Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Upcoming Teen Events

Game Time Hang Time
Thursday, March 24
3-4:30 pm
Robbins Library Community Room
Teens, come hang out after school with board games, card games, a PS4 and Wii U.

FanAntics!: Alice Isn’t Dead
Tuesday, March 29
7-8 pm
4th Floor Conference Room
A fandom group for teens. Each month will feature a different fandom. March’s meeting will focus on Alice Isn’t Dead



Food Friday: Sushi
Friday, April 1
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Come to the Teen Area and sample weird food! This food tasting event is for teens only. Food Friday is not recommended for those with food allergies.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Arlington Reads Together for Teens

You have probably seen the flyers and table promoting our Arlington Reads Together's selection Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie but may be having a hard time finding a copy or don't have the time or brain power to read such a lengthy book (this could have to do with all of those pesky homework assignments and activities taking up most of your free time). Whatever the case, we have created a list of suggested titles just for teens. The titles vary in difficulty, length and topics to help best fit your reading tastes and time constraints. Without further ado... The List!

Teen Titles
The Good Braider: a novel by Terry Farish
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon
A Step from Heaven by An Na
The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen: a novel by Mitali Perkins
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Adult Titles with Teen Appeal
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
What is the What by Dave Eggers
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok

Do not hesitate to reach out to myself or someone at the Reference Desk if you have trouble locating particular book. The Spectacular Stacy Kitsis, the Library Media Teacher at Arlington High School, brainstormed this list with me and is another option if you aren't able to make it to the library to ask us for help.

Happy Reading!

P.S. Americanah is a beautiful book, I highly recommend listening to the audiobook, so do not be scared off by the length. We take the selection process of the Arlington Reads Together title very seriously and would not have picked the book if we did not think it was completely and utterly AWESOME!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Happening this Week: Sonic Pi, Alice Isn't Dead, and Jellybeans!


Sonic Pi Synthesizer
Wednesday, March 9
4:00-5:30 pm
Robbins Library Community Room
Build a synthesizer and rock out!   We will help unmask the mystery of making digital music with Sonic Pi Synthesizer software and the Raspberry Pi, a tiny credit card sized single-board computer.  This miniature phone-based computer can be used to do many things that can be done with a desktop PC, such as word processing, playing games, playing back high-definition video and making MIDI music.  For ages 10-14.  
*Space is limited, pick up a ticket in Children's Area 30 minutes before the program.*

Alice Isn’t Dead Listening Party
Thursday, March 10
4-5:30pm 
Robbins Library Community Room
Listen to the premier episode of this new podcast from the creators of Welcome to Night Vale which will be followed by a discussion.

Food Friday
Friday, March 11
3-4 pm
Robbins Library Teen Area
Come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick! This food tasting event is for teens only. Food Friday is not recommended for those with food allergies.