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Get Ready for Henna Tattoos

Posted on June 19th, 2012 by Akunna in Programs, Resources, Teen Services
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Summer begins this week! To start us off, local artist Nimmi will be doing henna tattoos at a number of branches this month. If you’ve never seen what these beautiful, temporary tattoos look like, take a look below:

Go to our Events for Teens  tab on the BPL Summer Reading page to find out where and when Nimmi will be doing henna tattoos.

The art of making henna tattoos, called mendhi, goes way back, at least 5,000 years. If you want to know more about it AND learn how to make your own designs, here’s a good place to start

If you need some ideas for what you’d like drawn on you, the Henna Page Symbol Index  has some suggestions.   

 

Teen Programming Survey!

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by Anna in Programs, Resources, Teen Services
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Hi all!

We know you’re super interested in the programming we put on for teens (and for younger kids too) so we want to know your thoughts on what we do and what you would like to see. If you have the time, and it only takes 3 minutes, (I promise!) would you take a survey for us?

Out of School Time Survey

What’s YOUR Library Experience?

Posted on April 10th, 2012 by Anna in Events, News, Programs, Resources, Teen Services

Tell us!

Here at the Boston Public Library we’re celebrating National Library Week. And one of the ways that we’re celebrating is by creating a page on our website dedicated to you and the joyious stories you would like to share about your experiences in the library. We would love for teens to talk about the branches they attend, the librarians they talk to on a daily basis, and the programming they couldn’t live without. Whatever it is about the library that you love… TELL US ABOUT IT!

Check out the webpage here: http://www.bpl.org/stories/ Read what others have to say, and share your own thoughts.

On Thursday of this week, we’ll be celebrating National Library Week with Library Snap Shot Day. This means we’ll be taking photos of the programs and the fun going on in the library that day to complete “a day at the library”. Show up that day and participate in the Video Games at the Copley branch and you could find yourself on our website! Yes, you could be famous just for using the library, and what could be better than that?

It’s More Than Just A Smart Phone…

Posted on April 9th, 2012 by Anna in News, Resources
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So you’ve got a smart phone. And you lose it. Or it gets stolen. What do you do? What information do you keep stored on there that is now available to whoever finds it, steels it, or lends it to someone else, who might lend it to another person, and another…? Check out this awesome infographic from backgroundcheck.org to see what you can do to protect your phone and yourself:

FREE Practice SAT Exam Offerings!

Posted on February 27th, 2012 by Anna in Events, Programs, Resources
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Find your local library branch below and attend a FREE Pratice SAT Exam from Princeton Review. Please be advised that you need to sign up in advance through their website: www.princetonreview.com/events in order to attend any of these events.

Copley:                 April 28              12-4pm

South Boston:     March 3             10-2:00 pm

East Boston:        March 10             9:30-1:30

Grove Hall:           March 10             10-2:00 pm

Hyde Park:           March 24             10-2:00 pm

Mattapan:            March 24             10-2:00 pm

Dudley:                  March 31             10-2:00 pm

South End:           March 31             9:30-1:30

Jamaica Plain:      March 31             9:30-1:30

For the exact location and directions to these branches of the Boston Public Library, check our website here: http://www.bpl.org/general/hours.htm