toll on their once-strong relationship. Later, when darkness falls and specters appear to reach out for them from the shadows, the frightened parents realize they're dealing with powers beyond human comprehension.
Henna body art goes back many centuries. In ancient Egypt and India people used the henna plant based dye to create temporary tattoos for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and body decoration.
Join our local henna artist as she talks about the history of henna and recreates some of these beautiful and ancient body art designs just for you!
Registration and Release Form Required.
Have you ever been up late, group texting with your squad while watching old Vine compilations on Youtube (man, I miss Damn Daniel)? And then out of nowhere it pops up. Those annoying Edible Arrangements ads. And just as you’re about to anger text your peeps on capitalism and the commercialization of free video sharing websites, you start to wonder, “Hold up. People pay other people to make them fruit bouquets? Are you for real?. It’s easy. Anyone could do it. In fact, I bet even a librarian could do it.” But this fun fact is in fact not a factual fact but only a hypothesis in need of testing. If only there was a librarian brave enough, strong enough, and with a programming budget big enough to buy a bunch of fresh fruit and turn it into edible art.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Miss Christina…the librarian who writes extremely weird program descriptions that make you realize she never did outgrow the nerdy comic book phase like her mother hoped she would.
Join Miss Christina as she helps you build these beautiful fruit based bouquets. Register now! She’s berry sure the program will fill up fast. Get it? Berry sure. Ha! How do I not have my own reality show on Bravo?
Oh look. A t-shirt making class at the Library. Great [insert sarcasm]. I can’t wait to create another tie-dyed turd because the 14,000,000 I made at Camp Your-Parents-Need-a-Vacation-from-You-&-Your-Sister are just not enough.
We know that summer camp has probably ruined the phrase “make your own ___.” Who doesn’t remember being an unjaded camper? A kid who cheered when the arts & crafts counselor promised to let everyone make their own tie-dyed tees…if the boys promised to stop putting Saran Wrap over the staffroom toilets? Optimistically you packed the white t-shirt your mom got you just for this. You carefully wrap it in a million rubber bands just like the counselor showed you; you gently dip it into a color bucket and BOOM! 24 hours later you are handed a brownish piece of cloth that looks like it was used to clean the aforementioned staffroom toilets. The experience probably scarred you for life.
But what if you could design your own shirt? I mean, actually design it, with words or images or anything you wanted? Join Miss Becky and Miss Christina as they show you how to create awesome, personalized t-shirts that will want to wear!
Oh, and don’t worry. We solemnly swear: NO TIE-DYE!