In celebration of Tim Burton’s new movie, Alice in Wonderland, Rincon Valley had a Mad Hatter Tea Party on Tuesday afternoon. Teens were invited to make a mad hat and have tea and cookies. The hats were made from brown paper bags, paint, ribbons and other odds and ends. Enjoy the pictures from this great teen event!
Yesterday 20 teens participated in the Stuffed Creatures event at the Rincon Valley library. Some teens created ugly dolls, some created cute dolls and one boy created pacman! It was a lot of fun! Here are some of the finished stuffed creatures dolls made yesterday.
Did you know that the Rincon Valley library has a facebook page?!? You can find these pictures on their facebook page too!
Teens at the Petaluma, Central, Rincon Valley and Healdsburg branch carved pumpkins last week and yesterday. The librarians took pictures of the pumpkins and the public are voting on their favorite pumpkin. The teens were creative in their designs and pumpkin names. In Petaluma teens named their pumpkins all sort of things like Jacka, A Trip to the Dentist and Cat got Mouse. Below are a sampling of the pumpkins carved at the branches. This event was a lot of fun but messy! Stop by Petaluma, Central, Rincon Valley or Healdsburg to vote for your favorite pumpkin!
Rincon Valley Branch
Rincon Valley Branch
Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins! We are beginning to see them everywhere. This year four branches are hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest for Teens. We supply to pumpkins you supply the creativity. There is a grand prize at each branch for the best pumpkin voted by the public. We hope you come in and join the fun! Check back soon for pictures! Petaluma Library: Monday, October 19th @ 2 p.m. Central Library: Monday, October 19 @ 4 p.m. Rincon Valley Library: Thursday, October 22nd @ 3:30 p.m. Healdsburg Library: Tuesday, October 27th @ 3 p.m. If you need some inspiration check out this website. Or check out a book by Tom Nardone, he has some interesting ideas.
Every couple of months the Rincon Valley branch will pose a question to the teens. Teens can write their answer down to be posted on the the information pillar. At the end of the summer Rincon Valley asked the question “What was your favorite book this summer?” Here are the responses in no particular order.
Did you have a favorite book this summer? Let us know!
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Night World by L.J. Smith
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
The Perks of the Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Totally Joe by James Howe
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
The Rincon Valley branch was the next host for the Sonoma County Library Teen Idol. On April 8th 16 contestants shared their songs with 80 members in the audience. The winners at the Rincon Valley branch were:
1st place: Jessie sang “Wash by the Water”
2nd place: Victoria sang a song by Celine Dion
3rd place: Bree sang “Take a Bow”
We would like to give a big round of applause to every teen who competed. The next SCL Teen Idol will be at the
Cloverdale branch on Monday, April 20th at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!