young adult

Tweens & Teens: Get Crafty with Camp Stitch-a-Lot: Macrame Edition

Calling all Tweens and Teens! Join us for a week of Macrame! Create a different project every day. Learn how to knot bracelets, headbands, necklaces, and a dreamcatcher. Registration is suggested as supplies and space is limited. This program is open to tweens and teens ages 10-18 years old. You can pick up a registration form at the front desk of the library.

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. 

 

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. 

Walter Dean Myers Young Adult Awards

The Walter Dean Myers Award winners and honorees for the Children's Literatrure - Young Adult category have been announced!

Summer Jobs


Summer is the perfect time to earn some extra cash, whether it's  the job of your dreams or a daily slog.
If you're working hard for your money or working hard for no money, a.k.a. the Summer Internship,
you'll find some solidarity with these summer job reads. Have the summer off? Get all of the experience with
none of the work!

Shocking!!!

The time has finally come; the end of one of my favorite series. Sure it was a trilogy, but it was just so darn fun! The characters, the setting, the action, the plot; every element about the story was amazing. It was a great way to finish the series. Alan Cumming is once again narrating the story, and once again he does an outstanding job.

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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