Thursday, February 27, 2014

Origin

This story takes place deep within the amazon rainforest, where the secret of the existence of immortality is hidden. For decades, a group of scientists have tried, failed, and eventually succeeded to create immortals. More specifically, a ‘patient zero’, or a blueprint for all the others to come.  Pia is the first immortal the world will ever not see. She knows it is only a matter of time until more like her are created; she has an eternity to wait. But one night, she is able to see for herself the price humanity has paid for her immortality, and she begins to wonder if living forever is as wonderful as it seems. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

My Youth Symphony Experience

Update: The concert was amazing! We did really, really awesometastic (I do not care if that isn't a word. I made it up, so therefore I can use it)! We have gotten 3 new, really easy songs, which we can play on sight (The correct term is "sight reading"). We also got... STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!! It's going to be super exciting to play a theme song that everyone knows. I will give you guys more updates later.

Sincerely,
The crazy violin player (Lauren)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Teen Advisory Board meeting



Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting is Tuesday, February 25th!

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 each month from 4-5:30pm at College Hill
Future meetings: Mar 25, Apr 29, May 27


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Steve Jobs Review:



 
Steve Jobs was an incredibly polarizing figure that paints a stark contrast from other modern CEO’s. In his life, he managed to completely change and reshape numerous industries through his innovative and compelling designs. This Book is great because it explores Steve Jobs from both a business and a familial perspective. Walter Isaacson is an accomplished storyteller who doesn’t embellish any of Jobs’ accomplishments or gloss over his failures. Instead, Isaacson paints a fascinating narrative of a man who made his mark on the modern world. I would highly recommend reading this biography

-Soham Shah

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Divergent Movie Celebration!

One choice will define you! Which will you choose? Join us as we bring all factions together to celebrate the movie release of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy.

Ages 12-17. No registration
Saturday 1:30-3:30pm
Mar 15
College Hill

Monday, February 10, 2014

Job Hunt Help for teens

Looking for a summer job or just need to update your resume? Join us for Job Hunt Help

Skilled volunteers will work one-on-one with you to create resumes and cover letters, find and apply for positions online, and prepare for interviews. Don't miss out on this free opportunity! Drop in any Wednesday from 5 to 7pm at the Irving St. Library.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, February 8th!

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
2nd Saturday each month 1-4 pm at College Hill
Future meetings: Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Inklings Teen Writers' Club meeting


Teens meet on Tuesday, February 4th to share their writing, receive feedback and practice writing prompts.

Ages 12-17, No registration
1st Tuesday each month *New time: 4:30-6pm at College Hill
Future meetings: Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Top Ten Anime/ Manga


1. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima 
2. Bleach by Kubo Tite 
3. Kuroko no Basket by Tadatoshi Fujimaki 
4. Skip Beat by Yoshiki Nakamura 
5. Rain by Takumi Yoshino 
6. Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki 
7. Full Metal Alchemist by Hiromu Arawaka
8. Akuma to Love Song by Miyoshi Tomori 
9. Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live by Akao Deko 
10. Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch by Takegami Junki 

The Kitchen God's Wife

The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan is an intense reading book describing a life of Chinese immigrant in America. The story is tell through two main character, Pearl and Winnie. It is a very good book that portrays the difficulties of bicultural life, the conflict between fate and self-determination and female position in a patriarchal society. The story took place at California in 1992, when there were still sexist and racial discrimination (even till this day). This book also discuss about the American Dream and American Nightmare. I recommend this to 12+ and even though the author tone is optimistic, the overall story is pretty depressing.

My Youth Symphony Experience

Hi I'm Lauren!
I play the violin and just last May, I had the great opportunity to audition for The Front Range Youth Symphony (also known as FRYS). When I found out that I got in, I flipped!
So far, the Youth Symphony had been amazing! We already rocked one concert and we have another one coming up this February!
FRYS is a great way to meet new musicians and an awesome way to have fun!
I will be posting updates on how things are going and how the upcoming concert goes.
Bye!

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