It Came From the Sea!
Thank you to all the bands who played at the Swampscott Public local teen band concert called It Came From the Sea! on Saturday, June 26th 4-9pm at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott. The bands who played: The Dirty Apples, The Informers, Angus in Drag, Orakular, The Scouflaws, WNFB, Urban Rangers, This Day in History, Fault & the Fidler, and Squad Room Antics. Flickr photos from the concert
and The Scouflaws and Swampscott Reporter article about the concert
SWAMPSCOTT CALLING: TEEN BAND CONCERT
The Swampscott Public Library local teen band concert, SWAMPSCOTT CALLING!, was held on Saturday, July 11th. A big thank you to the bands: Red Rock, Anything Goes, Soot, Exit Left, James Roseman, Calling Aviv, Handfulls of Happiness, The Anchors, 8th Brigade, Day Luge and Squad Room Antics. A special thank you to the Red Rock/Handfulls of Happiness folks who handled all the sound system work, the Swampscott Yacht Club for all kinds of assistance, the DPW, Fire and Police Departments, Newbury Comics for donating gift certificates for all the musicians, and the fans who came to hear everyone play.
Click here to see a slide show from the concert:
2009 Concert Pix
Go Donated by American Go Foundation
The American Go Foundation has donated a Go set to the Swampscott Public Library. If you know someone who is interested in playing or starting a Go Club, please contact Sandy, Young Adult Librarian, 781-596-8867.
The latest game craze from Japan is actually a 4,000 year old board game called Go. Thanks to the massive popularity of the Hikaru no Go manga (comic) in Shonen Jump, US kids are flocking to learn this timeless game. Teen Go clubs have formed across the nation.
The rules of Go are so simple they can be taught in a few minutes, but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go is about five times more complex than Chess and is played professionally in China, Korea and Japan. Players compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money and big tournaments are televised to rapt international audiences.
Swampscott Library on Facebook
Swampscott Library on Facebook is the library Facebook page. We’ll use it to add events.
Dungeons & Dragons
Wizards of the Coast have donated a basic Dungeons & Dragons game to our library. If you and your friends would like to play, or set up a tournament, please contact Sandy, Young Adult Librarian, at email@example.com or 781-596-8867. Thank you to the Wizards of the Coast for their support of libraries.
Text from library catalog to your cell phone!
Let’s say you’ve searched the Swampscott Public Library catalog, and you’re viewing the record for a book you want. You could:
* Print it out, which is a waste of paper and toner
* Get a scrap of paper, find a pencil buried somewhere, write down the call number and hope you don’t misplace it
* OR Use our new feature for texting this information to your cellphone or BlackBerry
Simply click on the Send via Text Message button, enter your 10-digit number (no dashes), select your carrier, and click on the Send to Phone button. The message will contain all the information you need to retrieve the book at the Swampscott Public Library. You can even send the message to a friend or family member.
Carrier charges may apply. Happy texting.
Feel the Burn! Teen Band Concert
Library Concert 2008CLICK HERE FOR THE FLICKR CONCERT PIX FROM 2008 & EARLIER YEARS!
Thank you to all 10 bands who played at the June 2008 Swampscott Harbor Festival Teen Concert. And thank you to Red Rock for letting all the bands use their sound system.