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Teens: Candy, Crafts, and Karaoke!

Calling all the single ladies (and gentleman)! Don't spend Valentine's Day by yourself, join us at the library on Monday, February 14th at 4:30pm for an afternoon of candy, crafts and karaoke.  We will create edible and inedible bracelets, heart cookie magnets and more. Don't miss it!

Teens: Get Your Game On @ Chess & Go Club

Calling all teens! Don't miss our monthly Chess and Go Club meeting coming up this Tuesday, February 1st at 7pm. In addition to regulation chess and go boards, we will also feature the challenging and fun 4-Way Chess.

Meet Your New BOLT Members!

On Monday, November 8th, the 2010-2011 Atascocita Branch Library BOLT (Board of Library Teens) met to discuss upcoming teen events, fundraising, and renovating the teen area. Members include (from left to right) Scott Crawford, Allison Raffety, Kevin Jiang, Sol Harper, Ariel Thomas, Emily Dousay, Hillary Pruitt, and Jonathan Cotledge.

Their next event will be an afternoon of cookie decorating on Saturday, December 4th from 1-3pm. All ages are welcome!

 

FOAL Book Sale This Weekend!

Join us on Friday and Saturday (November 5th and 6th) for the Friends of the Atascocita Library book sale! Friends members can enjoy early bird shopping on Friday, November 5th from 5-7pm. Not a member? No problem! Memberships are available at the door. The sale is open to the public on Saturday, November 6th starting at 10am.

In addition to a large variety of books, you can also find DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes. Don't miss it!

Get Your Ghoul On @ the Teen Halloween Haunt

Join us on Thursday, October 28th at 7pm for our annual Teen Halloween Haunt. Enjoy ghoulish games, terrifying treats, and petrifying prizes. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Don't miss it!

 

 

 

Calling All Otaku! Clubs and Cons For Teens

Are you ready to get your fan on? We are only 9 days away from Oni-Con, one of Houston's oldest anime conventions. Cosplayers are working on last minute details. I'm getting my list ready so I know which volumes of manga and anime that I need to buy and which ones I already have at home. The countdown has begun!

But what if you can't attend anime conventions or need an anime fix between conventions? Check out your local library! Click on the blog post for a list of library anime clubs for teens.

 

Please note, these clubs part of the Young Adult program so they are geared toward teens. If you have any questions about the suitability of the club for younger library patrons, please contact the library directly.

Teen Read Week 2010: Books With Beat

The countdown to Teen Read Week begins! From October 17th to October 23rd, libraries around the country celebrate teen reading by holding Teen Read Week activities.  This year's theme is "Books With Beat". Check out the HCPL events calendar to see what your library is doing this week.

In the meantime, check out the list below the cut for my favorite "Books With Beat".

 

 

 

Teen Read Week: Live Like a Rock Star @ at the Library

Calling all future rock stars! Join us at the Atascocita Library as we celebrate "Books With Beat" in honor of Teen Read Week with two rocking programs.

Learn how to "Dress Like a Rock Star" on Wednesday, October 20th at 4:30pm.  Create a personalized guitar pick necklace, pick up your rock star swag bag, and have your picture snapped by the paparazzi.

Thursday night, October 21st, at 7pm, you can "Rock the Library" with Guitar Hero and Karaoke. Wear your best rock star gear and compete for fabulous prizes.

Make Your Voice Heard!

What was your favorite book this past year? Catching Fire? Geektastic? City of Glass? You can vote on those books and many more in the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens' Top Ten 2010 Survey right here!

Teens: Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all teens! Are you between the ages of 13 and 18? Need volunteer hours for school? Want something outstanding to put on your college applications? This fall, the Atascocita Library is offering two great volunteer opportunities just for you. Check out this blog post for more information!

 
 
 
 
 
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