Fun After School is a new monthly program for teens starting this April, on Thursday the 11th from 3:30-4:30 in The Edge. The idea is to give you an extra, fun activity to do while you’re hanging out in The Edge. Here are a few of the fun things we’ll do, one each month during the school [...]
Get your geek on at our Teen Tech Week events as librarians introduce teens to “ancient” technology, like 8-track cassette tapes and typewriters. Our first techie event is Wednesday, followed by a hands-on program on robotics Thursday.
Hollywood movie releases tend to slow down at the beginning of each year. In fact, some believe the only films that debut in January and February are those expected to underperform at the box office. And since the summer blockbuster movie season now begins in May, I wonder what kinds of films come out in [...]
This is a must-read boy-next-door romantic teen story, well-written, with compelling characters and real life family issues. Coming of age stories are always relevant because we are all making choices every day that determine who we are and who we become. Check it out – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
Has anyone ever asked you: “Do you want to be a fighter, a wizard, or a cleric?” If you answered “no,” then it’s time to play Dungeons & Dragons, a game that allows you to act out those adventure-bursting, dragon-slaying fantasies we all harbor. But if you have a hard time selecting a character type, [...]
I can tell that you are talented just by the way you’re reading this blog. I’m also sensing some suppressed angst because you haven’t found a platform to express your creativity properly. And let’s face it, posting videos to Youtube is still pretty cool, but you crave the excitement of the microphone and the heat of the [...]
This time of year, Hollywood typically launches many of its best films, hoping to catch the attention of Oscar voters. These potential Oscar-winning movies are mostly aimed at adults more than teens, as they tackle broad social/political themes. But the young adult crowd can’t be ignored, and they still have a few new movies to look forward to at theaters, and more to [...]
Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (46:13) discussion with Marie and Stephanie about the popularity of dystopian stories in books and movies. Find out what to read after you finish The Hunger Games and then share your dystopian recommendations with us!
Have you violated any traffic laws? Getting a ticket when you’re a teen is not an easy thing to deal with. Youth Court can help you out. Here’s our video. What is Youth Court? Youth led and youth driven. The judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, jurors, bailiff, court clerk and defendants are all teenagers. They hear [...]
Myra is so busy taking care of everyone in her family, that she doesn’t even think about herself — until her boyfriend dumps her and suddenly, more than anything, she wants to beat him for a spot on a research trip to the Galapagos Islands…
Listen or download the library’s premier podcast – HUSH! In Episode 22, enjoy a discussion (30:32) about Graphic Novels. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!