Teens @ the Library

If You Liked The Hunger Games...

Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:00 Written by
DYSTOPI-WHAT!?  If you liked The Hunger Games, you should check out some of the other dystopian novels found upstairs on the Teen Mezzanine. Divergent by Veronica Roth In the debut novel by American author Veronica Roth, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for…

Recommended Reads from Library Teens

Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:28 Written by
Now that school is coming to an end, you've finally time to pick up a fun read and head to the beach/park/airport. We've got a few suggestions for good YA reads recommended by  some of our teen members. Cinder, by Marissa Meyer Reviewed and recommended by teen volunteer Gabriela Griffith…

Read the Book First

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:54 Written by
Cinemas are full of adaptations right now. We've got some recommendations of books that have recently been adapted for the big screen. Whether or not you'll be checking out the film version, we think you'll love these original stories...  The Woman in Black by Susan Hill Reviewed by Children's Library…

Ghostgirl

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:28 Written by
Ghostgirl, written by Tonya Hurley Recommended by Children's Library volunteer Christel Prestige Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, she is desperate to be popular to try and attract Damen's attention. And then one miserable day, she dies of the most unbelievable death: she chokes on a gummy bear! Alone,…

Pretty Little Liars

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:19 Written by
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard Reviewed by Children's Library volunteer Charlotte Bia. Pretty Little Liars is the first book in a series of novels for teenagers written by Sara Shepard. After the mysterious disappearance of Alison her four best friends slowly lose contact with one another. Three years later,…

Instant Images

Thursday, 29 September 2011 09:32 Written by
(Jennifer Huxta and her vintage Polaroid)) Thanks to all of you who participated in our Instant Images photography workshop with professional photographer and poet Jennifer Huxta. The instant Images mural is on display now in the Teen Mezzanine, and below is a just a peek at a few of the…

Ten Miles Past Normal

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:49 Written by
Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell. "Just once this year, I want someone to look at me and think, 'Hey, that Janie Gorman's pretty interesting.'  Because I am, you know.  And not just because I talk to goats." For Janie Gorman, the typical challenges of high school are…

Frosted

Thursday, 15 September 2011 13:14 Written by
Wow, what excellent creations the teens came up with at the Library during our Cupcake Decorating Teen Night last Friday! There was chocolate to dip things in, marzipan and fondant to shape things out of and sprinkles to add on top - and we used it all!  Check out just…

Nothing

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 11:18 Written by
Nothing by Janne Teller (translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken) When Pierre Anthon declares that life has no meaning and leaves school to live in a plum tree, his classmates beliefs are shaken to the core.  Determined to prove to him, and themselves, that life has meaning, they begin…

Freak out, Speak out

Friday, 12 August 2011 09:39 Written by
Performer and producer Severin came to host a Teen Night at the Library this past winter and the results were fantastic. Below is a song by Sevrin, with lyrics and vocals by the Library teens, including Shannon, Andrew, Daniel, Faye, Isabelle, Edward, Sasha and two Nathalies. Click on the link…