Castro Valley Library


Grand Opening of Open Mic by nsilva1
Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Programs, Teen

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 In what will be a continuous monthly program, we held our 1st Teen Open Mic on Monday.  Teens from the local Castro Valley high schools we’re invited to share their own music, art, comedic stylings, poetry and other written works with their peers.  (Poetry and written works were the dominate creative work featured on the 1st night.  These works covered a wide variety of topics including nature, race, love, friendship, and even the transformation of a beloved childhood park as the years rolled by)  Between 15-20 teens showed up for the program, roughly half of which braved an audience composed of their peers, a couple of local teachers, and even a family, to share their creation with everybody.   Castro Valley High School Senior Ryden Ishida (pictured), who is a major creative force behind this venture, kicked off the festivities by reading a poem he had created.  All in all, everyone in attendance seemed to have a good time, and we look forward to seeing these and other talented teens at future open mic events.

Our Teen Open Mic Program will be held the 1st Monday of every month (that means next one is Nov. 5th), from 7.00-8.00 p.m. in the Castro Valley Meeting Room.  We invite teens to come on by and check it out.

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