Hannah Baker had been bullied, picked on, and had enough. With one last attempt to tell those around her what was really going on in her life, she recorded a set of tapes to explain the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her own life. Clay gets them and he can't stop listening to Hannah tell her story, wondering why he's gotten them, and why he's
The Raytown Teen Book Club met at the Raytown Branch at 3:15 on June 8. The book discussion for June was Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney. We had an attendance of nine. We started the group out with writing their names in Greek. Denise Bozikis, our very own library staff employee, was a special guest speaker. She is a native from Greece.
Anime (Japanese Animation) is a much celebrated format of film and television loved by adults and youth alike. Originating in Japan and gaining popularity throughout Europe and the United States (Anime is actually a French word), Anime creates magical worlds where good and evil are constantly at odds and people are not bound by the laws of reality. While some issues discussed can be over young minds, most Anime thoughtfully presents life’s true questions in a unique and fun format.
Strong Spirit Sails the Seven Seas Solo at Sixteen
I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I have realized lately that I am one of those people who are completely out-of-touch with most of what’s happening in the world. I don’t watch the news, I rarely read the news; in fact, I get most of my info from Yahoo! headlines or from what I hear around the library.
So, it’s quite remarkable that I got even the tail-end of this piece of news—that two teens in the last year have sailed around the world. And a third came pretty close. Alone! Woah!
So you may have already read them. You may have already read them forty-times-each-and-love-every-second-of-every-one-because-its-the-best-series-ever. Or you may not have picked one up yet for one reason or another… but just in case, today we’re listing out the series (drum roll, please….).
Do you have Edward and Jacob fever? Come join us as we celebrate the release of the newest Twilight Saga movie Eclipse with a screening of the first 2 movies. Check the times and dates below for the location nearest to you. We'll be celebrating with activities, yummy snacks, and fantastic prizes! Call your local branch for more details.
Goosebumps, I got goose bumps, I'm not going to lie when I saw the new Harry Potter preview. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows arrives in November and the new trailer has just surfaced. Although, I have mixed feelings about the last two movies, on the one hand I’m very excited, on the other I’m a little sad. It didn't take me long to jump on the Harry Potter bandwagon. I started reading the books in early 2000 before the last three books had come out. I was immediately hooked. I'm so enraptured by these books, I even remember where I was the first time I really looked at them.