Wrap/Rap It Up! Music Video Contest

We are hosting a music video contest. Make a music video (ANY genre of music) of your favorite book. For an example, visit Flocabulary.  Contest rules and guidelines are posted on Edmodo and submissions will be accepted through Edmodo or email. Stop by the library if you need the Library Contest group Edmodo code.  Submissions are due DECEMBER 12th!


1st place –  wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags, $30 gift card to WalMart, music inspired books, pencils, bookmarks

2nd place – gift bag with some candy, pencils, bookmarks, and a $10 gift card to WalMart

3rd place – candy and a $5 gift card to WalMart




Keith Flynn – Poet

poetry keith flynnKeith Flynn and Bill Altman visited today to share the love of poetry and music with students in the library.  Earlier, Keith visited students in Dr. Epps room to talk about writing poetry.   In the library, he sang poetry while Bill Altman played the guitar.   Thank you Mr. Flynn and Mr. Altman for visiting us during Poetry Month!


You can read more about Keith Flynn and purchase his books or music through his website – http://keithflynn.net

Lively Loquacious

We hosted many many events here, and I apologize for just now catching up and posting them all together in this “lump” post.

mar 26 matsuoka presentsMany many thank yous (doumo arigatou gozaimasu) to Ms. Matsuoka who visited today and will be visiting tomorrow.   She does an amazing presentation of Japanese culture – explaining the alphabet (there are THREE!! alphabets), words different genders use and why, and culture.   Students really enjoyed hearing her speak and asked great questions.
mar 20 city heights

Last Wednesday, City Heights engaged in improv for different classes.  In improv (short for improvisational), most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed, with little or no pre-planning. City Heights skits portrayed issues like drinking and dealing with issues at schools.

And, of course, we enjoyed an early morning visit from our chorus students – very lovely!

mar 20 singers sing praises of books

Open Mic!

Do you have a band?  Do you sing, rap, recite poetry?  Then, you need to be at OurStage – the open mic night for teens.  September 13th, October 4th, and November 8th from 6:30-9:30.  If you want to perform, call 864-562-4199.  Want to attend?  Tickets are only $5 for students and adults.  This all takes place at

The Showroom
149 S. Daniel Morgan Square