Teen Summer Reading is in full-swing. Have you gotten your Summer Reading folder? Along with prizes for completing your reading, there are a wide variety of activities and programs at a library branch near you. There is a main event Friday, July 11, 6-9 PM that is sure to draw a crowd: the Teen After Hours Party. Be a part of the very first Teen Choice Book Awards being presented at the party. Tell us which titles you think should win, by voting for your favorites.
One of the categories up for vote is Best Book-to-Movie. Who will get the most votes: The Hunger Games, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Divergent, The Book Thief, or The Spectacular Now? Have you read all the books that are nominees?
This summer the Louisville Free Public Library will host its first-ever Teen Choice Book Awards. Vote for your favorites in each category, and then attend the Teen After-Hours party on July 11 from 6 – 9 p.m. when the winners will be unveiled. Vote as often as you like and tell your friends!
UPDATED: we are happy to include all the films submitted for the Library’s teen film fest!
We are happy to share the featured films from the 2014 Louisville Young Filmmakers Festival on the Library’s YouTube Channel.
Thanks to all who submitted films!
Are you one of many words? Do you have a lot to say or a lot on your mind? Well, I challenge you to write about it. But there’s a catch, you can only do it in six words.
If you were told that you were going to lose all sense of communication and had to share 6 words to leave your legacy, what would they be? Here at the Okolona Branch, we are hosting a 6-word Memoir event on Tuesday, April 15, 6 pm, click here for more information.
We will read the 6-word memoirs from teens just like you. Some of them are fun and simple while others are complex and serious. Think about it…what could YOU say in 6 words? Believe or not, a lot can be said with just a few words. I challenge you to join us and see what you can come up with. Of course, thinking is hard work and can build up a mighty appetite, so refreshments will be served!
Please, come join us.
Check out these titles for examples written by famous people and teens like you.
-Alexis, Youth Services, Okolona Branch
We are extremely proud of all the film submissions that we received for the 2014 Louisville Young Filmmakers Festival at the Library.
We are pleased to announce the twelve films to be featured at the film premier:
- Win, Lose, or Draw by Beargrass Media
- Butterfly Fly Away by Meagan Compton
- Green Green Grass by Edward Boomershine
- Auto-Correct and Auto-Tune by Erin Kurtz
- I’ll See You Soon by Sultana Avdic
- Toaster or What You Will by Emma Bryan
- The Rivalry by Hannah Esrock
- The House by Murray Huber
- Stranger by Landis Breland Helwig
- Mortuus Frater Meus by Alexander William Scarfe
- Safalta by Sidartha Biswa
- The Butterfly Effect by Emily Downs
All other submissions will be on display during intermission, and filmmakers, families and friends will have the opportunity to speak with their peers. Submissions will be added to the Library’s YouTube channel following the festival.
The festival premier will be March 15th, 2 pm in the Centennial Room at the Main Library and will last until around 4:30 pm.
We are proud to share a playlist of last year’s featured films from our first Louisville Young Filmmakers Festival. From truly terrifying to heart warming, these were screened at the final film premier March 16, 2013 at the Main Library.
Check them out, and be sure to submit your films by March 1, 2014 for this year’s festival.
Looking to get started? Join us this Saturday, January 11, 2pm at the Main Library for a special festival workshop, and learn the basics of filming and editing. We will be making a festival teaser trailer for the Library’s website.
Part of the festival fun includes our community-led workshops. We are pleased to announce this year’s lineup:
- Green Screen Techniques Saturday, January 25, 10 am
- Stop Motion Animation Saturday, February 8, 2 pm: Led by teen stop-motion animator Ed Boomershine
- Improv Acting Saturday, February 22, 2 pm: Featuring members of Louisville’s own Project Improv
Bring a friend, and dive into the exciting world of film making with your Library!