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Schaumburg library hosts auditions for Battle of the Bands

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By Susan Miura
Schaumburg Township District Library

Local rock bands have the opportunity to perform in Schaumburg's Town Square on Wednesday, July 11, by auditioning for Battle of the Bands, hosted by the Schaumburg Township District Library.

Whether your group plays acid, alternative, Christian metal, emo, grunge, pop punk, steam punk, electro punk or any other rock genre, you're welcome to audition. The deadline for submitting audition songs is 10 p.m., Saturday, June 30.

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Up to four bands will be chosen to compete from 6-9 p.m. on the open air stage in front of the pond. This is a great opportunity for bands to expand their fan base and get their name out there. The annual Battle of the Bands is attended by many teens from the Schaumburg Township area. Winners will be featured in the library's Program Guide and their photo will be sent to the Daily Herald newspaper.

Who qualifies? Bands whose members are age 21 or younger on July 11, 2012, may participate in the competition. Band members must be available at 5 p.m., July 11, to set up.

To audition, submit one song on MP3 to teenservices@stdl.org, or post a link to the Purevolume or YouTube websites.

Are you ready to rock Town Square? If so, submit your audition before that deadline blows past you like "dust in the wind."

For information, contact teenservices@stdl.org or call (847) 923-3193.

Other programs and events geared toward teens this summer include the summer reading program, "Read Through Time," as well as the "Gaming Kick-Off to Summer," a gaming event which takes place from 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, in the Youth Services Classroom. Creative types are invited to "Steampunk Crafting" which takes place at all three library locations. Teens interested in this art experience may attend from 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, in the Central Library's Youth Services Classroom; from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Hoffman Estates Branch; or from 3-4 p.m., Monday, June 25, at the Hanover Park Branch.

Road Rally, anyone? This popular annual event for teens entering grades 7-12 is slated from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20. It begins and ends in the Rasmussen North Room, but the actual rally takes place throughout Town Square. Teens can register in teams or as individuals.

Teens ages 11-16 are welcome to attend "Computer Animation," led by animation instructor Shugo Tanaka from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, in the Youth Services Computer Lab. Attendees will learn the basics of computer animation in this hands-on class.

Many more teen programs and events are scheduled for the summer, so check out the June-July Program Guide or go to www.schaumburglibrary.org and click on "Teens." To register, go online to teen.schaumburglibrary.org or email teenservices@stdl.org. Teens can also register by calling (847) 923-3193.

Summer is a great time to explore new avenues of creativity, make new friends and broaden your mind and experiences. We hope local teens will let the Schaumburg Township District Library be an avenue for doing all that and more.

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