Monday, September 16, 2013

Teen Advisory Group Meeting Notes - September

The TAG met this past Saturday and here is what we discussed~

The summer is over and we talked about ideas for improving the Summer Reading Program for next year.  TAG members suggested:
  • have suggestion lists for all ages at the desk and put up signs that suggestions are available at the desk
  • make it more obvious that we have an adult program
  • put up a sign or a take away with basic instructions on how to sign up
  • possibly switch to minutes spent reading instead of books read
  • have the teen raffles at the end of summer so teens can choose which prize to put their tickets toward
I'm glad we talked it out, I think we got some really good ideas for improving the program for next year!

Next we took a look at the Fall Program brochure, which is now out and available and went over what would be going on.  Specifically we discussed what the theme for the Halloween Party should be.  We decided that it should be Comic Con themed.  Also we agreed to decorate the teen area for Halloween after the next TAG meeting.  A couple different decoration ideas were mentioned including origami bats, orange lights, and painted pumpkins.

After talking Halloween decorations we moved on to discussing the Durham Fall Festival.  MissG told them that the library would be doing some small fundraising on the library lawn and would be looking for volunteers to help out.  There will be henna tattoos, glitter tattoos, guessing games, selling old SRP tshirts, and the new director, Trish Connolly will have a table with promotion material for the library.  MissG forgot to bring up the hours sheet she has for volunteering, so she will pass it around at a later time.

Then we went over the upcoming programs
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18th 4:30-6:30pm - Teen Cuisine: Harry Potter (full)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24th 6:30-7:30pm - Teen Book Club: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Afterschool movies on Wednesdays in October at 3:30
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9th 6:00-8:00pm - Stop Motion Movies with LEGOs
  • Saturday, Oct. 12th 3:00-4:00pm - October TAG Meeting
Finally, we did our suggestions and recommendations portion.

  • Stained glass art
  • Origami
  • Decorating frames
  • Cover binders with fabric
  • Quilting
  • Belly dancing
  • Zumba intro
  • Fish tail bracelets
  • Smash Bros competition
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire (Hannah)
  • The Bride Will Keep Her Name by Jan Goldstein (Catherine)
  • When We Wake by Karen Healey (Jill)
  • Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods (Clare)
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Melanie)
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (Hannah)
  • The Last Wish (Catherine)
  • Scott Pilgrim Versus the World by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Hannah)
  • Safety Not Guaranteed 
  • Professor Layton & the Eternal Diva
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Wild America
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Pocahantus
  • Liberal Arts
  • The Time Travelers Wife
  • Inception
  • Weeds (Catherine)
  • Wonder Over Yonder (Jill)
  • Who Do You Think You Are (Catherine)
  • Stories from the ER (Catherine)
  • Supernatural (Melanie)
  • X Files (Melanie)
  • Flogging Molly (Catherine)
  • Lorde (Jill)
  • Eli Young Band (Clare)
  • Coldplay (Melanie)
  • Jake Owen (Clare)
  • Switchfoot (Melanie)
Video Games
  • Sims 3 (MissG)
  • Animal Crossing (Jill)
  • Windwaker (Jill)
  • Sonic Collection (Jill)
  • Black Ops 2 (Philip)
  • Portal & Portal 2 (Philip)
  • (Catherine)
  • (Catherine)
  • (Catherine)
  • (Hannah)
Great meeting!  See you all again on Saturday, Oct. 12th at 3pm!

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