Posts Tagged ‘video games’

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! 

-Christie

Gettin’ Our Game On

December 3, 2008

Today’s Wednesday and that means another installment of Get Your Game On will be taking place at the Fairmount St. Library.  If you like playing video games and hanging with other teens, then you should definitely come check it out.  Good times.  Good times.  And speaking of good, check out this pic that Mello, one of our dedicated teen patrons, drew of a few of the gaming crowd regulars.  What a super great pic!!  Thanks for sharing, Mello! 

Get Your Game On is every Wednesday from 3-5.  The library owns two PS2s and a Wii system.  Teens often bring in their own systems to play on, too.  Lately we’ve had four screens going at once.  And we play all sorts of games…Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, MarioKart, and Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 just to name a few.  So come on by sometime and Get Your Game On!!

 -Christie

Get Your Game On Featured Player: Fedora Dude

October 16, 2008

Yikes.  I’m a day late on the featured player post.  Don’t fire me, teens!!!  Those of you that attended yesterday’s Get Your Game On know that DPL was experiencing some technical difficulties with its wireless internet connection during the program…so our normal featured player agenda was interrupted.  Bummer.  But enough of the blahblahblah.  This week’s featured player is…drum roll please…Justin!

At 18 he’s the oldest player in our crew, but only by a few months.  And he’s the only one in college.  An undecided major at this point but maybe wants to be a programmer??  Justin’s fav game is DDR and he prefers the arcade version, although that didn’t stop him from picking up his own copy of SuperNova the other day.  He also loves to read-which library staff ALWAYS loves to hear.  His favorite authors are Rachel Caine and Christopher Paolini.  Hmm, maybe we can get Justin to do a few book reviews for the blog!?

So, something people don’t know about you?  “Around here?…seems like my name.”

Your name is Justin, right?  “Yeah.”  “And my closest friends call me BK.”

Which stands for?  “Nothing.  It’s a crazy story and it doesn’t make sense, but it stuck so whatever.”

If you were an animal what would you be?  “If I was an animal.  That’s a tough one.  I’d be an emu because emus are sweet animals.”

And if you were an emu and emus could drive which car would you drive?  “I would drive a brand new Lotus Elise or a Le Mans Quattro.”

Justin also recently turned the group on to finger-style DDR which you can play here.  Check it out!  It’s cool.  And everyone thinks Justin is cool and quiet and chill and always wearing his black hat and everyone calls him Fedora Dude and maybe we should call him Cool Fedora Dude. 

“Sounds good,” he says.