Monday, January 23, 2012

Paper Bead Craft

Tuesday January 24th
3:00-4:30 PM
Robbins Community Rom
Calling all teen crafters!
Come to the library and make jewelry out of paper beads.
Feel free to bring old magazines to use for supplies.

2012 Printz Winner Announced

2012 Printz Winner

Where Things Come Back

Where Things Come Back- YA FIC WHALEY

Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.

“Straightforward, yet increasingly complex, this novel masterfully weaves together themes of brotherhood, friendship, loss and religious obsession,” said Printz Award Committee Chair Erin Helmrich.

2012 Honor Books

Why We Broke UpThe ReturningJasper JonesThe Scorpio Races

Why We Broke Up- YA FIC HANDLER, D

In this beautiful piece of bookmaking, heartbroken movie obsessive Min Green dumps a box of relationship ephemera on ex-love Ed Slaterton’s porch, each item attached to a raging, loving, insecure and regretful letter explaining how each memento contributed to their breakup.

The Returning- YA FIC HINWOOD, C

When the twelve-year war between the Uplanders and Downlanders is over and Cam returns home to his village, questions dog him, from how he lost an arm to why he was the only one of his fellow soldiers to survive, such that he must leave until his own suspicions are resolved.

Jasper Jones- Craig Silvey

In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.

The Scorpio Races- YA FIC STIEFVATER, M

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

**If you are interested in reading any of these books, be aware that you will probably have to request them.**

Friday, January 20, 2012

Writer's Workshop for Teens

Writer's Workshop for Teens

Monday January 23rd

6:00- 7:30

Robbins Library Reference Desk

Work with Lynette Benton, author of Polish and Publish, to move forward on your writing projects. Ms. Benton will inspire and guide you on your writing journey. Bring writing you’ve been working on (short story, novel excerpt, comedy, poetry). Location: meet at the Reference Desk. Teens will go downstairs to the Children's Room (it's closed at 6pm) together with Lynette and write. Register online.

This writing group will meet on Mondays twice a month for six sessions.

Please register here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Correction on Time of Writer's Workshop

The Writer's Workshop on Monday is from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

There were fliers out at the reference desk and the YA AREA that said 3:00 PM and this was a mistake! Sorry for all the confusion.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Flick: Super 8

Super 8 Movie wallpapers photos images
3:00 PM in the Robbins Community Room

It is 1979 and a group pf friends are making a film when they witness a terrible train crash. A string of disappearances and strange events have the whole town on edge. Was the crash really an accident or was it something much more terrifying? If "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Cloverfield" got mixed in a blender, Super 8 would be the result.

This movie is rated PG-13 for violence, profanity, and some drug use.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

John Green will make you laugh your butt off!

I can't wait to read this book!

Teaser Tuesdays January 10th 2012

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Any one can participate! Just

1-Grab your current read.
2-Let the book fall open to a random page.
3-Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
4- Please share the title and author of the book to allow people to find the book if they like the teaser you’ve given!
***Please avoid spoilers!***


Ally Condie

"It's a song, I tell myself, same as I always do The bass sounds of the heavy shots, the soprano of the screams and the tenor of my own fear." (Page 17)

I am so excited I finally have this book! I have been waiting on the wait list at my library since it came out. It feels like forever, but I guess it has only been two months. Now it is time to read it... yay!

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments.

Teens Only Book Club Jan 10th

Teens Only Book Club
Robbins Conference Room- 4th floor

Come eat snacks, talk about books, and have a great time. This club is open to all teens. Don't worry if you haven't read the book, there will be plenty of time to share other books you've been reading. You will also get the opportunity to vote on next months selection!