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More Film Fest Moments

March 30, 2009

pre-party interviews with filmmakersred carpet interview

Above are the cast and crew of A Movie of Coolness.  They’re shown being interviewed as they enter the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre, and then as they walk the red carpet just prior to making their silver screen debut.  The group went home with their very own Oscar-like trophy we like to call the “Dewey” for Best Soundtrack.  Way to go!  Their movie certainly was cool!

voting for viewer's choice award

Here’s an action shot of the audience members voting for the Grand Prize Viewer’s Choice Award just after the screening on the balcony of the IMAX.  The winner ending up being What’s Up Holmes? by Gavin Wright & Austin Bundy.  The pair took home a Dewey and $100 for that award, plus they also won Best Comedy.  This was the second year the pair of Davenport teens won the Viewer’s Choice Award.  Once again, amazing work guys!!

winner of librarian's choice and best original film

Pictured here, holding the two Deweys she was awarded, is the talented Shelby Bargren of Moline.  Shelby won for Best Original Film and also the only other Grand Prize-Librarian’s Choice Award which also garnered her $100!  We were all very, very impressed with Shelby’s work and creativity.  Rumor has it she can’t wait ’til next year’s film fest rolls around.  Well, we can’t wait to see what Shelby and the rest of the teen filmmakers can come up with to top this year’s entries!  ‘Til then…

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Libraries Together 2nd Annual Teen Film Fest.  Thank you all for giving it a try and working so very hard.  We hope you all had a great time!


Teen Film Fest Red Carpet Screening at the IMAX!

March 24, 2009

The 2nd Annual Libraries Together Teen Film Festival & Red Carpet Screening Event at the Putnam Museum & IMAX® Theatre is March 26!

That’s this Thursday!!

At 6 pm, the pre-party for the teen filmmakers and their guests will begin, complete with free pizza and refreshments. Then at 7pm, the FREE Red Carpet Premiere begins! The premiere is open to the public. So bring your friends, walk the red carpet, and join us in viewing the creative works of area teens as their films are projected onto the biggest screen in town! Plus, the IMAX concession stands will be open to suit your snacking needs. Hope to see you there!

Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre


Libraries TogetherThe contest began in February, with a call for entries. Teens could choose from three themes, as related to their favorite book: outtakes, book trailer, or missing/unwritten scene. The libraries offered numerous opportunities for teens to use library technology to create their masterpieces. The workshops, training sessions, and events leading up to the red carpet event were created to celebrate “Teen Tech Week,” (March 8 – 14), a national initiative to encourage teens to learn technology and use it responsibly.

Call 563-326-7893 for further info.


Teen Reading Challenge Party is Friday Night!

January 8, 2009

par-tay!Those of you who participated in the Teen Reading Challenge and read 250+ minutes received an invitation to the Teen Reading Challenge Party.  This year’s party will be at the Moline Public Library (3210 41st St.) from 6:30-8 on Friday.  There will be free food and drinks, lots of video games to play, and cool crafts to make. 

Plus, you’ll get to meet lots of new teens from around the area and have a chance to win many great prizes!  All this just for keeping track of the time you spent reading?  Yep.  And don’t forget you get to bring 1 friend along, even if that friend didn’t participate in the Challenge.  A huge thank you to all the teens who participated.  Everyone did a great job!


The Challenge Is On…

December 16, 2008

Chill Out & ReadThe 14th Annual Teen Reading Challenge has begun!  Pick up your reading log today at either Davenport Public Library location.  The Teen Reading Challenge is an event sponsored by the Quad City Area Public Libraries.  This unique winter reading program asks teens to join their home library team and “compete” against other area public libraries to see who can read the most.  Come on DPL teens…let’s do this!

penguins readingThis year’s program runs from Dec. 14, 2008-Jan. 3, 2009.  The logs must be turned in by Jan. 6, 2009.  To participate visit your local library and pick up a log.  Just keep track of the number of minutes you read (books, magazines, newspapers, and even books for school!) on the provided log and turn it in when you’re done.  It’s really that easy! 

Oh, and did I mention a party?  Party.  Teens who read 250 minutes or more will be invited to the Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Public Library on Friday, Jan. 9th.  And they get to bring a friend, as well!  There will be video games to play, scrapbooking activities, duct tape crafts, free food, drinks, and lots of prizes to give away.

winter party

One more thing…if the DPL teens win this Challenge, they get to have an overnight lock-in at the library.  Time to get your read on!