Monday, April 27, 2015

Upcoming Teen Events: Games and Teen Advisory Group

I Love Video Games by Icono-Graphic
Game Time Hang Time
Thursday, April 30th
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Teens, come wind down after school and play some PS4 and WiiU games.


Teen Advisory Group
Wednesday, May 6th
3-4:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
The Teen Advisory Group is your chance to share ideas, plan programs, recommend materials, and much more.  Attendees will receive Community Service Hours.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Need More Books Similar to John Green's Novels?

If you are like me and LOVE John Green's novels but have struggled to find books that light a similar spark in you while reading then this is the blog post for you! When creating these lists, I took into consideration all the books that he has written. That means just because you loved The Fault in Our Stars does not mean you'll automatically appreciate all these books. There are definitely books I think fans of TFIOS will love, but these lists are more for fans who have exhausted all of Green's book, maybe even reading them multiple times, and need inspiration. There are plenty of amazing books in the world. Hopefully you'll discover a new favorite from this post!

My Favorites:
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin 
Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

More great options:
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wonder
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian- Sherman Alexie
Please Ignore Vera Dietz- by A.S. King
Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Winger by Andrew Smith
Reality Boy by A.S. King
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Carter Finally Get It by Brent Crawford
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Short Story Collections: 
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Various Authors
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd by Various Authors
Losing It by Various Authors

If you are just looking for more great authors with similar styles to John Green then here is a list for you. 

Jordan Sonnenblick
Rainbow Rowell
Gayle Forman
Jennifer Niven
Matthew Quick
Stephanie Perkins

These books are on display in the Teen Area now. Just look for the sign matching the image at the top of this post!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mala Beads and Meditation Canceled

The Mala Bead and Meditation workshop has been cancelled for Wednesday, April 22nd, due to low registration.

Sorry everyone!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Library Closed for Patriots' Day

On Monday, April 20th, the library will be closed for Patriots' Day. Both Robbins Library and Fox Library will open will regular hours on Tuesday, April 21st. 

Have a great school vacation week!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Upcoming April Programs: Mala Beads, LGBTQ Book Group, and Gaming!

Mala Bead and Meditation for Teens
CANCELED
Come create your own unique set of Mala meditation beads in a fun and informal workshop. Mala beads can be used to meditate with but can also be worn as a funky wrap bracelet or necklace to remind you to breathe and enjoy the moment. Connie is a local Arlington mom and a yoga teacher/jewelry maker in her "spare" time! 
***3 teens, Grade 6+, needed to hold program. Please register here.***

Teens Only LGBTQ Book Group:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Wednesday, April 22nd
7-8:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
You asked and I listened! Join us for the first meeting of the Teens Only LGBTQ Book group, and yes we will be discussing an official name at the meeting. We have 8 free copies of our first book, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe available, for those who plan on attending the meeting. If you don’t get a chance to read the book, please join us to discuss future meetings and choose a book for the May meeting. Books will be available in the Teen Area.

Image "I Love Video Games" by Icono-Graphic
Game Time Hang Time
Thursday, April 30th
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room


Teens, come wind down after school and play some PS4 and WiiU games.

Food Friday @ 3:00 pm

Don’t miss Food Friday today, April 17th, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Teen Area of the Robbins Library. Any guesses for what we will be sampling?
What is Food Friday? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. I put out a variety of different kinds of foods and we sample them. Voting and future food recommendations are optional.
This program is open to all teens and not recommended for those with food allergies.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mala Bead and Meditation Workshop

Join us for a workshop on Mala Bead and Meditation  Wednesday, April 22nd from 2 to 4:00 p.m. in the Robbins Library Community Room.

Come create your own unique set of Mala meditation beads in a fun and informal workshop. Mala beads can be used to meditate with but can also be worn as a funky wrap bracelet or necklace to remind you to breathe and enjoy the moment.

***3 teens, Grade 6+, needed to hold program. Please register here.***