Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wishing Wall Wishes from the Teen Underground

I wish everything I ever wished for and wanted wouldn't be a wish.
I wish I could make it to college and help my family.
I wish I could be a lawyer.
I wish for the world to be a cartoon.
I wish my tablet had WiFi outside my apartment.
I wish there will never be discrimination all over the world.
I wish there are free food everyday.
I wish for the world to have peace.
I wish for Digimon to be real.
I wish depression and suicide didn't exist.
I wish for more acceptance.
I wish the world is made of chocolate,
I wish my family had a place to live and a car.

I wish for more gratitude in the world and for everyone's happiness.
I wish to have an amazing college experience.
I wish the world would be Black Butler.
I wish my future would be full of success.
I wish I could have this sharpie (that I used to write this).
I wish for more manga books.
I wish for everyone to have a good day.
I wish my school was Hogwarts.
I wish people would stop pretending to be someone they're not.
I wish to end world poverty and the lack of fresh water in Africa.
I wish to get into the school I like and live my life without any regrets.
I wish everyone tomorrow are always better than today.
I wish to attain happiness, glory, and pride.
I wish to make my family proud.

How to Win NaNoWriMo

How to Win NaNoWriMo

Winning for NaNoWriMo starts on November 20!
Here's all the information you need to be sure your brilliant work gets officially validated.
  • The start time for validating your word count to win NaNoWriMo is November 20 at 12:00 AM.
  • The deadline for validating your word count to win NaNoWriMo is November 30 at 11:59 PM.
To validate your word count, copy-and-paste the entire text of your novel into the Word Count Validator on the Novel Info page. If your count meets or exceeds your goal, you have won NaNoWriMo! You should see a page just for you, stocked with winner goodies.
Sometimes, the Word Count Validator disagrees with the word count provided by your word-processing program. If the Word Count Validator has shaved off enough words to prevent you from winning, you may add random text (see below) or simply duplicate a section of your novel before pasting it in again.
If you're handwriting your novel, you will still need to validate your word count to win. The best way to do this is to use a random text generator to simulate your word count. You can then paste that into the Word Count Validator.
If you plan to continue working through November 30, be sure you've updated your time zone. We want you to have all the noveling hours you need. You can update your time zone on the User Settings page.
Passwords for the publishing offer will be available in early December. If you have won, look for a password on your winner's page.

Congratulations on all your hard work so far. You should be proud no matter what your word count! Please consult the FAQs or contact us if you have any questions about the winning process.
Chris Angotti
Director of Programs
Posted by: Chris Angotti on 11/19/2014 http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/how-to-win

Sunday, November 23, 2014

We need some Whovian help!

Help us pick out prizes for our Doctor Who Holiday Party on December 21st. We'll be giving away life-size cutouts of Doctor Who characters. Which characters would you want to take home with you? You can vote for up to five!

Teen Advisory Board meeting

Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting is Tuesday November 25th from 4-5:30 pm!

Join TAB and get volunteer credit for promoting library services to teens at the Westminster Public Libraries:
  • Advise, plan, and participate in teen programs.
  • Post reviews and teen news on the Teen Underground blog/website.
  • Promote teen reading and news by creating bulletin boards and displays in the Teen Underground areas.
  • Recommend materials for the young adult collection.
Attend one of our TAB meetings at College Hill Library to get started! 

Ages 12-17. No registration.

Friday, November 21, 2014

You're invited to our Doctor Who Holiday Party!

Calling all Whovians! Dress up in your favorite Doctor Who costume or t-shirt and join us for the best party in all of time and space. You’ll have a wibbly wobbly timey wimey filled with Doctor Who fun and adventure. The best costume wins a prize!

All ages
Registration: 303-658-2603
Sunday, 2-4 pm
Dec 21
College Hill