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Project Runway reviewed by Brianna

Project_runway Female fashion models who work with the designers in Project Runway throughout the season are also in the competition. Each week, as the number of designers dwindle, the number of models are also reduced, with one model remaining at the end. Models are randomly pre-assigned to a designer during the first challenge, and from the second challenge onwards, the designers will have an opportunity to pick the model they wish to work with. This usually happens during the start of every episode save for the first, with the winner of the previous challenge receiving first pick, and the other designers picking models in order through host Heidi Klum’s random draw of large red shirt buttons with their names stored in a black velvet bag. Though, there are times when only the winning designer will be given the choice to pick with the following choices: either keep his or her previous model, take the losing designer’s model from the last challenge, or switch models with another competing designer.

Review submitted by Brianna

By on November 19, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

15 and a Published Author: Meet Kieryn Nicolas

Edited to add: Kieryn posted about her experience at Starbucks in Mount Prospect!!

Date: Monday, 6/14/2010 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For Students and Teens in grades 6 – 12.

Yes, just 15 and a published author. What’s that like? How did it happen? Ask her yourself when she comes to Starbucks (One West Rand Road) to read from her recently published novel, Rain. Released as an e-book (think Kindle) and available in hardcover this August, Rain is a mystery with break-ins, abductions, narrow escapes, and stolen birth certificates.

Kieryn is the youngest teen author to work with Echelon Press in the Young Adult category. She is a high school freshman (though she actually wrote the story when she was 13) who enjoys the normal stuff: writing, school, her yellow lab and black cat, spending time with friends, and chocolate. Talk to her about her pitch session with the publisher, the editing process (is it anything like English class?), and how she came up with the idea for the book. Advanced copies of her printed book will be available for purchase.

This program is presented by the Mount Prospect Public Library and will be held at the Starbucks at One West Rand Road, just down Kensington from Prospect High School.

Check out Kieryn’s youtube video!

By Barbara, Teen Outreach Librarian on June 7, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized