Many of us will admit to being procrastinators. We put off doing an assignment or project until the last minute, and then finally, we put the effort in and wrap it up in a flurry of activity. It’s estimated that 80-95% of college students procrastinate, and 75% of them actually consider themselves procrastinators. They devote weeks to gathering information but are unable to finish their paper because they didn’t leave enough time for actually writing the paper. "Student Syndrome" is the term
Enjoy free snacks. Challenge your friends. Win prizes. Have fun.
These are all good reasons for you to check out our board game night at the Excelsior Springs Branch. Join us as we play some classic board games, selected by teens like you, for about three hours. Enjoy free food and drinks, as well as a chance to win some prizes.
The Photo Fun group of the Excelsior Springs Branch would like to share some of our pictures with you. This blog will be the first in a series that spotlights some of the pictures our group members have taken.
The images below were provided by Donna Collum. She managed to get these pictures of weeds by the road in the morning after a frost. Enjoy.
Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Zombies
If you are the kind of person who checks out MCPL's teen programs in advance, you might just be wondering why the Boardwalk and Parkville branches are promoting zombies this month. After all, it’s February, most notably honored for Black History Month, President’s Day, and of course, Valentine’s Day. This is the month for love, not for the undead, right?
Well, allow me to enlighten you and explain exactly why I’d rather celebrate the month of February with grey zombies than with pink hearts.
Hey Teens! We have some CREATIVE programs coming up in March and April just for YOU! Come to the Lone Jack Branch on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. for the Drawing for Beginners class taught by S. Moreno. Be sure to bring an 8x10 photo or a magazine photo of your favorite person for inspiration so you can create a drawing of your own! At this class, you’ll learn basic drawing techniques, as well as how to see and draw as an artist does.
Blue Springs South Teens Create Some Practical Works of Art
Last Saturday, we had a teen program at Blue Springs South. We made hair barrettes out of silk flowers that we had lying around the house. After a good rinse to remove dust and dry time in the sun, we were ready to reduce, recycle, and reuse!!!
We cut circles out of old felt and used hot glue to create our masterpieces. We took apart the silk flowers so they were just one layer of petals. That way, we could mix and match to create to our hearts content. We added "jewels" to the middle, metal barrettes to the back, and Voila!!! Magnifico!!!
Welcome to the Library: We're a Lot More than a Collection of Books
What does reading a book, watching a movie, and learning something new have in common? They're solitary activities that we often have a hard time keeping to ourselves. You may watch the newest dystopian flick in the company of good friends, but you're the one taking it all in, forming an opinion as you watch. Likewise, being in science class with several other students doesn't change the fact that you're the one responsible for understanding that day's lesson. Reading a book is perhaps the most individual act of all. And yet, if the title in question moves you enough, you want to share it.