Saturday, September 27, 2008

This Week

This Thursday's movie is Disturbia (PG-13), as we kick off a month of spine tingling films!

Monday, September 22, 2008

So...What's Happening? Also: More Fall Reading.

A reminder of upcoming events:

Rogers Teen Writers:

Whose story will you tell when you sit down to write? Your own? Your family’s? Or someone else’s?This Rogers Teen Writer’s Group is hosted for teens at the Rogers Public Library. For our opening event, we'll have a guest speaker, Marilyn Collins, author of books on writing local history. Share your writing, compare with others, and make it better! For this event, no registration or fee is required. For more info contact Evan at or 479-586-7117 ext. 32.

Did you know Teen Read Week is October 12-24? Well it is. Our theme this year is Books with Bite!

If you're looking for Books with Bite, we've got more September additions to the teen library:

Never Ceese:
Graduate student Cassie Felts tries to help a determined young werewolf wishing to free herself of her curse and a skeptical vampire unsure that he wants his curse removed.

Everything You Want:
Eighteen-year-old Emma, a freshman at Indiana University, has enough trouble trying to figure out relationships but when her father wins fifty million dollars in a lottery, life becomes even more confusing and complicated.

When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened.

Child of Dandelions:
In Uganda in 1972, fifteen-year-old Sabine and her family, wealthy citizens of Indian descent, try to preserve their normal life during the ninety days allowed by President Idi Amin for all foreign Indians to leave the country, while soldiers and others terrorize them and people disappear.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Vote in the poll on the right for next week’s movie!

Don’t forget the Teen Writer’s Club on September 27th at 1 - 2:30!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thanks to everyone who came to our YAAC meeting and our first Anime Club! If you missed our first Anime Club, we watched an episode of R.O.D. the TV, shared some snacks and video games and just had a good time all around. We'll be meeting every second Saturday at noon in the future.

This week is Third Thursday Gaming Night at 6 in the Community Room, see you there!

Monday, September 08, 2008

More New Books

There's a bunch of new books for you to check out at the Teen Scene!

Here's a few of them, many more now are available at the library!

  • Gone, by Michael Grant:
    In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.
  • All We Know of Heaven, by Jacquelyn Mitchard:

    When Maureen and Bridget, two sixteen-year-old best friends who look like sisters, are in a terrible car accident and one of them dies, they are at first incorrectly identified at the hospital, and then, as Maureen achieves a remarkable recovery, she must deal with the repercussions of the accident, the mix-up, and some choices she made while she was getting better.
  • Up All Night, by Various authors:

    Presents five short stories about teens who stay up all night, written by award-winning authors.
  • Confessions of a Serial Kisser, by Wendelin Van Draanen:
    After reading her mother's secret collection of romance novels during her parent's difficult separation, seventeen-year-old Evangeline Logan begins a quest for the perfect kiss.
  • Generation Dead, by Daniel Waters:

    When dead teenagers who have come back to life start showing up at her high school, Phoebe, a goth girl, becomes interested in the phenomenon, and when she starts dating a "living impaired" boy, they encounter prejudice, fear, and hatred.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

This Week

A lot is happening this week at the Teen Scene!

First off, our Thursday movie is The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (PG-13), a hilarious documentary of one man's quest to become the all time king of Donkey Kong.

This Saturday, we have our Young Adult Advisory Council at 11 a.m. And then at noon, we have the debuet of our Anime Club! We'll watch an episode of an anime program, and you can share your fan art and fanfiction, or just shoot the breeze with other anime fans.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Fall Colors

I'm trying a different look for the library blog. Hope you like it.

The movie this week is Hairspray (PG)

I'm still looking for people to sign up for the anime club. Feel free to email me at eday at

BTW, there's some new books just in @ the Teen Scene:

He Forgot to Say Goodbye: The things our fathers left unsaid, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Rucker Park Setup, by Paul Volponi

Hurricane Song, by Paul Volponi

Climbing the Stairs, by Padma Venkatraman

Porcupine, by Meg Tilly

Artichoke's Heart, by Suzanne Supplee