Teen Summer Writing Contest!

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Whether you have worn the letters off your keyboard trying to get all the stories and poems out of your head and on paper, or you just like to write and wouldn’t mind winning a prize for doing it, you are invited to enter the Teen Summer Writing Contest presented by Barbara Bush Branch Library and LSC – Tomball Community Library.

All participants will receive a certificate and are invited to an awards reception hosted by noted YA author Mary Lindsey (Shattered Souls) on August 13 at LSC-Tomball.

If you're a teen, 12 - 18 years-old and a current student in grades 6 - 12, and live...well...anywhere you can enter. Past entries have come from as far away as England. You don't even have to come to the reception to pick up your prize.

If you like this show, try these books!

The weather is cooling down, school has started back up, and fall tv shows are about to start a new season.  While you’re waiting for you new show to start, or you just can’t wait a week for the next new episode, these books may fill that craving.  Check out the TV show read-a-likes below based on some of the most popular shows on tv!  What other shows would you like to see read-a-likes for?

Follow us on Twitter!

Exciting news!  We have a brand new Twitter especially for teens!  Follow us at @HCPLTeens to find out what's going on at the library, teen book news, and updates from your favorite authors.  If you prefer Facebook, you can get all of our updates there, too!  Just click here and like us.

City of Bones movie set to release August 23, 2013

It's official - Sony really is going to make movies out of The Mortal Instruments series, with the first one hitting theaters next August.  Find out more about the movie here.  Lilly Collins will be playing Clary, but no one has been picked for Jace yet.  Who would you choose?

If you haven't read the books yet, now is a good time to start!  They're action-packed stories full of demons, werewolves, vampires, and even some romance.  Also check out the prequel series The Infernal Devices.

The Mortal Instruments:

Love is in the Air

Looking for love this Valentine's day?  Look no further than your library!  Our shelves are full of great love stories.  If you've already read all of these, our Book Hunters can find you more!


2012 Printz Award Winner Announced!

Every year, the Michael L. Printz Award is given to a book that "exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature."  The 2012 award and honor books were announced this morning, so be sure to check them out if you're looking for a great read!

2012 Winner:
View full imageWhere Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.

Tweeners: Snowflake Window Clings

Glittery Window Clings Come to Tweeners on Wednesday to create some freezing cold winter decorations!  Want some snowflakes on your window?  We'll be making them at 5pm.  All kids in grades 4-7 are welcome!

Hunger Games Casting AND OTHER BIG NEWS!!!

Alright! We have our complete Hunger Games Cast and our first pictures of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. The newest news is that Donald Sutherland has been cast as President Snow and Haymitch finally cast by Woody Harrelson.  Interesting choices... ****THIS JUST IN****  The most interesting choice may be Lenny Kravitz as Cinna! 

Bullying and Tragedy

Recently, much has come out in the news about the dangers of bullying and they have documented several cases of teenagers committing suicide.  Celebrities have come out explaining their pasts of being bullied.  This is not a new problem, bullying has existed in schools for as long as there have been schools.  Only the victims of such torment can truly understand the trauma and tragedy it causes.  What are your stories, and what advice can you offer someone going through it right now?  Here are some stories dealing with suicide and bullying.


Rick Riordan LIVE!

On Tuesday, October 12th at 6:00pm everyone has the chance to watch a live webcast of Rick Riordan to celebrate his newest series, The Heroes of Olympus.  This series continues in the world of Percy Jackson with new characters.  You have to reserve a place, but this is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to listen and watch Rick Riordan from our homes!

To reserve your spot, go to this link: http://disney.go.com/disneybooks/heroes-of-olympus/



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