How to Draw Mexican Sugar Skulls
Tuesday, October 28, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
There are still spots available for Tuesday’s program! Join professional artist Christine Thornton to learn about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and some of the cheerfully creepy artwork that comes with it. Then make your own drawings inspired by colorful sugar skull candies. This is open to grades 4-8. Click here to register now.
The 2014 Teens’ Top Ten were just announced! Teens all over the country voted for the best books of 2013/14 and here are the results:
1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
2. Splintered by A. G. Howard
3. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
What do you think about this top ten? Agree? Disagree? Do you think there’s another book that definitely deserves to be on the list? Comment me!
|These Gentle Wounds
YA FIC DUNBAR
Fifteen-year-old Gordie is trying to build a new life after tragically losing his family, but when his abusive father returns, Gordie must confront the traumas of the past.
YA FIC BROWN
Talked into sending a nude picture of herself to her boyfriend while she was drunk, Ashleigh became the center of a sexting scandal and is now in court-ordered community service, where she finds an unlikely ally, Mack.
YA FIC LYNCH
Eric deals with the loss of his older brother Duane by meeting three of the seven recipients of Duane’s organs a year after his death, and pondering who they are to him, and he to them.
YA FIC MACIEL
Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, face criminal charges for the bullying and harassment that led to a classmate’s shocking suicide.
|Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
YA FIC ROSKOS
Wrestling with depression and anxiety, Evan tries to cope by writing poems, hugging trees, and asking for advice from Dr. Bird, his imaginary therapist.Read our review of Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets.
|The Secret Side of Empty
YA FIC ANDREU
As her friends plan for life after high school, M.T. struggles to envision her future as an undocumented immigrant and becomes determined to make a life for herself.
|The Impossible Knife of Memory
YA FIC ANDERSON
Hayley has spent years with her dad trying to outrun his PTSD from the Iraq war. She hopes moving back to their home-town will help heal him, but it may be what pushes him over the edge.
YA FIC STRASSER
When Dan’s family’s financial problems lead to the loss of their house, they go from living an average middle class life to being homeless and living in a local tent city called Dignityville.
Check out eMediaLibrary, your source for eBooks! Your library card number gets you access to hundreds of teen titles for free. Just be sure to set up your library card password in the library’s online catalog before going to eMediaLibrary. Keep reading for the fun of it and have a great Teen Read Week!
Check out one of these books that take classic myths and remake them.
It’s Teen Read Week! Come into the library and check out my TRW display in the upstairs display case. Pick up a giveaway book while supplies last! I’ve got about a dozen books to give away this week, so keep coming back to the display and to the teen section of the library, and you might get lucky and find a free book that’s perfect for you. Do you need something great to read this week? Check out 15 new book lists on themes from swords & sorcery to summer romance to realistic fiction and horror. Read for the fun of it this week and have a great TRW!