Summer Reading!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pretty Things

How simply delightful!

Want some free and beautiful illustrations scanned lovingly from old books, wood cuts, and engravings?

Visit Old Book Illustrations.

Thanks, Oh Dee Doh!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Blogger!

This blog is not dead!

So I went to the 2011 NEFLIN Technology Conference yesterday and learned all about awesome web 2.0 and 3.0 things that our library could and should be doing, so I'm all excited about resurrecting this blog and keeping up with it. We'll see...

Also, this summer's FLYP program has begun! Come visit Freedom on Tuesday nights, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings for some summer fun.

Our schedule is here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Actual Teen Podcast!!!

Neva reads Shel Silverstein's "Invention" from Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Teen Tech Week Comics!!!

Check out Neva's comic made with Pixton! Click on the image to view the full length comic.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Test Podcast for Teen Tech Week

Come to tomorrow's Mix and Mash! We'll make our own audiobook!

Here's a link to the test podcast!

Music by freesound user rutgermiller used under Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License

Monday, March 7, 2011

George Washington Welcome to Teen Tech Week 2011

Teen Tech Week Mix and Mash @ Freedom Wednesday March 9 @ 2 pm!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Teen Craft Idea: Etching Glass

An amazing craft idea from 4YA. I want to do this!!!

Teen Craft Idea: Etching Glass:

As you may already know, I'm a total fangirl. I visit almost everyday to search for project inspiration, to window shop, and yes to occasionally indulge myself. One of my favorite shops is Placidrain, who specializes in geekery and cookery. Placidrain etches video game and anime characters onto glassware as shown in the pictures above. I've been very curious to see just how this is done, and thanks to Craftster, I have found a really easy tutorial that uses puffy paint and etching cream. With endless possibilities, this super easy and affordable project, would be great activity for youth groups. If you can, try to use blue glass drinking glasses. The results are even more stunning.

Check out the links below for tutorials and inspiration.

Craftster tutorial by Skarinja that uses pint glasses
A slightly more detailed Craftster tutorial by Onyxnox that uses glass canisters
Placidrain's Hi-O Etsy store with pictures of really cool video game and anime glassware