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Can You Conquer NaNoWriMo?

Calling all teen writers! Do you want to write a novel but can't get started? Need some motivation? Sign ups have begun for National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) which kicks off on November 1st. How does it work and how can the library help? Read on.

Get Your Ghoul On @ the Teen Halloween Haunt

Join us on Thursday, October 29th at 7pm for devilish delights and ghoulish games at our Teen Halloween Haunt. Since this is our usual Club Anime night, we will feature anime-themed video games. Prizes will be given for Best Costume and Best Cosplay. Don't miss out!

Start Your Holiday Shopping Early @ This Weekend's FOAL Book Sale

With the holidays around the corner, it is time to start get your gift list together. One of my favorite places to shop is right here at the library. This weekend is the FOAL (Friends of the Atascocita Library) book sale and it's a great opportunity to pick up fabulous books for incredibly low prices. In addition to books, you can also find magazines, DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes. If you are a member of FOAL, or want to become one, you can shop the preview on Friday, October 23rd from 5pm to 7pm; otherwise, you can catch the sale on Saturday, October 24th from 10AM to 4PM.

Meet BOLT: Atascocita Library's Board of Library Teens

In October, we launched our very first teen advisory board at the Atascocita Library. Our Board of Library Teens (aka BOLT) will help develop young adult programs, assist the childrens department with special project and raise funds for the library. Members include (back row from left to right) Roger Thomas III, Stephanie Simpson, Nicole Edgar, Marisol Harper, (front row from left to right) Emily Dousay and Ariel Thomas. Stayed tuned for their first event entitled "Winter Wonderland" at the Winter Program on December 12th.

Celebrate Teen Read Week With Altered Costumes

Join us on Wednesday, October 21st at 4:30pm as we celebrate Teen Read Week with an Altered Costume class. Learn how you can take ordinary clothes and turn them into a cosplay masterpiece. If you have unused clothing or costumes from Halloweens past, bring them with you.

Conventional Wisdom: Teens @ Anime Conventions

 I have a confession to make. I am a fangirl. I love everything about fandom but one of my favorite things is conventions. I have been to science fiction, fantasy, anime, comic book and cult tv conventions. Conventions are great places to find the latest in anime and manga, not to mention t-shirts, plushies, action figures, and anything else you can imagine. Interested? In Houston, you  have two chances to get your fan on either this Halloween at Oni-Con or this Easter at Anime Matsuri. Here are some tips, and books, to make your con going experience fun and stress-free.

Are You Ready To Go?: Check Out the Teen Chess and Go Club

 

Join us on Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm for an evening of strategy and intrigue. Beginners are welcome.

Want to learn more about Go? Check out my latest post in the Teen blog.

Are You Ready To Go?: Learn an Ancient Game @ Your Library

Bored with board games? Conquered all the levels of the latest video game sensation? Are you looking for a new gaming challenge? Check out Go, a game that takes a few minutes to learn but a lifetime to master.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Three Teen Tales

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with three of my favorite books featuring Latina heroines.

The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales follows Sofia as she prepares to leave her family in the barrio in McAllen, Texas, to attend a prestigious boarding school in Austin. Is she abandoning her roots or broadening her horizons?

 

Club Anime Presents D.Gray-Man

Join us on Thursday, September 24th at 7pm for a Pocky, prizes, and screening of Volume 1 of D.Gray-Man from Funimation. Here's a synopsis: Darkness is moving in, and young exorcist Allen Walker is humanity’s greatest hope against the wicked forces conspiring to bring civilization to its knees. Akuma – cruel spirits born of tragedy and lost souls – lurk in every shadow, willing and eager to do the bidding of their leader, the dread Millennium Earl. With an eye cursed to see evil in its truest form and blessed with an arm to slay soul-devouring demons, Allen stands ready to confront the gathering storm. Should he fail, Innocence will be lost forever.

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