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

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.”

February Book Club Selections

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Jan 302016
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 AM – Still Life with Crows by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Library Reading Room

still life with crows

Summary from Goodreads: “A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground.  Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy?  Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land?  Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America’s heartland.  No one is safe. “

Community Book Group

Monday, February 8 at 11:15 AM – Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – YMCA Community Center

orphan train

Summary from Goodreads: “Nearly eighteen, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from “aging out” of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.

Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

The closer Molly grows to Vivian, the more she discovers parallels to her own life. A Penobscot Indian, she, too, is an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. As her emotional barriers begin to crumble, Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.”

Teen Book Club

Thursday, February 25 at 4 PM – Reading Room

Grades 6-12

eye of minds

Summary from Goodreads: Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?

But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker.
And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.
But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.”

Summer Teen Time

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Jun 122015
 

Looking for something to do on a Friday afternoon?  Come to Teen Time once a month at Avalon Public Library!

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June 19: Comics Mod Podge – Bring an item (like a phone case or wallet) to decorate with comics and Mod Podge.

July 17: Cartooning Workshop – Draw a short comic.

August 7: DC vs. Marvel Trivia Contest – Find out once and for all which is better.

All Teen Time programs start at 3 PM.  For grades 6-12.