Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Japanese Manga and Heroic Style with Andy Fish

Japanese Manga and Heroic Style
Tuesday, August 4
4-5:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room

In Japan, almost everyone is into this popular art form and Americans are discovering the excitement. Our workshop will cover a brief history of the art form and then feature a hands-on demo which the attendees follow along with producing their own works.  We'll also be looking and and studying what gives an individual character a heroic style.

Please register here.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Upcoming July Events

Teen Game Time Hang Time
Thursday, July 23
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Teens, come hang out and play some PS4 and WiiU games.

image by marvelousRoland
Avengers Extravaganza!
Monday, July 27
3-5:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Avengers fans in grades 5 through 7 assemble for an afternoon of Avengers activities and a screening The Avengers movie! This movie is rated PG-13!
This program is exclusively for youth going into grades 5 through 7.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Event This Week: Henna Art and LGBTQA Book Group


Henna Art
Tuesday, July 14
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Join Professional Henna Artist Mandy Roberge in this unique workshop where library patrons can receive beautiful henna tattoos while learning about the history of the art form, known as mehndi. The henna paste is applied artfully to the skin in breathtaking designs, and stains the skin for several weeks. It is safe for all skin types. Patrons are welcome to bring designs of their own choosing. For ages 12-18, please register here.

Teens Only LGBTQA Book Group
Wednesday, July 15
7-8 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
A book group just for LGBTQA teens and their teen allies. July’s book is Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan. Even if you don’t get a chance to read the book, please join us to discuss future meetings and to choose a book for the August meeting. Books will be available in the Teen Area.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Upcoming Teen Programs

LGBTQA Teen Drop In Night: Board Games!
Wednesday, July 8
7-8:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, ace, or questioning teen?  Are you a teen ally for LGBTQA teens?  If you answered yes to either of these questions then we invite you to come to this event!  Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy a night of fun.  There will be board games, snacks, and time to chat.

Teen Movie: Wreck it Ralph
Thursday, July 9
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Teens, come hang out in the Teen Area, enjoy snacks and watch a free movie!

Henna Art
Tuesday, July 14
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Join Professional Henna Artist Mandy Roberge in this unique workshop where library patrons can receive beautiful henna tattoos while learning about the history of the art form, known as mehndi. The henna paste is applied artfully to the skin in breathtaking designs, and stains the skin for several weeks. It is safe for all skin types. Patrons are welcome to bring designs of their own choosing.  For ages 12-18, minimum of 3 required to run.  Pre-registration recommended: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/henna-art-tickets-17225071653

Friday, July 3, 2015

Library Closed on 4th of July

We will be closed Saturday, July 4th in celebration of the holiday. The Robbins Library will reopen Monday, July 6th with regular, 9-9, hours.

Have a great holiday!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Giant Recommendation List


The July 4th holiday is quickly approaching and the library will be closed on Saturday. If you are looking for a book that isn't required reading to take with you on vacation, or over the weekend, then I have the list for you! Even if you are an avid reader, I'm sure you will find a few titles you haven't read out of the 90+ suggestions I've provided. If you have read all of these books, then this may be the prefect time to fill out a Your Reading List form to get a personalized reading list created by me! It wont be ready for the weekend, but there is plenty of time left this summer to read some great books!

To make browsing easier, I'm going to sort the lists by genre. 

Realistic Fiction
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
Reality Boy by A.S. King
The Tragedy Papers by Elizabeth LaBan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
Winger by Andrew Smith
Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Roomies by Sara Zarr

Historical Fiction
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M.T. Anderson
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
A Step from Heaven by An Na
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatram

Classics:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Fantasy:
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Eon by Alison Goodman
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Paranormal:
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


Nonfiction:
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
March by John Robert Lewis

Sci-fi:
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Roar by Emma Clayton
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Martian by Andy Weir
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

More (aka wonderful but doesn't really fit on another list):
All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Shneider
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart


Favorite Authors:
Libba Bray
Meg Cabot
Sarah Dessen
Gayle Forman
John Green
A.S. King
Rainbow Rowell
Neal Shusterman
Jordan Sonnenblick

These books, and more suggested titles, will be located on the display next to the Summer Reading carts in the Teen Area of the Robbins Library.
*This list is based off my personal preferences. I tried to vary the reading level and content. Not all books are going to be appropriate for every teen. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Game Hero Summer Challenge 2015

Registration starts Saturday, June 20th and ends on the last day of the Teen Summer Challenge, September 11th at 5:00 PM.  You can log your books starting June 20th at 9:00 AM through September 11th. Logs submitted after we close at 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 11th will not be accepted.

Registration is in the library.  Teens who register will be entered into raffles to win Amazon gift cards, and the grand prize WiiU gaming system.  Are you away for most of the summer?  Print your registration here and your log here. Print as many copies of the 2nd page of your log as you need to record all the points you have earned. Click here for printable bonus form.  Return them to the library by September 11th at 5:00 PM.

Looking for a list of all things gaming we have at the library? Click here for titles of books, movies, video games, and board games we have at our libraries.

***How to get points***
1 point per- Book read up to 499 pages, Program attended, Player you enroll
2 points per- Audio book completed, Book 500+ pages
5 points for getting BINGO on Game Hero Bingo and 30 points if you complete the entire Game Hero Bingo sheet. 

Teen Summer Challenge Event Schedule will be posted here, as well as on flyers at the Reference Desk and in Teen Area.

All Game Hero registrations, logs, and Bingo sheets must be submitted no later than Friday, September 11th at 5:00 PM.  Late materials will not be accepted.

Events:
(Click here for event details)
After Hours Teen Gaming
Friday, June 19th
6-9 pm
Robbins Library Community Room

LGBTQA Teen Drop In Night: Board Games!
Wednesday, July 8
7-8:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room

Teen Movie: Wreck it Ralph
Thursday, July 9
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area

Henna Art
Tuesday, July 14
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Please register here.

Teens Only LGBTQA Book Group
Wednesday, July 15
7-8 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Teen Game Time Hang Time
Thursday, July 23
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room

Avengers Extravaganza!
Monday, July 26
3-5:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Exclusively for youth going into grades 5 through 7

Heroes! Drawing Basics
Tuesday, August 4
4-5:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Please register

LGBTQ Drop In Night
Wednesday, August 12th
7- 8:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room

Teen Game Time Hang Time
Thursday, August 13th
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room

Teens Only LGBTQ Book Group
Wednesday, August 26th
7-8 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room

Monday Movie Starring Ice Cream
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Monday, August 31
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room