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Name: Anonymous
What my project is really talking about, is what our state, the state of Colorado Represents. I know there are a lot more several other things that represents the state of Colorado, but I just painted the mountains. My painting is painted with oil paint. It took me only a week to get this painting done and was only created with my own imagination. There's not really a theme into this painting. I created this Art project because I am really into Art like drawing and painting so I just decided to sit aside and do what I do best.

Name: Colorado69
Moving forward

Name: Luis0328
This is an advanced piece of art i made, it took 3 hours and lots of dedication, This piece is about a young shpee, or spy living in a nice urban apartment building

Name: Mistyrious
Bookmark made during the digital art tablet course at Sam Gary!

Name: Reader101
This just shows what my favorite genres are, and it's a bookmark!

Name: HBSnowPaw

Name: Rikki
Inspired by mystery novels and my love for all things that are unique.

Name: HBSnowPaw

Name: C. S.
This is Cairo and Sam. They star in their many adventures.

Name: Anonymous
This is a side view of a girl I created called: Tasha. She is laughing at the long lasting sky.


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Name: Anonymous Age: 12
No snails were harmed in this demonstration. I used leaves and grass to make the snail carrier. The balloon was attached to a long thread, so the snail was returned home safely.

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Name: Hans Luis emilliano School: Dora Moore / West LeaderShip Acadamy / west generation

Name: Luis Urbina and Hans Gehrig School: West Leadership Acdemy Dora Moore

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Podcasts Created by and for Teens

Interview with Maddie Daniel, creator of "Tell Me Your Story"

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Teen Podcast with Author David Levithan & Video with Author A.S. King

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Teen Podcasts with Authors Lauren Oliver & Jay Asher

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East High School - Angels Speak Podcasts

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Teen Podcast with Author Matt de la Peña

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Podcasts Created by Teens at the Teen Tech Week Podcasting Workshop

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Harry and the Potters Podcasts

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Name: acera School: West Early College

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Name: Colorado69

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Name: Park Hill TAB

Name: Hampden Branch Teens

Name: Park Hill Teen Advisory Board

Name: Mo School: Lol Academy

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   Hi, I am Crystal and I am here to tell you about my highschool life... the worst four years of my life.

                                                                                 CHAPTER 1: OMG!


 I was walking to class almost an hour late. I am not popular or pretty or perfect. If you want popular, pretty, and perfect go crawling to Maddison White. Se is rich, pretty, popular, and has the boys bending at her will. She is the whole package. Her ex-boyfriend is captain of the football team Samual Black. Anyway... going to class, 1st period, homeroom. Teacher: Professor Jackson. A hard as concrete teacher. No "excuse" for being late goes. Nor leaving early. Someone better have died to leave his class. Not only that but Samual Black {my crush} sit right in front of me! Maddison and her squad in front of him. Ever seen Mean Girls? They are the pinks ten times worse.

I walked into the room and it fell silent. You could hear a pen drop. Professor Jackson walked over to me.

"You have a pass?" His voice gruff.

"Yes sir..." I go to grab my yellow office pass.

"Someone Die?" He grabs my pass.

"No sir."

"To bad. Sit down and don't interrupt my class again!" He nearly yells.

"Yes sir. Sorry sir." I walked away very quickly.

I hear giggles from Maddison and her giggle goons. I walk down my row completely embarrassed. Then I fall. My adrenaline hits the roof. It started pounding and my heart started going a mile a minute. I can't move. 2 seconds feels like an eternity. I look at my stuff. Embarrassment turns to anger. I look at the person too my right.

"You tripped me you..." I cut myself off when I realize who I am yelling at.

Non other than Samual Black. My face turns red. I can just tell. I look around. The room is silent. All eyes are on me. I ran. I just stood up and ran. As fast as I could. The laughs following me. Haunting me! I was already late because of mom. Class would be ending soon. What happen would star spreading like a wild fire in Africa! I ran into the locker room, and hid behind the mounds of sports equipment. Tears started pouring down my face. I was wearing a red, orange, and white tie die tanktop, short ripped shorts, and black flip flops. The salty tears building up on my bare legs. It has been about 15 min. scence I ran out of the class room. The 2nd period bell rings. I take out my Samsung S4. Dead. Crap. I need to get out of here. I start to stand up slowly, when the doors open. I sit back down. The football team comes in laughing. Not the girl football team. What why are they doing in the GIRLS locker room. This is the GIRLS locker room right?! Wait... Oh boy... Of coarse... Samual is on the team! Now I defiantly have to get out of here before I get caught. Think, Think, Think... {light bulb} They take showers before they practice. I'll get out then!

