Monday, June 30, 2014

Teen Recommendations

We asked teens at the College Hill and Irving Street libraries to recommend a book, audiobook, movie, or graphic novel. Here are some of the answers!

Feel free to add your favorites in the comments below!

Wings of fire series by Tui Sutherland
Lost kingdom by Matthew Kirby
Bad News Bears
Fault in our stars by John Green
Clique by Lisi Harrison
Harry Potter and the half-blood prince by J.K. Rowling
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Left behind series by Tim LaHaye
Treasure hunt by John Lescroart
Ranger's apprentice series by John Flanagan
Naruto #1 by Masashi Kishimoto
Maximum ride series by James Patterson
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Here there be dragons by James A. Owen
Of Triton by Anna Banks
Witch eyes by Scott Tracey
Inside the shadow city by Kirsten Miller
Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Curse of the Wendigo by Richard Yancey
Gone by Michael Grant
Sisterhood of the traveling pants by Ann Brashares
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Unwholly by Neil Shusterman
Impossible knife of memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Ender's game by Orson Scott Card
Blue exorcist by Kazue Kato
Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Eleanor & Park

When Park first sees Eleanor, he is disgusted because she doesn't seem to get it. She doesn't seem to know that things can't change and never will. But from the moment he lets her sit beside him on the bus ride to school, and until they fall in love,  he realizes that Eleanor will be the one to change him, and he her.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Inklings teen writers' club meeting


Teens meet on Tuesday, July 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 meeting dates: Aug 5

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

After Eden

Girl meets boy, there is no complications, that's that. That is the formula for the usual romance. This story is about a girl who meets a boy who is a little bit... off. Ryan  has no idea who Hitler is, and has no clue what pizza could possibly be. Could be just a weird quirk, being 'from America', right? Wrong. When it turns out that Ryan is actually from the future and is on a mission involving the survival of humankind, Eden has to make difficult choices involving Ryan and her future. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Top Ten Anime/Manga!


1. Shingeki No Kyojin by Hajime Isayama
2. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima
3. Bleach by Tite Kubo
4. A Certain Scientific Railgun by Seishi Minakami
5. Kyokai no Kanata  by Nagomu Torii
6. Tokyo Ravens by Kohei Azano
7. Love Live! School Idol Project by Sakurako Kimino
8. No Game No Life by Yu Kamiya
9. Soredemo Sekai Wa Utsukushii by Dai Shiina
10. Kuroko No Basuke by Tadatoshi Fujimaki
P.S: Some contain violence and blood scenes (ex. Attack on Titans). Watch at your own risk!

Maleficent

A different perspective of Sleeping Beauty story! Maleficent is a great movie with amazing effects! The movie started with describing Maleficent as a young fairy and her fate encounter with Stefan. Upon his betrayal, she was blinded with hatred and placed the curse upon Princess Aurora. Although we are familiar with Sleeping Beauty, this movie provided an unique depiction of the tale and the real definition of "true love." Although many criticize Maleficent (due to its great differences from original), I think this is a very good movie and recommend for everyone to see!   

Sunday, June 22, 2014

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kessey


This classic was a summer reading requirement I read for AP Literature and I am so glad I got the opportunity to read it.  This is a Young Adult book due to strong language so please get permission from your parents you are under 16.


In this classic novel of the 1960s, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick MCMurphry, a boisterous, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over.  A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched.  He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn.  But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all out war between two relentless opponents: Nurse Ratched, backed by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will.

Doctor Who Party

Dress up in your favorite Doctor Who costume or T-shirt and join us for an afternoon of Doctor Who-inspired games, activities, and contests!


Ages 12-17. No registration.
Tuesday, June 24th from 3-4:30 pm
College Hill

Teen Advisory Board meeting



Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting is Tuesday, June 24th!

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 at College Hill Library to get started! 

Ages 12-17. No registration.


***Special meeting time***



Our June meeting will be from 3-4:30 pm so TAB members can help with our Doctor Who Party!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Legend of Korra - Book 3


Okay AtLA and LoK fans: Legend of Korra Book 3: Change is set to come out late July/ early August.  Luckily, we didn't have to wait as long for this season as we did for the second season. You can watch the official trailer for Book 3:Change right here!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Teen Dungeons & Dragons club meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, June 21!

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 meeting dates: Jul 12, Aug 9

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Doctor Who Party

Dress up in your favorite Doctor Who costume or T-shirt and join us for an afternoon of Doctor Who-inspired games, activities, and contests!


Ages 12-17. No registration.
Tuesday, June 24th from 3-4:30 pm
College Hill

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Warrior Heir - Cinda Williams Chima


Sixteen year old Jack lives in a small town and the only thing that sets him apart from the other high school is the thick scar over his heart and the medicine he takes every morning. That is until he skips his medicine one day. Everything is clearer. He feels stronger and much more powerful. It's wonderful...until he almost kills someone. Then later he learns the truth of the world hidden from him. 

I enjoyed reading The Warrior Heir. And the characters are well thought out. And I loved the fantasy parts. Even though the book was hard to put down. 4/5 stars

 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

MOSS & Cubelets Robot Construction



Build robots faster than stacking books with MOSS and Cubelets! 

Modular Robotics of Boulder, CO makes robot construction systems that enable anyone to build a robot with no coding or wiring required. 

We invite you to stop by to see how building robots in seconds is a reality with innovative, magnetic robotic components. Then stay because once you make your first robot, you'll want to keep going! Check out robots that slither, roll, react to light and sound, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior that can spark your inner robot-maker.

Ages 12-17. No registration.
Tuesday, June 10th from 3-4:30pm
College Hill

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile!

The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile is visiting College Hill today. Readers of all ages can stop by between 10 am and 4 pm and learn about the library's downloadable e-book and e-audiobook collections!

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Colorado Teen Video Contest WINNERS!

The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. Winning videos were selected at the state level to be recognized as an official CSLP Teen Video Challenge winner for 2014.

Teens submitted twenty-five strong videos to the Colorado challenge from across the state. Bethany Hagerott of Longmont submitted the winning video, entitled “Inspire,” through the Longmont Public Library. Colorado also recognizes two videos as runners-up, both from the Denver Public Library, entitled “Spark and Emotion” and “Reading to Solve Depression,” as well as five honorable mentions. All eight videos are available for viewing.

 
To view all twenty-six of this year’s winning videos from across the country, please visit CSLP’s website.
 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Inklings teen writers' club meeting


Teens meet on Tuesday, June 3rd 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 meeting dates: Jul 1, Aug 5