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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)

 

TEENS: Holi Water Fight – Fri. June 13 @ 2pm

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UPDATE 6/13/14:  The Holi Water War will proceed as planned!  Storms look like they will not be in the area until after the program.  So get ready to get messy and colorful!  We'll be outside near the parking lot entrance around 1pm for registration, and the program will start 2pm!  Call Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 for more information!

Round 1 Starts Today!

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Round 1 of our March Madness: YA Book Bracket kicks off today in the Kingwood Library's Teen Area.  Vote for your favorites and see who moves up the bracket to the championship matchup.  There will be 4 rounds including the Championship matchup.  Each round for voting will last a week, starting today, March 10.  Vote online by clicking here or in the Teen Area.  Questions?  Ask Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 
 

Programs for Teens in November

KW TeensComing up in November, the Kingwood Branch has lots of programs for teens and tweens.  Keep reading for more information about the programs.  All programs (unless otherwise stated) are for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12, and will take place in the Teen Area.  All materials are provided by FOLK; supplies are limited.  Contact Leanne, YA Librarian, for more information.

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls!

sugar skullsKingwood area teens, grades 6-12, are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by decorating Day of the Dead themed Sugar Skulls!  This program will take place Saturday, September 28th in the second floor Teen Area.  The program will start at 11am, and will run until 4pm or until supplies run out.

We're on Instagram!

instagramExciting news Kingwood!  We're now on Instagram!  What is Instagram?  Instagram is a photo and video sharing social media.  We'll be posting pictures of our displays, new materials, programs, crafts, and some behind the scenes pictures!  Be sure to follow us @harriscountypl

You can also use this social media service to share with us what you're reading or pictures you took at a program.  Did you do a craft here that is looking great at home?  Did you have a great time at one of our programs?  Share a picture with us!  Just tag us @harriscountypl and use #kingwoodlibrary #harriscountypl

Don't have an Instagram?  Don't worry, our Instagram photos will be shared with our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  You can follow us and see all the photos there!  Just "like" the Kingwood Branch Library page or follow us on twitter @KingwoodLibrary

Behemoth

Alek and Deryn, I mean, Dylan are back for the second installment of the Leviathan Trilogy. Picking up directly after the close of Leviathan, Behemoth finds Alek and Dylan racing toward Istanbul in hopes of keeping the Ottoman Empire out of the conflict between the Clanker Germans and the Darwinist British Empire. Neither teen knows all of the other's secrets, but they have become friends. Their friendship is tested as Alek and part of his contingent escape the airship Leviathan and become caught up in the rising rebellion against the Ottoman sultan. In addition, Dylan struggles with her desire to tell Alek her true gender as she begins hoping he will see her as more than a friend.

Love Books? Why Not Write One?: National Novel Writing Month Countdown

 

Calling all teen writers! Want a way to smash writer's block and get your words out? Try writing your novel in a month! I know it sounds impossible, but people have been doing it every year in November since 1999 thanks to National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) . Every year, teens all over the country spend the month of November simply writing. No editing allowed. Just writing. The website also has writing challenges, a message board,  and pep talks. The clock is ticking! Ready, Set, Write!

Calling All Otaku! Clubs and Cons For Teens

Are you ready to get your fan on? We are only 9 days away from Oni-Con, one of Houston's oldest anime conventions. Cosplayers are working on last minute details. I'm getting my list ready so I know which volumes of manga and anime that I need to buy and which ones I already have at home. The countdown has begun!

But what if you can't attend anime conventions or need an anime fix between conventions? Check out your local library! Click on the blog post for a list of library anime clubs for teens.

 

Please note, these clubs part of the Young Adult program so they are geared toward teens. If you have any questions about the suitability of the club for younger library patrons, please contact the library directly.

Teen Read Week 2010: Books With Beat

The countdown to Teen Read Week begins! From October 17th to October 23rd, libraries around the country celebrate teen reading by holding Teen Read Week activities.  This year's theme is "Books With Beat". Check out the HCPL events calendar to see what your library is doing this week.

In the meantime, check out the list below the cut for my favorite "Books With Beat".

 

 

 

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