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 Summer Reading is coming soon! Click here for the calendar! Registration starts May 22, 2017.

 

Upcoming Events

 

May

Gaming  
Fridays, May 5, 12, & 19 – 3:30-5:45 pm  
Come to the teen department Friday afternoon for open gaming: board games, card games, Wii, XBOX ONE, and Minecraft. Teens need a parent permission slip on file to attend. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or  for more information. 

Anime Night
Monday, May 8 @ 6 pm  
Join us in the teen department for an evening of anime. The audience will pick what we watch. Treats will be served and costumes are welcome! Contact Kate at 439-5512 or  for more information.

Manga/Comic Book Club
Thursday, May 11 @ 4-5 pm  

A whole hour devoted to manga and comics! We’ll share with each other what we’ve been reading and decide what to read for next month. Snacks will be served. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or  for more information.

Teen Leadership Council Meeting 
Thursday, May 18 @ 6 pm  
Teen Leadership Council members contribute to the library and earn community service hours by planning programs and participating in service projects. Applications are still available. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or  for more information.

Fencing for Teens
Thursday, May 18 @ 6:30 pm  

Coaches and students from the Birmingham Fencing Club will demonstrate their sport. Attendees will get a chance to try on gear and try out the foils. Register here. This program was planned by the Teen Leadership Council. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or  for more information.

Teen Summer Reading
Registration begins May 22
Events in June & July

Read and attend programs for chances to win prizes! Look for more information in mid-May.

June

Teen Summer Reading: Build a Better World
The North Shelby Library Teen Department has all kinds of programs and activities scheduled for this year’s summer reading program — contests, classes, gaming, art, and more. Plus prizes and food! Registration runs throughout June online at al.evanced.info/northshelby/sr/homepage.asp. Book logging begins as soon as you register and is done online. Weekly reading prizes are drawn each Friday.

Computer Animation Workshop
Applications due June 2
Learn the basics of 3D computer animation from a professional artist in a week-long, intensive workshop for 6th-12th graders held Monday-Friday, June 12-16, from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Apply by June 2, space is limited to 12. Application and instructions available by clicking here. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff
Monday, June 5 – 6-8 pm
GameTruck will be at the library with video games and laser tag for teens (entering 6th -12th grade) who are registered for summer reading. Registration requested. Register using the online calendar at www.northshelbylibrary.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Manga/Comic Book Club
Thursday, June 8 @ 4 pm
A whole hour devoted to manga and comic books. Share with each other what we’ve been reading and get ideas of what to read next. Snacks will be served.  Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Gaming
Fridays, June 9, 16, 23, & 30 – 3-5:45 pm
Come to the teen department each Friday afternoon for open gaming. Board games, card games, Wii, XBOX ONE, and Minecraft. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information. 

Anime Night + Art Challenge
Monday, June 12 @ 6 pm
Join us in the teen department for an evening of anime and to challenge your artistic skills. The audience will pick what we watch. Treats will be served and costumes are welcome! Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Tuesday Tech: What’s Inside?
Tuesday, June 13 @ 2 pm or 3:30 pm         
Find out what’s inside the tech we use every day: computers, phones, toys, and more. Registration required. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Guided Journaling
Thursday, June 15 @ 6 pm
Learn how to express individuality, embrace creativity, and examine thoughts and ideas through journaling. Participants will be provided a free journal. Facilitated by SafeHouse. Registration requested. Register using the online calendar at www.northshelbylibrary.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Teen Writing Workshop
Saturday, June 17 – 1-4 pm
Local YA author Ingrid Seymour will help teens develop their writing skills. Space is limited. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, June 19 – 2-7 pm  
Help build a better world by donating blood during this critical time. Sign up on the Red Cross site:  https://goo.gl/NEQvv0 . Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Learn Magic!
Monday, June 19 @ 4:30 pm           
Our favorite magician, Skip Cain, will teach you some of the mysteries of magic. Space is limited. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Tuesday Tech: Coding without Computers
Tuesday, June 20 @ 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Navigate a maze and build a cup tower using a written symbol code. Registration required. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

