Friday, August 28, 2009

September Schedule

Hello you loyal library friends!
Game Night (ages 13-18) is once again this Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
I want to take this opportunity to speak on the various activities the RPL Teen Department is doing this September:
On September 1st, we have our first Tuesday Teen Book Group.  It is from 5-6 p.m. in the Community Room and is for grades 6-12.  If anyone has to be a little late, that’s ok!
We’ll be discussing the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  It’s a book about a post-apocalyptic world where a tyrannical government makes the various districts of Panem send two teens a piece to go fight for their lives in a futuristic bio dome while being broadcast across the nation.  The reader follows the events through the eyes of Katniss, a girl from a poor district who volunteers to replace her sister.  It’s action packed, but also has a number of issues that can be raised for discussion, from freedom to the meaning of reality TV.  
Stephenie Meyer, the author of Twilight series, had this to say about the book on her blog a few months back.
"People often ask me for reading suggestions, and I'm always happy to share because books are exciting things to me. My latest excitement is this: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading. The story kept me up for several nights in a row, because even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awake thinking about it. I've been recommending it to total strangers in Target. And now to everyone who reads my website. The Hunger Games is amazing." –Meyer
If you have already read the Hunger Games, you may know that a sequel is coming out, to be released on September 2nd (i.e. the day after our group) maybe now would be a good time to go through the book again? And we will definitely be talking about what could be happening in the sequel.
Finally, if you just don’t like the book, then come and have some refreshments, and suggest something for us to do next month!! 
Teen Coffee House
September 3rd  6:00pm-8:00pm
Community Room
Come enjoy coffee, poetry and singing.  We will have an open mic for those who wish to share any poetry or songs with their peers.
Empower Me 2 Be
September 8th    5:00pm-6:00pm
Community Room
A fun and practical healthy living course equipping teens with new attitudes, skills and knowledge about eating better and moving more-for life.  Now that school is in session, you’ll need that added boost that comes with a healthy lifestyle.  Come and join us!
Young Adult Advisory Council
September 12th, 11:00am-11:30am
Children’s Story Time Room
Share your thoughts and ideas on what books and activities you would like to see happen in the Teen Library.
Anime Club
September 12th & 26th   12:00pm-2:00pm
Community Room
This month, we’re watching Hayao Miyazaki films!  Plus share your anime artwork, fan-fiction, or just chat with other anime fans.
Sept 12th: My Neighbor Totoro (G)
Sept 26th: The Castle in the Sky (PG)
Game Night
September 17th & 24th
Community Room
Nintendo Wii!  Guitar Hero! Board Games!
Picture Me Workshop
September 22nd    5:00pm-6:00pm
Children’s Story Time Room
We will have photo frames for teens to decorate with their own individual style.
Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all! Hope your school year is going well!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back to School!

So summer's over, but not fun at the library! We've got game night this Thursday, then anime club this Saturday at 12!

Also, we're looking for members for our Tuesday night book club. Our book is the Hunger Games by Suzzanne Collins. We're meeting the first Tuesday of September at 5 pm. Plan to be there! You can sign up on the left to our good reads group.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This Week

If you haven’t come to pick up your free book for completing your summer reading, you can still do so!!

This week at the library:

Teen Game Night, August 13th, 6-8 p.m.

We’re going to three Game Nights a month now!

The Basics of Automotive Care: August 15th, 1-3 p.m.

This workshop will allow teens to learn the basics of automotive care in a hands-on and open environment. Teens ages 14-18 and their guests are invited to attend.

Friday, August 07, 2009

RIP John Hughes

John Hughes, director of many, many movies, recently died at the age of 59. In his honor, I give you this classic 'library scene' from the Breakfast Club.

Hat Tip to Fayetteville Public Library for the link.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Friday Concert Canceled!

Friday's Amos Moses concert is canceled!

We apologize for the inconvience.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Amos Moses this Friday!!!

If you liked Amos Moses at the Battle of the Bands, come this Friday (August 7) at 5:30-6:30 p.m. and catch them at the Rogers Public Library!! Ages 13-18, anyone else must be accompanied by a teenager. See you there!!!

Also this week:

August 6th Coraline (6-8 p.m.)
August 8th YAAC 11-11:30 a.m.
August 8th Anime Club 12-2 p.m.