Friday, August 31, 2012

Monday closed and summer woes...

This is the last weekend before you head back to school and it is a long one.  The library will be closed Saturday through Monday, so if you are looking to get in some last minute summer reading (that isn't required) check out some of these great Summer Books:

Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time--quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team

Along for the Ride
When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating.

Dairy Queen
After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

Don't Stop Now
Recent high school graduates Lil and Josh leave Illinois for Oregon seeking Lil's sort-of friend Penny, who faked her own kidnapping to escape problems at home and an abusive boyfriend, but Lil also wants to find out if she and Josh are meant to be more than friends.

The Truth about Forever
The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.

An Abundance of Katherines
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

Cruel Summer
Ditching her best friend to become a member of the popular clique in high school, Colby's priorities change after spending the summer on a Greek island and sharing an intense relationship with a local boy. Told through letters, postcards, e-mails, and journal and blog entries.

The Summer I Turned Pretty
Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

The Disenchantments
Colby's post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.

Trout Summer
A sister and brother spend a largely unsupervised summer in a cabin near a river, where they befriend an elderly man with much to teach them and where they try to come to terms with their parents' failing marriage and make decisions about their own futures.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Murder Mystery Night

Teen Murder Mystery Night
Thursday, August 30
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fox Library
Teens entering grades 6 and up are invited to a Crime Scene after hours at the Fox Library.  Find clues to help find the killer.  

***Teens must show up no later than 6:45 PM.***

Pizza and refreshments will be provided for all teens who register.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Last Minute Movie!

Did you know we are playing a movie today?!  Can you guess which one?  Here are a few hints:

1- It was released on Saturday.
2- It stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.
3- There are fans for the two leading male roles who argue Team _____Vs Team ____ (Yes like in Twilight).
4- Features a strong female character just trying to survive in a match to the death.

I think I've said enough!

Tonight, August 20th
6:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room

Friday, August 10, 2012

Teen Events Week of August 13th

Teen Advisory Group
Monday, August 13
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 we kow how much pizza to buy.  Attending this event will enter you into the Summer Challenge Raffle.

Teens Only Book Group
Tuesday, August 14
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. The goal is to try new books; if you can't get into the selection then just put it down. No worries if 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.

"Gone" by Michael Grant, book selection for August, will be available in the Teen Area now.

Paranormal Investigator
Wednesday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Robbins Library 
Community Room
Ian Murphy, Director of the Paranormal Research Association of Boston will discuss the main techniques used by 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.  Please register here.

Teen Art @ Fox
Thursday, August 16
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fox Library
Create a fun and original craft project with art students from Arlington High School. Ages 12 and up.