Monday, October 28, 2013

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller



The Eternal Ones was such an amazing book! Each page was filled with mystery and wonder and lies and unknown truths and romance and suspense and I just had to keep reading to find what the truth really was and why two lovers are trying to be stopped from ever being together in not only this life but all of their past lives as well.

--"Haven Moore has always known she's different: there are the talents that can't be explained; the knowledge of places she's never been; and then there are the visions that overwhelm her - terrifying visions of a life that ended tragically two decades earlier and more than a thousand miles away in New York City.  The citizens of Haven's rural, highly religious community, believe that she's been possessed by a demon.But this is no demon: it's reincarnation.  Haven journeys all the way to Manhattan in search of clues about her past life and a decades-old murder.  One wrong move could lead her into the clutches of the sinister villain at the center of a conspiracy much larger than she could have ever imagined.  But if she makes the right choices, Haven will find the answers she's been seeking her entire life." (Wondrous Reads)

Here is my favorite quote of the book:
“I look for you in every life, but I don't always find you. And sometimes I find you too late.”

 

Cinder




They took her glass slippers. They took her crown. They put rusty old boots on her and gave her a name. Cinder is a cyborg whose life, as she puts it, is boring and uneventful. But all of that changes when Prince Kai comes to her booth and asks her to fix his android, Nainsi. Cinder has started a journey discovering more and more about herself. For me, Cinder was an impossible book to put down. It kept me entertained at every moment. I highly recommended people read it. 

Top 10 Anticipated Movies

This is a list of Top 10 movies everyone should be anticipating and standing on their tiptoes.  These movies are coming out this year as well as early 2014.  This list is in no particular order:

  1. Catching Fire
  2. Book Thief
  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  5. Gravity
  6. The Amazing Spiderman 2
  7. Divergent
  8. Thor: The Dark World
  9. Rio 2
  10. How to Train Your Dragon 2

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Teen Advisory Board meeting this Tuesday!


Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, Oct 29th 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:
Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm: Dec 17
Saturday 1-2:30pm: Nov 9

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Don't miss our Catching Fire Party!

Celebrate the upcoming release of the second Hunger Games movie and attend our Catching Fire Party! Test your Hunger Games skills and knowledge for a chance to win prizes. Make a paracord survival gadget to take home with you!

Ages 12-17, No registration
Saturday 1-2:30pm
Nov 9
College Hill




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, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Manga/Anime

1. Bleach by Kubo Tite
2. Fairy Tail by Mashima  Hiro
3. Rain by Takumi Yoshino
4. AKB0048 by Satelight with Kawamori Shoji
5. Naruto Shippuden by Kishimoto Masashi 
6. AKB49 Ren'ai Kinshi Jorei by Miyajima Reiji
7. Kuroko no Basket by Tadatoshi Fujimaki
8. Kaichou Wa Maid-sama by Hiro Fujiwara 
9. Kuroshitsuji by Yana Toboso
10. Hirunaka no Ryuusei by Mika Yamamori

Monday, October 21, 2013

2013 Teens’ Top Ten

The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles have been announced!

Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten took place from August 15 through Teen Read Week, Oct. 13- 19. This year, there were 28 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. Over 32,000 votes were cast.

Without further ado, here are the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles!



Thanks to all the teens who voted and congrats to all the authors!

Westminster Proud We Recycle Video Competition

The city's Environmental Advisory Board is sponsoring a video contest for Westminster students grades 4-12.
Submit your video by: Friday, Nov. 15. Enter Today!
Showcase your filmmaking talents by creating a short promotional video about your efforts to improve recycling in your school or at home.  Learn more in our Rules and Guidelines.

Each student who submits a video will receive one Day Pass to any of the Westminster Recreation Centers. Winners within each of the grade categories will be recognized by the city for your efforts and have their video featured on the city's website. For more information on the contest, contact Rachel Harlow-Schalk at rharlow@cityofwestminster.us or at 303-658-2189

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Don't forget to stop by at your favorite book store to pick up your very own copy of the latest installment of the divergent series Allegiant by Veronica Roth out October 22nd !!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The theme of this year's Teen Read Week is Seek the Unknown!



Seek the unknown in your library with a week of special displays and booklists for teens. DARE TO… READ books, magazines, audiobooks, e-books, graphic novels, and more FOR THE FUN OF IT!!
Oct 13 — 19

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Website of the Month - October



The website of the month this month is http://www.instructables.com/. This website is an incredible repository of information. It's a website that allows users create a series of instructions to doing various kinds of do-it-yourself projects. It's really great because it can give various ideas of taking everyday household materiel and putting them together in creative ways to make your life easier. For example for me, i have a huge problem with all my cables for my computer. There were a lot of really effective solutions on Instructables to help reign in all the clutter. There's also ideas of creative ways of storing iPod ear buds or fun ideas for craft projects. This is an awesome resources and is definitely worth looking through.

-Soham Shah

Teen Dungeons & Dragons club meeting this Saturday!

Our next meeting is Saturday, Oct 12th.

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
Nov 9, Dec 14

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Youth Advisory Panel Update

Feed the Homeless

The past weekend, the Youth Advisory Panel went to the Broomfield United Methodist Church to help make food for the homeless in Denver. We cooked up many different things such as enchiladas, a tomato and mozzarella cheese salad, and zucchini fries. It was then brought to Denver where people served it. We are happy to have provided warm food for over 500 people in the Denver area and look forward to helping out again.

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (movie)

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

            The City of Bones is based on the Mortal Instruments series written by Cassandra Clare. It tells the journey of a Shadowhunter, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), who is searching for her kidnapped mother Jocelyn (Lena Headey) while learning more about who she is. Along the way she meets people, one of them being her love interest, Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower), to help her through it. As a movie itself, it was fantastic. There was not really any dull moments. Even in comparison to the book, I think that it hit all of the main parts. But when comparing it to the book, the one thing that was interesting was the ending because they played it out differently.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Learn how to use the library's electronic resources for your assignments!

Discover Electronic Resources for Students


If you put homework off until the last minute and need resources after the library is closed, this is the program for you!

Learn more about our eBooks and online databases for research and homework assignments. Learn fun ways to read nonfiction books from home and on your electronic devices.

This class is for students ages 8-17, parents, and teachers!

No registration
Saturday, Oct 5, 2-3:15 pm, College Hill

Wednesday, Oct 9, 6:30-7:45 pm, Irving Street

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Enter our Video the Library contest!


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!