If you need to kill some time while waiting for more lives, here are some ideas:
Sweet Fiction, Non-fiction and DVDs
- Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
- The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
- L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad (okay it’s not actually about candy but it’s got candy in the title, sue me)
- The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook by Liz Gutman and Jen King
- Candy Making for Dummies by David E.H. Jones
- Candy from the History Channel
Some of these look really cool and fun.
So get reading! Or crafting and baking – you have 30 minutes between lives to waste or until your Facebook friends give you more. And just keep telling yourself, “I can quit whenever I want…” That’s what I’ll be telling myself.
-Heather Lee, Children and Teen Services, St Matthews Branch
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Make Lab has been travelling to branches around town this month for imaging programs using our digital drawing pens. Teens can draw or paint on the computer using a variety of brushes that imitate actual paint brushes, pens, pencils, or dry media (like charcoal). The program we use also has a photo painting feature that allows you to create digital drawings and paintings from regular pictures.
Here are some examples of Photo Painting (click each for full size):
The original image is on the left. The image on the right was created using the charcoal brush tool.
The original image is on the left. The image on the right was created using the watercolor brush tool.
The original image is on the left. The image on the right was creating using the pencil tool.
Look for Make Lab programs and other teen programs here . If you have any questions about the Make Lab, call 574-1638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended books for getting started with digital art:
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Join us for Teen Laptop Lounge:
Shawnee Branch, Mondays from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Okolona Branch, Wednesdays from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The image above was created using Comic Life Software . Email email@example.com if you would like more information on Comic Life or join us in November for our Make Images programs.
Bon Air Branch
November 1 & 3, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Teen Outpost – Highland/Shelby Park Branch
November 8 & 10, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
November 15 & 17, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
November 22, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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