Annual Teen Ice Cream Social: A Place to Meet New Friends
With the newly decorated young adult area, the staff thought it would be fun to actually use this area for our teen programs. We had many teens show up to enjoy making (and eating) tasty ice cream treats and making new friends. We made banana splits and sundaes, giggling about the fun we had this summer. Many comments were made about how great the new teen area looks. Come check it out when you attend on of our upcoming teen programs this fall, including a game day on September 25th and pumpkin carving on October 26th.
Binoculars and Art Kits are flying off the shelves at the Grandview Branch these days. We are winding up our Summer Reading Program, and if your child hasn't finish reading his or her 1080 minutes needed to earn their 3 prizes, the time to do so is now. Infants to high schoolers can participate but the program comes to an end July 31st.
The Teens at the North Independence Branch had a Wii-ly good time. The chocolate fountain was the place to gather, the craft table buzzed, the computer scavanger hunt answers were found and the Wii was never left alone. One of our very own teen-customers taught us the fine art of origami. She even shared the left over animals with the Thursday Toddlertime children. It was fun to see all the interaction between the teens and staff. Thanks, Marge, for a great party!
During the last Anime Night at the Library at the Blue Springs North Branch, several of our attendees decided to turn the library into a dance club. Sporting sounds of super famous Korean bands like Super Junior, Meaghan MacKinnan, and Ashley Brown taught fellow Anime Nighters some pretty sweet moves. Moves straight out of the music videos! Some joined in and some were just content to watch and enjoy. Either way, fun was had. Be sure to join next meeting Monday, September 13 at 6:30. There will be more. See you there!
Summers have always been Corie's favorite time of year. She could leave her little village behind and embark on adventures with her sister at Castle Auburn, spending time with Prince Bryan and her uncle Jaxon. All that is about to change, though. Corie returns to the castle only to find out that almost no one is who she once thought they were. Uncle Jaxon is a slave trader who keeps wealthy houses full of Aliora slaves. Her sister Elisandra has become engaged to the prince. And Corie's carefree life is about to come crashing down.
Vampires. . . what is our fascination with them? They are charismatic, relentless in their pursuits, captivating, and strong. In fact, in another context, they might make good leaders and interesting people to know. So, now that I’ve been hooked by the Twilight series, where do I go from here? Well, my personal journey led me to sample a few other series, none of which really captured my attention. Then, a friend suggested the P.C.
I just finished choosing the titles for the teen book club. There are many good titles to choose from, so I found it very easy to choose titles, but hard narrow it down to the nine that I need for the school year.
The Bookies at the Blue Springs North branch, a readers and community advisory group that reads and recommends Young Adult books and programs for the library, met in July to learn how to properly care for their skin. Jackie Anderson from the House of Heavilin, presented a clinic on essential skin care. The teens were able to perform facials. Mrs. Anderson explained that there are several causes of acne, including stress, hormones, diet, and of course improper skincare. The tips the teens received were:
Who sparkles? That guy turns into a wolf? And she wants to be bitten? Huh? Yeah, it sounds way out there. Maybe you're not the type who wants to get into all that vampire/werewolf mumbo jumbo, but you would still like to know what all those people are talking about. Here are a few bits of information that can set you up to join the current Twilight conversations.