Saturday, February 28, 2015

H.I.V.E by Mark Walden

Otto is different. Unlike other kids at his orphanage, he doesn't go to school. He taught himself to read, build, and think. So when he wakes up in a helicopter heading for a mysterious island, he immediately starts to formulate a plan to escape. That island is H.I.V.E, or the higher institute of villainous education. And on H.I.V.E, failure means death. Although this book is shorter than I would have liked, and is full of supervillan cliches (like a base in an active volcano),  it is full of challenging passages that I think are good for more advanced readers. Overall, I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it to anyone interested in reading it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The time machine : book review

 Have you ever wondered  what the future would be like? In the book
The time machine a brilliant scientist invents a way to travel through time and see what the world looks like in the future. Instead of a advanced society, he finds little people that survive in an old building. but that Is not the only thing that awaits him in the new world.
This classic book is a must read for the ones who wonder what the future holds.  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, February 24th 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
Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month

Saturday, February 14, 2015

You're invited to our Libraries are for Making: BrushBot Olympics program

Teens, build your own BrushBot and compete in our BrushBot Olympic Games!

Ages 12-17
No registration
Saturday, 2-4 pm
Mar 14
College Hill

Friday, February 13, 2015

Libraries are for Making

Check out these pictures from the first two programs in our "Libraries are for Making" series! Our DoodleBots and Solar Cockroaches turned out great. If you missed the programs, don't worry because at our BrushBot Olympics program on Saturday, March 14th from 2-4 pm at College Hill we'll be making the DoodleBots and Solar Cockroaches again plus the BrushBots!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, February 14th!

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
No registration
2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm at College Hill

Sunday, February 8, 2015

You're invited to our Libraries are for Making: Solar Cockroach program

Teens, drop in and learn basic soldering skills to create a solar cockroach that you can take home. 

Ages 12-17
No registration
Tuesday, 4-6 pm
Feb 10
College Hill

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Scorch Trials Review

The Scorch Trials, the second book in the Maze Runner series by James Dashner, was one of the better books I have read in a while. Although, on the surface it seems like the same story as the Maze Runner, if you dig deeper, you get a better enjoyment and understanding of the writing. Now that Thomas is out of the Maze, he gets thrown into a new setting, with 2 weeks to reach the goal. If he does, he gets a cure, to the deadly Flare. I loved this book, even more than the original book. Very well-written, and makes you feel in the book. A must read book, and a must read SERIES. Every teen needs to try and read these books by James Dashner.

Maze Runner Review

The Maze Runner, by James Dashner, is about a boy, Thomas, who gets placed into what seems like another world. He cannot remember anything, but it slowly comes back to him. This new place, has what seems to be no escape. During the day, the walls are open, and 'Runners' run through what is called the Maze. The Maze changes everynight, and is the only way out. But then, a girl, Teresa, shows up. Her and Thomas seem to have a previous connection. From there, everything goes bad. Thomas has to find a way to solve everything. Personally, I give this book a 5/5 stars. It's well written, and sucks you in. Once you get to the action, you WILL NOT want to put this book down. Additionally, it's part of a series. I loved this book, and most teen readers will.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Inklings Teen Writers' Club Meeting

Teens meet on Tuesday, February 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*