Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Beautiful Creatures

This book was a wonderful twist on the typical idea of witches and wizards; dark and light, 
and love. The people with magic are called Casters, and have different forms of power, some more powerful. Because of a curse placed upon the Duchannes’ family, on their sixteenth birthday they either become Dark or Light, and they have no choice which one they get. Lena is a Duchannes, and Ethan Wate gets sucked into her world of magic, saving him from his monotonous life in a small southern town. With Ethan, can Lena choose her fate, or will she be claimed by the Dark?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Zen Doodle Art program

Zen Doodle Art

Ignite the doodling bug inside you! Explore techniques of zen doodle, zentangle and more with Pat Mescher as she demonstrates this hot new trend. Make your own doodle art creation.

Ages 12-17, No registration
Saturday 1:30-2:30pm

Jan 18
College Hill

Monday, December 16, 2013

Catching Fire Movie

Recently, I saw the Catching Fire movie. It was amazing and followed the book very well. In the movie, there was more character development, even with the new characters, like Finnick and Johanna Mason. I also liked the amount of emotion that the characters had. Johanna had a lot of anger towards the Capitol. Finnick had sadness and desperation to survive and see Annie again. Peeta felt that Katniss had to survive rather than him because he thought that she had more to live for. Katniss felt guilty because she wanted to keep Peeta safe, but she also had hope that she could stop The Hunger Games. I give this movie 10 out of 10 stars and I hope you can see it soon!
"Hope is the only thing stronger than fear"
-President Snow

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Teen Advisory Board meeting this Tuesday!

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, Dec 17th 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.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Teen Dungeons & Dragons club meeting this Saturday

Our next meeting is Saturday, Dec 14th.

July-December 2013:  The World of Lynneoch
-Drop in and try your hand at adventuring!
-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

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

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dairy Queen

This story is about a simple farm girl named D.J Shwenk who learns that it is better to speak up and do what you want even if you might be ridiculed. At the beginning of the summer, she is aware that in front of her is a long few months of farm work all by herself, with her dad’s injury. Suddenly, an old friend of the family and also a rival school football coach comes to them and asks them to get their quarterback Brian Nelson some discipline.  The responsibility, it seems, just as always, falls to D.J. Throughout the summer they grow closer, but what will happen to their friendship when D.J decides she wants to play football at her own school… against Brian?

Friday, December 6, 2013

2013 National Book Award Young People’s Literature

WINNER: Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck

Kathi Appelt, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Tom McNeal, Far Far Away
Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone
Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints

The 2013 National Book Award winners were announced in November. Read an award-winning book...reserve your copy today!

Click here for a list of past National Book Award Young People's Literature winners.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pulseit.com presents 31 days of FREE reads!

For the month of December at midnight ET, pulseit.com will feature a different book each day to read for free for just 24 hours. Which means 31 books in 31 days! 

Plus, you can enter to win all of the books on Pulseit.com

Not a member? Pulseit is an online community for anyone that loves teen books! It’s where you can read free teen books and exclusive excerpts, heart comments, books and content that you love, and share your reviews on books, your ideas, and more. Plus – it’s free to join & participate! (from teen.simonandschuster.com)

Enter our Video the Library contest and you could win $250

If you live or attend school (grades 6-12) in Westminster, showcase your filmmaking talents by creating a short video about why the Westminster Public Library is fun and cool and you could win $250! Visit www2.westminsterlibrary.org/videothelibrary for more information and register today!

Inklings teen writers' club meeting this Tuesday!

Inklings Teen Writers' Club Meeting
Teens meet each month to share their writing, receive feedback and practice writing prompts. Our next meeting is Tuesday, Dec 3rd!

Ages 12-17, No registration

Future meetings:1st Tuesday each month 4-6pm at College Hill