Archive for the ‘Special Events’ Category

6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands

July 6, 2011

It’s this Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

All are invited to the 6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands and the Eastern Ave. Branch’s 1st Birthday celebration this Saturday starting at 11 am at the Eastern Ave. Library.  There will also be crafts, cake, and fun for the whole family.  Party time!

The crowd pleasing tunes of Coupe DeVille will kick off the event as this great opening act takes the stage from 11-1.  Then the Teen Battle will begin!  This year we have 7 acts lined up to rock your socks and we want you to come cheer on your favorites!  Prizes will be awarded to the top three acts, with the chance to play 2 other paid gigs for the Davenport Parks & Rec Dept. this summer. 

For more information on this or any of our programs please call DPL at 563-326-7832.

ALA Video Contest: “Why I Need My Library”

March 30, 2011

Want to win up to $3,000 for the library of your choice?!  You have until April 18th to get a video together for the American Library Association’s upcoming teen video contest!  DO IT! 

For all the details visit the ALA info page.  Videos are to be 1-3 minutes and fit the theme–Why I Need My Library.  This contest would be perfect for our recent teen video contest participants!  Also, be sure to check out this video:

 

Oh, and here’s the prize info pulled from the ALA contest details:
Prizes will be awarded in two age categories – ages 13 to15 and 16 to18 – to a school or local public library selected by the winners.

Grand prize: The winning contestant or group of contestants from each age category will receive $3,000 for their selected library.  In addition, each member of the winning group will receive a $50 gift card to an online bookseller.

Second place: Two second place finalists in each age category will receive $2,000 each for their selected library

Third place: Three third place finalists will receive $1,000 each for their selected library. 

Winning videos will be showcased on ALA websites and at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 23-28). 

And the winners are…

March 29, 2011

In case you missed the 4th Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest screening event at the IMAX last week here’s a list of the winners:

Best Acting-Never Wonder Where by Bailey Hager, Sarah Rodriguez, Kimberlyn Stoddard, Alexis Bertrard, Tabitha Jones and Patrick Kakert II
Best Action-Punched Before Reading by Kaitlyn Martin, Annie Moore, Gabby & Suzy Garrido
Best Animation-Diary of a Wimpy Hobbit by Archer & Morgan Moore
Best Directing-You Are Here by Ben Haycraft
Best Documentary-EAA Young Eagles by Sheldon Wellman
Best Editing-You Are Here by Olivia Covert-Proctor, Marie Hafner, Bikere Ikoba, & Philip Tunnicliff
Best Fantasy-When Fantasy Becomes Reality by Ali & Gabi Lenger
Best Original Screenplay-TwiCats by Ally Ronzheimer, Kamella, Sara, & Luke
Best Reporting-OMG! Geek Obsessions by Ashley Oerman & Safaa Karoumia
Best Technical Effects-Nerd Confessions by Gavin Wright & Austin Bundy

And the $100 Grand Prize Winners are:

Librarian’s Choice Award–Archer & Morgan Moore’s Diary of a Wimpy Hobbit


Viewer’s Choice Award–Gavin Wright & Austin Bundy’s Nerd Confessions

This is an exciting 3-peat win for DPL’s own Gavin & Austin! They’ve entered the video contest 3 years and won the Viewer’s Choice 3 times! Impressive.

Congratulations to all the teens who participated in this year’s contest. And an enormous thanks goes to the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre for hosting another wonderful screening event. THANK YOU!

And the entries are…

March 22, 2011

We’re all set for another smashing video contest screening event at the Putnam Museum’s IMAX Theatre this Thursday night. All are welcome to attend this spectacular teen program! The pre-party with pizza and refreshments will begin at 6pm. Just prior to 7:00, the participants will walk the red carpet into the theatre just in time for the 7:00 screening debut of their videos.

Special thanks to the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre for donating the use of their space for our 4th Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest Screening Event, and to Papa John’s and Pizza Hut (both on Locust St. in Davenport) for their pizza donations this year. We couldn’t have done it without their support!!!

