Teen Programs – April

Thursday, April 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m.:
Guitar Hero III. Come help me unlock all the songs on my new copy of Guitar Hero III, or just play co-op or battle with friends.

Sunday, April 11, 1-3 p.m.:
Author Open House. Meet the faces behind the backs at our annual event. Teen authors at the program include Carrie Vaughn (author of the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series has written a new YA novel, Voices of Dragons), Jessy Randall (The Wandora Unit), and Lynda Sandoval (Father Knows Best), among others. Click here to see a list of all the authors coming to the event.


Guitar Hero Tournament Winners!

teen-pictures-004Eleven Guitar Hero enthusiasts participated in Englewood Public Library’s first gaming event on March 14. To win, players had to show their mastery of Easy, Normal, and Hard levels of the game, and we had pizza, snacks, card games, and magazines to keep the players and their audience occupied. The top three winners were each awarded a gift card from the new Gamestop on River Point Sheridan.

Congrats to our winners!

First Place: Samantha T.
Second Place: Veronica Z.
Third Place: Tyler R.

We are looking in to providing more teen gaming events, so if you have opinions on which games or consoles you’d like to see, leave a comment on this post or send me an e-mail. I’m also looking for recommendations for great board games, tabletop roleplaying games, and card games.

Guitar Hero Tournament in March!

ttw09_logoThis year’s Teen Tech Week theme is Press Play @ Your Library, and what better way to celebrate that then with a gaming contest? On Saturday, March 14, we’ll be holding a no-holds-barred Guitar Hero tournament in the children’s room of the Englewood Public Library. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include food and drinks. Awesome prizes for the winner and first runner-up will be awarded at the end of the tournament.

Think you have what it takes? If you are between 12 and 18 years old, sign up by calling 303-762-2555 or stopping by the library’s reference desk. Tournament players will be limited to 16 people, so sign up early if you want a spot. There will be a waiting list in case of no-shows and a few times for free play before and after the tournament begins. And of course, we want a big, enthusiastic audience, so please come cheer them on even if you don’t want to play!

Schedule details and rules are posted here; flyers with the details will also be available in the library at the reference desk and in the Teen’s Cool Cafe.