Fall Events for Teens

Washi Tape Art
Friday, September 19, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Use patterned paper tape to create line art, word art or your own creative design! Grades 7-12. Registration required.

ThorntonSkullsHow to Draw Mexican Sugar Skulls
Tuesday, October 28, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
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 a crossover program for grades 4-8. Registration required.

Canvas Collages
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Transform a plain canvas into a personalized collage using pictures from magazines, art papers, stickers, markers, and tons more. Grades 7-12. Registration required.

 

August 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

New Graphic Novels

Princeless Princeless Vol. 1
YA GRAPHICNOVEL WHITLEY
Locked in a tower with her sisters and tired of waiting to be rescued by a prince, Princess Adrienne, her sidekick Bedelia, and her guardian dragon Sparky begin a quest to save themselves.
ThisOneSummer This One Summer
YA GRAPHICNOVEL TAMAKI
Rose’s latest summer at a beach lake house is overshadowed by her parents’ constant arguments, her younger friend’s secret sorrows, and the dangerous activities of older teens.
FiveWeapons Five Weapons
YA GRAPHICNOVEL ROBINSON
When his parents enroll him in a private school for young assassins, Tyler, a pacifist, must choose a weapon.
YoungAvengers3 Young Avengers Vol. 3
YA GRAPHICNOVEL YOUNGAVENGERS
After discovering that the universe will end if they return home, the Young Avengers take on the “gig to save reality,” but wonder if Kate Bishop is an enemy in disguise.

August 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

New Sequels

Enders Enders – YA FIC PRICE
Sequel to: Starters
With the Prime Destinations body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn’t want to do. Like hurt someone she loves.
HangmansRevolution The Hangman’s Revolution – YA FIC COLFER
Sequel to: The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P)
FBI agent Chevie Savano escapes into the past to escape the secret police after they kill Charles Smart just as he is telling her of the WARP program, and she and Riley team up to find Colonel Clayton Box before he can launch missiles at the capitals of Europe.
DreamsGodsMonsters Dreams of Gods & Monsters – YA FIC TAYLOR
Last book in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
Storm Storm – MACHALE
Sequel to: Sylo
Having escaped from Pemberwick Island, Kent, Tori, Olivia, and Tucker continue to try to get word out about SYLO, the organization that had quarantined them, while trying to avoid being caught in the middle of an inexplicable new civil war.
NantucketRed Nantucket Red – YA FIC HOWLAND
Sequel to: Nantucket Blue
Before starting college, Cricket Thompson returns to Nantucket for a summer filled with hard choices and infinite possibility.
LadyThief Lady Thief – YA FIC GAUGHEN
Sequel to: Scarlet 
Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed and she has been forced to marry Lord Gisbourne and participate at court, acting the part of a noblewoman in hopes of helping her beloved Robin Hood’s cause and forging a future with him.

August 5, 2014 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Congrats, Summer Reading Winners!

Spark Teen English Poster

 

 

 

 

 

WINNERS

Sign-Up Prize:
$20 Target gift card
Emma Daniell

Grand Prizes:
$20 Chipotle gift card
Danny Bennett
Narra Moreen

$20 DQ gift card
Izzy Guizzetti
Adella Strong

$20 Gamestop gift card
Nick Kostecka
Maria Meecham
Donovan Williams
Christian Halstead

$15 iTunes gift card
Aidan Robbins
Megan Garazin
Nick Amodeo

$20 Studio Movie Grill gift card
Naomi Malachi
Sophia Crabtree

$20 Target gift card
Alina Pancratz
Josie Gloss
Ryan Pineda
Amber Dotson
Kelson Young
Allyson Swonson
Valarie Walker
Sydney Hanlon

Vertical Endeavors Indoor Rock Climbing Pass for 2 Climbers
Rachel Alexander
Jenna Palka
Clare Weber

Bonus Grand Prize
Kindle Fire HDX 7”
Cami Simpson

July 30, 2014 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Great Job!

Spark Teen English PosterIn the six weeks of Summer Reading, you guys read a total of 2,406 hours!

I know, I know, what you really want to know is the list of prize winners. Well, come back next Wednesday, July 30 and they’ll be posted!

 

July 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

Done and Done

That’s it for summer reading, guys. We had a great time with all our programs, and I hope you liked the prizes you got for reading this summer. But it’s not completely over yet! We need a little time to sort through the thousands of prize ticket entries and pick our grand prize winners. If you’re a winner, we’ll call you on Wednesday, July 30 and post the winners here on the blog. Good luck and keep reading this summer!

July 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

This is it!

Tonight at 9:00 p.m., summer reading will come to an end. But don’t be too sad, you still have today to log in your reading hours. Don’t miss the chance to get all your reading prizes and all your tickets for our grand prize drawing. Good luck!

July 21, 2014 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

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