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Teen Volunteers @ The Library: Creating Community Art

The Teen Collection Connection volunteers created some awesome collages about what the library, the community, and being a teen means to them. Check out their artwork below or stop by the Teen Zone to see it.

What is the TCC? TCC is a volunteer group of teens that love to read and discuss books, movies, and music. Every month they get together to pick books for our teen collection and write short book reviews. Want to join? Then apply today!

Contributed by Dominique, Youth Services Librarian

Redesign a Book Cover Submissions

We asked teens in grades 6-12 to redesign their favorite or least favorite book covers in September. Here are the amazing submissions we received! Stop by the Teen Zone to see all of their FANTASTIC redesigns. They will be up until October 14th in honor of Teen Read Week.

We also picked three submissions at random to win some awesome prizes. Prizes like autographed books, book bags, and book worm socks (lol).  Here are the covers that won:





Thank you to everyone who participated!

– Dominique, Youth Services Librarian

Staff Pick – Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959

Painted on 21st StreetMy pick this month is Painted on 21st Street : Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959 by John Elderfield. This is a wonderful look at the place and time of a classic female abstract expressionist. It follows the swell of her art career and the scene and people that opened the art world to her sensitive and extraordinary talent. It is mostly documentary, but a story is there in the chronology of a woman ‘making it’ in a man’s world, mid-20th century. She is fiercely feminine, and yet resists the separation of her art into feminine categories. Thirty illustrations allow her work to speak for itself.

In addition to becoming more familiar with the process and work of Ms. Frankenthaler, we learn more about her contemporaries: Clement Greenberg, Frank O’Hara, Carl Belz and her friendships with Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock.

-Contributed by Molly, Youth Services