Sunday, July 22, 2012

Teen Events This Week

Teen Altered Book Art
Monday, July23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
An exciting workshop introducing Altered Book-Making: recycling old books and transforming them into creative journals, or unique pieces of art using mixed media. The workshop will briefly introduce a few techniques including collage, pop-ups, rubber stamping, painting, cut and pasting, and creating pockets. Workshop participants will leave the workshop with several finished pages, and a variety of creative ideas for finishing their project at home.

Space is limited so please register ahead of time to guarantee your place.

Teen Drop in Activity
Thursday, July 26
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Come to the Library Every Other Thursday (July 12, July 26, August 9, and August 23) for drop in activities in the Robbins Library Community Room.  You can watch a movie, make a craft, play board games, listen to music, or just hang out.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Teen Events This Week

Teen Read Aloud The Giver
Monday – Wednesday
Jul 16- Jul 18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Come listen to "The Giver", which will be read out loud by our Teen Librarian, starting at 2:00 PM in the Community Room six days in July and August.  The goal will be to get through about 30 pages of reading during each hour.  You can come to one of the readings or all of them.  Here is a tentative schedule of pages we will read during each session:

July 16th: 1-33
July 17th: 34-64
July 18th: 65-96

If you can't make it to all of the readings, this should give you a guide allowing you to read on your own for the sessions you will miss.

Teen Art @ Fox
Friday, July 20
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fox Library
Create a fun and original craft project with art students from Arlington High School. Ages 12 & up.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Paranormal Cake!

We have added two new programs to the teen event schedule in August-  Cake decorating and a Paranormal Investigator!

Teen Cake Decorating
Monday, August 6
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Join a duo of talented cake decorators from Whole Foods in Medford as they demonstrate some simple tips and techniques for decorating cakes and cupcakes. This is a hands on and delicious workshop where you can eat your creations.
Please register here.
***This event is not recommended for tees with life threatening food allergies***

Paranormal Investigator
Wednesday, August 15
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Presented by Ian Murphy, Director of the Paranormal Research Association of Boston. Learn the main techniques used in a scientific paranormal research team. Learn what paranormal research is, how it is used and check out some of the cool equipment used by investigators. Who knows... Robbins might have a paranormal guest of its own!
Please register here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


ATTENTION all AHS students taking AP LIT and COMP
The Summer Reading List that was posted online was incorrect.  The list was updated June 28th.

is not longer the required book.
is the new required book.

This was not brought to our attention until last night and we apologizing for having the wrong information.  We really wish we had known about this earlier, but we have updated all of the printed AHS lists.

Thank you to the student who pointed out this error!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Teen Events July 9th-13th

Teen Advisory Group
Monday, June 11th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robbins Library
4th Floor Conference Room
The Teen Advisory Group is your chance to share ideas, plan programs, recommend materials, and much more. You bring ideas, I'll bring the pizza, and we will find ways to make the library a cool place for teens. If all this doesn't sound tempting enough, you also get Community Service Hours. Are you really going to turn down the chance to hang out and eat pizza, while having it count towards Community Service hours... doubtful!

Please register so I know how much pizza to buy.

Teens Only Book Group
Tuesday July 10th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library
4th Floor Conference Room
This book group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Attendees will help select the book for each future meeting. Try new books and if you can't get into them then just put it down. No worries is you don't finish the book, just come share your thoughts on other books you have read, eat snacks and enjoy the discussion! Drop in and bring friends. "Half-Life of Planets" by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin, book now available in YA Area.

Teen Drop in Activity
Thursday, July 12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Come to the Library Every Other Thursday (July 12, July 26, August 9, and August 23) for drop in activities in the Robbins Library Community Room.  You can watch a movie, make a craft, play board games, listen to music, or just hang out.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July Movie that Dare Not Speak Its Name!

Did you know we are playing a teen movie Friday at 2:30 PM in the Community Room? I would love to tell you the title, but I can't! But I CAN give you some hints!
Check here and Facebook for hints and clues all this week.

1- This was the last completed film role for Heath Ledger who died suddenly on January 22, 2008.  Ledger was the only actor considered for this role according to Director Christopher Nolan because "he's fearless".

2- Katie Holmes declined to be in this sequel choosing to be in Mad Money that same year.

3- Ledger won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his amazing portrayal of a comic book villain in this movie.  This is the first comic book movie to ever win an Oscar for acting.

4- When this movie was released it made $67.2 million dollars in one day.  This was the biggest opening of any film and held this record until the release of New Moon.

5- In 2008, Empire magazine voted it movie or the year.

6-  While filming at the Battersea Power Station in London, a fireball created in one of the explosions created panicked calls from residents reporting a terrorist attack.

Monday, July 2, 2012

What to read this summer...

Summer Reading Flowchart

If you want more personalized recommendations, fill out a Fast 5 form  here or in the library.  Aimee will created a personalized list of 5 books suggested for you.  The more details you give, the better your list will be.  You can also check out our genre and read-a-like book lists here.