Aug 31, 2012 12:10 PM | 3
The summer interns and mentors celebrated the end of an era with a closing party celebrating their participation in the Multicultural Internship Program.
The interns and mentors both shared stories about what they had accomplished during the summer and many of the interns did presentations that involved photos, music and movies!
Pizza was eaten and tears were shed. It was a great way to complete the program and celebrate its three-year run. Thanks to all of the interns and mentors who participated in this program from 2009-2012 and made it such a success! See below for some photos of the interns and mentors at the party.
Aug 27, 2012 10:26 AM | 2
Amanda, one of our interns at the Coney Island branch, assisted with a program titled "Erik's Reptile Edventures." Here is what she had to say about the program:
"We were able to touch frogs, snakes, and even a flying roach. It was fun."
Amanda was able to get her photo taken with a snake (see below). Great job in assisting with the program!
Aug 21, 2012 2:09 PM | 3
The two summer interns at the Canarsie branch, Mohammed and Janay, have spent some time "beautifying" the branch. They hung up posters in the branch to add some decoration and help brighten the library. See below for pictures of them in action and in front of the posters. Great job!
Aug 20, 2012 11:06 AM | 1
Last Friday, the interns were invited to participate in a "Chat with an Author" event at the Central Library. Two wonderful young adult authors, Coe Booth and Paul Griffin, talked with the interns about being authors and working with young people.
Coe and Paul gave the interns tips and ideas about writing, whether for school or for personal use. The interns were very excited to meet and speak with them (and, of course, get their books signed)!
See below for a photo of the event. A huge thank you to Paul and Coe for coming to the library and talking with our teen interns!
Aug 15, 2012 10:26 AM | 0
At the beginning of the summer internship program, the interns indicated that they wanted to have a book club discussion. The book club discussions are always lively, fun and educational.
For this summer, we read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. During the discussion, we spoke about such topics as patriotism, faith, hope and fundamentalism. We also talked about social classes and the influence it has on love as well as rebelling through clothing.
As always, the book club discussion was informative and a great time. See below for the interns holding up copies of the book: