Monday, March 30, 2015

Rogue Legacy- Cellar Door Games

Are you trying to find a good game with elements of the good old days? Look no further, here is the game that has me losing track of time because it is so addicting. This 2 dimensional and pixelated game is all about finding monsters, killing them, and getting gold to fight the 5 bosses and win the game. This game is very large with many places to explore with a constantly changing map so completing the game should not be your first move. What makes this game unique is that death is permanent. However, when you die (which happens all the time) you go back to the home screen and choose an heir who will take your material possessions that you have accumulated and continue the game. This is very unique for many reasons. When you choose an heir they can be any class with any spell. Cellar Door Games really hit home with this game because each heir has a few traits, for example: Glaucoma (everything is dark), Dwarfism (your character is small), Gigantism (your character is large), Vertigo (the screen is upside down), Muscle spasms (the controller vibrates every once in a while), and even IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). The list goes on. These elements make this game hilarious and addicting.  I recommend this for young ages and nostalgic old timers. Why are you still reading this, go play that game!

Enclave- Ann Aguirre

Maze Runner, meet your match! Ann Aguirre's Enclave is the first in a trilogy (Enclave, Outpost, Horde), following the heroine Deuce. She is a 16 year old girl who lives in the sewers along with the rest of her enclave. This is set in the post apocalyptic world where Freaks (zombies) run rampant. When a newcomer arrives and Freaks show signs of intelligence Deuce must abandon her home and journey to safety. This action packed novel has you on the edge of your chair. The action and story isn't the only thing that will hook you, this novel also has a tough of romance between Deuce and the newcomer, Fade. This Jack-of-all-trades has elements of romance, horror, adventure, and plenty of sci-fi and action.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, March 31st 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, March 14, 2015

Dragon- Clive Cussler

You've heard of the bombing of Hiroshima. But have you heard of the bomber that was supposed to do it but failed? Have you heard of the U.S. deep water mining program? Have you heard of the mysterious nuclear explosion in the middle of the sea? These events and more make up the exiting novel Dragon by Clive Cussler. Dragon is an advanced novel, for experienced readers who aren't afraid to devote a good chunk of time to a book. These readers also know the advantages of reading such a story. More developed characters, more action, and witty dialogue make up the pages of Dragon, and for that reason I loved it. Although there were a lot of characters to follow, and I often got them mixed up, you'll learn them quickly, because each one is memorable. The main character especially, Dirk Pitt, is funny and clever, just the type of guy to solve this nuclear emergency and do it in style. Although a little over the top, I found Dragon to be a funny, enjoyable read and would recommend it for people 15+.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Book Review · Scorpio Races

Scorpio Races

Maggie Stiefvater

It started at the beginning of every November. The tourist came to watch blood cover the sand. The buyers came to get themselves a vicious beast. The riders prayed to keep control of the water horses until the finish line. Some lived. Others died.

Sean Kendrick preferred the shadows. He was a returning four time champion to the races. When he talk people listen. But not everybody. 

Kate Connolly, more commonly refereed to as Puck, is different. She didn't plan on joining the races. Then again she didn't plan on anything out of the ordinary happening. Circumstances call and she is forces to join that races being the first girl ever to do so. Causing conflict against her. 

rating : 5/5

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

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, March 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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Become a Summer Reading Program Teen Volunteer!

Westminster Public Library needs teen volunteers ages 12-17 to help with our Summer Reading Program from June 1st to August 1st. Volunteers will use their people-skills to help with registration and handing out prizes. Volunteers must commit to working their scheduled shifts and may be able to earn 10-25 volunteer hours. 

Teens (with a parent) must attend a training/scheduling session to learn more about volunteering at the library and get scheduled. Beginning May 4th, teens or parents can call to register for a specific session.

Click on the Volunteer tab for more details!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Transistor- Supergiant games (PS4, PC)

When I first started playing Transistor, I was skeptical. After all, most games don't throw you into a world where you carry a giant sword that talks, especially with little explanation. But I soon found that as more things about the game became clear, the more I liked it. First of all, the combat is very innovative. Mashing turn-based fighting with real time- in the form of momentarily stopping the action around you to plan your next move- felt very different, and thus a good break from your standard point-and-shoot game. But even better than the combat- which is saying a lot- is the game's atmosphere. Amazing music combines with unique visuals and a mysterious story to make the world awesome. Unfortunately, the beautiful ride doesn't last long, though- the game's story lasts a dismal 4 hours, with extra content adding another 2. Overall, Transistor was a superb journey, but a little on the short side (short and sweet, you could say). I would recommend this for any gamers a little bored with traditional games and looking for something different.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Teens meet on Tuesday, March 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*