See what it takes to make a concert poster come alive or a t-shirt stand out. From the creating artwork to the process of printing, Sam Kraus the owner of Chromaculture Screen Printing and Design will teach you the basics of how to start your own screen printing operation in your garage.
First, Dhaya broke us up into groups and asked us to brainstorm about people/events/anything we found funny. Why was it funny?
Then, we watched clips from a variety of different comedians (Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Mitch Hedberg, Margaret Cho) and talked about what did…or didn’t make those comedians funny.
Next, Dhaya explained different comedic devices. She talked about a joke she is working on and we discussed ways she could improve/expand the joke for one of her sets.
Finally, everyone got a chance to stand up and perform a joke that they had workshopped in their respective groups.
Look at how brave Austenne is! She did a fantastic job, too!
The Art of Comedy with Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 PM
What is comedy? It’s stand-up, humorous story telling, making liquids come out of all the holes in your friends’ faces. In this interactive workshop comedic storyteller and stand up comic, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, (SF Bay Guardian’s Best Comedian, 2013; frequent storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgement and Katie’s totally awesome friend) will help participants explore the various facets of comedy as well as share her (hilarious) challenges and triumphs in the world of professional comedy. Registration required. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER ASAP! Register here.
Check out this video of Dhaya telling a hilarious story at the library here.
You can find more of Dhaya’s stuff here
January 2nd, 2014; 7 PM; Creekside Room
Start 2014 with good food, good friends, and Emma Stone learning lessons the hard way in the hilarious film, Easy A. Stefano’s Pizza provided. Registration recommended (so we know how much pizza to get for your hungry faces). Register here
We gathered in the Creekside Room, where there were plenty of delicious snacks…
And participants submitted their names to the Goblet of Fire…
striking a pose when necessary…
First Challenge: Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans…
Third Challenge: Name that Muggle…
Fourth Challenge: Get the Key Out of the Frozen Ice Cube…
Fifth Challenge: Unlock the box and find the book written on the piece of paper in the box…
Sixth Challenge: As a team, complete the Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle located inside the book…
In the end, the Durmstrang Team won, but everyone had a great night. Thanks to everyone who spent the evening Triwizarding with us!
December 5th, 2013 from 8:30-10:30 pm
On Thursday, December 5th, after the library closes, step inside and be transported to Hogwarts to participate in the dangerous and thrilling After Hours Triwizard Tournament! The Goblet of Fire will determine the school you will represent and you must use your intellect and strength to overcome the obstacles in your path towards fame, glory and prizes!
Although this tournament is not for the faint of heart, you can expect some delicious refreshments to reward your efforts, brought to you by Hogsmeade’s own Honeydukes Sweetshop.
Registration is mandatory for this event, as only thirty lucky witches and wizards will be able to compete for the glory of winning the Triwizard Tournament, bringing fame and adoration to self and school. Costumes are encouraged, so don’t miss out on your chance to test your skills and register here.
Only high school students are eligible to participate in the Tournament and we’re not afraid to use Dumbledore’s aging spell to ridicule those who try to circumvent the rules.
November 7th, 2013; 7:00-8:30 PM
Experienced poets and novices alike will relish the opportunity to work with Jazz Hudson, one of the Bay Area’s preeminent Slam Poets at this very special workshop.
Jazz Hudson has been rocking East Bay mics since the eighth grade. From her first writer’s workshop at the West Oakland Library — where her father sent her to “curb that mouth of hers” — she has performed everywhere from the streets of Oakland and Richmond to the national stage. Jazz will help students refine pieces already in progress or come up with something new—perhaps something for the Slam Poetry Competition in March…space is limited and registration is required. Register at http://conta.cc/15S2JBz
Check out Jazz’s work at http://www.jazzhudson.com/
“Jazz is one of the new up and coming poets out of the Bay who has been making a name for herself at poetry readings over the last few years. Jazz is definitely one of the most loquacious and passionate young sistas to come out of the concrete jungle of Oakland in a long time.” SF Bay View
College, college, college: it seems like that’s what is expected of all high school students. What if college isn’t the right path for you? Get the perspective of someone who didn’t go to college and has started a social movement challenging the notion that college is the only path to success. On Thursday, October 10th, founder of uncollege.org and author of Hacking Your Education, Dale J. Stephens will tell his story and discuss how students can create their own education.
About Dale: At 21, Dale leads UnCollege, the social movement empowering students to create their own education. He is a sought-after education expert appearing on major news networks and in 2011 was selected as a Thiel Fellow. The Thiel Fellowship recognizes the top entrepreneurs around the world under the age of twenty. His work has been covered by the New York Times and New York Magazine to Fast Company and Forbes. You can hear Dale’s NPR Morning Edition interview here.
This event is open only to high school students (that means no parents) and registration is required. Register at http://conta.cc/1ckIoE6