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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teens Go Green!

Earth Day is the perfect day to think about what it means to be green.  Our YA display is full of nonfiction about the importance of being green, and fiction about what happens when the environment is taken for granted.  Each book has a bookmark that you can reuse, and then recycle.  You can find more resources at Earth Day Network's Billion Acts of Green, including links to take the Ecological Footprint Quiz, make your own act of green, and take an online pledge.

YA for Women's History Month

In case you missed it, March is Women's History Month, and our teen display is full of Young Adult books recommended just for the occasion.  We have nonfiction about awesome women that have made history, and novels with strong female protagonists.  These are the girls and women that inspire you to do and be more, and have paved the way for you to be able to do so.  Visit the library for one of these inspirational reads, and while you're here, you can grab a free Women's History Month button, while supplies last.  Can't wait?  Check out the titles below, to get started.

Gear Up for Teen Tech Week!

Next week, the library will be celebrating Teen Tech Week, with fun and informative programs for grades 6-12.  While you're here browse our YA display for a selection of books that are the perfect mix of fierce stories and cool technology.

Tuesday  March 7     4:00 - 5:30 PM     Comic Creators* - Learn to create your own comics using a free website.

Thursday March 9    4:30 - 5:30 PM     Teen Tech Afternoon - Learn how to create your own Android apps by downloading a free software, then craft a small object that will project 3D-like holograms from your smartphone.

*Please call or visit the library to sign-up for this program.

Teens Celebrating African American History Month

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us this week for a celebration of African American History Month.  Our monthly teen movie screening, this Friday, February 17, 2017, will feature a movie about a prominent African American figure.  Join us in the meeting room, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.  We will have fresh popcorn, cold drinks, and a selection of recommended books and movies for you to check out.  There are also many great selections available on our seasonal library displays, including biographies, historical fiction, and genre fiction by African American authors.

Image shared from http://www.teenwritersbloc.com/2011/02/09/black-history-month/

Anti-Valentine Fun for Teens

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for an Anti-Valentine's Day party, in the library meeting room, on Tuesday, February 14, from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.  We will have lots of heart-breaking fun, including a piñata, balloons, and a game called Musical Hearts.  Then, enjoy a teen movie about an unconventional romance, between a teenage girl and a zombie.  Snacks and drinks will be provided, and no registration is necessary.  

Get Ready for Super Bowl Weekend!

Are you ready for a weekend full of food, fun, and football?  If you're looking for last minute recipes or entertainment, we've got you covered.  We'll be refilling our Super Bowl displays all weekend, until all of our tasty cookbooks and action-packed football stories are checked out.  If you're too busy to stop by the library, take a look at the eBooks, digital magazines, and more that are available right here, on the eBranch, including current issues of popular cooking magazines.

 

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