Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How Functionally Fit Are You?

Gain, train and compete in skills of Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility and Balance. From exercise newbie to Olympian wannabe, the name of the game is to improve fitness, enhance performance, and stay healthy with CrossFit Undeniable coaches. Register today at the College Hill information desk (303-658-2603). *A Release/Waiver (available at the library) must be filled out and signed by the parent at the time of registration. 

Age 12-17
Tuesday July 12 2-3 pm
College Hill Library 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Jacob is just your normal average boy. His life was going well all until the death of his grandfather, then his whole life turned around. He finds himself searching for answers about his grandfathers death on a trip with his dad. The clues he dug up leads him to a house where he finds many out of place objects, in many odd places, and many peculiar faces. Jacob finds himself caught in something way bigger than he expected; a war, time loops, monsters, and a whole lot of adventure.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

New to the game? We have 20 Demo Decks, Beginner's Guides and Game Mats plus instructors to teach the basics of the game. Own your own deck? We will host a casual tournament for new and intermediate players. Call 303-658-2606 today to register.

Ages 10-17
Tuesday June 28 2-4 pm
College Hill Library

Friday, June 24, 2016

Learning to make smoothies with Josh from Twisted Smoothie

Smoothies you can make at home:
  1. Takes Two to Mango: Mango, Pineapple, Orange Juice, Ice, Honey/Agave/Sugar
    2.5 oz Mango
    1.5 oz Pineapple
    1 tsp Honey
    8 oz Orange Juice
    *Items to get from the store: Frozen Mango, Frozen Pineapple, Honey(raw), Orange Juice
  2. Strawberry Banana: Strawberry, Banana, Milk (any), Ice, Honey/Agave/Sugar
    2.5 oz Strawberry
    1.5 oz Banana
    1.5 tsp Honey
    8 oz Milk (Soy, Almond, Dairy, Coconut, Hemp, Goat)
    *Items to get from the store: Frozen Strawberry, Bananas, Honey(raw), Milk
  3. Lean Green: Strawberry, Kale, Apple Juice, Ice
    2 oz Strawberry
    1.5 oz Kale (chopped and/or frozen)
    8 oz Apple Juice
    *Items to get from the store: Strawberry, Kale, Apple Juice

Common Fruits and Vegetables used in Smoothies
by Zane (Intern at Twisted Smoothie Co.)
Peaches – contains vital minerals such as potassium iron and fluorite/ antioxidants
Carrots – Improves vision, slows aging, prevents disease, cleanses the body
Strawberry – anti-inflammatory anti-cancer decreased cardiovascular disease risk lowers blood LDL cholesterol
Mango – Vitamin C,
Raspberries – antioxidants, fiber, iron, zinc, slows aging, helps prevent cancer, controls inflammation
Blueberry – highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit, preserves vision, disease prevention, low calories, vitamin K, C manganese, inflammation prevention
Pineapple - This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Manganese.
Almonds – lowers bad and raises good cholesterols, rich in vitamins, vitamin E, high in protein, packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates
Kale – no fat high in fiber, powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, high in vitamin c, k and a, high in iron and calcium
Ginger – helps digestion, prevents diseases, relieves tired muscles, improves circulation, helps against cholesterol. Relieves gas, blocks acid from heartburn, helps frostbite, clears sinuses, protects against radiation
Banana – potassium, boosts energy, better for heart health, natural laxatives, fights disease.
Beets – high in vitamins and minerals, helps mental health, cleanse, test stomach acid, high source of energy
Lemon – cleanses bowels, high in vitamin c, good for the liver, helps treat scurvy, destroys intestinal worms, anti-cancer, ionic
Peanut Butter – proteins, helps heart, fiber potassium energy booster, good for weight loss.
Avocado – heart and cholesterol benefits, eye health, controls blood pressure, helps prevent birth defects, diseases, skin care
Coconut Oil – powerful medical properties, burns fat, very healthy, kills harmful microorganisms, reduces hunger, reduces seizures, brain function,
Spinach – skin, inflammatory, blood pressure, antioxidants, cancer, immunity, vision, bones,
Tomato – vitamin D, cut back on sodium, cancers, heart health, blood pressure, diabetes, constipation, skin, depression.
Cranberries – dental, cancer, UTI, Vitamin C and E, fiber
Kombucha – detoxification, gut health, joint care, immune boosting, cancer prevention
Sweet Potatoes – vitamin B6 C and D, magnesium, iron potassium
Chia Seeds - omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Blood pressure, gluten free, easy to digest
Honey – sleepiness and sore throats
Red Onions - chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. reduce inflammation prevent diseases
Yogurt – prevents bone fracture disease, feel fuller, builds immune system, blood pressure, vitamins.
Cinnamon – cancer prevention, yi help, blood sugar regulation, anti-clotting, brain health, e. coli fighter, high nutrients.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Teen Thrillers in the footsteps of Lois Duncan

 Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Author Lois Duncan Dies at 82

Lois Duncan, author of more than 40 books, died suddenly on June 15 in Bradenton, FL, at the age of 82. Her books, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Killing Mr. Griffin, and Stranger with My Face, helped to create the niche of teen-oriented publishing.

Her suspense thrillers, several with a paranormal twist, earned her the Margaret A. Edwards Award for a Distinguished Body of Work for Young Adults in 1992. “Lois Duncan provides readers a window to a world that houses many different individuals: the strong, the weak, the kind, the evil, the fortunate, the underprivileged, the arrogant, the submissive, the caring, and the indifferent,” read the award citation. The award committee found that “Duncan’s characters face a universal truth—your actions are important and you are responsible for them.” 
By Rocco Staino

Monday, June 20, 2016

June TAB Meeting

Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, June 28 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

Friday, June 17, 2016

This Tuesday from 2-3 pm, come to the College Hill Library to learn the art of smoothie making. Josh from Twisted Smoothies will be on hand to help create custom, delicious concoctions or you can create an original. Call 303-658-2603 to register. 

Age 12-17
Tuesday June 21 2-3 pm
College Hill Library 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

16068905Cath and her twin sister Wren are like peas in a pod. They have done everything together until college. College is where Wren gets tired of her sister and branches off, away from her. Cath, doesn't know what to do now that she has been left behind. She has no one to write her Simon Snow fanfic with. (Simon Snow is the Harry Potter equivalent in this world).
This story is about Cath letting go of her twin sister and starting a life of her own. It's also about her learning to write Simon Snow fanfiction by herself. I would give the book a 4/5 stars.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Parkour @ The Library

Today, run, jump, and climb at the library using parkour skills to move around obstacles and maneuver through the environment as swiftly as possible! Train with Urban Acrobatics coaches inside and outside the library to discover a new way to stay healthy and see the world. Register today at the College Hill Information desk, a release waiver must be filled out and signed by a parent at the time of registration.

Age 12-17
June 14
12:30-2 pm. College Hill Library 

Riveted Summer Reads Schedule

Riveted is an online community for anyone that loves (or is addicted to?) young adult fiction! To read Riveted free books or to comment on any of their posts, you'll need to log in at Riveted with either your social media or site account.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Smoothies made from nothing but pure fruit and good ingredients. Josh from Twisted Smoothie is inspired by healthy living and a devotion to the notion that nutritional, wholesome food can bring people together and better the world in the process. Try a custom concoction or create an original. Call 303-658-2603 to register.

Age 12-17
Tuesday June 21 2-3 pm
College Hill Library 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Teen Book Club

Drop in @ Teen Underground for some discussion & goodies!
Ages 12-17
No registration
1st Tuesday each month 4-5 pm

   Jun 7 Once Upon a Time story-telling card game
   Jul 5 Binge-reading worthy series
   Aug 2 Olympics trivia 
   Sep 6 Fall previews & predictions
College Hill Teen Underground area