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APRIL 30, 2010
May 1 is a special day for comic book lovers!

Visit one of these seven participating comic book stores in the Denver Metro area on Saturday, May 1, for a free comic book! 


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posted by Allison, Belmar Library


APRIL 27, 2010
Teen Times @ Lakewood
Lakewood Library now hosts Teen Times on the first Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. Join us as we do a craft and have a discussion about a book related topic.

Coming Up:
Join us Tuesday, May 4th at 4 p.m. as we make bowls out of old magazines and discuss our favorite magazines. All supplies will be provided.

Magazine Bowls

Looking for other cool things to do with old magazines? Try these crafts:

Woven Purse
Magazine Beads
Remake an Old Coffee Table
Trash Can

What other ideas do you have for old magazines?

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posted by Arra, Lakewood Library


APRIL 23, 2010
They never call them zombies
The Dead-Tossed Waves
Check out the book, The Dead-Tossed Waves, sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

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posted by Jenna, Standley Lake Library


APRIL 20, 2010
Create ALTERnative Art
Come express yourself while deconstructing an old book into your own creation.

Join other teens for this free program-you don’t need a ticket or to bring any supplies! Use old books, stamps, collage, markers, glue and your ideas to reinvent and reuse discarded books.

Altered Book






Check out this Altered Book created at the Edgewater Library!

Here are the remaining program dates, arrive early-space limited!

Arvada Library
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21

Belmar Library
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22

Golden Library
4:30 p.m. Monday, April 26

Lakewood Library
4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27

Evergreen Library
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 28

Columbine Library
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5

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posted by Amy, Edgewater Library


APRIL 16, 2010
Jamming in an Empty School
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High school student Ben Meyers created this. I'm impressed!

Do you have a personal creation on YouTube we could share? Post a link in the comments!

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posted by Jenna, Standley Lake Library


APRIL 13, 2010
DAY OF SILENCE 4.16.2010
Thirteen years ago, in 1996, a group of students at the University of Virginia started the Day of Silence. Student activists were silent for an entire day, bringing awareness to the problem of anti-LGBT harassment and bullying. Their efforts promoted a safe school environment for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Since then, the Day of Silence has become a national movement with participation at over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities.

Get ready for the day with speaking cards, buttons, and stickers, available at the Day of Silence online headquarters.  Watch the video to learn more.

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posted by Allison, Belmar Library


APRIL 9, 2010
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posted by Jenna, Standley Lake Library


APRIL 7, 2010
Undead @ Your Library
Standley Lake's March Teen Time program was Project Runway - Zombie style.  Six zombies put on their best clothes and modeled for celebrity judges.  The judges were so impressed they could not pick a winner, so here are all the entries:

Zombie entrants
(click above for a slideshow)

Sometimes, being in or out isn't the question - it's about being dead.

Party On!

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posted by Jenna, Standley Lake Library


APRIL 6, 2010
What Rhymes with April?
April is National Poetry Month!  Are you are an aspiring poet, writing verse in the margins of your notebooks? Or maybe you are always looking for a moment to escape with the words of Edgar Allen Poe, Ellen Hopkins or Emily Dickenson? No matter how you like to experience poetry, there are lots of ways to celebrate. 

If you love to read poetry, sign-up to receive a poem-a-day sent directly to your e-mail from Or try Poem Flow, an app for your iPhone or iPod Touch that will send you a new poem each day and give you an entirely new way to experience poetry on-the-go.

Heading to the Library? Try some of these great titles:

Zombie HaikuZombie Haiku

I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure

Tell the World: Teen Poems from WritersCorps

Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25

Don’t forget to listen! Check out these great audio and video links from

If you love to write, consider submitting your work to Teen Ink, a nationwide teen magazine, book series, and website just for teen created content. 

Or, you can submit add a poem to our blog! Just add a comment to this post and share your creativity with the world!

Here’s a little inspiration:

April Rain Song
By Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

And I love the rain.

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posted by Sarah, Evergreen Library


APRIL 2, 2010
Lightsaber Duel!
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posted by Jenna, Standley Lake Library


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