New YA Books: Early 2015

If you google “new books for teens 2015,” you’ll see a link to that will show you 684 YA books coming out in 2015. See the list here. But before we overload ourselves by gorging on that many titles, let’s look at a few highlights—books that will be new the first three months of 2015. […]

Monthly Teen Programs

We offer regularly occurring programs for teens on a wide variety of fun themes. Find the ones you like and participate for a great time.

Young Adult Author Visit

Last month, the Library was honored to have Angela Johnson as the guest speaker for our annual young adult author visit. So far, Ms. Johnson has over 30 publications ranging from preschool board books to young adult novels, and has won three Coretta Scott King awards, the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, and the Michael […]

Fresh Graphic Novels

Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith Similar to Shrek, Barbarian Lord is ousted from his farm because (in part) he has not been friendly with his neighbors. Supplied with a boat and an onion tied to his belt, he begins a quest to find King Hammerheart who may be able to help Barbarian Lord get his […]

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, a Newbery Honor book by Nancy Farmer, tells the story of Tendai, a bored, thirteen-year-old boy who lives in Zimbabwe in the year 2194. He and his younger brother and sister (Kuda and Rita) are not allowed to leave their secure, highly fortified household. Their strict father is […]

The Giver Spoof

The library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) has made another spoofy book trailer. Their latest video pokes fun at Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver.

The Giver Program

  To celebrate Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver coming out as a movie, we are hosting a program inspired by that book. Here is what we have planned for you to enjoy: Make a key chain of your favorite dystopian novel Color Jonas’ world by altering B&W photos Survive our tricycle obstacle race Compete for The Giver […]

Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” Series

  Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel The Giver, winner of the Newbery Medal and a William Allen White Award, will finally debut on the silver screen on August 15, 2014. To honor this occasion, let’s revisit that novel and its three sequels. The Giver Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect world of the future. In […]

Slow Ya Roll in Concert

Step out of the summer heat and clap to the catchy grooves, sweet harmonies and upbeat lyrics of Slow Ya Roll, an energetic funk/soul/bluegrass/gospel/blues/jazz/rock/ reggae band here at the library.

Join the Chess Club

It’s time to play chess. And if you’re between the ages of 11 and 18, the library has a Chess Club for you, whether you’ve played before or not. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll show you. If you’re an expert, we will challenge you. And if you already play chess and want to become […]

Get Your Free Comic Book

It’s time again for Free Comic Book Day! Join us to get your FREE-to-take-home comic book at the Central Park Community Center. Staff from Gatekeeper Hobbies will be on hand to give out a wide variety of comic books including many favorites for any taste or age, like The Simpsons, Batman, Spongebob Squarepants, and The […]

New Comic Books

We’ve got 3 new comic book titles in David J’s: Archer & Armstrong, Guardians of the Galaxy and Hawkeye. Stop by and take a look. We’ve got a great selection of returning titles as well. Archer & Armstrong Young pious Archer has been assigned to assassinate the immortal, decadent Armstrong. But instead of killing Armstrong, […]