They say that the person who does not learn from history is doomed to repeat it. I don’t know about you, but there sure is a lot of history I’d rather not repeat. The Spanish Inquisition? The Trail of Tears? The Jerry Springer Show? No, thank you!
But what if history repeated itself… with a twist? Here are five books that give a unique view of history. I doubt your history teacher would let you cite one of them in a report, but they still would be pretty fun to read!
Now, as many of you already know, you get "Library Bucks" by reading and writing reviews of books. While writing the reviews may not hold a lot of appeal for many of you, it does not have to be a difficult task. We are not looking for a college level book report or an in-depth analysis. Here are some tips to help you crank out some good reviews:
I was so pleased to see our teens at Blue Ridge come out for Teen Movie Night last Friday! The kids got together, watched the movie, Beat Street, and tagged a mini subway car to kick off the Teen Summer Reading Program.
Let me be the first to say that these kids killed it! Our subway car was completely covered with throwies and tags, and I couldn’t be happier with hanging it in our teen area for all to see.
The sun is finally out, and you are counting down the days until school is out! What will you do all summer? The Library has a few ideas. We just kicked off our awesome Teen Summer Reading Program - where you can earn great prizes, pay off library fines, and be entered to win a grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire! We also have great programs scheduled throughout the summer at all our branches.
While the weather doesn’t show it, the calendar says that it is now May, and that means summer reading is on the way. You can go Beneath the Surface with this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program. Registration started May 1, so don’t wait to sign up! The official TSRP dates are from May 20 to July 31. You can begin logging your reviews May 21.
Relax, the Library Has Your Back: A Few Tips for Taking a Test
Woe to the days of studying and cramming information into my head the night before a major, (and possibly) standardized test. I was never really a good test taker, and I don’t propose that I am now a better one after taking enough of them, but I do know that there are some things to make it a little easier when the test day comes.
In August, Cassandra Clare’s popular City of Bones will make its film debut. Based on the popularity of the books, the film could be a huge hit. People of all ages have read this book because of the richness and depth of the characters and plot. This series was originally supposed to be a trilogy, but now it will have six books in the series, with another series called the Infernal Devices connected to it. These books also have some connection to Holly Black’s books - Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. (Both series makes reference of each other).
Parkville/Boardwalk/Riverside Teen Advisory Group Participates in World Book Night
Members of the Teen Advisory Group for the Parkville, Boardwalk, and Riverside branches met on Tuesday night, April 23rd to deliver over 100 books to the St. Luke's North Hospital locations at Barry Road and Smithville; the books were then distributed by staff to teens who have long-term stays at either hospital. This Teen Advisory Group is made up of 17 teenagers, ages 13-18, who are homeschoolers and public schoolers in the Park Hill, Platte County, and Smithville school district areas.
I never would have thought I’d ever have anything happen to me before. I’m sure that’s really cliché, but I really, truly never thought about it before I went off to college.
Let me set the scene, it was late one night after I’d gotten off the bus from my astronomy lab, which was out in the middle of nowhere. I was back on campus, and the campus lights were on out in the streets, but no one else was near the front of the science building. I went to go get my bike. I thought I was alone.