Even though things are a little different right now at RPL, we are happy to announce that we are doing our Annual Teen Poetry Contest again this year! We are always excited to celebrate Poetry Month and can’t wait to read all of your submissions. Here are some of the details about the contest:
Feeling creative? Want a way to express your feelings about what’s going on in your life? Write a poem and submit your entry to us between April 1 – 30. Please email your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, age and grade.
Group 1: 12-15 years old
Group 2: 16-18 years old
Any format of poem is acceptable.
Length: No longer than one single-spaced typed page
Must be an original work
Groups 1 & 2:
1st Place – $35 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
2nd Place – $15 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
Judging Criteria: Creativity, clarity, originality, and the literary merit or message of the poem
* RPL reserves the right to disqualify any offensive and/or inappropriate submission
Join us for an all-day event where you will work with a team to build your own video game. You will receive training from specialists, then join your team to create a game that will be showcased later in the day.
Join us for an all-day event where you will work with a team to build your own video game. Take on the role of a programmer, animator, or sound designer! You will receive training from specialists, then join your team to create a game that will be showcased later in the day.
NOVEMBER 9 & 14
Launchpad, Brighouse (Main) Branch
Seeking inspiration for your next creative project? Learn how to design a poster for the City of Richmond’s ERASE Bullying Poster Contest using Canva. Register through RPL’s event calendar.
Create stunning designs in your browser with the free version of Canva. Come to RPL’s Canva 101: ERASE Bullying to learn how you can take advantage of Canva’s library of graphics, professional layouts and fonts to create your own masterpiece.
ERASE Bullying (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) aims to prevent and combat bullying so that students in British Columbia can feel accepted and safe in their schools.
You can help promote the 2018 ERASE Bullying campaign in Richmond by submitting your poster designs to the ERASE Bullying Poster Contest by November 20, 2017.
Now that school is over, and the weather is amazing, I hope you grab a great book and post about it for your chance to win amazing prizes this summer! We have many excellent books to give away, as well as amazing community prizes such as swim passes, free food and free admission to places like VR Gaming and Freeing Canada Station. Weekly prizes will be announced every Friday starting July 14th, so get those review submissions in.
Want book recommendations? Check out what other teens are reading this summer and be sure to comment on each other’s posts.
Want additional chances to win cool prizes? Sign up in person at any RPL Branch for the Teen Summer BINGO challenge and enter our Instagram Photo Contest and Book Cover Design Contest. Come to the library or email us at email@example.com for more details.
Teen SRC could not be possible without the amazing support from our local sponsors.
Are you looking for free events and activities to celebrate Youth Week? Come to the library! (100-7700 Minoru Gate)
Science & Technology Expo – Wed, May 3; 3:30-5:30pm
Interested in science and technology? This event will have hands-on activities and engaging workshops available from professionals in the field. Come be a part of this amazing science experience! Workshops at 4:00 & 4:45pm. Drop-in anytime! Call 231.6457 for info. Click for details: http://ow.ly/9Jol30blpmw
Youth Job Fair – Thu, May 4; 3:00-5:00pm
Are you looking for work experience? The library has teamed up with employers in the community who are looking for youth to join their team! Employers to expect are McDonalds, 6Pack Indoor Beach, Telus and more! Bring your resume and come prepared for an informal interview. Avia Employment Services will also be offering hands on sessions to help you get job ready! Drop-in anytime! Call 604.231.6457 for info! Click for details: http://ow.ly/4mE230blpo9
Careers in Media Arts @ the Media Lab (Cultural Centre) – Sat, May 6; 12:00-4:00pm
Explore career options in Media Arts through workshops and discussions with professionals working in graphic design, animation and video game production. Register in person or online: Animation #: 2022488, Graphic Design #: 2022588, Video Game Production #: 2022538. Call 604.247.8303 for info.