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An Afternoon with YA author Cassandra Rose Clarke

For Teens Read Week, Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of the Assassin's Curse series will be here to discuss her books and what it's like to be a YA author. If you have any questions about becoming a teen writer, here is your chance to find out from an accomplished YA author.

 

Teens: Can You Survive the Homecoming Horror?

Flashback to the 1980's, the Class of 1989 is celebrating their last Homecoming with a party in the library on Friday the 13th, the most cursed night of the year. Little do they know, crazed killers have escaped from the local prison for the insane intent on crashing their party. Can you survive the night and escape from the Homecoming Horror?
This event is open to teens ages 12-18 years old. Permissions slips and registration is required. Once a permission slip is submitted to the library, you will be officially registered for the program.

Teens: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with The Art of the The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead may be next month, but it's not too early to learn about the traditions and art of the upcoming holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. Create a Day of the Dead skull mask and color wooden calacas (skeletons). This program is for ages 12-18. 

The Road to College

Are you ready for college? Drop in any time between 10am to 2pm on Saturday, September 9th and talk with representatives about financing your education, scoring your best on the ACT and SAT, and more! No registration is required. You will also be able to register for ACT and SAT Practice Tests in advance before they go live next week on our website. 

Teens: Ramen and K-Pop @ the Library

Calling all Teens and Tweens in grades 6-12! Next week's teen programs are full of great food and dancing. No registration required!

Learn how to Build a Better Ramen on June 21st at 3pm. We will be making ramen with a variety of toppings that takes ramen to the next level.

Love Kpop? Join us for So You Think You Can Kpop Dance on Thursday, June 22nd at 3pm. You can learn the latest Kpop moves and enjoy Korean snacks. You might even win some merch from your faves. 

 

Henna for Teens and Tweens!

  Teens and tweens (ages 10 – 18), are invited to come to Room L129 on the 1st floor of the Library on Tuesday, June 13th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm for the Henna program.  Known as mehndi in Hindi, henna is an all-natural product made from henna tree leaves which are ground to a powder.  When mixed with water (or other liquids) it becomes a thick paste which can then be applied to hands, feet, arms, or legs. Henna is not permanent, it stains the skin and will fade and wash away in 1–2 weeks.  This program requires parental permission to attend and the forms are available at the library. For more information, please call 832-559-4230. 

Teens: Get Your Game on @ the Library With the Nintendo Switch

Beat those end of the semester blues with G.O.A.T: Gaming on a Table and Nintendo Switch. On Thursday, May 25th at 6:30pm, join us as we sample all the great games available for the Switch. Have a Switch? Bring yours and play along with us! This program is for teens and tweens in grades 6-12. 

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)

 

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!

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