Over the course of the twentieth century, many authors have emerged to define the popular perception of science fiction. These authors have created some of the most-read science fiction works and continue to have an enormous influence on the science fiction world to this day. It is the work of these authors that has made the genre into a more diverse and critically respected field.
“I cannot live without books.” —Thomas Jefferson
For 21 years and counting, CRRL has provided a forum for area teen artists in grades 9-12 to be recognized for their talent during a monthlong display at Headquarters Library.
About the Show
-Works are grouped into two judging categories: Grades 9-10 and Grades 11-12.
-Artwork will be judged prior to the opening. Internationally renowned local artist Johnny Johnson will judge the Grades 11-12 category, and participants in grades 11-12 will judge Grades 9-10. The student judges develop critical evaluation skills by judging the work of younger participants.
-Artists in each category compete for first place, second place, third place, and honorable mention.
-A sampling of entries will on display at the Headquarters Library from March 4 - March 29, 2017.
-The two artists who receive first place in their categories will be given their own show in the Atrium the following December.
-For more information, please call Youth Services at 540-372-1144.
In recent years, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring October 20th to be the National Day on Writing. The National Writing Day Project is sponsored by NCTE—National Council of Teachers of English. Check out their site for the National Gallery of Writing where you can submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, audio, video, and artwork. The gallery will open to the world on October 20 so now is the time to get going. The site features an online tutorial to aid you when making your submissions.