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!

Monday, August 6, 2007

RPL Summer Expeditions

2 comments:

Pat said...

Love your photos! What a great idea!

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Wobbly Librarian said...

How are things going at Teen Spaces in the RPL? I was thinking you should come and recruit at Gage MS...

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.