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Landscape Collage Workshop with the Beach Museum for Teens

For all of the budding teen artists out there, or anyone who wants to learn something new, join us tomorrow, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Groesbeck Room for Landscape Collage with the Beach Museum staff. See some examples of various landscapes and learn how to create your own with different materials such as string, ribbons, and a variety of papers.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Dueling Saturday

It is time for our monthly Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling this Saturday from 10-12. Anyone in 3rd grade on up to adults is invited to participate. There will not be a formal tournament, but you can duel and trade with other competitors as much as you would like. Please bring your own cards. Snacks will be provided, and one lucky person will win a door prize for a Game Hounds gift card.

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Dr. Who Read Alikes

Keri Mills, Young Adult Librarian

Doctor Who just celebrated its 50th  anniversary last year and is still going strong. If you or your teens are Dr. Who fans, here are some YA books you might enjoy:

“TimeRiders” by Alex Scarrow       Liam, Madeline, and Saleena were each saved from imminent death by a mysterious time traveler from the future named Foster. They are brought to New York City in the year 2001 to bring their talents and skills to the TimeRiders, a group created to stop time travel from destroying the world. This is the first in the series of the same name.

“Bzrk” by Michael Grant       Conjoined twins Charles and Benjamin Armstrong, evil and twisted owners of Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, have a master plan to take over the world and turn it into their version of Utopia. Opposing them is a secret organization, code name BZRK, in which members take the names of the famously insane. This is no ordinary war, however. Here, the weapons of choice are nanobots the size of dust mites, and the battlefield is inside the human brain. The price of war to combatants is often insanity, loss of memory or free will, and even death. Atrocities are committed on both sides, and it is often impossible to tell the good guys from the bad. This is the first book in a planned trilogy. Check out book number two “Bzrk Reloaded” after finishing the first one. (more…)

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Analog Games Day at KSU’s Hale Library

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Great Room at KSU’s Hale Library on Saturday any time between 11-5 and have fun playing some games. There will be board games, cards, interactive fiction, and even a chess tournament. Bring your favorite board game or play the ones provided. Duel and trade with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic fans. There will be Warhammer demonstrations going on for anyone interested, as well. Snacks will also be provided. Analog Games Day is for all ages, so come with your whole family.

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Summer Teen Volunteers

Summer teen volunteers are needed at Manhattan Public Library. Teen volunteers at MPL can gain valuable service hours and work experience while having fun and learning about the library. The main responsibility of teen volunteers is to work at the children’s Summer Reading prize desk and assist with preparations for storytimes and clubs. If you want more information, check out the library’s teen page at http://www.mhklibrary.org/departments/young-adults/teen-volunteers/ or contact Keri Mills at kmills@mhklibrary.org. Applications can be downloaded from our website or picked up at the Information Desk. The number of positions is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Teens must be 13-18 years of age to be eligible to volunteer.

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North Atrium Doors Closed

Starting Monday, March 10th, the north atrium entrance to the library will be closed so that construction crews can work in that area. Please use the southwest entrance by the Tech Center to enter the building. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we grow!

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Pick up MLK Art and Writing Contest Entries

All of the MLK Art and Writing Contest entries have now been taken down. If your child is in USD383 school district or Manhattan Catholic Schools, we will return your entries to the schools sometime next week. All other entries can be picked up at the Children’s Desk in the Children’s Room through the end of March.

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Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest

Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback announced today the start of the Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest. The contest begins now and runs through April 30, 2014. Winners will be contacted by July 31 and announced at the 2014 Kansas Book Festival on September 13 at the Kansas State Capitol. The contest is open to students in grades 3-12 in the state of Kansas.

“The writing contest is in its third year and is thriving as we see the talent level of our future Kansas authors continue to grow,” said Mary Brownback. “It is our hope that this writing contest will help spark a love for reading and writing among children across the state and inspire them to use writing as a creative outlet.”

The theme for this year’s contest is “My Journey on the Kansas Plains.” The theme asks students to think back to what life might have been like for their friends and family in the early years of Kansas’ statehood and to write a creative story depicting that life. There will be a first and second place winner in each grade level division, per congressional district. Divisions consist of the following: grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12.

For more information about this contest or the Kansas Book Festival, scheduled for September 13, visit http://kansasbookfestival.com/

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, stop by the YA area and tell us who your book crush is. If you are a teen, you can also guess the number of candy hearts in the jar. Whoever gets the closest to the correct number will win a copy of the YA mystery No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale, which was chosen as an Amazon best book of the month for teens in January. And, if you are tired of Valentine’s Day, check out the Anti-Valentine’s Day book display also in the YA area.

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MLK Art and Writing Contest Winners

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Judging for the MLK Art and Writing Contest was held on Monday. Here is the list of the 2014 winners. Congratulations!

ART

 Honorable Mentions

Grade category           Name                                             Teacher/School (if applicable)

Adult                     Roderick Hoffman

9-12                       Lisa Zhu                                        Manhattan High School

6-8                         Liam Coles                                    Flint Hills Christian School

First Place Awards

Grade category           Name                                             Teacher/School (if applicable)

K-2                        Ritodeep Roy                                 Lee Elementary

3-5                         Mitchell Henry                               Amanda Arnold

6-8                         Lilly Sessions                                 Bergman

Adult                     Marc Mohn                                    Kansas State University

 

Best of Show

Grade category           Name                                             Teacher/School (if applicable)

K-2                        Seoyon Kim                                   Amanda Arnold

 

WRITING

Honorable Mentions

Grade category           Name                                             Teacher/School (if applicable)

3-5                         Jakob Hagemeister                         Woodrow Wilson

6-8                         Elizabeth Dunaway                        Flint Hills Christian School

6-8                         Hannah Lawrence                          Flint Hills Christian School

9-12                       Hannahlea DeWitt                         Flint Hills Christian School

Adult                     Megan Goins                                 Manhattan Christian College

 

First Place Awards

Grade category           Name                                             Teacher/School (if applicable)

K-2                        Seoyon Kim                                   Amanda Arnold

3-5                         Ella Sessions                                  Bergman

6-8                         Vicky Bedros                                 Manhattan Catholic Schools

9-12                       Sarah Featherstone (group)            Flint Hills Christian School

Adult                     Jeremiah Davidson

 

Best of Show

Grade category           Name                                             Teacher/School (if applicable)

3-5                               Ashtyn Kulp                                  Riley County Elementary

 

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