In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2011, you are invited to join a Teen Essay Contest (in English) Topic: "The Joy of Reading" Deadline: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Judging will be based on originality, grammar, coherence to the topic and more.
The rules: * Age: 12-18 *Text should be written in English only, at least 1000 words * One entry per person *Submission by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org *Submission in person or by mail to: Jewel Chen, Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 * Include your name, address, school, grade, phone number and email address *Essays will be devided into two age groups, middle school (Grade 6-8) and high school (Grade 9-12) * Prizes for winners of each group: First place winners: Target gift card ($50). Second place winners: Best Buy gift card ($25) * The winner's essay will be posted on the San Francisco Public Library's Teen web pages (Chinatown Teen'Zine Blog)
For information, please call Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, (415)355-2888 or email@example.com
The San Francisco Chinatown Teen'Zine (CTZ for short) is an after-school program that uses the Internet and related media and technologies to engage youth with the local community. It works by offering interesting projects, such as bilingual weblog publishing & local history, and providing a dedicated public space for activities. Along the way it teaches young people communications, technology, and leadership skills. Teen'Zine club meets every Saturday afternoon (2-4 pm) in the computer lab of Chinatown Public Library.
CTZ blog enables young people ages 13-18 to participate as community reporters, editors and blog publishers. They moderate and document discussions in the teen activities, i.e., participate in field trips and digital photo projects, volunteer in the street fairs, try new adventures of DIY happy craftsmen, share their views in the book discussion group, use e-mail to communicate with other peers, and learn traditional & electronic library research methods. Members learn how to do blogging and they take part in dialogues about their weblog contents with readers worldwidely. The Teen Advisory Council of Chinatown Library welcomes more suggestions to Teen Services. Joining the Teen'Zine activities could get community service hours, enjoy snacks & meet new friends. For more information, please call Chinatown Public Library (415)355-2888. Address: Chinatown Public Library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.
CTZ Blog華埠青少年網誌召集13至18歲的青少年們加入為會員.課程項目有小組討論多項活動,例如數碼攝影製作,戶外活動與義工街會服務,DIY快樂手藝家,讀書討論會,互傳郵電,研習傳統與電子圖書館使用方法等.會員集體製作網誌,連結入互聯網,也和世界其他地區網友進行線上交流.華埠圖書館青少年諮詢委員會歡迎提供更多青少年服務的意見.加入Teen'Zine活動可獲得社區服務時數,共享零食點心及認識新朋友.詳情請致電三藩市華埠公立圖書館(415)355-2888.地址: Chinatown Public Library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.