Monday, June 30, 2014

Events and Library Hours Week of June 30 - July 4!

TAG & W.A.T.S.! Bag Decorating
Wednesday, July 2nd
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library Teen Area
Share your thoughts for making the library a better place for teens. Give ideas for events, materials, community service opportunities, clubs, and more. Attendees will get Community Service hours.  
***Bring Your W.A.T.S.! Swag Bag to decorate!  If you haven't registered, you can do it at the meeting!***

Holiday Hours
Thursday, July 3rd both libraries will be closed at 5:00 PM
(as a reminder Robbins opens at 1:00 on Thursdays)
Friday, July 4th both libraries will be closed
Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th both libraries are closed as part of our Summer Schedule
The Robbins Library will reopen with regular hours, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday July 7th
The Fox Library will reopen with regular hours, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday July 8th.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fan Art Deadline Extended to Saturday 9:30 AM

We have been getting some great fan art, but we still have room for more in our gallery!  You can now drop fan art off the day of the Doctor Who Event! You can submit drawings, paintings, graphic designs, and photos of 3-d objects.  Doctor Who Day starts at 10:00 AM as well as the voting, in order to be considered for Best in Show you should drop off no later than 9:30 on Saturday June 28th!  Please include your name and contact info on the back if you’d like to be considered for a prize.  

*Note that we are open from 1-9 Thursday, 9-5 Friday, and we open at 9 am Saturday!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Summer Challenge is ON!

Teen Summer Challenge 2014:
Registration starts June 21st and ends on the last day of the Teen Summer Challenge, September 6th at 5:00 PM.  You can log your books starting June 21st at 9:00 AM through September 6th at 5:00 PM.

Registration is in the library.  Teens who register will be entered into raffles to win Retro Duo Portable V2.0, gift cards, and the grand prize tablet.  Away for most of the summer?  Print your registration here and your log here.  Click here for printable bonus form.  Return them to the library by September 7th at 5:00 PM.

Looking for a list of Time and Space themed books to read?  Click here for a list of Teen Suggestions and here for a list of Adult Suggestions.

***How to get points***
1 point per- Book read up to 499 pages, Program attended, Teen companion you bring
2 points per- Audio book completed, Book 500+ pages

There are ways to get bonus points!  Get 2 extra points for complete any of the activities on this chart.  If you complete the entire chart you can add 10 extra points on top of the points you already received for each bonus!

Teen Summer Challenge Schedule will be posted on our Facebook page, Blog, as well as on flyers at the Reference Desk and in Teen Area.

All book logs  must be submitted no later than Saturday September 6th at 5:00 PM.  Late logs will not be accepted.


Doctor Who Day
Saturday, June 28th
10:00 AM - 4 PM
Episodes, Fan Art, Trivia, Crafts, and More

TAG & WATS Bag Decorating
Wednesday, July 2nd
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bring your WATS swag bag!

 Teen Doctor Who Fan Club
Tuesday, July 8th
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 Henna Alchemy
Thursday, July 10th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Register here to reserve your spot!

 Teens Only Book Group
Tuesday, July 16th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Teen Movie: Space and Time Travel
Friday, July 18th
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 A Time to Dance with Padma Venkatraman
YA Author Event
Monday, July 21st
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 Science of Swordplay
Monday, July 28th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Register here to reserve your spot!

 Cake Decorating
Wednesday,  August 6th
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 Teen Movie: Time Travel
Friday, August 8th
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 Teen Doctor Who Fan Club
Tuesday, August 12th
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 3D Printing
Wednesday, August 13th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Please Register Online

 Steampunk Craft
Monday, August 18th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 Teens Only Book Group
Wednesday, August 20th
3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
“Ruby Red”

 BYON Notebook Decorating
Thursday, August 28th

Listen to records and Bring Your Own Notebook to decorate.

For more details about events, click here.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Happenings June 16th - 21st

Teens Only Book Group
Wednesday, June 18th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library Teen Area
“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman
This book group meets the second Wednesday 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.
Copies of “If I Stay" will be available in the Teen Area.

Move It Like Shakira
Thursday, June 19th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Robbins Library Community Room
Time to learn some new moves for those upcoming dances. Seyyide will teach you the individual moves, breaking them down in detail (her specialty!), and also teach you how to put them together to dance to one of Shakira's songs using her movements. After this class you will have some new moves and really know how to dance like Shakira.  Please register here.

Warping Across Time & Space
Summer Challenge
Saturday, June 21st - Saturday, September 6th
More Information to Come

Friday, June 6, 2014

TFIOS Movie Review!!!

The answer is, yes! It was awesome!  Let's be clear about one thing: it was not as amazing at the book.  We all knew it wouldn't be, so there should be no complaining.  Sorry if you didn't realize that before seeing the movie and found yourself disappointed, but that's just the way the world works.  Books made into movies wont be as good.  They are separate mediums with different strengths and weaknesses.  

Now that we have that out of the way, the actors really nailed the characters.  I was laughing one minute and crying the next.  John Green was right when he told us to trust the casting: I can't imagine anyone else playing these characters after seeing Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort's chemistry.  Even the casting for the parents was superb.

One great strength of the movie was the way it connected on an emotional level: it was, somehow, sadder than the book.  Don't ask me how this is possible, but my movie companion had the same reaction.  I was trying not to ball my eyes out for the last 30-40 minutes of the movie.

The biggest compliment I can give to TFIOS movie is it made me want to read the book again, even though I've already read it twice.  I think fans of the book will have a similar experience.  Those who have not read the book will be rushing to bookstores to experience the heartache all over again.

If you are going to see the movie, I have some advice.  Bring tissues and see it with someone you don't mind crying in front of. You will cry, even if you didn’t cry while reading the book. It is a fact that tears will drip down your face as you clench your jaw trying not to make a scene! Just let it happen.  I also recommend seeing it with a best friend or loved one, because you are going to want to hug or kiss someone you love.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Teen Concert Postponed: Boo Rain

Teen Concert
 Thursday, June 5th 
*** Tuesday, June 10th ***
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whittemore Robbins House Lawn
Join teen musicians and bands for a wonderful evening of music and community. Bring a picnic and chairs! Free and open to all! 

The Line Up:
On Edge
Samantha Gentle
Raavi Malik
Aisling Rafferty
Clara Hevia
Gianna Tuminello
Baked Beans