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The Tully Community Branch Library is well known for its jam-packed calendar of events. There are anywhere from four to eleven programs offered every day of the week the Library is open. The Tully teensReach group is responsible for many of these programs.
The Tully teensReach group is comprised of 88 teen volunteers and they volunteered over 1,000 hours in the past year. There is an active cabinet consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. All teens interested in volunteering at the Tully Community Branch Library must sign up for teensReach and attend an orientation and monthly meetings.
Tully teensReachers volunteer in a variety of capacities at the Library. They set-up and run the Library’s monthly book sales. Proceeds go towards funding special events at the Library. Tully teens lead weekly Wednesday Fun Day activities for children which include: Wii video games, board games, movie days and art activities.
Tully teensReachers are also our Homework Center coaches and tutor children in grades 1-8 Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They assist with special holiday events including Lunar New Year, Halloween and Winter Holiday events.
One very remarkable thing about Tully’s teen volunteers, they are all very social and many become long term friends. They enjoy meeting teens from other schools and parts of San Jose.
The Tully Library staff and community are grateful for all of the time, effort and energy Tully’s teen volunteers put into making their Library a vibrant and inviting space.
Join SJPL's own Janice Garcia for a one-hour creativity fest at Alum Rock teensReach this Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM. Janice Garcia, when she's not helping people at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana, is a spoken-word artist and poet. Her program is intended to give you the tools to unblock your own creativity. Join us and let the words and good time roll. There will be a chance to win prizes for your work. You don't need to be a teensReach member to come.
What is teensReach? teensReach is city-wide. teensReach is as close as your local library. It's a way for teens to make a difference, have their voices heard, earn service credits, hang out and have fun. It's a leadership opportunity and a chance to fill out your college application where it says something like "Community Service". And its first meeting at the new Bascom Library and Community Center is at 4 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2013. If you're between 13 and 18, come by and check it out.
Congratulations BOTB 2013 Winners!
Lizard Kingdom Progressive Rock
“Lizard Kingdom is heavily influenced by bands such as the Fall of Troy, Ricky Martin, Sha Na Na, Nickelback, Milli Vanilli, and Brian Wilson. In our spare time, we enjoy making balloon animals. Collectively our favorite food is pickles. Our pre-show ritual is we gather around, and run with scissors to display bravery.”
"Cactus is a group that plays for the sheer love of all different kinds of music, whether it be jazz, blues, alternative, classic rock, or Motown. Each practice is always different consisting of spontaneous new ideas every time. We enjoy the simple things in life, humor, and acting weird and crazy!"
Half N Half Indie Rock
“We have been together since Fall 2011, and started out playing covers. But with HALF of us wanting to play this, n Half of us wanting to play that, we finally decided to collaborate to write our own music! “
The library gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of its community sponsors:
Hope you enjoyed a festive, spooky and candy-filled Halloween! For November, Evergreen library continues to roll with fun holiday programs that you can all participate:
Thursday, November 8th - Science Smart - Simple Machines
Help kids explore wheels, pulleys, and inclined planes and make and test a car out of reused materials. Please arrive at 3:45pm to help set-up. This program takes place in the community room.
Wednesday, November 14th - Celebrate National Gaming Day!
You are invited to attend this fun and festive event where you and your friends play a variety of games, including board games and video games on the Wii! Please arrive at 3:45pm in the community room to help set-up.
Tuesday, November 20th - Pine Cone Turkey Craft
Help children create pine cone turkeys to take home and decorate! Please arrive at 6pm in the Community Room to help set-up and distribute materials.
Our next teensReach meeting will be on November 14th, from 5pm to 6pm. Come and be informed about events happening at Evergreen branch library and get to know other teensReach members. Happy Holidays!
It's October again and you know what that means - Trick or Treat! Ghosts! Witches! Halloween! But wait - there's more: Teen Bookmark Contest! Halloween Sock Puppet Workshop! Make your own masks craft! Spooky Halloween Science! Yes, fun and exciting things are happening here at Evergreen Library and there are many ways for you to experience it by assisting in the following programs.
The next teensReach meeting will be on Wednesday, October 17th, 5pm-6pm inside the Community Room. Come and be informed about events happening at Evergreen branch library and get to know other teensReach members.