Thursday, February 25, 2016

Teen Book Club

Let's talk about books! Favorite books you're reading. Upcoming books you're excited about. Books you're writing yourself.
Drop in @ Teen Underground for some discussion & goodies!
Ages 12-17
No registration
1st Tuesday each month 4-5 pm

   Mar 1 March Madness: Book vs movie
   Apr 5 Transform your life: Read
   May 3 Graphically speaking: Free Comic Book Day
College Hill

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5th Wave Movie

I would first like to apologize because I haven't read the book so I can't say weather it goes along that story line.

SPOILERS!!!Only some :)

The movie was pretty good in my opinion. The beginning was different which I personally liked. The beginning was a prologue of how it began. The aliens came and the waves started.
Wave One: Darkness, the electricity was wiped out. The water system, the internet, and lights.
Wave Two; Destruction, floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes.
Wave Three : Disease, they had the birds spread the disease through the world killing billions.
Wave Four: They walked on Earth, disguised as humans.
Wave Five: This wave was when the aliens were impersonating the military and taking children and training them to kill the remaining humans that they tricked the children into thinking they were the aliens.

The main character through this was Cassie who is a normal teenager who loves her brother dearly. And when he is taken and her dad is murdered she sets off to find her brother and keep him safe because he is all she has left. In her new world she has to adapt to romance seems like the least of her worries, until it literally comes face to face with Evan Walker. At first she is wary of this stranger but she has to choice but to trust him if she wants to find her brother.

Through the movie you go back and forth between Cassie and her brother Sam who is being trained to fight were he encounters Ben who is Cassie's  crush from high school. While Cassie is becoming more and more "involved" with Evan. When Cassie finally finds her brother she also discovers a secret about Evan. Meanwhile Sam and Ben discover whats truly going on the military base. Together they have to figure out how to escape.

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Although this is an old book, I will say that it is one of my favorites.  It is a story about a man who got stranded on a island.  Being alone, he learned how to live of his wits and instincts.  He made a life for himself, and one day a man named "Friday," got stranded and joined him.  They both were happy, then several years later....  Sorry, but you need to read the book to see what happens next.

Legend by Marie Lu

This is the first book in a series of three.  The second book is "Prodigy" and the third is "Champion."  In this series, it is a about a boy who lives in the slums, he takes care of his younger brother and has an older sibling.  Unfortunately these people live in a post-apocalyptic world.  Half of the U.S. is underwater, and a disease spreads.  His younger brother gets this disease.  Along the way to save his brother, he meets a girl.  But things do not seem to go his way.  I recommend this book, I really enjoyed the story, and the adventure.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

February TAB Meeting

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, February 23th 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

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saint Anything - Sarah Dessen

I'll be the first person to tell you that I usually don't read Sarah Dessen's cheesy love stories, but the only thing cheesy in this book is the pizza (Yum!). Saint Anything is much different than anything Dessen's written before. Sixteen year old Sydney is used to being invisible. Her whole life is changed when her popular, beloved Brother, Peyton, gets in a car accident while drunk driving and leaves a boy paralyzed from the waist down. Then Sydney meets the Chatham family. They're everything she's never had before: cacophony, acceptance, and love. In a universe where everything used to revolve around her older brother, Sydney finds a family who truly sees her for the very first time.

Saint Anything was an honest, emotional read that wasn't lacking whatsoever in depth. I would definitely recommend this book, and guys, don't shy away from it just because there is, yes, a little bit of romance. This book is an emotional rollercoaster of family, guilt, and acceptance that I hope you add to your reading repertoire (yeah, I did just google that word :).

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2015/2016 Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Winner

The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award recognizes the most popular books among middle and high school students in the state of Colorado. Teens nominate books and select the winner.

THE 2015/2016 WINNER IS...
by John Green

See the new 2016 nominees here @WPL to check-out, read and vote for the next winner!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pulseit has officially become Riveted!

Riveted is the new YA community that has replaced what was previously known as Pulseit. Here are all the things you need to know about this new site:
  • Riveted features weekly free reads. Every week, we’ll have new books up and available for you to read FOR FREE! All reads are accessible across phone, tablet, and computer. 
  • Riveted focuses on editorial content, which means you’ll get to learn a whole lot more about our books and authors. 
  • Riveted is publisher agnostic. While our headquarters are at S&S, you can expect to see us cover YA books from EVERY publisher. 
  • We would LOVE for YOU to write for us! One of the things we’re piloting with this new site is creating the opportunity for YA community members to contribute to Riveted. This means we welcome you to pitch story ideas to us, and if we love it, we’ll get back to you and ask for you to write a full piece for the site! With getting a piece picked and published on Riveted, your profile will be bumped up to the contributor tier. At the end of the day, we’re striving to create a site FOR the YA community that is also BY the YA community.
And that’s it! Welcome to Riveted! Click here for more details and to check out the current free reads! 

Riveted looks forward to seeing you on the site!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting- February

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, February 13th!

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