Teen Summer Songwriting Challenge

In celebration of our music themed Summer Reading Club, we will be featuring a series of songwriting challenges over the next month and a half. All aspiring teen songwriters are encouraged to get creative and participate.

Each week from June 18 to July 23, we will introduce a different musical genre. We will give a little background history of the genre and its Virginia roots. We will then provide you a writing prompt and you will have a week to submit a song (no more than 300 words).

All songs submitted must be the original work of the person who is submitting. That means they need to be written in your own words; do not plagiarize.

The winner will receive a songwriting book appropriate for that week’s theme.

Check in with us during the next six Mondays to learn about and enter the weekly challenge. The winner will be announced the following Monday.

Featured genres will include:

  1. June 18 – Pop / Rock
  2. June 25 – Blues / R&B
  3. July 2 – Country
  4. July 9- Hip Hop
  5. July 16 – Punk
  6. July 23 – Your Choice – Enter here for this week’s challenge

And don’t forget to stop by your local library and sign up for the Summer Reading Club. Make sure you register in time to get one of our HCPL custom kazoos! Available while supplies last.



Music, Teen Events

Music Petting Zoo @ the Fairfield Library

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Have you been thinking about playing a musical instrument, or starting a band? Come by the Fairfield Library (1001 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223) next Saturday, June 16 from 2-3 PM and give some instruments a try! Girls Rock! RVA will be bringing the instruments! No registration required. Have any questions? Call 804-501-1930

Music, Teen Events

Giant Makey Makey Piano

Ever wanted to play a huge piano that you need your whole body to play? Help us make a giant interactive piano! We will make giant keys and use a Makey Makey to create an interactive piano that plays when your touch completes a circuit. (What’s a Makey Makey?  Click here to find out!)

Join us on Monday, December 21 from 2-4 pm at Libbie Mill Library! Registration is required, so click here or call 804-290-9413 to register.

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Green Screen Photos are Here!

If you had your picture taken in front of the green screen at the Teen Fav Awards last night, check out the slideshow! For more pictures from an awesome night, hop on over to our Instagram.

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Holiday Break Movie Matinee @ TU


Holiday Break Movie Matinee
Tuckahoe Area Library
Friday, January 2nd
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an interactive showing of an all-ages hit film featuring your favorite characters and songs. Compete in winter-themed games and enter the prize drawing for a handheld snowball maker. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend, bring your little sister and brother, bring your grandma–everyone will have a great time! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Area Library. Rated PG, running time 109 minutes. Call 290-9142 for more information.