What's in your space?

Welcome to the Riverside Public Library's Virtual Teen Space!

This space is dedicated to teens and their lives. Opinions, thoughts and ideas are encouraged. Lend us your insight into teen culture; thoughts on books, music and movies; and the world you live in. It's your space, explore freely!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Teen Space Summer Events

All Summer Events @ RPL are FREE!!!

Teen Writing Workshops
Sponsored and supported by
The Inlandia Institute
June 22 - July 27
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library:

Monday, June 22
Monday, June 29

Monday, July 6

Monday, July 13

Monday, July 20
Monday, July 27

Orange Terrace Library:

Thursday, June 25
Thursday, June 2
Thursday, July 9
Thursday, July 16
Thursday, July 23

Poet and Writing Coach Stephanie Alaska Whelan returns to the Riverside Public Library to encourage teens to explore and expand their creative side through the written word. This event is sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received by the James Irvine Foundation.
Teens, ages 13-17 are invited to join. Space is limited. Sign up at any RPL branch before June 22.
For more information call: 951-826-5661 (Main Library) or 951-571-0281 (Orange Terrace)

Creative Crafts
@ Eastside Library/Cybrary

Summer Collage
Come help create a colage to kick off Teen Reads
Thursday, June 30 @ 6:00 pm

Make your own photo frame
Decorate a frame for your favorite
summer photo
Thursday, July 9 @ 6:00 pm

Jewelry Workshop
Learn to make beaded and rubber band jewelry
Thursday, August 12 @ 6:00 pm
For more information call: 951-684-8347

Guitar Hero Tournaments

Guitar Hero @ La Sierra Library
For more information call: 951-688-7740
Thursday, June 11 @ 3:30 pm
Thursday, July 9 @ 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 27 @ 3:30 pm

Guitar Hero @ Casa Blanca Library
For more information call: 951-826-2120
Monday, August 3 @ 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 4 @ 4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 5 @ 4:00 pm
Thursday, August 6 @ 4:00 pm
Friday, August 7 @ 4:00 pm

Guitar Hero @ Arlington Library
For more information call: 951-689-6612
Thursday, July 2 @ 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 9 @ 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 16 @ 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 23 @ 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 30 @ 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 6 @ 3:00 pm

Guitar Hero Ultimate Championship!
Tuesday, August 11 @ 3:00 @ Arlington Library
For more information call: 951-689-6612
Champions from each branch face off to see who will be the ultimate winner. Come check out the champs and enjoy some free food and fun. A grand prize will be awarded to the ultimate Guitar Hero!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Teen Reads 2009

June 13 – August 8
Read to earn cool prizes!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Short on cash this holiday season?
Need a present for a friend or family member?

Free Duct Tape Wallet Workshop*
Wednesday, December 17
5:30-6:30 pm
@ the Main Library in the Teen Space

*Workshop is open to all teens in Riverside
Each teen will walk away with the wallet they design and create

Monday, May 19, 2008

Guitar Hero III @ Main Library!!

Every Tuesday @ 3:30
Main Library Teen Space

And check out our two new guitars!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Ace the Interview - Dress for Sucess

Free workshop on interview skills. Teens welcome!

Teen Space in the News!

Check out two articles that talk about Teen Space in the Press Enterprise!

May 4, 2008

Beyond the books: Modern libraries woo teen patrons with games, technology, 'Third Space' and more
By Alicia Doktor-Dorst - Teen Librarian, Riverside Public Library

March 23, 2008

Inland libraries bringing in video games as part of teen offerings
By Laurie Lucas - The Press Enterprise
Slideshow by Silvia Flores
Video by Laurie Lucas, edited by Steven Medd

Guitar Hero @ Main Library Every Tuesday!

Come and shred with the best of 'em every Tuesday @ Main Library Teen Space

3:30 pm - 5:00

Photos by Silvia Flores from the Press Enterprise. Click here to view more photos or here to view the article.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

March Events @ Main Library!

Old School Movie Night!
Come check out a 16mm film and grub on some snacks

March 17, 2008
6:00 pm

Featuring the film
The Pride of Jesse Hallam
Starring Johnny Cash

Guitar Hero @ Main Library!

Tuesdays @ 3:15
in the Teen Space

Thursday, January 24, 2008

February Events!

Come create a
Valentine Surprise
For your sweetie!

Wednesday, February 13
@ 4:00
Main Library
Teen Space

Guitar Hero @ Main Library

Tuesdays in February from 3-5
In the Teen Space

Saturday, December 1, 2007

December Exents @ Main Library Teen Space

December Fun @ Main Library!

Wednesday, December 12 @ 5:00 pm

in the Teen Space: Holiday Craft

Monday, December 17 @ 6:00 pm
in the Teen Space: Movie night featuring the anime series "Moeyo Ken TV" episodes 1 & 2

Wednesday, December 26 @ 3:00 pm
in the Teen Space: Game night featuring Guitar Hero!

