Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Teen Book & Writing 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 hot chocolate & goodies!
Ages 12-17
No registration
1st Tuesday each month 4-5 pm

   Feb 2 Warm up with a good book
   Mar 1 March Madness: Book vs movie
   Apr 5 Transform your life: Read
   May 3 Graphically speaking: Free Comic Book Day
College Hill

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rules for a Knight



RULES FOR A KNIGHT is a book about a knight known as Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, and the story is a letter written by him to his children in case he would not make it back to them alive.  The letter was discovered in Waynesville, Ohio.  It is still unknown why it was found there, but the author, Ethan Hawke, is directly related to Sir Thomas, which would explain the most part.  Throughout the story, Sir Thomas becomes a knight, meets friends, and loses them.  All in all, I really enjoyed this book, and would greatly recommend it.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Matched by Ally Condie

"Do not go gentle into that good night..." Cassia Maria Reyes lives in a society where officials hold the future of your life in the palms of their hands. Love, work, and death are carefully calculated decisions made by authorities. Cassia is overjoyed when the Officials match her with Xander, her best friend of 17 years. Cassia knows that he is the one, until the face of Ky Markham flashes on the screen for the briefest instant - and suddenly, Cassia has to face the impossible choice between Xander and Ky. She panics as she falls in love with both of them, and the Officials are starting to catch on...

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's ready to have some major feels, or if you're ready for your heart to be pulled in 1,000 different directions as you cheer and sob and scream at/for characters in this beautifully written dystopian YA. Get ready to fall for Xander Carrow and Ky Markham with Cassia if you choose to embark on this heart-wrenching journey with her!

January TAB Meeting



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





New Teen Book & Writing 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 hot chocolate & goodies!
Ages 12-17
No registration
1st Tuesday each month 4-5 pm

   Feb 2 Warm up with a good book
   Mar 1 March Madness: Book vs movie
   Apr 5 Transform your life: Read
   May 3 Graphically speaking: Free Comic Book Day
College Hill

Star Wars Party Saturday, Jan 30, 1-4pm

Star Wars Party
Long ago in a galaxy far, far away... You've seen the movies, now join the force and find your destiny. The day includes crafts, games, food and a costume contest!
All Ages.
Call to register 303-658-2603.
Saturday, January 30, 1-4 pm
College Hill

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dungeons and Dragons January

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, January 9th!

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

The Shannara Chronicles on MTV


‘The Shannara Chronicles’ is a new TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization, the story follows an Elven Princess, Amberle, a half-human half-elf, Wil, and a human, Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop a Demon army from destroying the Four Lands. Watch new episodes every Tuesday at 10/9c on MTV.

Check out The Sword of Shannara and the entire series by Terry Brooks at WPL.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Just In: Gene Luen Yang named national ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Gene Luen Yang at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington. (courtesy of MacMillan/First Second Books)
FOR MANY years, Gene Luen Yang led something of a double life. By day, he was a mild-mannered teacher, walking the halls of his Bay Area high school as a tall and bespectacled expert in computer science. By night, though, he would embark on adventures with a separate sense of mission, losing himself in tales of superheroism and dual identity. And if his greatest power was literary imagination, his second-greatest involved stellar feats of time management. Yes, after dark, Mr. Yang became…   A comic-book creator.
By Michael Cavna January 4 at 12:01 AM
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Check out Yang's books at WPL...