CANCELED: Harry Potter Book Night 2017

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Jan 302017

UPDATE: Due to declining enrollment caused by current events within the magical community, this event has been CANCELED.

Join us as we bring the magic of Hogwarts to life!

Monday, February 13

6:00-8:00 PM

Witches, wizards, and muggle enthusiasts age 7 & up are invited to compete for house points in the Dress a Professor Relay, trivia contest, and more!

Please RSVP by phone, by owl, or in person by 2/9.

Fall Teen Programming

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Sep 052016

Now that school’s back in session, we have programming old and new for teens.

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Otaku Hour Anime Club

Watch anime and geek out with other teens.

Our first meeting of the school year is Monday, September 12 at 4 PM!

We’ll be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.

Teen Crafternoons

Avalon Public Library and Bayne Memorial Library are teaming up for Teen Crafternoons!

We’ll supply materials and the know-how.  You’ll make and take a new awesome craft every Wednesday afternoon.

Our first craft will be friendship bracelets on Wednesday, September 14 at 3:30 PM!

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Grades 6-12

Summer Reading 2016: Teen Time

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Jun 172016

Looking for something to do this summer?  Come to Teen Time every Tuesday (6-21-8/9) at 2 PM!

Make a craft, play a game, and hang out with your peers.

6/21: Life-size Coloring

6/29: Live-action Pac-Man & Make-your-own Pac-Man Game

7/5: Mario Kart & Make-your-own Mushroom Pins

7/12: Trivia Contest

7/19: Live-action Clue

7/26: Jedi vs. Sith & Make-your-own Star Wars Bookmarks

8/2: Don’t Blink with Dr. Who (Craft TBA)

8/9: Tabletop Quidditch & Make-your-own House Robes

Grades 6-12

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Schedule Update! Teen Book Group

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May 042016

Teen Book Group is moving to a new day – same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!

We will now be meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

This month we’re reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!

Tuesday, May 24 at 4 PM – Reading Room

Grades 6-12

red queen

Summary from Goodreads: “This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.  The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.  That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.  But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart …”


March Book Club Selections

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Feb 272016

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, March 6 at 10:30 AM – The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson – Library Reading Room

whole enchilada

Summary from Goodreads: “Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she’s leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in.

But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking.

When a colleague—a woman who resembles Goldy—is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious murderer, before that killer can serve her up cold. ”

Community Book Group

Monday, March 14 at 11:15 AM – Nothing Like It in the World by Stephen E. Ambrose – YMCA Community Center

nothing like it in the world

Summary from Goodreads: “Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.

The U.S. government pitted two companies—the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads—against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose’s hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.”

Teen Book Club

Thursday, March 31 at 4 PM – The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey – Reading Room

Grades 6-12

fifth wave

Summary from Goodreads:”After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

“Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.”