Teens

Time for Teen Tech Week!

Visit our "New Books for Teens" display to begin.  There, you can explore the exciting world of coding with our coding bookmarks, which have all the information you need to get started.  Pick up a tech themed YA read, or grab a take and make craft for "The Fault in Our Stars".  The library is a great place to learn about and use new technology, and to find resources on fun activities that interest you.&nb

Teen Tech Week 2015: Libraries Are For Making!

This week, March 8 – 14, is Teen Tech Week 2015. This year’s theme is “Libraries are for Making!” and Harris County Public Library is highlighting all the ways that we can spark your creativity, with lots of tech-based programs from 3D printer demonstrations to basic coding and TinkerCAD workshops. You’ll learn about geocaching, the physics behind rocketry, even how to take a better selfie. 

Calling All Teen Poets, Rappers & Writers! Space City Poetry Slam! Saturday @ Barbara Bush Branch Library

Teen poets, writers and rappers! It’s time to step up and stand out at the WITS Space City Slam, Saturday, March 7, 2:00 PM at Barbara Bush Branch Library.

The slam is free and open to all teens between 13 and 19 years. No registration is necessary. Just bring your best poetry and bring it at the mic.

Saturday's event is the third of ten first-round slams to held across the Greater Houston Area. Saturday's winners  will move on to the semifinal round to compete for a spot in the final Space City Grand Slam in April at Discovery Green. The six winners of the Grand Slam will join the Meta-Four Houston performance poetry team at the Brave New Voices Festival this July in Atlanta.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Teen Book Club will meet this Saturday, February 28, at 3:00 PM in the library meeting room for our Fault in Our Stars program.  There will be a fun book discussion, movie comparison, delicious snacks, and the opportunity to make your very own custom TFIOS bookmark.  If you haven’t read/listened to the book yet, there’s still time to grab a copy.  Don’t forget to contact the library to let us know that you plan on attendin

Craft: Holiday "Bling" Ornaments

Hey Teens! On Thursday, December 4th at 4:30 pm, get together with friends and meet in the Hideout (Teen Area) to personalize a holiday ornament with decorative gems, glitter, and more. This craft is reserved for grades 6-12; ages 12-18. Refreshments are generously provide by FOLK. 

Read it First!--Upcoming YA Movie Adaptations

The Fault in Our Stars. If I Stay. Divergent. Are you noticing a trend at the movie theaters?

Of course, that’s just some of what’s come out in theaters this summer. Hollywood has been adapting YA novels at a rapid-fire pace pretty much ever since Harry Potter made it cool. And a little quick googling will bestow many hits upon thee if you’re searching for what book-to-movie might just be the next Hunger Games. Here are just a few promising adaptations still in early stages of production giving you plenty of time to catch the book first - if you haven't already read them!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs      Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Status: In Development                             Release Date: March 6, 2016

Director: Tim Burton (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

 

Heist Society by Ally CarterHeist Society, Ally Carter

Status: In Development                                Release Date: ????

Producer: Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games)

 

Book Hunters Gear Up for TEEN READ WEEK 2014, Oct 12 - 18

BHiB 43 Teen Read WeekNext week, October 12 - 18, is Teen Read Week 2014 and HCPL's Book Hunters are on board. TRW is a national initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. By "regular readers," YALSA means people who read for pleasure and not only because they "have to." You see, eventually the homework assignments are going to stop coming, but the benefits of reading will keep growing over a lifetime.

Book Hunters' sole purpose is to match readers of any age with books that reflect their interests, their passions, and their tastes. It's fast, it's easy, it's online, and it's free to get a reading list all your own.

Teen Book Club

Do you love to read?  Have you ever wished that you could meet up with fellow enthusiasts and discuss your favorite books, characters, and authors?  Join us at the Fairbanks Library on Saturday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m., when we’ll kickoff our new teen book club.  Enjoy pizza, reminisce about great reads, and help plan next month’s meeting.  Sign up online, by phone, or in person.  See our

Book Hunters in Brief #37: Back to School

BHinB #37 GraphicHear that? That’s the sound of a jillion school kids—from kindergarten to college—sighing. It's back to school time again. Book Hunters can’t do anything about that, but we can suggest these books so at least you don’t feel alone in your pain.

Book Hunters in Brief #36: if i stay

book hunters in brief #36: if i stayEven if you loved the book long before it was a glimmer in some Hollywood executive's eye, Book Hunters have some suggestions we think you just might love as much.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Here's why: Samantha repeats the day of her death seven times before she finds a way to save herself.

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