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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teen Zone Event: How to Ukulele!

As far as music goes, the ukulele is definitely one of the coolest instruments you can pick up.  Not only is it relatively quick and easy to learn, but it's also the portable instant background music device for spontaneous songwriting and High School Musical reenactments.  Plus, learning to play ukulele is probably the most direct way to earn infinite cool-people points.  Think about it this way: if someone showed up to school carrying a tuba everywhere, you would probably leave them a good ten foot radius.  If that someone showed up with a ukulele, you would probably ask them to play something.

So if you'd like an instant way to level up as a human being, join us in the Teen Zone on June 25th at 6:30 for our "How to Ukulele" class!  It's free!  We have actual ukuleles you can borrow!

Hope to see you there!

To attend, please Click here to register!
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Read Quest Teen: Fantasy!

To attend, please Click here to register!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Teen Zone Event: Beaded Jewelry!

You know the saying, "Jewels are a girl's best friend?"  As a girl, I can attest that my best friend is not a collection of inanimate shiny objects.  (But Coral, you don't have friends! That's beside the point.)  However, jewelry is always a fun and flashy way to spice up an outfit, or it can make a heartfelt gift for any occasion.

What's even better than wearing jewelry?  Making jewelry!  Beaded jewelry is really the ultimate craft: it can be as complicated and simple as you want, and you can decide how much time you want to spend on any given piece.  Plus, as far as crafts go, DIY jewelry is probably the most legit-looking.

That's why we're holding a beaded jewelry-making class on June 18th at 6:30 in the Teen Zone!  Supplies are provided! (I know right?  Free craft stuff!!!)

Forgot your mother's birthday?  Boom, we got you covered.  Need to woo a significant other?  We can help!  Want to have fun while enjoying our air conditioning?  Come on over!

In order attend, please Click here to register!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Read Quest Teen: Mystery!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Teen Zone Event: Make a Pet Rock!

Want a pet that's low-maintenance, low-cost, and low-commitment, but will still love you unconditionally and always be by your side?

You guessed it, the pet rock is your perfect pet!  For those of us who can't even keep a Tamagotchi alive, the pet rock is a great alternative to a living, breathing being that can get sick or poop on your rug.  If you already have a conventional pet, a pet rock provides the ideal companion because it won't fight with your other pet for attention or the best food scraps.

We here at the Teen Zone recognize the immeasurable value of man's (and woman's) best friend (rocks).  That's why we're hosting a pet rock making session on June 11th at 6:30 in the Teen Zone!  The best part is, your parents can't withhold this privilege from you!

They come in all shapes and sizes: flat, round, chubby, thin... you name it!  You can customize them to create your ideal pet.  We offer pedigree rocks without the pedigree prices and health issues!  All of our rocks are happy, healthy, and already trained!  I mean, who doesn't want to take home one of these adorable babies?
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What are you waiting for?  Come to the Teen Zone on June 11th at 6:30!  Click here to register!  (You do have to register to participate.)
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Read Quest Teen: Science Fiction!

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Original Fairy tales, without their picturesque storyline

Much of our current perspective on fairy tales has been shaped by Disney. And with Disney movies, there is always a happy ending. But this isn't always what the original creators of each fairy tale intended. Here are some of these stories, minus the romanticization.

The Little Mermaid starts accurately; a mermaid falls for a prince she saves from drowning. But the deal she makes with the sea witch differs. Firstly, each step she takes on her feet feels like walking on sharp shards of glass. Secondly, she will die if she does not kiss her true love in the correct time span. Thirdly, if she kills the prince, then she can simply turn back into a mermaid. In the original story, the prince marries another, and since the mermaid cannot bring herself to kill him, she throws herself into the sea and turns into sea foam.

Cinderella also starts accurately. A girl's evil stepmother and stepsisters force her into cruel labor from dawn until dusk. In the original version, birds instead of mice help her to prepare for a ball, and prayers instead of a fairy godmother give her a dress. In the Disney version, the girl's glass slipper falls off as she rushes to leave the ball. In the original, the prince tries to trick the girl into staying by covering the steps with pitch, but she only loses a shoe. But most horrifically, in the Brothers Grimm version, one of Cinderella’s evil stepsisters cuts off her toes, and the other her heel so they can both fit into the tiny glass slipper. Curiously, the plot of Cinderella transcends across cultures with thousands of variations.

Rapunzel. A girl with long hair is imprisoned by an evil witch and meets a prince. In Disney's Tangled, Rapunzel is trapped because of her hair's magical healing abilities. In another version, she is trapped because Rapunzel's parents are caught stealing vegetables from the witch who demands their firstborn as compensation. The part of the story that's less widespread is that the witch banishes Rapunzel to the desert when she finds out that she's pregnant. The witch also pushes the prince from off the tower, blinding his eyes in thorns. The prince walks the world blind for years before he is reunited with Rapunzel and his children.

What's your favorite fairy tale? 

Post by Swathi P., Homework Assistant