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Make a Date with a New Book

It is officially February, and the countdown to Valentine's Day has begun.  Now is the perfect time to pick out a new book for the big day.  From now through February 14, you can stop by the Young Adult display, to pick up a recommended read. Whether your're celebrating Valentine's Day or Anti-Valentine's Day, we have you covered.  Choose from romance, comedy, fantasy, and more.

 

Teens' Maker Monday: Personalized Journals!

This Monday, January 22, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM, you can create your own unique journal for 2018!   This year, try a bullet journal, a wreck it journal, or a traditional journal with a customized cover. Bring your own notebook or use one supplied by the Friends of the Library; craft materials will be supplied, and we will be using a Cricut machine to cut out vinyl decals for our journal covers. While you're making your new journal, enjoy snacks and a movie. This month's movie is about a teenage girl, whose journal is accidentally published, and then read by everyone at school! Students in grades 6-12 can call or visit the library to sign up. 

Teen Tech: DrawBot!

Do you like to draw?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use a robot to draw for you?  Or wait, maybe you love technology, but you lack artistic experience, and are hesitant to draw.  Finch robots offer you an alternative way to draw, full of exciting and fun new challenges.  Using basic computer coding, you can program a Finch robot to create a unique drawing, write your name, or play a game of tic-tac-toe.  Best of all, no experience is necessary, and students will gain practical experience in robotics and coding!.  Students in grades 6-12 are invited to sign up to attend this Teen Tech program.  Don't miss it, this Saturday 1/20, from 3:00 - 4:30 PM.  You can sign up by calling or visiting the Fairbanks Library.

Teen Anime Afternoon

Anime fans in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for a fun program this Friday, January 12, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.  We will be watching new and favorite series and discussing everything anime.  This month, we will be making candy sushi!  This fun activity uses candy and snacks to create a treat that looks like sushi.  You can call or visit the library to reserve your spot.  Whether you're an anime die-hard, or you're just curious about Japanese animation, we hope to see you there!

New Year's Celebrations @ Your Library!

We are ringing in the new year early, this Friday December 29, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.  We are having two New Year's parties, one for kids and one for teens, with a balloon drop in the main library at 4:00 PM.   School age children through grade 5 are invited to join the kids' party, in the main library, for fun New Year's crafts.  Make your own festive New Year's crown, glasses and more.  Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join the teen party, in the meeting room, for holiday themed Minute to Win It games, and New Year's crafts, including party crowns and more.  You can call ahead to reserve your spot.

Teen Advisory Group: Pizza Party Reboot!

It's almost a brand new year, and our teen advisory group needs new members! Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join, and help to plan monthly programs and special events, make decorations, design games and crafts, and help set up, clean up, and host events.

All you need to do is visit the library's Teen Scene for an application, and then join us for our next meeting, on Friday January 5, from 4:00 - 5:30. We will start planning events for Libraries Rock, the exciting 2018 Summer Reading program, and there will be pizza!

Escape the Library

The library has been cursed, and you only have 45 minutes to solve a series of puzzles that will lead you to the counter curse, and your freedom.  Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for this special haunted escape room, this Saturday, October 28, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM, in the library meeting room.  Every partipant that successfully escapes will be rewarded.  No advance registration is needed, however you must be here before the door is locked.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Our month long celebration continues this week, with a baking program, just for teens!  Once again, we will be exploring Hispanic cultures with fun activities and traditional foods.  Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us this Wednesday, September 27, from 3:30 - 5:30, when we will be baking mini versions of the Spanish cupcakes, known as Magdalenas. Learn about the origin of the tasty treats, and enjoy yours while watching a fun teen movie. No registration is necessary.  Check our events calendar for more upcoming programs.

Celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month

It's that time of year again!  We want to remind you that library cards are awesome, and they are free!  A HCPl library card grants you access to a catalog of books from not just throughout the county, but the entire country, that can be delivered right to your neighborhood branch.  You also get online access to research databases, from home, work, school, or wherever you go that have internet.  Plus, you can download or stream digital content, like movies, eBooks, magazines, and more.  ...

Read with Pride

June is not only LGBT Pride Month; it is also GLBT Book Month™.  We have a variety of books in the library that tell the stories of kids, teens, and adults that are LGBT, themselves, or have LGBT friends or family.  Throughout the month, we will be highlighting stories for kids and teens on our Young Adult Display.  For a preview of what's on display, follow the links below, and for more recommendations, check out the 2017 Rainbow Book List.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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