Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2015 Teens' Top Ten titles announced!

The results are in!
YALSA has announced the official titles of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten. Teens all over the world voted starting August 15 with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015). Altogether, over 27,000 votes were cast for the 24 nominees
The official 2015 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

  1. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  2.  I Become Shadow by Joe Shine
  3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  4. My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
  5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  6. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
  7. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  8. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  9. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  10. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
See and find all of these books @ WPL on the
Teens' Top Ten booklist.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, October 27th 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 to get started! 

Ages 12-17
No registration
Last Tuesday of each month
College Hill

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Life-Size Mario Kart

Celebrate International Games Day at your library by playing a life-size video game! Design a custom vehicle made of cardboard boxes then the race is on!
Ages 12-17
No registration
Saturday, Nov 21
1:30-3:30 pm
College Hill

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Teens Top Ten Vote Now!

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 through Teen Read Week, which is October 18-24, 2015! Top Ten titles will be announced on October 27, 2015, so check back to see the winners!

Watch this video of the nominees.

Find the books here at the library.

Read and vote here for up to 3 Books!

Teen Read Week: Get Away @ Westminster Public Library

Escape from the day to day grind of school, homework, family responsibilities, and jobs by picking up something to read. Cool bookmarks just for the fun of reading and being a teen in the library!

Oct 18-24 
College Hill and Irving Street

Sunday, October 11, 2015

‘Shadowhunters’: Series Debuts January 12 On ABC Family/Freeform

ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) has posted a sneak peak at its new series Shadowhunters The show will premiere at 9PM Tuesday, January 12 on the rebranded Freeform. In the runup to the show based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments, the network also will air Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters on Sunday, December 6th at 9:30PM. In January, the Disney-owned network will be rebranded as Freeform.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, October 10th!

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
College Hill

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Nanowrimo's Young Writers Program prep time is here!

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
You have stories in your head. You have nothing to lose. You can steer your novel in any direction you choose!
You’re eager to get started! And today is your day! The 2015 NaNoWriMo YWP website is relaunched and running… So, get on your way!
Here’s what you can do right now:
  • Ask questions, learn from your peers, and find your community in the forums.
  • Show off your participation with one of our web badges.
And here’s what you can look forward to over the next two months:
  • Pep talks throughout the month of November to guide and inspire you from renowned authors Stephanie Perkins, Mac Barnett, Gene Luen Yang, and Kate Schatz.
  • NaNo Prep webinar on Wednesday, October 14, 4 PM PST (Your Time Zone) with authors Kami Garcia, Danielle Paige, Jonathan Maberry, and Ellen Hopkins.
Oh, the places your novel will go!
Counting down the days, 
Rebecca Stern
Director of Programs

And in Teen Underground @ College Hill Library:
  • Chart your progress on NaNoWriMo’s Triumphant Chart of Noveling Progress
  • Free for your motivation....  "Contents Extremely Imaginative" NaNoWriMo stickers
  • And don't forget to pick up your 2015 "I Novel" NaNoWriMo button

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Inklings Teen Writers' Club Meeting

Teens meet on Tuesday, October 6th to share their writing, receive feedback, and practice writing prompts.

Ages 12-17
No registration
4:30 - 6:00 pm
1st Tuesday each month
College Hill