Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July TAG meeting Recap

Hey YAs, the Teen Advisory Group met this past Saturday.  Here's what we talked about.

First of all, we talked about how great summer reading is going.  Everyone working at the desk is doing a great job.

Then we talked about our big Ice Cream Social coming up next month on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00pm.  This is our chance to introduce the Teen Advisory Group to others and get their ideas.  We also want to try to convince them to keep coming to the meetings throughout the year.  We decided that there should be music, decorations, and that we should use ice breaking games to loosen everyone up and get them comfortable.  Someone suggested using The Games Bible by Leigh Anderson for game ideas.  We discussed having current members of TAG stand up and tell the other kids who are new about the TAG, what we do, and why they should join.

Next we went over the upcoming YA programs~

Pirate Party - Saturday, July 20th 3:00-4:30pm
Sand Drip Bowls - Tuesday, July 23rd 7:00-8:00pm
Teen Book Club - Wednesday, July 24th 6:30-7:30pm (LIVE SKYPE CHAT WITH THE AUTHOR!)
Flower Pot Decorating - Wednesday, July 31st 4:00-5:00pm
Shark Teeth Jewelry - Monday, August 5th 2:00-3:00pm
Summer Volunteens Pizza Party - Saturday, August 17th 3:00-4:00pm

Then we moved on to our suggestions/recommendations portion!

Program Suggestions
  • Survival tips, skills, along with playing Worst Case Scenario
  • Canning/Jarring
  • Teen Cuisine: Cheesy Foods
  • Teen Cuisine: American Food
  • Teen Cuisine: Barbecue
  • Teen Cuisine + a movie
  • Henna how to program (how to make, how to do some simple designs)
  • Kite Making
  • Hair styles workshop with preteens, older teens teaching/running program
  • Race/marathon/walk
  • Breadmaking
  • Writer's Club
  • Harry Potter Halloween Party
  • Teen Cuisine: Hogwarts Food
  • Carnival party
Music Recommendations
  • Switchfoot (Melanie)
  • Kate Miller-Heidke (Melanie)
  • fun. (Melanie)
  • Pistol Annies (Catherine)
  • Secret Sisters (Catherine)
  • Hunter Hayes (Melanie)
  • P!nk (Melanie)
  • Kate Mash (Hannah)
  • Justine Timberlake (Melanie)
  • Cassadee Pope (Hannah)
  • Ron Pope (Clare)
  • Parachute (Clare)
Hey!  I made a playlist of the music recommended.  Check it out :)

Book Recommendations
  • Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge (Catherine)
  • The Loop by Shandy Lawson (Clare)
  • The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (Catherine)
  • Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples by Luciann Lavin (Catherine)
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Melanie)
  • Scandalous by Hallie Fryd (Miss Gardiner)
Movies & TV
  • Tangled (Melanie)
  • Warm Bodies (Miss Gardiner)
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower (Clare)
  • I Capture the Castle (Catherine)
  • White Knights (Melanie)
  • Catch Me If You  Can (Melanie)
  • 21 Jump Street (Melanie)
  • Sweeney Todd (Hannah)
  • Pretty Little Liars (Melanie)
  • Freaks and Geeks (Catherine)
  • Monk (Miss Gardiner)
  • Chuck (Melanie)
  • Law and Order SVU (Melanie)
  • American Baker (Hannah)
  • (Melanie)
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  • The Cloud Factory web comic  (Hannah)
  • (Melanie)
  • (Melanie)
  • (Melanie)
  • (Hannah)
  • (Catherine)
  • (Clare)
  • (Catherine)
  • (MissG)
  • (Melanie)
  • the Green Brothers youtube channel (Hannah)
The next TAG meeting is the Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 21st from 7 to 8pm.  Registration is required for this just so Miss G knows how much ice cream to buy.  See you then!

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