by Doug Chiang
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
by Doug Chiang
Sign-ups are strongly encouraged and can be done via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling us at 683-4863 x-350. The open mic will last until approximately 7:30 p.m.
Se YA there!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Other things we discussed at Teen Talkback were:
- A new day of the week to host the meetings - Thursday was suggested as a better day of the week than Mondays. We may also push the time back and serve pizza and subs if enough people attend. We also discussed the possibility of meeting more often.
- Teen Film Festival - We did some pre-planning for the April YA program, a film festival. Any YA who wants to create their own film up to 10 minutes long can have it shown as part of the Film Festival. This is one of the most ambitious programs we have ever done for the YAs. Be sure to check back for the program details, which will be posted soon!
- Summer programs - With our theme picked out and a working slogan, we are now developing a list of programs to run throughout June and July. The ever-popular Paint the Library program will again be held, as will henna tatooing and a Wii tournament with the game Mario and Sonic at the Olympics. Other ideas under consideration: a bublewrap decathlon, scavenger hunt relays, and a movie marathon.
As always, Teen Talkback is open to everyone in grades 6 through 12. We meet once a month to discuss programs, the YA collection and whatever else may come up. Anyone interested can e-mail us at email@example.com for more info, or just show up to the next meeting.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
by Geraldine McCaughrean
The White Darkness is the winner of the 2008 Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.
Fourteen-year-old Sym Wates is fascinated with the Antarctic and the men who explored it, even to the point of creating an imaginary friendship with Captain Lawrence "Titus" Oates, who was part of the doomed Scott expedition 90 years earlier. Sym finds herself embarking on an expedition with her Uncle Victor to the South Pole, which seems like a dream come true. But Victor has his own agenda, seeking the legendary Symmes's Hole, portal to the interior of a hollow Earth and goes to great lengths to achieve his goal. As his efforts become more and more dangerous, Sym must use all of her wits and cunning to survive her experience in the arctic conditions.
The White Darkness is locted in Young Adult fiction:
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Kids ages 9 to 13 are invited to come in a learn how to create their won scrapbooks. Everyone who participates will create their own page to take home!
The fun starts at 2 p.m. in the Balkansky Room - Don't miss it!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
On the agenda is the Summer Library Program and developing our Olympic theme. We will be working on a logo and slogan, as well as planning the programs. As always, we will also be discussing the books, cds and dvds you want us to add to our collection.
Teen Talkback is open to everyone in grades 6-12. We meet once a month to discuss all things related to the Young Adult area. All Talkback members are involved in selecting and planning YA programs, as well as suggesting books, cds and movies to add to our collection. It is your chance to get involved in the library and do the things that you want to do. New members can just show up at the next meeting or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
By David Petersen
Collects the six-issue comic book mini-series Mouse Guard
Out of the sight of humans, mice have a world and culture all of their own. They have their own towns and methods of trade. They also, however, face serious dangers, like snakes and other predators. Keeping them safe is the Mouse Guard, an elite group of highly skilled soldiers that patrol the borders and guide mice across the treacherous land.
In Volume 1, we follow three Guard members who try to uncover a plot to destroy the Mouse Guard. Lieam, Saxon, and Kenzie look into the disappearance of a local merchanct and find much more than they anticipated. Treachery and betrayal lead to a climactic battle which sees a legendary figure play a vital role. The action is fast-paced and Petersen doesn't let the story get bogged down in details.
As good of a story as Peterson tells, his art is even more impressive. He uses his drawings to make the story come alive using the right amount of shading and color when the mood calls for it. He alters perpectives to get the most out of each moment and successfully convey the emotions of his characters.
Mouse Guard is located in YA non-fiction:
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The kicks off at 6 p.m. in the library's Balkansky Room. Snacks and soda will be provided. No need to sign up for this one - you just need to show up and be ready to laugh and make a fool of yourself!
See YA there!
As much as we want to let you know what we are up to, we really want your feedback! Let us know what you think of the programs you attend and what you want us to host in the future. Is there a book you want us to get? Tell us!
We will be posting regularly, so keep checking back for more updates!