Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge IX

Teen Poets show off your talents!

Do verses just run through your head? Do you love writing poetry and giving it a voice?
WIN CASH AWARDS and the opportunity to perform at:

FALL FEST 2014 / SLAMMIN’ RHYMES CHALLENGE VIX

Saturday, November 15, 2014

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Library – Clowes Auditorium
40 East St. Clair Street.

The CHALLENGE:
Write with the inspiring thoughts of:
Raising the Bar – I Am Connected, Unique, and Powerful!

 

How to Enter:
Please submit a typed or legible written copy of your original poem and a recording (cassette or CD) of your reading to: Cordia Watkins, Lawrence Library, 7898 North Hague Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46256 or deliver to your local INDYPL library.

DEADLINE for entries: Monday, October 27, 2014

All participants will receive participation gift cards. Ten teen poets will be selected to receive $25.00 gift cards and perform their winning entries at FALL FEST 2014.

Award presentation will be given by Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever forward, 2012 WNBA Champion, 2011 WNBA MVP, and 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

This event is made possible by the Library’s African-American History Committee, and by the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation; the Tracy L. Haddad Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation; the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre Fund; The Dr. Michael R. Twyman Endowment Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Pick up details and entry forms at your local branch or click on the links below for printable documents.

Slammin Rhymes Challenge

 

Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge IX Information

Teen Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge IX Entry Form

 

 

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

 

 

The Summer Reading Program  begins on June 2nd! That’s next Monday!

Click on the READ IN ANY LANGUAGE picture for details about the program.

 

 

 

You won’t want to miss out on the prizes:

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Mustache erasers

 

 

BOGO Indiana Fever Pass

BOGO Indianapolis Indians Pass

Little Caesars Crazy Bread Coupon

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Hedgehog Lip Gloss

 

BOGO Indy Parks Pool Pass

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Teen Paperback Books

 

 

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Flashbanz

 

White Castle Three for Free Coupon

Children’s Museum Guild Haunted House Pass and a Free State Fair Admission!

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Have a sweet tooth? Get some jelly beans . . .

 

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. . . and some sour twists!

 

Let the festivities begin!

–Michelle Frost

Teen Tech Week 2014

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It’s almost March again! Bring on the sun! Bring on the rain! Bring on the warmer temperatures! Bring on the DIY Tech classes at the Library! Yep!! During the month of March, we’re celebrating the American Library Association’s DIY Tech Tech Week at the library. Not only will you be able to attend some pretty sweet workshops at your local branch, but there’s a great event happening at Central Library, too. And did we mention two free iPod Touches and free 1GB USB wrist bands? Read on…..

Central Library first: Saturday, March 8 from 11-3 p.m., we are going all out with various Tech Art Crafts, a real 3D printer demonstration and you can listen to author Mike Mullin give a presentation on how taekwondo is like writing (complete with book sales and signings!).

Branch workshop details:

DIY Switchcraft - Learn about switches and other components of electrical circuits while you make your very own set of bracelets that light up when you place them next to each other!

DIY Comics – Find out about the basics of creating a drawing a comic. You can bring your own characters to life and turn ideas into stories. You’ll leave with your own six-page comic book.

DIY Permaculture – Learn how to work with nature instead of against it, about sustainable living and make your own solar cooker.

Protect Your Tech with Duct Tape – You’ll create your own protective cover for a favorite piece of portable technology.

3D Printing – Find out about all the great things that can be made on a 3D printer.

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What about the iPod Touches? And the USB bracelets? We didn’t forget… There will be a system wide drawing for two iPod Touches and every branch will give away a copy of one of Mike Mullin’s books. And be sure to ask about the Teen Tech Week puzzle. Solve it and you’ll get a cool 1GB USB wrist band.

 

See you at the Library!

 

– Michael Perry