Sunday, July 27, 2014

Teen Advisory Board meeting



Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting is Tuesday, July 29th from 4-5:30 pm!

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.



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Two YA authors of diversity we will miss

Author and LGBT activist Nancy Garden, most widely known for her groundbreaking YA novel Annie on My Mind died on June 23 of a heart attack. She was 76.
 
The ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award recognizes one writer and a particular body of work "for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." Garden won the annual award in 2003, when the panel cited Annie on My Mind alone and called her "the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending ... Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves."
"2003 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner", American Library Association, March 15, 2007.
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/bookawards/margaretaedwards/maeprevious/2003nancygarden (Accessed July 19, 2014)
 


Author Walter Dean Myers, lauded for his vivid portrayals of the lives of African American children, died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness. He was 76 years old. 

His impressive body of work includes two Newbery Honor Books, three National Book Award Finalists, and six Coretta Scott King Award/Honor-winning books. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Poem of the Month

Notes on the Art of Poetry
by Dylan Thomas


I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on
in the world between the covers of books,
such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,,,
such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,
such and so many blinding bright lights,, ,
splashing all over the pages
in a million bits and pieces
all of which were words, words, words,
and each of which were alive forever
in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Always wished you could go to Hogwarts?


Thanks to the Wizengamot, the British and American Ministry of Magics and a handful of tech-friendly professors from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry , a Hogwarts education has now become available online to all aspiring witches and wizards.

You are now able to enroll at Hogwarts, collect your textbooks and begin taking our 9-week courses online. You can now progress through all seven years of schooling and be assigned a professor, homework assignments, quizzes and more.

Meet other students online by joining a House dormitory, chat with others in the Common Room, browse and contribute to the Hogwarts Library, collect chocolate frog cards, earn galleons & house points and so much more.

Thanks to the efforts and resources (plus a little magic) from the Wizard-Muggle Integration Movement, this online Hogwarts experience and education is entirely free (supported with Google ads). With a lot of passion from fans and with extraordinary creativity, anything is possible.

 
Enroll at your own risk. Read the FAQs first!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vintage Teen Extravaganza

Spark a reaction with childhood memories!

Dress up in your favorite childhood-inspired outfits and join us for Harry Potter and Disney trivia, fort-building, red light/green light, legos, friendship bracelets, and more!

Ages 12-17. No registration.
Tuesday, July 15th from 3-4:30 pm
College Hill

Friday, July 11, 2014

Top Ten Best Bands That Are Not In The Pop Genre

10: Evanescence
9: The Fray
8: R.E.M.
7: Green Day
6: Panic! At The Disco
5: Fall Out Boy
4: My Chemical Romance
3: Pierce The Veil
2: Coldplay
1: Nirvana

Please keep in mind that this is my opinion.

My Top 10 Favorite Anime

  1. Fairy Tail
  2. Attack on Titan
  3. Soul Eater
  4. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  5. Ghost Hunt
  6. Blue Exorcist
  7. Death Note
  8. Samurai Champloo
  9. Earl and Fairy
  10. Ouran High School Host Club
These are in no particular order but are my top 10.  They are bound to change as I explore more anime in the future!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Teen Dungeons & Dragons club meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, July 12th!

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: Aug 9

Monday, July 7, 2014

Puppies in the Library

Want to learn more about the Guide Dogs for the Blind and meet some volunteer "puppy raisers" and their puppies? Join us at College Hill Library for our Puppies in the Library program on Saturday, July 26th from 1:30-3:00 pm! 

Call 303-658-2603 to register. All ages. (People only please)

Favorite childhood books and/or movies

We asked teens at College Hill and Irving Street to tell us their favorite childhood books and movies. Here are some of the answers. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section!


Mary Poppins
Dumbo
The monster at the end of this book  by Jon Stone
I love you, blue kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark
The hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dr. Seuss
Harry Potter series
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin Jr.
The little mermaid
Dangerous days of Daniel X by James Patterson
My many colored days by Dr. Seuss
Harold and the purple crayon by Crockett Johnson
Zen shorts by Jon J. Muth
One pizza, one penny by K.T. Hao
Peter Pan
Canterwood crest series by Jessica Burkhart
Magic tree house series by Mary Pope Osborne
The velveteen rabbit
The outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Vintage Teen Extravaganza

Spark a reaction with childhood memories!

Dress up in your favorite childhood-inspired outfits and join us for Harry Potter and Disney trivia, fort-building, red light/green light, legos, friendship bracelets, and more!

Ages 12-17. No registration.
Tuesday, July 15th from 3-4:30 pm
College Hill