Monday, December 26, 2011

Teen Scene Schedule

The library opens this Tuesday at 9 am. But there is no Teen Program this coming Thursday! Sorry, we're taking a break, but we'll be back with a Book Buffet the first Thursday of January!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Rogers Public Library Closed Dec 24, 25, 26

We'll be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday over the Christmas holiday. Have a fun few days off, we'll see you Tuesday!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cool Christmas Ornaments

Need something to decorate your tree? Want a quick hand made gift for someone? Just want to have fun? Come at 6 pm Tuesday to the library for our ornament craft workshop!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

E Reader Poll

Pretend ballotCheck out the Facebook widget on the right side of this page. For those of you using facebook, we have a poll up about e reader use. Would love your feedback.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Upcoming

announcementticon.jpg - Announcement IconSaturday, December 10, 1-3 pm: Teen Anime Club
Thursday, December 15, 6-8 pm: Teen Gamers Club
Tuesday, December 20, 6-7 pm: Teen Christmas Ornaments Craft
Thursday, December 22, 6-7 pm: Teen Christmas Snacks

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

End of the Year Book Awards


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It's the end of the year book awards! Choose from the nominations your favorite (and least favorite) books, movies and characters from the past year! Snacks and refreshments provided. Come this Thursday to the RPL Community Room at 6 pm.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Library closed, Thursday, Friday


turkeys123.jpg - Bourbon Red Turkeys  The library is closed on November 24, 25.  Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Student made Book Trailer

This is a video by student John Harris made at one of our programs this month. It promotes the Hunger Games Trilogy. Check it out!

Interested in making one yourself? Leave us a note in the comments below or come speak with us.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Coming Soon

Don't forget Anime Club this Saturday at 1pm.

The Friends of the Library will have a table this Thursday at Malco theaters for the opening of Breaking Dawn! Be sure to look for them!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Teen Movie: Mega Mind

File:Megamind2010Poster.jpgThis Thursday at 6 pm in the RPL Community Room, catch Mega Mind (PG). Ages 13-18 welcome.

Plus, come compete in some Breaking Dawn trivia contests for prizes!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Author Visit


Image of Tamara Hart HeinerCome everyone @ 1pm to see local author Tamara Heiner, author of Perilous. Find out more about her on her website: http://www.tamarahartheiner.com/ This event is open for all ages!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Book Art!

Teen Book Art! Paint, draw or make videos based on your favorite books. Ages 13-18 tonight at 6!


Check out this book trailer for Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen! Think you can do better? Come this evening at 6 pm.

Monday, October 31, 2011

This week:

Happy Halloween Everyone!

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This week at the Teen Scene:

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6 pm.
Teen Readers' Tuesday. Come discuss your favorite books! Or least favorite books! It's a casual conversation for teens that read!
Thursday, Nov. 3, 6 pm.
Teen Book Art: Unleash your creativity and draw, paint or make videos to create various art pieces based on your favorite book.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1 pm.
Author Visit: Local author Tamara Heiner comes to talk about her book: Perilous. This event is open to all ages.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Rick Riordan @ RPL

Rick Riordan spoke to our essay winners today about writing, publishing and more! Check out some photos here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Teen Halloween this Thursday!

HalloweenFor Ages 13-18, this Thursday, we'll get ready for Halloween! School appropriate costumes are encouraged! Games, candy and prizes for participating teens in this ghoulish event!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Teen Read Week

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It's Teen Read Week at Rogers Public Library!

This Tuesday, come and promote your favorite books, Hollywood style with book trailers! This Tuesday at 6 pm. We'll get on the computer and make some movie magic!

This Thursday is Thrid Thursday Gamers' Club like always.

Plus all week drop by and vote for your best and worst books for the year!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

File:Thethingfromanotherworld.jpgThis Thursday at 6 pm in the RPL Community Room, watch The Thing (1951) and have some old fashioned black and white horror movie fun!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Teen Readers Tuesday

Don't forget, our Teen Readers Tuesday meeting is this Tuesday at 6 pm. come enjoy a casual back and forth on the latest books you've been reading! We'll discuss your picks for favorites of the year and more!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Anime Explosion

We're promoting Anime Club this Thursday at 6 pm! Play games, meet with fans, and watch anime! Also check out our Anime Club every Second Saturday of the month at 1 pm!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Overdrive Ebooks now on Kindle!

Those of you who have an Amazon Kindle, we have great news: Many Overdrive downloadable ebooks now work on Kindle as well! 

Go here to learn more. Go here to browse our collection.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Talk Like a Pirate Day YA Book List

It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Ahem, excuse me...
Avast ye mateys! It be the annual celebration of speaking after the manner of Buccaneer! Read these books landlubbers, unless ye wish to be run through like the scurvy dogs ye are!

