Sunday, April 24, 2016

April TAB Meeting



Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, April 26th from 4-5:30 pm!

Join TAB and get volunteer credit for promoting library services to teens at the Westminster Public Libraries:
  • Advise, plan, and participate in teen programs.
  • Post reviews and teen news on the Teen Underground blog/website.
  • Promote teen reading and news by creating bulletin boards and displays in the Teen Underground areas.
  • Recommend materials for the young adult collection.
Attend one of our TAB meetings to get started! 

Ages 12-17
No registration
Last Tuesday of each month
College Hill





Sunday, April 17, 2016

2016 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees Announced!

The moment is finally here! Here are the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees...

This year’s list of nominees features 26 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2015.

Reserve your copy from the 2016 list of Teens' Top Ten Nominees to read this summer @ WPL.

Be ready for the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, August 15 through Teen Read Week (October 9-15). The 10 nominees that receive the most votes will be named the official 2016 Teens’ Top Ten.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Paper Valentine


In this griping mystery, Hannah needs help from the ghost of her best friend, a bad boy on the block and the three already dead girls, to help her find the Valentine Killer. 


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting - April

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, April 9th!

Take on the role of a heroic character of fantasy in a world of monsters, magic and destiny! We have a variety of characters to choose from...look forward to seeing you!

Ages 12-17
No registration
2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm
College Hill

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

1984 - By: George Orwell

"WAR IS PEACE.
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH."

If I'm completely honest, I only started reading this book, 1984, for my language arts class. It was laying around my room and I desperately needed to finish a classic for a grade when I got my hands on this gem. I had no idea what I was in for. 1984 tells the story of a terrifying Utopian society where working, eating, drinking, sleeping, talking, thinking, procreating...in short living, all are controlled by the state. Security cameras called telescreens located everywhere - including people's homes - monitor citizens' every move. History is "revised" constantly so that it best fits the story that leaders want to tell. Winston Smith dares to threaten the complete and utter control that government has over people, and the consequences are disastrous.

I started 1984 expecting it to be a somewhat dull, quite boring classic like many I have read, but I actually ended up loving it. If you're also in a panic because you need a classic done for English class, or if you're just plain ready to be terrified/entertained/completely hooked by a completely original and brilliant novel, then yeah, 1984's for you!