Mer L.'s blog

It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like…Winter in Houston

leaf, snow and iceWith weather reports showing that temperatures will be dropping, I’ve been in the mood to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. The list below includes books that take place in winter, in cold places, or just remind me of the cold. Brrr!
 

Mer’s Winter Picks

 

Tayshas Spotlight: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror!

The Tayshas Reading List for 2011 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great fantasy, horror, and science fiction reads or the entire 2011 Reading List

Freeman Teen Advisory Board

Freeman TAB Members

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, November 29th @ 4:30 pm in the first floor Meeting Room.

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.

2011 Texas Lone Stars

lone star belt buckleThe Lone Star list is released each year by the Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association to highlight exceptional recreational reading titles for tweens and teens in grades 6-8. There are some great reads, as always, on this year’s list. What have you read? What are you happy made the list? If you were to make a list of your top books from 2010, what would you include?
 

2011 Lone Star List

National Book Award Winners Announced!

books stacked by colorEach year the National Book Foundation honors literary excellence with the National Book Award. An independent panel of published authors chooses which books of the past year to honor with this prestigious award. This year the judges for the Young People’s Literature category were Laban Carrick Hill, Kelly Link, Tor Seidler,

New Mysteries for Teens

eye-spy logoIf you love a good mystery, you might check out some of these great titles all published in the past year.
 

New Teen Mysteries

 

Anime Club

dragon ball zDo you love anime? We do! Join us for a few anime episodes and snacks this Wednesday, November 10th @ 4:30 pm. Meet other teens with the same interests as you and be sure to vote for next month’s selection!!
 
Do you have ideas of other events and projects we can host involving anime or manga?  Join us this week and let us know what you'd like to see!
 
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Veterans Day

Korean War memorial, Washington, D.C.November 11 marks the celebration of Veterans Day, where we honor men and women who have served in the United States armed services. Originally Veterans Day was proclaimed a day to remember those who died during World War I, but since 1954 has been a celebration of all who have served our country. There are many excellent reads featuring veterans and the families of those who have served our country. How are you going to celebrate Veterans Day?
 

Mer’s Veterans Day Picks:

New Science Fiction for Teens

sci-fi museum restroom signIf you’re an avid science fiction reader, this year’s crop of new science fiction for teens has something enjoyable for every fan of the genre.
 

New Science Fiction

Freeman Teens Read

We always have a great conversation in our monthly Freeman Teens Read program and yesterday’s event was no exception! We had several excellent recommendations from our local teens:
 
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