We hope to see you Thursday night! If you can’t make it or would like a sneak preview of the event check out the entries now:


You Are Here by Ben Haycraft


OMG! Geek Obsessions by Ashley Oerman & Safaa Karoumia


Nerd Confessions by Gavin Wright & Austin Bundy


Never Wonder Where-promo trailer by Bailey Hager


Diary of a Wimpy Hobbit by Archer & Morgan Moore


EAA Young Eagles by Sheldon Wellman


When Fantasy Becomes Reality by Ali & Gabi Lenger


Punched Before Reading by Kaitlyn Martin, Gabby Garrido, Suzy Garrido, & Annie Moore


Twi-Cats by Ally Ronzheimer, Kamella, Sara, & Luke


You Are Here by Olivia Covert-Proctor, Marie Hafner, Bikere Ikoba, & Philip Tunnicliff

Congrats to all the QC Area teens who participated in the 4th Annual Teen YouTube Contest. They should be very proud of themselves!

Teen video contest is here! Entries are due next week!

March 4, 2011

Videos for the 4th Annual Teen YouTube Contest and IMAX Screening are due next week.  Time to get on it!  Entry forms and contest rules can be picked up at your local library or found at this link.  Oh, and check out this great vid a local teacher librarian made.  A huge thanks to her creative work and for being such a fantastic supporter of our upcoming teen event!! 

Happy Friday!  Happy Filming!

4th Annual Video Contest & IMAX Screening

February 22, 2011

Yes, yes, yes!  It’s time for the 4th Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest and screening event at the Putnam Museum’s IMAX Theatre.  You know, the place with the GIANT screen!

All QC-Area teens are invited to make videos, upload them to YouTube, turn in the entry form to their local library, and then enjoy a night of celebration and awards at the screening event.  Did we mention participants get to see their videos on the giant IMAX screen?!  And that the event is free!?  And you can win $100!  When are you going to get another chance like this?  It’s time to make a video…

Themes for this year’s contest are:

-Book Mashups  (mash up two of your favorite books into a new story)

-Live Action Anime  (bring your favorite Anime to life)

-SRP Promo  (make a commercial for our Summer Reading Program–this year’s SRP theme is YOU ARE HERE)

-Geek Confessionals  (show and tell your most embarrassing/geeky habits, interests, etc.)

As always, feel free to take a theme and make it your own. 

Click this link for an entry form with all the event rules/details.  The videos should be 5 minutes or less.  They must be uploaded to YouTube by Saturday, March 12, 2011.  Don’t forget to include the title and URL of your video on the entry form!  Entry forms must be turned into your local library during Teen Tech Week, which runs March 6th-12th.  Also, teens are allowed to enter more than one video.

This year the red carpet IMAX screening event will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre.  A pre-party for the teen participants and their guests will be at 6pm. 

Oh, wait!  We just added a bonus theme–which you could also enter in another contest sponsored by the American Library Association.  The bonus theme:

-Why I Need My Library

For more details please contact your local teen librarian or call DPL at 563-326-7832.  See you on the red carpet!

HARRY POTTER PARTY @ Fairmount on Thursday!

November 17, 2010

Going to the Midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1? Soooo you can go sit in line in a cold movie theater for six hours, OR you can come to DPL’s Harry Potter Party at the Fairmount Branch Library from 5:30-7:30, have crazy HP fun,  and then go sit in line in a cold movie theater for only four hours (and still get just as good of seats)! PARTY! Here are the details:

The end is near. The long-awaited finale of the Harry Potter movie franchise is coming. The first installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, also known as “HP7,” happens on November 19. What better way to celebrate a literary character than at a library! The Davenport Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter Party on Thursday, November 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street), and everyone is invited!

Participants will enjoy games, contests, crafts, and HP PRIZES! Participate in Triwizard Trivia and Transfiguration Dueling, a costume parade, and the Bertie Bott’s bean tasting contest. Make sure you wear your most creative Harry Potter-inspired costume so you can compete in the costume contest! Enjoy free refreshments, including polyjuice potions, dragon eggs, and cauldron cakes.

Why is this celebration for all ages? If a child was 9 years old when he/she began reading the Harry Potter series, that child would now be 21. If a child was 9 years old when he/she began watching the Harry Potter movies, that child would now be old enough to vote. Harry Potter transcends time. Its lessons are universal and imaginative. Adults, teens, and kids alike can agree the books will be forever classics. The movies heighten the reading experience, providing visuals that we all saw in our heads and can now see on the big screen. Don’t let the “end” come without celebrating a book and movie character of a lifetime.

For more information, call 563-326-7832, or visit www.davenportlibrary.com.