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Teen Tech Week: Mix & Mash @ Your Library

Teen Tech Week begins next week and is celebrated nationally to promote non-print resources available through your library and to encourage creativity in the use of technology.  Here at Freeman we have audiobook collections, music CDs, DVDs and laptops available for check out, but with your library card you can access online copies of magazines, journals, and reference books as well as download eBooks, eAudio, music and movies.  There are so many resources available to you (for school and for fun) with your library card!

Drop Everything & Read Something!

Reading on the sofaJoin us in the Teen Zone on Wednesday, March 2nd @ 4:30 pm for reading, book recommendations, and snacks!  Ash and Meredith will be on hand to help you find something interesting to read or bring something along with you.

Do you have ideas of other great programs we could have here at Freeman?  Leave us a comment, e-mail me, visit us at the Library or consider joining the Teen Advisory Board!

Women’s History Month: Strong Females in Fiction

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee (LOC)March is Women’s History Month and what better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate some strong female leads in fiction!  Who are your favorite females of YA fiction?

Teen Advisory Board

hey! a bookcart shaped like a bus!Are you opinionated? Are you creative? Do you want to earn volunteer hours? Do you like food? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re the perfect candidate for the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Our next meeting is Monday, February 28th @ 4:30 pm in the first floor Meeting Room.  We’ll be working on our decorated book cart for the Houston Art Car Parade.

What exactly is TAB, you might ask? The Freeman TAB provides an excellent leadership opportunity to local teens who provide input on Library programming and events, Library materials, and marketing. TAB members also participate in special volunteer and community-oriented projects.

Love Hurts: Anti-Romance Reads

stormie steve suffers broken heart of unrequited loveSome folks like to read happily-ever-after tales.  And some people would rather read about the darker side of romantic attachments: when things go wrong, when everything does not turn out a-okay, or when love is just plain complicated.  So for those of you who prefer a little dash of anti-romance, this list is for you.  What are your favorite “love hurts” reads?

Freeman Teens Read

freeman teens readJoin us in the Teen Zone on Wednesday, February 23rd @ 4:30 pm for our monthly Freeman Teens Read program.  Share your favorite games, books, songs, movies or television shows while we munch on tasty snacks.  Ash and Meredith will be on hand to give their recommendations too!  We always have a great conversation and get great suggestions, both old and new, for all types of media.  See you there!

Check Me Out!: Great Unsung Reads

bookshelf editDon’t get me wrong, I’m as likely as the next person to read a bestseller.  I’m a big fan of the Hunger Games and I’ve read all the Twilight books and as soon as I heard about Sara Shepard’s newest book, I was on the request list.  But I think all of us have those books in our lives that we really LOVED and it seems like no one else has re

Freeman Teens: Celebrating African American History Month

Jack JohnsonJoin us in the Teen Zone on Tuesday, February 15 @ 4:30 pm for an Academy Award-winning documentary movie about two famous African American boxers. 

Did you know that the first African American World Heavyweight Champion was originally from Galveston, TX?  Jack Johnson won the title in 1908.  After losing the title in 1915, it took over twenty years for another African American boxer to claim it: Joe Lewis in 1937.  Joe Lewis has the record for holding the title longer (over 11 years) than anyone else in boxing history. Come watch the movie, enjoy snacks, and learn more about African American history and sports history.

Tayshas Spotlight: Gals Read

reading interesting stuffFor the final Tayshas spotlight of the 2011 Tayshas List, the focus is on great reads for high school gals.  Or check out the entire list!  You might find something great you never would’ve thought to read.  Anyone can nominate a title for the list; if you’ve read something good published in 2010 or 2011 and it isn’t on the list, nominate it!

The Epic Return of Game On!

Mario StencilI’ve had several of our Freeman teens asking about when our gaming programs would begin again. Well the wait is over! We have two upcoming gaming programs in February: Thursday, February 10th and Thursday February 24th. Join us in the Zone after school for video games, board games, card games, snacks, and more!

Are there particular games you like and think we should have here at Freeman? Leave us a comment, visit us at the library and talk with Ash or Meredith, or consider joining the Teen Advisory Board!

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