Other Game nights:
Thursday, December 27 @ 3:00 pm in the Teen Space
Saturday, December 29 @ 3:00 pm in the Teen Space
Wednesday, January 2 @ 3:00 pm in the Teen Space
Thursday, January 3 @ 3:00 pm in the Teen Space
Friday, January 4 @ 3:00 pm in the Teen Space

YO: Youth Media Showcase Part II

Saturday, August 16
1:00 - 3:00 pm
The Main Library Auditorium

Come check out the work of Riverside Teens who have spent the past 10 weeks exploring downtown Riverside . The Exhibit includes writing and photography as well as a geography component. There will be free refreshments and a chance to talk to the photographers about their work. The exhibit showcases the work of the following local photographers:

Brandon Arnold
Alex Baltazar
Laura Bussey
Olivia Childers
Bianca Duran
Mandie Fitzgerald
Elliot Jones
Nathan LaPre
Megan Mares
Natalie Pecoraro
Saskia VanDonk

Teen Photography Program @ Main Library!

:: Teen Photography Program Kick-off

Starting Monday, June 16 @ 1:00 pm, UCR/ California Museum of Photography

If you enjoy photography, writing and visual arts, check out the Riverside Public Library’s 10-week Teen Photography Program (see schedule) this summer. The project will document the area surrounding the Main Library downtown using digital photography and the written word as well as local history. You get to decide what you would like to photograph, write about and discover. You will also be able to learn about the local history of downtown with a professor from UCR.

In addition to learning cool new stuff, you will also gain some sweet new skills! The library will provide digital cameras for you to use and access to the UCR's California Museum of Photography’s state of the art digital photo lab. At the end of the 10 weeks an exhibit will take place at the Main Library where you can show off your photos and voice your views to the community. An online exhibit will also be created by the California Council for the Humanities to showcase the exhibit.

So if you are looking for something new and interesting to do this summer – a project that will help you see the downtown in a whole new way, help you to master digital photography skills and give you the chance to work in a college photo lab, then you have come to the right place. Come be a part of the first Teen produced photo exhibit and history of downtown Riverside where you are the author – sharing the unique insight that only you can bring to the project!

SCHEDULE: Minimum requirements are in pink (but we can accommodate summer schedules)

Week 1: Getting Started: Choose one meeting to attend

Monday 6/16: 1-3 @ CMP lab

Tuesday 6/17: 1-3 @ CMP lab

Week 2: Palimpsest: Chose one day to take photos/work in the lab and attend the writing session

Tuesday 6/24: 10-12 photo excursion, 1-3 @ CMP lab

Wednesday 6/25: 10-12 photo excursion, 1-3 @ CMP lab

Thursday 6/26: 1-3 @ Library (writing)

Week 3: Exploration: Chose one day to take photos/work in the lab and attend the writing session

Tuesday 7/1: 10-12 photo excursion, 1-3 @ CMP lab

Wednesday 7/2: 10-12 photo excursion, 1-3 @ CMP lab

Thursday 7/3: 1-3 @ Library (writing)

Week 4: Mystery: Chose one day to take photos/work in the lab and attend the writing session

Tuesday 7/8: 10-12 photo excursion, 1-3 @ CMP lab

Wednesday 7/9: 10-12 photo excursion, 1-3 @ CMP lab

Thursday 7/10: 1-3 @ Library (writing)

Week 5: Serendipity: Chose one day to take photos/work in the lab and attend the writing session

Tuesday 7/15: 10-12 photo excursion, 1-3 @ UCR/CMP lab

Wednesday 7/16: 10-12 photo excursion, 1-3 @ Library

Thursday 7/17: 1-3 @ Library (writing)

Week 6: Making Choices: Come to one or two of the three sessions

Tuesday 7/22: 1-3 @ CMP lab

Wednesday 7/23: 1-3 @ CMP lab

Thursday 7/24: 1-3 @ CMP

Week 7: Craft Work: Come to one day @ the lab and one writing session

Tuesday 7/29: 1-3 @ CMP lab

Wednesday 7/30: 1-3 @ CMP lab

Thursday 7/31: 1-3 @ Library (writing)

Week 8: Becoming Expert: Come to the lab session and one writing session

Tuesday 8/5: 1-3 @ CMP lab

Wednesday 8/6: 1-3 @ Library (writing)

Thursday 8/7: 1-3 @ Library (writing)

Week 9: Making it happen: Come to two sessions

Tuesday 8/12: 1-3 @ Library (writing/mounting exhibit)

Wednesday 8/13: 1-3 @ Library (writing/mounting exhibit)

Thursday 8/14: 1-3 @ Library (writing/mounting exhibit)

Week 10: Exhibit: Come to both the exhibit and debriefing meeting

Saturday, August 16 1-3 @ Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday 8/19: 1-3 @ Library (debriefing)

This project is a program of the California Council for the Humanities’ California Stories: How I See It campaign conducted in partnership with Califa. It is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. For more information on the Council and the California Stories Initiative, visit www.californiastories.org.