Poetry Slam Time at the BPL

Wednesday night we had a very rousing Poetry Slam at the Copley branch of the BPL! It was hosted by the Teen Council and there was free coffee, hot chocolate, and doughnuts to give it the air and feeling of a real Poetry Slam. Besides, who doesn’t like free food? Especially when there’s sugar involved.


The night was a rousing success, and even others who came to watch took some time to prepare something to wow the crowd. There was poetry, singing, and even a little piano music thrown in for good measure. Overall, everyone seemed to have a great time, and rest assured, we’ll definitely be doing this again! 

Here are some pictures from the event:


Capturing The Moment: The Digital Photography Workshop for Everyone

Capturing The Moment

This photography workshop will cover the basics of taking pictures with a digital camera.  You will learn how to carefully select your subject, visualize the results you wish to achieve, compose the photograph just right, and in the end, achieve those results you were seeking. 

Topics will include:

  • Composition (Should my subject stand off to the side or stay dead center?)
  • Camera modes and functions (What does that button do anyway?)
  • Post-processing  (I’ve taken the picture and uploaded it to my computer. Now what?)

This is a FREE workshop for any and all teens who are interested in learning how to take great photographs!  Even if you don’t want to become a professional photographer, the skills you are going to learn from this workshop will help you improve the picutres you post on facebook, flickr, or anywhere else you share photos with friends and family.  Take this workshop and amaze them all with your new skills!

Remember, it’s FREE and it’s FUN! You may bring your camera with you for one-on-one assistance, though having a camera is certainly not necessary for the workshop. A question and answer session will also follow.

July 10th @ 3pm in the Copley Mezzanine Conference Room.

If you want the flier for the workshop, click on the link at the top of this post.