FCPL Magazine Looking for Ideas

The Fairfax County Public Library’s quarterly magazine, Branch Out, is looking for ideas for its upcoming issues. Specifically, they want to know what ideas Teens would like to see discussed. Here’s a link to the current issue of Branch Out so you can see what sorts of articles they usually include. This issue is all about the 2021 Summer Reading Challenges: Branch Out | Library (fairfaxcounty.gov)

If you have an idea for a future one-time article or an article series, leave a comment or send a note to the main TAB email address and let us know what you think.

Library Events Update

Hello! As I’m sure you all are aware, Corona-virus is causing cancellations of activities. We are all very upset, however, for the safety of everyone, all library events are cancelled through April 12th.

This blog will continue updating on the cancellations. Stay safe and keep reading!

 

Calling all writers!

Calling all writers!
Do you have a story inside you, clawing to get out? Do you like making up worlds and characters and setting them loose on each other? Do you want to share your writing with the world?
Well, we want to see it. Submit your work to the Reston Regional Library Teen Advisory Board’s writing contest!

Submission Guidelines:
1) Write a story or poem inspired by our prompt, the image below. Stories and poems should be no longer than two thousand words.
2) Submit your work to restonlibtab@gmail.com by August 1st, 2019. Please attach your work as a Word document (not a Googledoc). Please also use the subject line “TAB Writing Contest: [Title of Work]” and include your name and contact information in the body of the email.
3) We’ll contact you by August 15th to tell you if you’ve won!
4) (Optional) Let us know in your submission email if you’d like feedback on your work. We’ll give that to you by August 15th as well.

Prizes:
1st Prize: 75$ Amazon gift card
2nd Prize: 50$ Amazon gift card
3rd Prize: 25$ Amazon gift card

Prompt:

woman alone in diner.png

Image Description: A girl with brown hair tied up in a bun, sitting at a booth in a restaurant with four beverages on her table. She is bent over with slumped shoulders and head drooping down.
The floor has checkered tiles and the booths are red and black with tables.

 

April’s Upcoming Events

Posted by Diana Ho

Welcome to the month of April! In this post, we’ll be including upcoming events for teens that will be held at the Reston Regional Library (unless otherwise stated.)

STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 2ND…

Calling All Artists:

Come bring your artwork for the library! Submissions must be 2-dimensional and the forms can be found in the Children’s Area. Ages 2-18.

MONDAY, APRIL 9TH

Get Organized! For Teens:

Join Lizzie’s Organizational Workshops to strengthen your organizational skills! This workshop can help anyone who has trouble with studying, time management, organization, and more! 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH

Family History Research:

Research your family history with a library staff member using local history and genealogy resources. Adults, teen. 2:00pm – 3:30pm.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH

Teen Advisory Board Meeting:

Join TAB to gain leadership and volunteer experience and share your ideas about how to make the library a wonderful place for teens! Volunteer hours granted. Age 13-18. 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH

Chess Club For Teens:

Learn openings, tactics, and endgame strategies. Players will be able to play against players at their strength. Age 8-16. 2:00pm – 4:00pm

MONDAY, APRIL 16TH

Get Organized! For Teens:

Join Lizzie’s Organizational Workshops to strengthen your organizational skills! This workshop can help anyone who has trouble with studying, time management, organization, and more! 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH

Reston Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale:

Come and browse thousands upon thousands of great books in great condition! From the latest popular titles and classic favorites to the rare and unexpected fiction and non-fiction. The Reston Friends have something for everyone! Yes, we do restock for as long as supplies last. Book Sale open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All Ages. 10:00am – 8:00pm.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH

Teen Advisory Board Meeting:

Join TAB to gain leadership and volunteer experience and share your ideas about how to make the library a wonderful place for teens! Volunteer hours granted. Age 13-18. 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH

Reston Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale:

Come and browse thousands upon thousands of great books in great condition! From the latest popular titles and classic favorites to the rare and unexpected fiction and non-fiction. The Reston Friends have something for everyone! Yes, we do restock for as long as supplies last. All Ages. 10:00am – 5:00pm.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH

Reston Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale:

Come and browse thousands upon thousands of great books in great condition! From the latest popular titles and classic favorites to the rare and unexpected fiction and non-fiction. The Reston Friends have something for everyone! Yes, we do restock for as long as supplies last. All Ages. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH

Reston Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale:

Come and browse thousands upon thousands of great books in great condition! From the latest popular titles and classic favorites to the rare and unexpected fiction and non-fiction. The Reston Friends have something for everyone! Yes, we do restock for as long as supplies last. All Ages. 1:00pm – 3:30pm.