Nineteen-year-old Sean Kendrick and sixteen-year-old Kate "Puck" Connolly share the same fierce passions for their home, the mystical island of Thisby, and their horses. But, there is a dangerous difference between Puck’s common mare and Sean’s capaill uisce--one of the man-eating water horses of legend--and all too soon, she will have to brave racing against dozens of the vicious beasts during the fatal Scorpio Races that claim the lives of so many each November on Thisby.
Where were you on Friday, May 18th? I was surviving the zombie hoard. Lee's Summit teens kicked off this year's Teen Summer Reading Program (entitled "Own the Night") with a 3 hour Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp. Teens from all over the city joined us for Zombie trivia, Zombification, and assorted zombie survival exercises.
As most of you probably know, the Summer Reading Program has officially begun! Library staff at every level work hard to make sure it's a blast every year. Pages reshelve the massive cartloads of books that get returned. Circulation staff check materials in and out, manage accounts, and help with program registration. Reference staff answer questions that range in complexity. Branch managers coordinate schedules to make sure everything gets done in an orderly fashion.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce didn’t have a near death experience two years ago when she fell into a pool and drowned in the middle of winter. She didn’t see a bright, white light. She wasn't overwhelmed by a sense of peace and love. Pierce didn’t experience any of that before she was revived by the doctors at the hospital. But she can’t tell anyone that. Because who would believe that she actually went to the Underworld and was taken captive by the overseer of this in-between place where the dead are sorted for eternity, and a guy who calls himself John Hayden?
The Fault in Our Stars - A 2012 Teens' Top Ten Nominee
Sixteen-year-old Hazel may be on a miracle drug for the thyroid cancer that’s been killing her since she was thirteen, but if you ask her, the life she is living is not very miraculous. In fact, it’s downright depressing. And being forced to go to a support group for children with cancer only makes it worse.
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Nelson-Atkins Museum has included MCPL in their Teen Voice Project. The teens have designed eight large oddly-shaped paper mache vessels and placed them in different locations throughout Kansas City. Each vessel poses a different question – for instance, the one located in our Young Adult/Teen area asks, "What is your definition of success?"
Why did the birdie go to the hospital? To get a tweetment!
At our Monday Night Teens at the Library club, we have a great time. We meet every Monday night here at the Library and have between 5 and 20 teens show up for food, fellowship, and fun. One of the "requirements" I have for them is that they have to teach me something or tell me a clean joke. A lot of times they "forget" their assignment, so I have to help them along. If I share a few things, it usually jogs their brains so they can keep it going.