Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 9 - Retro Games and Origami Ninja Stars

Thanks, Mark Jackson, for showing some of us how to fold our comic pages into ninja stars.

 Autum, Lexus, Clark, Marissa and Daine played Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis. One of the games: Jurassic Park!!

And they remembered to mark their activity logs without being prompted to do so. I am sooooo proud! They are looking forward to the overnight July 31. It sounds like we are going to have a Supernatural marathon that night . . . we have lots of fans . . . 

So, next week: we still haven't finished the last half of the Superhero Jeopardy, so we will get that done. Crafts have taken up too much time, so, no crafts next week!!  We'll mess around with superhero creation apps and sites and discuss how to flesh out the ones we are creating.

July 2nd - Comic Book Wallets

Hey! It's Lexus! At Cookbook Club! Good Job, Lexus!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


So the 3D printer is gone now, and I didn't get all the parts made to create a mobile home for the robot.

But we shall continue to learn to operate the commands.

Meet me in my office Monday at 4 p.m. for an hour of robots! We will get these guys connected and see what they will do.

No registration, just show up.

Thursday July 2 - 3 to 4:30

First, if you are coming to SPLAT for the first time this summer, no problem! We are in the middle of a lot of projects and activities and you will get caught up in no time! Just show up.

Thursday we will finish the SuperHero Jeopardy, continue to work on the wallets and the Create-Your-Own-Superhero (based on an Atomic Element). Three of you are ready to move on to designing the Superhero's wardrobe, planning a sidekick, villain, etc.

We also have an anime matching candy game to play . . .

There's a Minecraft Build-Off I would like to try  . . .

More punishment is available to those who have not tried Cook, Serve, Delicious . . .

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Part of being SPLAT is learning to, if not enjoy being embarrassed, but learning to accept embarrassment, shrug shoulders, and move on.  Hence the collage, also printed up and posted in the teen section.

Well, last week bombed - no 3D printer to show you. And it will be gone before we have a chance to make anything . . . I only have four of about a gazillion pieces to print for the robot.

So, this week . . . more Cook, Serve, Delicious . . . another craft involving comic books and duct tape (always a great combination, huh) . . .

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


June 18 - 3 - 4:30.


First of seven meet-ups.

To Do:

Introduce you to the 3D printer, which will be here the rest of the month. You get to print an object for free - SPLAT is buying!

Introduce you to our 500 point goal system to get you to the All Night Library Lock In! (I think. Got to talk to the Director . . .)

Then, your choice:

Play games -  video, cards (you bring), DS (you bring), board (we have)


Use the library tablets to find or design something to 3D print.


Use the library tablets to take the Minecraft PE Building Challenge.


Mess around with the robot.


Craft something.

Check out the posts below to get more information about SPLAT and the Summer Reading Program (also SPLAT but slightly different as you have to sign up.)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lunch With The Librarians!

Hi! I put these photos from last Game Day on to show how the library looks set up for game playing as it is going to be a big part of weekly SPLAT this summer. SPLAT starts June 18 and runs every Thursday from 3 to 4:30 in the Library's meeting room downstairs.
After the 15 - 30 minute group activity at the beginning of the time, for which everyone paying attention and participating gets 50 points toward the 500 points they need to attend Library Lock In, the rest of the time Can Be Spent playing video and board games, plus Minecraft PE on the Library's tablets.

You can bring your own board and card games, or bring in 3DS, etc., and play each other. I have had requests for a Smite tournament - looks interesting!  Then of course there is good old Smash Bros., for the DS or Wii. We have Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Karaoke, too.

An hour isn't going to be long enough, is it?  There will be other things to do, too. We are starting a writing group, and we'll have a variety of other opportunities to get points weekly towards the Library Lock In goal of 500.
and from the Cosplay episode of Splataku! We have had so much fun, and we need to continue this summer, too!
So learn more about SPLAT activities - and the Reading Program, which also brings you points - by checking out the previous posts! Thanks!