February 8th, 2016

Teen Film Fest 2016

There’s something big on the horizon for you, Cecil County teens. This year, our beloved Cecilwood film competition has morphed into something new. Don’t worry, the 2016 Teen Film Fest will carry on the tradition of allowing you to share your short film with the world. However, we’ve added a few twists to make the experience even better! You can now shoot and submit your film with a tablet or smartphone. You can also attend two brand-new programs designed to take your footage to the next level. And yes, your submissions will still be shown to the public, and awards will still be given. Sometimes, change is great.
This year, your goal is to create the best Book Trailer. Have you ever read a book and thought it would make an awesome movie? Did you have a picture in your head of the characters, the scenery, or the epic battle sequences? Would you like to turn your ideas into a short film, and freak out with your fellow book nerds? Now’s your chance. And if you’re not sure what it’ll take to achieve amazing results, never fear! We’ve got you covered with a new two-part program: Behind the Scenes.
Professor Brandon Boas will be visiting the Elkton Central Branch to lead the Behind the Scenes programs and help you bring your vision to life. In Part I (February 16th @ 4), he’ll teach you some filmmaking basics to get the ball rolling. Part II (March 15th @ 3:30) is all about helping you edit and polish your footage. With this kind of support anything is possible, so be sure to save the dates and register as soon as you can. Can’t wait to get started? Check out Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts or Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies, or take a free Gale course in Screenwriting. You should also head over to the Teen Film Fest page for submission guidelines, deadlines, and FAQ’s. See you at Elkton on May 5th for the screening!
What book will you use for your film?


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November 16th, 2015

International Games Day: Saturday, November 21

tabletopgamingLet’s celebrate at Cecil County Public Library! The goal of International Games Day is to connect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, more than one thousand libraries around the world will showcase gaming programs and services in support of IGD15.

Gaming of all types at the library encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Plus, it’s a way for traditionally underserved groups to have fun in the library and interact with other members of the community. International Games Day @ Your Library is a great opportunity for families to get out of the house and play together in the one community institution that welcomes everyone.

Join us for these special programs on Saturday, November 21:

International Games Day
Join thousands of people playing card and board games in libraries around the world! For adults, teens, older children and families.
Perryville – 12 pm
Chesapeake City – 1 pm
North East – 1:30 pm
Rising Sun – 2 pm

Minecraft
Be creative while you explore the world of Minecraft. Ages 8-13
Elkton Central Library
1 pm and 2:30 pm.

Call 410-996-5600 x481 to sign up or visit our website.

What are your favorite games?


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