3.04.2016

Making Super Mario Levels at the library!

Ever since Super Mario Maker came out, I've been wanting to use it for a library program! For those that don't know, this is a new game for the Wii U that allows you to easily make your own levels for Super Mario, then upload them for others to play. It's like someone took what I always wanted to do back in elementary school and made a game out of it!


Last Wednesday we had 9 teens come in to play around designing their own levels. I started by having some of them play through the first level of Super Mario Bros for the original Nintendo Entertainment System that I had brought in, then talking a bit about the design of that crucial first stage. I had printed out a huge 6.5' copy of world 1-1 so we could have a better look. After that everyone grabbed some graph paper and pencils and colored markers and got to work planning out some level ideas. Some people decided to put their heads together and create a level together, while others worked on their own.


When their level ideas were completed, they were handed the Wii U gamepad and started laying down the elements of their level. Even with limiting the time each person could get at the gamepad, we ended up running short on time (it flies so quickly when you're both hard at work AND having fun), and unfortunately the grand finale of playing everybody's levels had to be pushed back. We'll start off Monday's gaming club by playing through the levels everybody made instead. The levels have already been uploaded however, and anyone that has a copy of Super Mario Maker can play them! Below are all the levels, as well as their ID (in case you want to enter them directly) as well as a link to the Bookmark (a feature that lets you bookmark each level you want to play through a browser, then when you open the game and go to bookmarks, they'll all be there!).

Chompy Chomps (ID 05F3-0000-01E6-7EDE)


Topman Stage (ID 6A50-0000-01E6-6877)

Danger (ID 1553-0000-01E6-67DF)

Doomsday Zone (ID 3428-0000-01E6-6741)

Red Rage (ID 6EE9-0000-01E6-66BA)

MLG (ID 780D-0000-01E5-8E31)

Thanks to everyone that came out to make some Super Mario levels! With something like this it feels like the possibilities are truly endless and  you can let your imagination go crazy. I'm really looking forward to doing another one of these programs in the very near future!

2.23.2016

Smash Bros Tournament and Nintendo Night

Last Friday we had 19 teens show up to Nintendo Night where we played retro Nintendo consoles and competed in a Super Smash Bros for Wii U tournament. We did four rounds of preliminary matches before going into single elimination for the top 8 players of the preliminaries. And while cousins Brian and Phillip usually get pretty far in the finals, this was the first time that the ended up both fighting for first, making for a pretty exciting final match!


While I'm not sure we'll have another Smash Bros tournament before the Summer, we have Mario Kart 8 tournaments coming up in March at both Primos (on Saturday March 19) and Municipal (on Tuesday March 15) branch libraries. Big thanks to everyone for coming out Friday night for Nintendo Night!


2.16.2016

Anime Club and Nintendo Night this week!

Tomorrow is Anime Club at Sellers Library, and we'll be watching the very entertaining and very weird Assassination Classroom! It's at 3:30 and open to all teens in grades 6-12, so stop on by!

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And this Friday night we'll be hosting a Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament during Nintendo Night! There's still room, so come in to the library to sign up, and get a permission slip (which will be required to enter the tournament).


2.05.2016

New fiction and non-fiction in this week!

New titles in this week! Here's a quick preview below. Plus, we've gotten a replacement copy of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell! So if you haven't read it yet, shame on your there's no excuse now!


2.04.2016

Yesterday we had 7 teens come out in the rain to make stuff out of Perler Beads. There was a good mix of people that made stuff from patterns, people that used patterns but changed some stuff up, and others that made stuff completely freehand! Thanks to everyone that braved the weather! Someone asked when the next one will be, so I'll try and have an answer to that soon!


2.02.2016

Perler Beads and dinosaurs this week!


Wednesday at 3:30, teens in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to stop by Sellers Library and make stuff out of Perler Beads! We'll have lots of patterns on hand, but feel free to make whatever you feel like! Then this Friday night we're showing Jurassic World at 6! Light refreshments will be available.


2.01.2016

The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry

The book The summer I found you was an amazing book. I love the plot and characters, but the thing I love most was how both Kate and Aiden one having lost an arm and the other having type 1 diabetes both connected on a level where they can form a relationship.  Both put their past behind and not let it get in the was of there future. They may have had a rocky beginning, but a beautiful ending for their relationship. 

-Kathleen

1.22.2016

Sellers Library Teen Programs, Winter 2016 Edition!

I hope everyone is ready for the snow! Grab some books and get comfy! In the meantime, here's the schedule for the teen programs for the coming months! Registration is now open for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. tournament, so come on in and sign up while there's still room!



1.19.2016

Don't miss the upcoming Anime Club meeting!

I'll be posting the schedule for the next few  months here tomorrow, but in the meantime, I wanted to let everyone know that tomorrow is Anime Club! From 3:30 to 5:00 We'll be watching the comedy The Devil Is A Part-Timer! We'll also have a trivia contest of Who's That Pokemon!


10.02.2015

The Fall 2015 schedule!

With Fall in full swing, herre is the Fall 2015 schedule of events for teens at Sellers Library! For this month, we'll be making and decorating DIY speakers next Wednesday. Friday October 23 we'll be doing another Nintendo Night and having a Smash Bros Wii U tournament! Then we'll be doing Halloween crafts on Wednesday October 28th while The Nightmare Before Christmas plays in the background. We'll also have our annual Sellers Library Halloween Party on Friday October 30th! The crafts are drop-ins, but signups are now open for the Halloween Party as well as Nintendo Night! And of course we'll have our regular clubs happening, such as the anime club, gaming club, tabletop and book clubs!