Huge thanks to Sam, Nina, and James from Chromaculture Screen Printing and Design for spending their Thursday evening showing us how to make our own screens, press, and design and print our own clothes!
Well, that definitely goes down in history as one of my favorite events! Thank you so much to Elly Blue and Joe Biel, Ruby the second most awesome dog ever, and everyone else who attended!
First, Elly and Joe helped us make a list of everything that makes us angry (it was long…)
Then we talked about what zines are and how they can help us express that anger…
We looked at some examples of zines…before we made our own!
Thanks again for a wonderful night! Elly, Joe, and Ruby, come back soon!
Open to high school students and recent grads only. Registration required, register here.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
What pisses you off? What do you want to say about it? Zines give voice to the silenced and publicize stories that the mainstream media refuses to cover. By taking their rage to the page, zinesters not only find a way to articulate their perspective but also share their vision with the world.
On Tuesday, September 2nd, the Zine aficionados from Microcosm Publishing in Portland will teach you how to turn the issues you care about into a powerful tool for social change. Or, you can just learn how to use zines to tell a really good story. Take a look at the awesome time we had with Microcosm Publishing last year.
All participants who register will leave with a blank book to start their zine-making endeavors as well as the Microcosm Zine of their choice.
Don’t know what a zine is? Check out this lovely little film by Jacob Carroll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vExSlbOjiv4
MONDAY July 7th, 2014 (Note: This is not taking place on a Thursday, it’s on a MONDAY). See you there!
Creekside Room, 7 PM
“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
Nothing is quite as sweet as your first romance. Join us as we read Rainbow Rowell’s award-winning novel, Eleanor and Park, which follows the blossoming relationship between two misfits who are smart enough to know that first love rarely lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required. Register here. Find a copy of the book here.
About Eleanor and Park:
“Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”-John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be, she says; we’re 16. What about Romeo and Juliet?Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you; Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2013. A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2013. A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013. An NPR Best Book of 2013
April 3rd, 2014 at 7 PM
See what it takes to make a concert poster come alive or a t-shirt stand out! In this hands-on workshop Sam Kraus, owner of Chromaculture Screen Printing and Design, will teach you the fundamentals of screen printing. You’ll learn everything from how to create the artwork to the process of printing.
Everyone who registers will leave the workshop with their own screen-printed shirt. Registration required and space is VERY limited. Register here.
If registration is full, you can add your name to the wait-list here and we will notify you if space becomes available.
Pre-slam prep with pizza and our amazing emcee, Chinaka Hodge…
A few poets…
And a well-deserved standing ovation for all…
The applause and the accolades continued well after the competition was over….
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!
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