Saturday, November 3, 2012

Teens Only | You've Got Style

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I must admit. I'm quite intrigued with the whole Gangnam Style craze. Psy's dance moves are being copied by everybody from U.S. Navy midshipmen to the British Prime Minister. I kid you not!

 And in honor of the San Francisco Giants' World Series win last Sunday, I must give huge props to Giants' announcers Jon Miller and Dave Flemming who brought a whole lot of Gangnam Style to the Parade on Wednesday. Did you miss it? Fear not. You can view it here.

So what's your style? I've got a couple of great books for you to check out at a library near you. (As always, if the book you want isn't on the shelf, ask library staff to help you place a request on it.)

The first is by TV personality Lauren Conrad: Lauren Conrad Style. Lauren offers tips on how to create your own unique look, shares her favorite sources of inspiration, and identifies the absolute must-have's of any fashionista's wardrobe. If you're looking for a little style makeover, this might give you some food for thought. 

In search of style inspiration, I found another book I think is worth looking into: Altered You!: Alter Your Style, Your Stuff, Your Space by Karin Buckingham. This book has tons of projects for making over clothes, accessories and room decor. There are even tips on making jewelry. Cool ideas. Great projects for a rainy weekend. 

But style isn't just how we look, is it? It's also about how we express ourselves. Some of us express ourselves in writing. Some in music. Some in dance. And some in drawing. In Street Scene: How To Draw Graffiti-Style, author John Lee offers step-by-step instructions on how to create slammin' street art. And this is just one of many, many drawing books you'll find on the shelves of a library near you! Check 'em out!

Each of us has a unique style. So express yours! And hey, by the way, if your style of expression is spoken word, give me a comment below. Maybe we can host a spoken word program at a library! 

Have a great weekend, and I'll see you next Saturday.

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