If you’re like me, you like to read, but don’t like to be told what to read. Yeah, that line of thinking can get you into trouble when it comes to English classes (believe me: I know!). I’ve skipped some books over the years that I really would have enjoyed if I had only given them a chance...but then, I’ve discovered some of my favorite books when a teacher made me read them. And yes, okay, I’ve been assigned some books that I absolutely hated.
Teens! Here is your chance to have your say in what the library can do for you, and get some free food. We are forming a Teen Advisory Committee at the Excelsior Springs Branch. It will be a group of regular teens just like you. As part of this committee, you will help us plan all sorts of activities, such as an out-of-school party at the library. You will also give us your feedback on what other things the library should offer you.
So, as part of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), our branch has set up a special display for all you aspiring novelists out there! Need to know how to word build for your sci-fi or fantasy? Want some tips on writing characters or dialogue? Next, come check out our snazzy new display over in the Teen's section of the library.
You may not know this about me, but I LOVE making lists. I love to do lists, I love to buy lists, I love wish lists, I love book lists, I love lists of ideas, and I love lists of people. And so I thought to myself the other day, "Self, why don’t you combine your love of lists with your love of blogging and blog some lists?"
Here is my first one. I call it Erin’s Top 5 Reasons to Love Teens at the Library.
This month’s anime club did not go as planned; technology issues prevented us from watching our movie! But our intrepid kids did not let such a hiccup daunt them! We pulled out the handy dandy box o’Legos and had a great time building castles, spaceships, and alien life forms (and talking about anime, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: The Gathering, and telling jokes). So even when things don’t go as planned, we always have a great time at the library.
I may be a grown-up (or so they say), but I still love a good fairy tale! Fairy tales, folklore, and mythology are important parts of any culture, and it is no surprise that old stories have long lives. Apparently, I’m not the only "age-advanced teenager" out there who like fairy tales, because a lot of authors make a good living retelling the old stories we read as kiddies. Here are some good fairy tales for teens.
What if you could not remember the last year of your life? Plus, both the police and a band of terrorists want to kill you? Where do you turn for help? Join us at the Antioch Branch on Monday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m., and discover the answers.
It's the second Tuesday of the month which means...ANIME MOVIE NIGHT at the Parkville Branch. Tonight, the teens and I are watching several Christmas episodes of different anime shows, and we decided to write a blog together. So here are some of our top 5 lists. Enjoy!