Posts Tagged ‘Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre’

BRR: The Time-traveling Fashionista

July 6, 2011


The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca TuretskyTitle: The Time-traveling Fashionista

Author: Bianca Turetsky


Other books in series or Standalone: right now it is a standalone, but the author’s bio in the back leads us to believe it will be a series!

First Impressions: Time travel plus fashion plus THE TITANIC? YES PLEASE! I have always loved the idea of clothing being a sciencefictionish technological instrument either as an invisibility cloak, or a magical pair of flattering jeans, or dresses that transport the wearer to another time. Bravo should totally do a Sci-Fi version of Project Runway…

Last Impressions: I liked the book, but I thought it was a bit predictable. However, the main character, Louise, was very sweet and passionate about pursuing her hobby of collecting vintage clothing. I totally want to be friends with her so we can put on flapper dresses and have dance parties (however, I would prefer NOT to put on Edwardian dresses and hang out on doomed, sinking ships with her…)

Image from the Putnam Museum's High School Guide to the Titanic Artifact ExhibitFavorite Part (POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT): I loved when Louise and Ann (a maid on the Titanic) visited the ship’s gymnasium–I know! Who knew the Titanic had a gym? Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio never hung out in there. The thought of working out in mountains of underclothes, a corset, a long dress, gloves and jewelry kinda makes me wanna fall over…My other favorite part was the fashion illustrations by Sandra Suy! SO GLAMOROUS! And tragic. I found that learning about the clothing worn by the Titanic’s victims and survivors made the tragedy feel that much more human.

Least Favorite Part: It took sooooo long for Louise to realize that she was on the Titanic which made me very very anxious (and slightly annoyed).

Thoughts on the bookcover: Beautiful! I am always a sucker for covers with beautiful dresses and I am LOVING the current trend of using a hand-lettered look for the title. The cover looks fun and shiny and romantic–just like the story!

An ideal place to read this book: while you are waiting in line for the AMAZING Titanic Exhibit at the Putnam Museum!

Dream Cast: Louise would be played by Sierra McCormick of Disney’s new show, ANT Farm, or Joey King who played Ramona in Ramona & Beezus.

People who should read this: Although enjoyed by all ages, I would say this book would most interest younger teens. Especially those into fashion or history (or both!)

If you like this book, you may also like: Vintage Veronica by Erica S. Perl, Cinderella Cleaners by Maya Gold or anything by Ann Rinaldi

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!