Teens

Databases for School Research

If you are looking for resources for your research project, remember to take a look at the numerous databases we have available for free with your library card. These databases provide free research articles and information that you can use for your projects. You can also access these databases from any library computer.

Biography In Context: Resource of over 350,000 people from throughout history and around the world

Explora: Provides students with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from EBSCO databases.

Teen Book Club--Scythe

ScytheAfter Thanksgiving, teens should join us for Teen Book Club! Teen Book Club will be Tuesday, November 27 from 4-5 PM. We will be eating pizza while we discuss the book Scythe by Neal Shusterman. You can stop by the front desk of the Spring Branch-Memorial Library to check out a special book club copy of this book.

Date: Tuesday, November 27

Time: 4-5 PM

Ages: Grades 6-12

No registration required!

Biographies for all ages

Have you ever heard the phrase about how life is an empty book and we’re the authors? Well, I couldn’t remember exactly how it went so I went on a little Google search and found…a lot of very similar quotes that all boil down to the same thing. My life, well, probably wouldn’t make the most interesting of reading materials to the general public, but there are some works out there, some people out there, that have filled their books with some amazing things. With that in mind, here are a handful of biographies for each age group, perfect to learn from and be inspired by. 

 

 

Treating People with Kindness

Let’s talk about kindness. There’s a lot of negativity being thrown around these days, and sometimes it’s hard to be empathetic and keep your head up. But, as the old adage says, it cost nothing to be kind. It’s not easy, I’m well aware--it takes courage to be kind in the face of everything the world may throw at you and, sometimes, we need a little help remembering how. So, here are a few titles, for the youngest all the way up to the oldest, to help us remember that, even when things seem insurmountable, a little bit of kindness can go a very long way. 

 

 

 

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month- a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. This month is also a great oppurtunity to "educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges" (National Congress of American Indians). That being said, I've gathered a mix of titles for children, teens, and adults that explore these ideas and are perfect reads for not just this month, but year round. 

 

 

Artificial Intelligence Family Challenge

The Evelyn Meador Library is excited to announce that the we will be taking part in the Artificial Intelligence World Challenge this November. This is a fantastic program where families will be able to come and work on problem solving challenges with robotics and AI technology. This program is for families with children from 3rd to 8th grade and requires NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE.

To make it even better, this program has a ton of perks to go along with it. We will provide snacks for every session, you will experienced advisors at each session, and a lucky family has a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Silicon Valley. Even better, this is an opportunity for parents to come practice STEM with their kids, helping open up opportunities for them in the future.

Succeed in School with Monday Mentoring!

Have you ever felt like this picture while doing homework? If so, we have good news for you. The Evelyn Meador Library is committed to working with our local community to help students succeed in school. As such, we are happy to announce the beginning of a new program at the library: Monday Mentoring.

Spooky Tales for Teens and Adults

We’re into the heart of October now, and while next week we’ll have some not so spooky options for the younger crowd,  it’s now time to get to the truly spooky stuff—the books that will get your heart racing, palms sweating and mind whirring. I’ve got eight books for teens and eight for adults here, all terrifyingly creepy in their own way. From zombies to ghosts to monsters that go bump in the night, to the scariest thing of all: humanity, these recommendations are not for the faint of heart. Might want to sleep with a light on after these. 

 

 

Written in the Stars: READ!

Welcome to the beginning of our National Teen Reads Week! This is an annual celebration of our teen literature, and a time where we encourage our teens to read more (as opposed to our normal agenda, which is to discourage reading and hide books. We are a library after all.). However, if you aren’t a teen, don’t let that discourage you from celebrating this week. Everyone can come to the library and do something to participate in this amazing event. Here are some of our suggestions on how to reach for the stars at the library this week:

Hispanic Heritage Month Craft: Hispanic Basket

This week, teens ages 14-17 will have the opportunity to design their own Hispanic Basket using colorful yarn. Teens are invited to come by the library this Thursday September 27 at 4:30 pm for this fun craft. All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends of the South Houston Library.

For more information about this and other library programs, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Image source credit.

Syndicate content