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  • Adrienne, Events, Writing

    A Writing Master Class with John Marsden

    27.07.11 | Permalink | Comment?

    Wellington City Libraries, The Children’s Bookshop and MacMillan Publishers announce

    A Writing Master Class for Teenagers with John Marsden.

    Best-selling Australian author and teacher John Marsden (author of the Tomorrow when the War Began series) will be presenting a writing class for young writers as a fund raiser for Christchurch.

    Saturday 13th August 10am to 12pm, Wellington City Library, Victoria St. (Mezzanine Floor), for 13-18yr olds.

    Cost $30 -at the request of John Marsden all proceeds will go to the Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

    Strictly limited to the first 30 people on a first come/first served basis- to book please contact the Children’s Bookshop, Shop 26, Kilbirnie Plaza, Kilbirnie, Wellington.  

    t: 04 3873905

    f: 04 3873288

    e: childbkwgtn@xtra.co.nz

  • Adrienne, Events, Happenings, Pencil it in your diaries, Writing

    Creative Writing Workshop

    07.07.11 | Permalink | Comment?

    Fancy yourself as a bit of a writer?

    Register now for a place at the Creative Writing Workshop, places are limited, so be quick about it.

    28th July at Karori Library, 10 am – 3 pm, $40. Email juliafletcher113@hotmail.com to book. For 13-18 year olds.

  • Adrienne, Events, zombies

    Zombies Vs. Gleeks: Register Now

    12.05.11 | Permalink | Comment?

    Registrations are open now for the Zombies Vs. Gleeks Trivia Night.

    Places are limited – get in quick.

    May 27th, 6.30pm, Wellington Central Library

  • Adrienne, Events, NZ Music Month, Pencil it in your diaries, zombies

    Zombies Vs. Gleeks

    03.05.11 | Permalink | Comment?


    You, your mates and zombies, Glee, prizes, gloating rights, free food, brains! Wait, what…?

    Okay, there might not be brains, but eveything else will be there. Pull a team of Glee and Zombie experts together and get ready for the Zombies Vs. Gleeks Trivia Night.

    Open for teams of  13 to 18 year olds (min 2 - max 4), the Zombies Vs. Gleeks Teen Trivia Night will be at the Wellington Central Library on 27th May at 6.30pm. Registrations open soon and places will be limited so get your team ready to go and start planning your costumes.

  • Adrienne, Internet, Isn't that cool?, News, Social Networking, Writing

    No longer a Figment of your imagination

    13.12.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Figment is “a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you’re into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels”, you can find it all at Figment – it’s like a social network for those that love to write or read original stories. Check out the contests, forums or blog while you’re there, or just oggle at how cool the webpage looks.

    You never know… you could be discovered as the next Stephenie Meyer.

    (Us folk here at Teen Blog are alway happy to receive your writing anytime too!)

    Figment Pic

  • Adrienne, Isn't that cool?

    It’s information, but not as we know it

    03.08.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    As you well know, one of the roles of the average library is to store information so you can get your hands on when you need it. But information comes in a variety of formats today, and not all of it is displayed using words.

    There’s a growing trend to display information using graphics like this site or this site (or just google search for Information Graphics). An modern-day mash up of information, data, statistics and graphic design that’s used in school atlasses, newspapers and magazines. I’m hooked, are you?

    (PS if you happen to click on the infographic below you’ll be whisked away to a visualization of how the US libraries stack up in 2010, just in case you’re interested)

  • Adrienne, Competition, Writing

    Re-Draft 2010

    23.07.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Re-Draft, an annual competition for teenage writers is on again. Your work could be selected for publication by judges Tessa Duder and James Norcliffe. Check in your school library for last year’s copy of the Re-Draft book ‘Fishing for Birds’ and you’ll find the entry form in the back. Good luck!

  • Adrienne

    Nibbles! Couches!

    22.07.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to tell us what you want to see happening in your libraries. We’re looking for an enthusiastic bunch of 13-18 year olds to hang out in our staff room (it’s big and has a great view), devour some food, and tell us your ideas for the perfect library.

    29th July @ 4.30pm, Central Library.

    Text or email adrienne if you want in (or reply to this post): 021 227 8637, adrienne.hannan@wcc.govt.nz

  • Adrienne, Books, Reviews

    Review: Little Bird by Penni Russon

    21.07.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    4 stars! Ruby-Lee feels tiny in the world like a “Little Bird” as her older sister, Shandra, is organizing her wedding day to marry her fiancée, Damien.

    The first 2 chapters of the book were quite boring because it was mainly talking about Shandra and her wedding dress & wedding day and not about the main character of the book, Ruby-Lee. But it picked up with excitement later on in the book when Ruby- Lee babysits little baby Maisy and meets Maisy’s father, Spence, and starts to fall in love with him as they hang out together.

    This would be a good book for 13-15 year old girls who have annoying older siblings and don’t really know what love is yet.

    It’s a good book and I enjoyed it in the end with all the drama in it. This is now one of my preferred books.

    Little Bird by Penni Russon reviewed by Jayne

  • Adrienne, Events

    We want you!

    08.07.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Coming soon…

    You get the chance to tell us what you want over some nibbles. Want in…?

    Email: adrienne.hannan@wcc.govt.nz

    Phone or text: 021 227 8637

      Beware of the Book

    We’re looking for people aged 13-18 years old to tell us what you want the library to do for you; we’ve got a couple of questions for you too.

    4.30pm on Thursday 29th July at the Central Library.

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