Monday, April 14, 2014

Teen Advisory Group Meeting Notes - March 2014

The Teen Advisory Group had their March meeting this past Saturday.  Here is what we talked about!

The TAG bulletin board in the hallway looks great, so thanks to Melanie and Catherine for putting that together!  The board will stay up for the rest of this week, then I will be redoing it to advertise the Summer  Teen Internships available.

The PALS book sale is coming up next month and you might have noticed that they are now taking donations in the hallway.  This means they will soon need some volunteers to help in the sorting of the books.  This will probably start at the end of this month/beginning of May, I will let you know for sure when I hear.

The library is offering two paid teen internship postions at the library this summer.  Full information can be found in the handouts at the desk or on the blog post I did a couple of days ago.  Applications are at the desk or can be printed out from the website.  I did a webinar about how to get the most out of the teen interns and it was suggested that we have projects for them to work on.  The project idea I have so far is for them to do a library 'commercial' and TAG members suggested some sort of art project to beautify the library.

I would like to get more teens coming to Teen Book Club so any ideas for that?  TAG members suggested pairing a craft with book club.

Upcoming Programs
  • Wed. April 16th - Bottle Cap Necklaces
  • Wed. April 23rd - After School Movie (Teens' Choice)
  • Sat. April 26th - Mini Terrariums
  • Wed. April 30th - After School Movie (TBD)
  • Wed. April 30th - Teen Book Club - Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  • Fri. May 2nd - Bracelets Three Ways
  • Wed. May 7th - After School Movie (TBD)
  • Sat. May 10th - Practice SAT
  • NEXT TAG MEETING - Sat. May 10th 3:00-4:00pm
 We also discussed changing the day that Teen Knitting Club meets to accommodate the schedules of the teens who want to come.  TKC will now be the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-6:30.  Next one will be May 14th.
 Last, we did our suggestions & recommendations portion of our meeting!

  • Coding (Jill)
  • Movie character Halloween party (Catherine)
  • Cheesemaking
  • Board Game Night, esp. Scrabble, Scene It, or Apples to Apples
  • Pie making
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Miss G)
  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Melanie)
  • The Last Dragon Slayer by Jasper Fforde (Miss G)
  • How the Irish Became American by Joseph O'Grady (Catherine)
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver (Miss G)
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (MissG)
  • Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Catherine)
  • Clean by Amy Lynn Reed (Hannah)
  • The Unidentified by Rae Mariz (Hannah)
  • Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins (Jill)
  • Full Metal Alchemist (Jill)
  • Fairy Tail (Miss G)
  • Game of Thrones (Catherine)
  • Karin (Miss G)
  • Dharma and Greg (Melanie)
  • Will and Grace (Melanie)
  • Bates Motel (Miss G)
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower (Catherine)
  • Along Came Polly (Catherine)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (Melanie)
  • Gone Baby Gone (Catherine)
  • American Hustle (Catherine)
  • Celina (Melanie)
  • Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (Miss G)
  • Mya Kern (Hannah)
  • The Invincibles soundtrack (Catherine)
  • Wicked soundtrack (Jill)
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower soundtrack (Melanie)
  • Neon Trees - Habits (Melanie)
  • Gin Blossoms (Catherine)
  • Augustana (newest album) (Catherine)
  • Loretta Lynn (Catherine)
Video Games
  • The Stanley Parable (Jill)
  • Atelier Escha & Logy (Miss G)
  • Super Smash Bros Melee (Jill)
  • Arkham games (Jill)
  • The Last of Us (Hannah)
  • - relaxing background sounds for concentration (Hannah)
  •  - photo editing (Melanie)
  • - knitting & crocheting patterns (Catherine)
YouTube Channels
  • VSauce - Mind blowing facts & the best of the internet (Jill)
  • Thought Cafe - a motion graphic studio that promotes critical awareness through animated shorts (Melanie)
  • The Game Theorists - Every Saturday, we separate the fact from the fiction in some of your favorite video games. From arrows in knees to zombies in space, from headshots to Halo, we've got you covered. Learn random info while we look in-depth at the designer's decisions for old, new, and forgotten gaming gems. Hey, it's just a bunch of theories. Game Theories! (Jill)
That's all for this month, come to the next TAG meeting on May 10th!

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