Name: Persaphone04

Most People will go through life with just caring about their job. They never stop and notice the things around them.
Those kind of people are lame and only care about "perfect grades" "perfect life, perfect job, Perfect everything"
Everything they do has to be perfect or they go back and fix it. 
People who like creatively live a much better life.
Most days I see the world as a movie, other times I see the world as a song.
I see a need for almost everything. I despise the word perfect and being perfect. 
I don't get the perfect grades or speak the perfect words. HECK Almost every word I speak comes out wrong.
That's because I don't think before I speak cause I don't care whether People understand me.
I can't live without music. I like the kind of music that most people would think is "emo" "devilish"
But if you look at what's "hot" today guess what 99% of it is about....Sex or Breaking up with someone.
But if you would to look at metal or emo or "devilish" music Guess what you would find...Songs about being yourself, speaking out, Standing out, And to help you not care what others think of you.
So there isn't really a difference between the "emos" and the "Normal" people.
Emo people feel more. Normal people like everything perfect and everything to go their way.
If someone told me to do something a certain way I would go the hard way just to be able to do it my way.
People say you have to be normal and live the way they want you to even your parents.
My parents want me to go to college when all I want to do is be a singer/song-writer.
I'm not going to college I dare to go my own way, I DARE to do what no one in my family ever did.
I'm standing for myself and being who I am.
Even if you're christian (I am) there are metal christian bands that are still about finding yourself and talking about how much they love god.
(War of ages, For today, are some I like)
Comment if you're like this...or just to comment.
Comment if you want to be like this.
Comment if you don't think this is true 
Comment and tell me what you think <3
Name: BVB&SWS Girl

You can knock me down.
Shun me. Drown me. 
Try to keep me hidden.
You think I'm perfect.
That I have nothing to hide.
But you don't see the truth.
You see what I've done,
Not what I've been through.
You see cuts,
But not scars.
If you think I'm perfect,
Then I know you're wrong.
Because I am a shattered mirror,
Put me back together, and you'll still see the cracks.
Mirrors show you the truth.
Look at me and try to understand. 
I am in darkness.
Darkness scientifically means no light.
But that's not what I'm talking about.
I'm talking about the awful words
The hurtful words, the mean words.
The words that slowly bent me and broke me.
Distorted my image till I was nothing but cracks.
Now that you've seen my cracks, know that I'm done.
I'm done caring about the little cracks in my glass,
That just seem to grow bigger.
Because you can't care when you're dead.
Next time you see a mirror, think of me. Think of my cracks.

Steve was a normal guy. But when Lora the new kid at school moves in next door, Steve starts feeling things he never ever felt. Concern, Love, Joy, and sadness. All for just Lora. Steve wants to learn more about Lora. But what he finds is not what he wants or expected. SHE IS A WITCH!!!!!! Despite what Steve learned he is still falling for Lora. Lora loves him and they live happily ever after (not really).



Name: Cora

i always knew i was different. always distant from all the other kids. made different decisions than everybody else. but it doesn't mean im not human. i am always bullied because i like to keep to myself at school. now im going to put a stop to the teasing and the calling names. never again will someone talk bad about me.


Name: cora



What's a Teen Advisory Board?

A Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who meet regularly to give librarians guidance about better serving teens and Library program ideas for our community. Each meeting is different depending on the goals of the TAB. There are usually snacks and it is always fun!

TAB members attend meetings and programs, and are responsible library users. They help promote participation in Library programs, and respect the tastes, privacy, and opinions of others. They are committed to making their community more enjoyable for everyone. And it looks great on your college application and resume!

Interested? Check out the Teen Advisory Boards at DPL and get involved!

Teen Advisory Boards at DPL:

Saved My life, How can I thank you?

Chapter 1: What Happened?

Everybody looks alright on the outside but if you were to look inside, They Wouldn't be.

Everybody thinks that if they put a fake smile on, No one will notice. But I do, I see right through them.

My name is Dani and this is my veiw on life.


A couple of years ago in december I was trying to find myself in this great big world.

I was so lost that I would do anything just to feel loved but That all changed last week.

You see I was just walking along the road when I saw a bright light.

Different (the book)

July 3, 2014 - 1:26pm -- Coraw

( I am the writer of this book, but my sister is the editor)

Chapter 1


Two months earlier

"Hurry up Benjamin". "I'm not a robot Clair". "You should be".

Why do brothers have to be so annoying. My only birthday vacation this summer,and Ben has to take his sweet time. Someone to complain to. Hmmm maybe my best friend Lily. I pull out my phone and text her.

read if you dare

so heres the deal it snows i do school get nothing right cause im day dreaming because of books the things i live and breath so ow well right now im reading a lot and my parents are like slow down go to the library and im like well i want my own library and they laugh crazy people if yourre reading this comment if you dare.

What's your identity. An important message.

January 1, 2014 - 7:46pm -- ard916

This sounds like something from a movie.  Sounds like a mystery plot.  It's neither of these things, but rather a VERY important message that I feel I have a burden to share with all of you.

How do you define your worth.  Do you call yourself a runner, a speaker, a cheerleader, a swimmer, an author, artist, magician, or a nothing.

Vine-off in ideaLAB!!

October 26, 2013 - 4:55pm -- Laura

Saturdays in ideaLAB are always fun, but teens really mixed it up today with a Vine-off.  The rules were simple:  Make the best 6 second video and win small!

The winners were:

1.  Sophie, The life in the library

2.  Ethan, Software make hardware happen

3. Mo, Addiction

Honorable mentions, affirming nods, and solid pats on the back go to Rhylie and Thane (though Thane is staff, so...)


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