ChoppedIronThroat
Thursday, June 22 @ 6 pm   
The Teen Leadership Council invites you to compete against other teens to see who can make the best food with the ingredients provided. Registration required to cook. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Tuesday Tech: 3D Printing
Tuesday, June 28 @ 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Create a 3D project we will print for you. Your item will be available at the library in approximately two weeks. Registration required. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

10th Annual Fear Factor Food Challenge
Thursday, June 29 @ 6 pm   
We’re mixing things up for our 10th anniversary. Try out the most unusual foods we found online. Scary food not your thing? Join us for a tasting of interesting sodas. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

July

Library Closed
Tuesday, July 4
The library will be closed for the Fourth of July. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday. The library will reopen Wednesday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

Breakout of the Library
Thursday, July 6 @ 5:30 pm or 7 pm
Will you be able to figure out the clues to get out in time? Each session limited to 10 people. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Gaming
Fridays, July 7 & 14 @ 3-5:45 pm
Come to the teen department each Friday afternoon for open gaming. Board games, card games, Wii, XBOX ONE, and Minecraft. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information. 

Teen Writing Workshop
Saturday, July 8 – 1-4 pm
Local YA author Anne Riley will prepare teens to write their novel: characters, plot, and pacing. Space is limited. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

3D Printing
Monday, July 10 @ 4 pm
Create a 3D project we will print for you. Your item will be available to pick up at the Teen Summer Reading End Party on July 21. Space is limited. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Anime Night + Origami
Monday, July 10 @ 6 pm
Join us in the teen department for an evening of anime and to learn some new folds. The audience will pick what we watch. Treats will be served and costumes are welcome! Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Tuesday Tech: Makey Makey
Tuesday, July 11 @ 2 pm or 3:30 pm          
Control a computer with a banana, high-fives, water, and other unusual objects. Registration required. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Manga/Comic Book Club
Thursday, July 13 @ 4 pm
A whole hour devoted to manga and comic books. Share with each other what we’ve been reading and get ideas of what to read next. Snacks will be served.  Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Thursday, July 13 @ 6 pm    
Who will reign supreme? Compete against other teens to see who can make it through Coconut Mall the fastest in Mario Kart and who will come out on top in Super Smash Bros. Prizes! Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org to make the brackets. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Tuesday Tech: Stop Motion
Tuesday, July 18 @ 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Create a short film using stop motion animation! Registration required. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Brushes & Slushes
Tuesday, June 18 @ 6 pm    
Create art with the help of a professional. Planned by the Teen Leadership Council. Space is limited. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Nerf Wars
Thursday, July 20 @ 6 pm
Battle in the Library! Bring your own Nerf gun. We’ll provide the cover & prize! Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Teen Summer Reading End Party!
Friday, July 21 – 4-6 pm       
Computer Animation Workshop film festival and inflatable bumper wrestling! Top Readers, Grand Prize Winner, and Audience Favorite Film will be announced. Door prizes will be given out. Food will be served. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

Tuesday Tech: Virtual Reality
Tuesday, June 25 @ 2 pm or 3:30 pm         
Try out virtual reality with Google Cardboard & Oculus Rift and turn your smartphone into a hologram projector. Bring a smartphone or tablet if able. Registration required. Register using our online calendar at www.northshelbycounty.org. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or for more information.

 

Teen Leadership Council

Help the library and earn community service hours. Applications available here.

 

Computer Animation Workshops

The next computer animation workshop will be held in the summer.  
Applications available here. Applications will be accepted staring May 15 and are due June 2.


Here are the Summer 2016 films!

Note: Music has been removed to comply with copyright law.

Alexander        Arjun               Eli

Gabi                Hope               Jaiden

Jared               Kylen              Lydia

Ryan               Sam                Stanley

 

2015 Summer Animation Workshop 

Note: Music has been removed to comply with copyright law.

Abi                        Courtney

Final                     Holden

Khaled                  Kunal

Myles

2014 Summer Animation Workshop 

Blow it Up             Caitlyn

Copeland              Future World

Heather                Hope1 |  Hope2 |  Hope3

Jamie                   Samarth

Suneeti

2013 Fall Computer Animation Workshop

This program was sponsored by a Loleta D. Fyan grant.

Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Forest Chase

Robot Scene

Solar System