Friday, May 31, 2013

Blue Bloods 
By:Melissa De La Cruz

In the exciting first novel of the "Blue Bloods", Schuyler Van Alen a New York city teenage girl, has never fit in at her private school Duchesne. She prefers baggy; vintage clothes compared to other people in her school that wears brands alike Prada and pearls worn by her classmates. When the death of a young teenage vampire, Schuyler's life unexpectedly changes. In the first book of the "Blue Bloods" series, I thought it was a great book. Some of the few things I really liked about the author's work would be how she describes the characters in the book. A other thing I really liked is how the book changes to different characters. My favorite characters are Schuyler Van Alen, Jack Force(Angel of Destruction), Oliver Hazard Perry (Schuyler's best friend) and Mimi Force( Angel of Death). I really like Schuyler's and Oliver's friendship because Schuyler and Oliver are best friends and he's always looking out for her and cares for her. One thing I didn't like is how they don't really describe Aggie's (the girl who was murdered) character, I mean she used to be friends with the most popular girl at school but the author didn't really describe her. I'm guessing because she died in the beginning of the book but the author could have at least said a few details about her. Out of all, I recommend to those people out there that are interested reading about fiction, romance, drama and the supernatural. I really enjoyed this book and I'm hoping on getting to the last book that came out a few months ago.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Top Ten Books:

1. City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

2. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
4. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
7. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
8. The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong
9. Evernight by Claudia Gray
10. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Reached by Ally Condie

Reached by Ally Condie

The Rising is just getting started. Cassia is undercover in Central city, Ky is a rising pilot, and Xander is sneakily working as a medic. As the final book in the Matched trilogy (Matched, Crossed, Reached),  I think that it was a good ending. However, it was a bit slow in the beginning and in the middle. Previously, I had an idea of what the ending might be about, but the book was completely different, which was a surprise. Overall, it was a relaxing book to read.

Youth Advisory Panel Update

Pride Day

Pride Day was May 11. It was a day where people all around Westminster helped clean up trash around the various parks, creating a cleaner environment. And we wanted to thank them in return by giving them a barbecue. It is amazing, and frightening, to know how much trash people have picked up and it was nice to do something in return. But the best part about it was to know that everybody left Westminster a better place than it was before. 

Don't miss our Beneath the Surface Craft Extravaganza!

Join us for our first summer reading challenge event of the summer!

Create shrinky dink cartouche necklaces, worry stones, magnets, bookmarks, shark-tooth necklaces, shark-victim cookies, and more!

Ages 12-17, No registration
Tuesday 3-5pm
June 11
College Hill

To receive reminders about upcoming teen events, scroll to the bottom of this webpage and sign up to "follow WPL Teen Underground by email."

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting is this Tuesday!

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, May 28th from 4-5:30 pm at the College Hill Library.

Attend a meeting and join TAB to 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.
Ages 12-17. No registration.

Future meeting dates: last Tuesday of each month
Jun 25, Jul 30, Aug 27

To receive notices about teen news and events at the library, scroll to the bottom of the WPL Teen Underground webpage and sign up to follow us by email.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Website of the Month

FreeRice The Website of the month this month is, Free Rice. This website is awesome! The basic principle behind the website is that by answering questions in specific subject areas, The charity will give 10 grains of rice fore every right answer. This website is really helpful in reviewing for finals, and it has the added bonus of getting food to those in need!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Beneath the Surface Teen Summer Reading Challenge Events

The teen summer reading program events have been announced! Don't miss out on the fun this summer!

Ages 12-17, No registration
College Hill

Beneath the Surface Craft Extravaganza
Tuesday, June 11th from 3-5pm

Live Clue Murder Mystery
Tuesday, June 18th from 3-5pm

Steampunk Party
Tuesday, July 9th from 3-5pm

To receive reminders about upcoming teen events, scroll to the bottom of the WPL Teen Underground website and sign up to "follow WPL Teen Underground by email"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our Summer Reading Program volunteer training dates are coming soon!

If you have completed the online scheduling process to become a teen summer reading program volunteer, don't forget that you also need to attend one of our summer reading program volunteer training sessions with a parent!

2013 Training Dates
Saturday 1-2pm, May 18, College Hill
Tuesday 6-7pm, May 21, College Hill
Wednesday 6-7pm, May 22, Irving Street

If you have not completed the online scheduling process, do it now! View the College Hill Library volunteer schedule or the Irving Street Library volunteer schedule to see available time shifts. Then complete this scheduling/registration survey.

To receive reminders about the upcoming training dates, scroll to the bottom of this webpage and sign up to "follow WPL Teen Underground by email."

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Way Way Back Movie.

The way way back.

This is from the website:

The funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin).  Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.

 I Thought the movie was funny although I would not recommend taking anyone under 12 or 13. Some parts are sexual, and there are brief drug and alcohol references. You can view the trailer on youtube. I Can't wait for it to come out so I can see it again.

If you went to the screening you got a free t-shirt that says Water Wizz STAFF. I am now free advertising. If you missed last night's screening you will have to wait until it releases in theaters on July 5th.

Thank you for reading my post,
Max Nowell

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Our next Dungeons & Dragons club meeting is this Saturday!

Our next meeting is Saturday, May 11th. All of the slots for our current adventure are taken. Stay tuned for future adventures!

Ages 12-17

Future Dates: 2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4pm at College Hill
Jun 8

To receive notices about teen news and events at the library, scroll to the bottom of the WPL Teen Underground webpage and sign up to follow us by email.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Don't miss our next Inklings meeting!

Inklings Teen Writers' Club Meeting
Teens meet each month to share their writing, receive feedback and practice writing prompts. Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 7th!

Ages 12-17, No registration

Future meetings:1st Tuesday each month 4-6pm at College Hill
Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6

To receive notices about teen news and events at the library, scroll to the bottom of the WPL Teen Underground webpage and sign up to follow us by email.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower may seem like a cute story from the outside, but it gets down to the serious issues that teenagers might have going into high school. But like most stories, the characters get their “happy endings”, but they all went through difficult times in order to get there. So if you’re looking for a movie that is fun, yet serious, this might be it. 

Youth Advisory Panel Update

Precious Child

For the Youth Advisory Panel, we joined up and volunteered for an organization called Precious Child. This organization is a place where people, who are going through tough times such as having their houses burned down or other disasters, are able to pick up clothes and toys and other necessities. There are so many donations that are given to them everyday, and it changes people’s lives for the better. So next time you have toys, clothes, or household products (that are new or in good condition), think about donating them to Precious Child.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vote for your favorite comic book characters this month!

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day this month by participating in our contest!

If you could invite 3 comic book characters to a party, which 3 would you pick? Enter to win a free book in the Teen Underground areas of College Hill or Irving Street libraries.

Ages 12-17