Newcastle Teen Film Contest 2018

Announcing the Newcastle Teen Film Contest! If you're in grades 6-12, have some fun making a short film in the City of Newcastle! The contest runs from April 21 - June 30, 2018. It all starts at the Newcastle Library! You can learn new skills in workshops, try out professional editing software Adobe Premiere, and flex…
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Angst documentary screening

The idea that we need to address anxiety in our students really hit a nerve in the Mercer Island community.  On February 6, the high school's Performing Arts Center was “standing room only,” according to one parent—or at least 350 people, according to the stage manager—for the screening of Angst – Breaking the Stigma Around…
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Get to Know E. Lockhart

Young adult author E. Lockhart will be making an appearance at the Covington Library on Saturday, November 4 at 2 pm in conversation with author Deb Caletti and we couldn't be more excited. Lockhart has written ten books and a few short stories for teens and teens at heart since 2005, all of which are…
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Newport Way Teen Volunteer Council

Have you ever heard a high schooler say that applying to college is not that hard?  I didn’t think such a viewpoint was possible. Every fall King County Library system runs a series of “Life After High School” programs, and so many of the college discussions I have with teens and parents at Newport Way…
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Teen Poetry Month winners announced!

It's not easy, judging a teen poetry contest. Throughout the month, judges are bombarded with poetic angst, joy, hate, silliness, ugliness, beauty, anger, and love (requited and un-). There are similes, there are rhyming couplets.  There are haiku poems, and epics.  Some are breathtaking, some are Vogonic.* And, eventually, there are winners.  Here they are. Winners of the…
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