Posts Tagged ‘games’

London 2012 Olympics

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by mdevine in Teen Services

How many of you watched the opening ceremony? I have heard mixed reviews but I thought it was great. I thought the cauldron lighting was very creative although I felt a bit like watching something from The Hunger Games. The only bad part I think is there is that people won’t be able to see the cauldron wherever they are in the Olympic stadium area. When I went to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, I felt very proud to see the flame in almost every spot where I stood.

Here are a few pictures of the cauldron:

1. What you see from the ground:







2. This is what you saw from right underneath the cauldron… and I think this is absolutely amazing… what do you think?






Isn’t this the coolest thing? It makes me think something in space.

What is your favorite sport in the Olympics? Are you looking forward to seeing any of the competitions? I am looking foward to gymnastics but especially the Taekwondo event. I have to wait until August 8th for it to begin. In 2000, I went to the Olympic games for only one day. I went to the Taekwondo competition. 2000 was the first year Taekwondo was part of the Summer Olympic Games. I took Taekwondo but Olympic style Taekwondo is so different. It’s sparring with specific ways to get points.  In the men’s competition under 68kg, Steven Lopez from the United States won the gold medal.  I thought there were quite a few great atheletes who participated and represented their countries well.

Enjoy the London 2012 Olympic Games whatever your choice of event may be…. http://www.london2012.com/

Mockingjay Event at Copley!

Posted on August 19th, 2010 by Anna in Books, Events

Next Tuesday, August 24th the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is set to be released! Want to know what we’re doing for it?

The Copley Teen Room just got free giveaways and one super cool prize today and we’re ready to hand them out on Tuesday.

 But, one super cool prize can’t just be given away to any random person. We know how much everyone will want this item, so we’re going to test your knowledge of The Hunger Games with a trivia contest. The person with the most correct answers out of 51 questions will win our awesome prize.

What is the prize already???!!! I know, I know, you all want to know what it is… but I’m not going to tell you. You’ll have to come in to find out!

Remember 4pm Tuesday, August 24th in the Copley Teen Room.

If you’re not there, you’ll miss out on all the fun! And the chance to win something super cool that any super fan of Suzanne Collins would drool over. Now why would you want to miss that?