According to mythology.net, a Trickster is "a character who uses wits, rather than strength or authority, to accomplish his goals. Like heroes, Tricksters usually come out of their adventures unscathed, having won the prize they desired and upset the regular social order in a way that will cause lasting effects for the people around them. Unlike heroes, Tricksters are usually morally questionable. They may lie, cheat, or steal to get what they want, and their ends don’t justify their means. These slippery characters don’t set out to save the world. They set out to get what they want."
There are examples of these wily deities in almost every culture, as you can see from the graphic below.
Activities/ Extra Prize EntriesThis week we are focusing on Anansi, one of the most famous tricksters and the god of stories! Read the story on the SRP page and answer the questions in the form to get an extra entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.
You can get another entry by completing the Trickster crossword at https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1203238/ and sending a picture of the complete crossword to email@example.com
These activities are available printed out at the circulation desk, and can be turned in there as well!
Coming soon- the Social Distancing Challenge!
Earn points by completing certain activities while we all practice social distancing! Keep an eye out on March 23rd!
If you have late fines or lost items, October is your chance to make them disappear! Bring in cans of food for the food drive and get one dollar of late fines written off for every item. BRING IN your lost items that you can find, and we will write off any late fines on them. If you have missing items on your account, and you know they are gone, come in and we will price match what we can. For more info on what you can do for your account, come in and speak to a librarian!
Maker's Club- First Mondays in months that school is in session, 6:00 PM
The last Early Release Activity of the school year is this Wednesday, the 12th. So if you're in Middle School and wanna hang out, come to the meeting room at the library where we'll have snacks and games to play!
School ends this Friday for the public schools, so the last day for Homework Help will be Thursday. If you need a paper proof read, or help studying, come on in between 2:30-5:00 PM Mon-Thursday
Hey teens from 6th-12th grade! Here's December!
The Teen Gingerbread Decorating Contest and Holiday party is tomorrow! Come try to win a prize, make a Christmas tree that you can use as an ice cream cone, and enjoy treats and hot chocolate. Sign up at the circulation desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There won't be any Anime Club or Gaming Club this month, but they will both start back up in January better than ever!
The final early release before holiday break is December 12th, so if you're a middle schooler looking for a place to hang out, come on down to the library.
Thanks for an awesome year!
There are two opportunities for you to win prizes for your writing skills!
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students gives cash prizes up to $10,000 for an essay profiling a person who put the nation's interests above their own. Visit www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest for requirements and more information. Essays due January 18, 2019.
For something more local, the Kansas Voices contest for writers living in Kansas is giving away over $1,000 in prizes. Submit original poetry or prose to the Youth division and you could win $100! Visit www.winfieldarts.org/kansas-voices-writing-contest to submit online or for more info. Deadline is March 8, 2019.
Information on both contests is hanging in the Teen Scene. Use Homework Help hours to ask for editing assistance!
Next week and the week after the Teen librarian will be attending conferences to get new ideas for programming! This means that the Early Release activity for Oct 24th is cancelled, but will be back Nov 7th. Homework Help will not be manned the 24th, 25th, 31st, or the 1st of November, but the librarians at the circulation desk will always be there to help you with school needs! Boys Gaming Club will still be held on the 23rd at 5:00 PM.
This month at Gaming Club some special guests from TabletopLoot.com will be coming in with dice and expertise to get you guys started on your own D&D campaigns! Make sure you're there to roll a character and get advice on how to play and start a group. All boys from 6th-12th Grade are welcome to come at 5:00 PM on the 23rd. Don't miss this extra special club meeting!
Teen Read week is coming up fast, and the submissions for the Book Review Competition are due on October 3rd. Turn them in at the library or at the email email@example.com, and you could get your review published in the Atchison Globe and win a prize bag full of cool stuff!
Reviews must be 200-250 words in length and can be about a book or a series of books you have read recently. Include a short description of what the book/book series is about, and then you can mention things like; what you like about the writing style, why you connected with the book/series, what made the book exciting, what you may have not liked about the book/series, and why others should read the book/series. Remember: No Big Spoilers!
Include Your name, your grade, the book/series title, and the book/series author SEPARATE from the word count. Good Luck!