Monday, March 31, 2014

Frozen - Review

Frozen is the movie about the relationship between two princesses. Elsa - who has ice powers and her sister Anna. After an accident with Elsa's powers, Anna's memories are sealed and the castle where they live is closed off to the rest of the world until Elsa's coronation.

This movie was real surprise. I went into the movie expecting a typical Disney princess movie - where the princess is saved by the prince charming. And yet, this movie changed that classic storyline. Instead, it focused on the bond between the two sisters. Everything about the movie is really well done. The music is superb. My favorite song was Olaf - the snowman singing "In Summer." It was hilarious. The characters are really well defined. And the animation is beautiful. Overall, I highly recommend this movie. 5/5

-Soham

Vote for the people's choice winners in our Video the Library Contest!



Check out the library's Facebook page from April 4th to the 18th to see the videos and cast your ballots.

All the winners will be announced at our Awards Reception on Saturday, April 19th from 2-4 pm at College Hill. All the videos will be shown and everyone is invited!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Inklings Teen Writers' Club meeting


Teens meet on Tuesday, April 1st 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: May 6


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Frozen

Frozen 

Frozen is a Disney animated movie centered around Elsa and Anna, the two princess of Arendelle. Elsa possessed icy magic and after an accident with Anna, the castle was closed until her coronation day. Anna who got locked in the castle for so many years was excited to meet new people including "the one". Yet her sudden engagement shaken Elsa and exposes her secret. 
As Anna travels to the mountain to find her sister, she encounters an interesting young man and recovers the memory that was once sealed.
Not only love, but also the bonding between family members! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Top TEN Anime/Manga



1. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima 
2. Bleach by Kubo Tite 
3. Kuroko no Basket by Tadatoshi Fujimaki 
4. Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki 
5. Rain by Yoshino Takumi  
6. Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki 
7. The World God Only Knows by Wakaki Tamiki 
8. Iris Zero by Hotaru Takana 
9. Horimiya by Hero 
10. Black Bullet by Kanzaki Shiden 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Manga review - Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is a shounen manga written by Hiro Mashima. It follows the adventures of a celestial spirit mage named Lucy Heartfilia as she joins a guild named Fairy Tail and teams up with a fire Dragon Slayer - Natsu Dragneel - and his flying cat sidekick Happy. As the manga goes on a delightfully varied cast of guild members are introduced as they work to take down dark guilds and do other fun missions.

This is a really fun read. There's not a lot of plot points; the manga is all about the strength of friendship and the power of love. However, it acknowledges the lack of a depth and goes with it. While there's no deeper meaning, that's part of the fun. The characters are hilarious and the action sequences are exciting. I would highly recommend this series. 5/5

-Soham

We need teen summer reading volunteers!

We need teen volunteers (ages 12-17) to help with our summer reading program!


Westminster Public Library need teens volunteers to help with our Summer Reading Program from June 2nd to August 2nd. Volunteers will hand out reading records and prizes and enter statistics.






Step 1: Volunteer online registration and scheduling begins May 1st. Go to www.westminsterlibrary.org, view open time slots on the volunteer scheduling calendars, then complete a survey to register as a volunteer and reserve your volunteer time slots.

Step 2: Teens must attend a training session with a parent to confirm their participation and schedule, complete an application, and learn about their volunteer duties. Sign up to follow us by email at the bottom of the page and receive training date and time reminders in your inbox!
Ages 12-17. No registration for training sessions.

College Hill:
Saturday 1:30 - 2:30pm, May 24
Tuesday 6-7pm, May 27

Irving Street:
Wednesday 6-7pm, May 28

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Silver



Picture in your mind the typical zombie – dead, slow, rotting, and stupid. The author of Silver goes the opposite way with the idea of the undead. These terrifying computer – like creatures are very fast, very advanced, and with their hive mind, extremely smart. When a group of boys at a boarding school discover a beetle that looks to be made of metal, they are excited that they may have found a new species. Then it bites one of them, and in a few hours less than fifty students are still alive - and human.

Teen Advisory Board meeting



Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting is Tuesday, March 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: Apr 29, May 27


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Video the Library Contest Awards Reception


Join us for our awards reception on Saturday, April 19th from 2-4pm at College Hill Library. The judges' choice and people's choice winners for the middle and high school categories will be announced! All ages welcome!

Thursday, March 13, 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.

Bring a food donation to enter the raffle to win a Divergent movie poster.


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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo



You're invited to Camp NaNoWriMo, running this April and July!

We first imagined Camp simply as an off-season alternative to National Novel Writing Month, but it's evolved into much more than that: writers choose their own projects—from novel sequels to scripts to pop-up books—and find cabin communities (and often new friends) to support them. Plus, we're proud to include young writers aged 13 and older.

Last year, we introduced flexible word-count goals (10,000 to 999,999) and the ability to add your own project genre. Our 2014 features are designed to make Camp even more inviting:

Supersized, ultra-hyphy cabins. Chat with a crew of fellow writers on @reply-enabled message boards.
Full project-defining power. Claim a genre and category on your profile. "Adventure Short Stories"? "Historical Poetry"? Anything goes.
A big world of inspiration. Our blog, Facebook, and Twitter will be in full Camp spirit throughout the spring and summer.

We're excited to kick off another year of creativity, and can't wait to see how the Young Writers Program takes part. Visit Camp NaNoWriMo for yourself today!

Chris Angotti
Director of Programs

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, March 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: Apr 12, May 10

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Inklings Teen Writers' Club meeting


Teens meet on Tuesday, March 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: Apr 1, May 6


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Website of the Month!

It is finally March which means SPRING is around the corner which also means that it's time to pull out those gardening tools!  Here is a link that offers gardening advice for what to plant and when to plant and where to plant and how to plant.  This amazing website also includes videos, numerous tips, and daily gardening questions to help you get started! So be sure to check it!!


http://www.almanac.com/gardening



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.

Bring a food donation to enter the raffle to win a Divergent movie poster.


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