morP, South Central’s alternative prom, returns on Saturday, June 8, from 7–10 p.m.! This special after-hours event officially kicks off Teen Summer Reading with a monster motif, live DJ, food, fun, and activities including Making Monsters with Ryan Case, LFPL’s June COLLIDER artist-in-residence. Teens are encouraged to wear their most monstrous attire. This program is 100% free and open to teens in grades 7–12, but registration is required at LFPL.org/morp.
Author Archives: mk
Random Fandom is this Saturday, October 6th!
Join us from 1 to 3 pm this Saturday, October 6th at Southwest Regional Library for the Teen Session of Random Fandom! The first hour, we’ll test our knowledge of Riverdale with a Trivia Contest (individuals or teams), and for the second hour, come dressed in your best for our Teen Cosplay Costume Contest! Costumed characters will be available for photo ops and you can see some local vendors. It will be an afternoon of fun. 1-2 pm Riverdale Trivia; 2-3pm Teen Cosplay Costume Contest. Ages 12+
Cosplay Contest Rules
- Random Fandom is a family-friendly event. All costumes must be suitable for public display. If costumes are deemed inappropriate or indecent, Southwest library staff have the right to disqualify contestants or insist on costume modifications.
- Contestants must be fully-dressed in their costumes before coming to the library. No dressing rooms will be provided.
- All kinds of costume props must be handled with care and must not have the potential for harm to fellow cosplayers, library staff, event attendees, or library property. Working firearms or any kind of sharp and/or bladed objects are strictly prohibited. Props must be made of plastic or flexible material.
Last Call for Film Festival Entries!
High school students, grades 9–12, are invited to submit their original films on any topic in one of the following categories:
- Short Film (3-5 minutes in length)
- Public Service Announcement or Commercial (60 seconds in length)
- Documentary (5-8 minutes in length)
- Cell Phone Film (1-2 minutes in length, filmed entirely with a cell phone)
Original films on any topic or genre are accepted. Films should be G- or PG- rated and suitable for a teen audience. Filmmakers must be Kentucky residents in grades 9–12.
To enter, fill out the forms linked below and email them to KYFF@lfpl.org,then upload your original film by clicking on the button below and following the directions. All entries must be received by September 15, 2018.
Click Here to Submit!
Animecon 2018 Is Coming!
Animecon is Friday, August 10th at the Main Library from 9:30am – 4pm at the Main Library. Join your fellow fans for anime viewing and discussion, cosplay, our annual Ramen noodle eating competition, and much more!
Teens (12-19) can sign up online in advance by visiting http://www.lfpl.org/tickets/animecon-registration.asp. And don’t forget to look for the full schedule (coming soon) on the LFPL website!
Teen Summer Reading has begun!
Teens (6th – 12th grades) who read 6 books, magazines, or graphic novels this summer by August 11 are eligible to win some great prizes including:
- an ID cardholder & earbuds
- FREE Passes to the Kentucky Science Center, Frazier Kentucky History Museum, Locust Grove, Rauch Planetarium, Louisville Bats, Louisville City FC, and Squire Boone Caverns
- FREE Lemon Ice from Fazoli’s w
- FREE Frosty from Wendy’s w
- FREE classes at Hwang’s Martial Arts w
- FREE Passes to U of L sporting events
Everyone who completes Teen Summer Reading will automatically be Entered for a chance to Win one of these Grand Prizes:
- UofL football tickets
- $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
- a tablet computer
The program is free. To register, click here or stop by any Louisville Free Public Library location.
morP: Steampunk Edition
What in the world is a morP? morP is an alternative to prom (or prom spelled backwards). Join teens around Louisville as we kick off Teen Summer Reading with lots of music, food and fun! Pull out your best steampunk gear and come dance with us as DJ L. Churchill spins on the 1’s and 2’s. For more information, please call (502) 964-3515. Grades 7-12. Registration is required. Click here to sign up.
Not sure what to wear to morp? Come to one one of our steampunk accessory programs!
Meet up with your friends at your local library branch to create accessories for your prom attire. Be sure to talk with a teen staff member for more information about morP and to register for this program! Ages 12-19
Try TumbleBookCloud for FREE!
A free trial of TumbleBookCloud is now available through June 30. TumbleBookCloud offers more than 1,000 titles in a variety of formats, including ebooks, Graphic Novels, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks suitable for middle and high school students. Click here to get started.
Carmichael’s Kids presents award-winning children’s book author & illustrator Peter Brown
Main Library, Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes The Wild Robot Escapes—a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to The Wild Robot, his New York Times bestseller for middle schoolers about what happens when nature and technology collide. Brown is the 2013 Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Creepy Carrots! and his other children’s books—including The Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild—are all New York Times bestsellers.
Join Peter Brown for a fun, interactive discussion of his work and his latest book,at the Main Library. This program is free, but tickets are required; click here to order.
All Things Board Games!
Do you like to play board games? Are you looking for some new titles? I personally really love all things gaming. A few good games that I’ve played and/or learned about recently that are a lot of fun…
It’s quick, fun, and easy to play. Basically, you play as a zombie, and you have dice that have a brain, an explosion that’s supposed to represent a shotgun, and a set of footprints on each die. Depending on what you roll shows whether or not you a) ate the person’s brain, b) they shot you, or c) they got away. You pick three dice out of a cup, roll them, and then based on what you roll you can either keep going or tally up your score–you get points for how many brains you eat. The person with the most points at the end of the game wins!
If you’re looking for a game with a little more intrigue, perhaps you could try…
Coup is also very fast paced, and a lot of fun to play. You are the head of an Italian family, and in an intense power struggle with, well, all of the other people you are playing with, who are also heads different Italian families. This game uses cards with different characters on them, and each of the characters have different moves that they can do, all of them pretty much involving whether or not they are going to steal your or another person’s money, which is given to you each round with cardboard coins that come with the game. Each player is given two cards, one face up, and one face down. The fun part is tricking other players into thinking that your face down character is different from the character you may actually have.
You can chose to fake out the other players by using moves that other characters have, even if they aren’t a character you actually possess. But, other players can call you out, and if they are correct, you will lose the character that they call out. If your accuser is incorrect, then they lose a character instead. The last person standing is, of course, the winner.
And, if you’re into really complex games…
Betrayal at the House on the Hill:
This game is pretty complex and involved… It’s almost RPG level as far as board games are concerned. You’re part of a group that is investigating a haunted house. (Think Scooby Doo or even Supernatural.) Each member of your party has different skills and you move around using cards with different scenarios. As you move through the house, you draw board pieces that actually determine the way that the house is put together. At some point there is a betrayal in your party… each time you play, the game goes a different way, and there are a number of scenarios that you can play through. When I played with my family around Christmas, my dad ended up turning evil, and invisible. He stalked through the house and ended up killing off our entire party! It is a really fun game, but I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners. There are a lot of things you have to keep track of, and the game can run really long, depending on the scenario that gets picked.
Do you have any board games you played recently that you really liked? Any you would recommend playing? Let us know in the comments, we at the library would love to hear from you!
– Shannon, Highlands-Shelby Park