Crogan's Vengeance by Christ Schweizer.

"'Catfoot' Crogan is an able-bodied mariner plying his trade for a dastardly 'legitimate' captain with a grudge against Crogan for a slight committed well before he was born. But when his ship is taken by pirates, will Crogan stay loyal to his law-abiding, if despicable, captain or will he find a new life on the high seas living by the 'Pirate's Code'"?

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

Vampirates by Justin Somper

When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her.

Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

One Piece by Oda, Eiichiro

One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who gains elastic abilities after inadvertently eating a supernatural fruit, and his diverse crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates. Luffy explores the ocean in search of the world's ultimate treasure known as the One Piece and to become the next Pirate King.

Piratica by Tanith Lee

A bump on the head restores Art's memories of her mother and the exciting life they led, so the sixteen-year-old leaves Angels Academy for Young Maidens, seeks out the pirates who were her family before her mother's death, and leads them back to adventure on the high seas. Escaping from the school, she hunts up her mother's crew and breezily commands them out to sea in a leaky boat. Unfortunately, Art's memories of her early life may not be accurate-her seasick crew are actors, and Art's infamous mother was the darling of the stage in a pirate drama. But fiery, pistol-proof Art soon shapes her men into the cleverest pirate crew afloat.

The Price of Freedom by A.C. Crispin

Jack Sparrow is a merchant seaman for the East India Trading Company. His ship is attacked by pirates and he is suddenly in command. He then is made commander of the ship the Wicked Wench, by Cutler Beckett who sends Jack on a voyage to an island called Zerzura to find treasure.

Steel by Carrie Vaughn

When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she's magically transported to an early-eighteenth-century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.

To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker

When Annalisa Townsend seeks revenge on the pirates who stole her father's treasure a year before, one scallywag, James Sterling, who stole a kiss on their first meeting, threatens to now also steal her heart.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ideas for Games?

We recently got a Playstation 3, along with a new tv installed right in the Teen Scene! We'll be playing games there periodically, and I'd love your feedback! What games would be great for teens to play at the library?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Teen Gamers' Club

It's almost Thursday! Time for another night of video and board games at the Rogers Public Library!

Play Super Smash Bros, Guitar Hero and more this Thursday at 6 in the RPL Community Room.

Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11

Did your school have any assignments on the 10th anniversary of the tragic attacks on 9/11/2001? Let us know in the comments below.

Here's a few books related to 9/11 that you can find at your library:

With their eyes : September 11th, the view from a high school at ground zero

Love is the higher law
Three New York City teens express their reactions to the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and its impact on their lives and the world.

Bullyville
After the death of his estranged father in the World Trade Center on 9/11, thirteen-year-old Bart, still struggling with his feelings of guilt, sorrow and loss, wins a scholarship to the local preparatory school and there encounters a vicious bully whose cruelty compounds the aftermath of the tragedy.

The 9/11 report : a graphic adaptation
Based on the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

Let's roll! : ordinary people, extraordinary courage

Friday, September 09, 2011

Teen Anime Club This Saturday!


Second Saturday is Anime Club! Be sure to come and share fan art, fan fiction, and watch anime with other fans! The fun starts at 1 pm in the RPL Community Room.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Teen Movie: The Princess Bride



This Thursday at 6 pm in the Community Room, come see The Princess Bride (PG). A fun, tongue in cheek tale of heroes, damsels in distress, starring among others, Andre the Giant in his most famous role outside of Wrestlemania 3!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Teen Readers Tuesday

Our first Teen Readers Tuesday meeting is TONIGHT at 6 pm in the Community Room. Students ages 13-18 come to the Community Room and enjoy pizza and talking about your favorite (or not so favorite) books! No sign up necessary, come on down and join us!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Book Review: Smile by Raina Telgemeier


Brace Yourself
Smile by Raina Telgemeier

5 of 5 stars.

This comic/graphic novel cuts out a slice of a few years in a young girl's life, from middle school to early high school, which were dominated by a simple but momentous event: Her two front teeth being knocked out. The next few years are dominated by trips to dentists, self conscious feelings and problems with friends. It's humorous, and a lot of fun, with more than a few cringe worthy moments building up a satisfying coming of age story.

The illustrations have a cartoony but detailed and realistic, each page loaded with details. For example, our video game loving protagonist in one panel has clearly just beat Super Mario Bros 2, rather than some non-descript game. There's stories of boys and cruel girls here, ones that feel realistic. The 'dental drama' isn't a bigger than life problem, nor is the abuse Raina's friends drop on her the sort that drive her into a permanent mental depression. She simply absorbs it until one day she has the epiphany that if her friends are constantly treating her like garbage...maybe they aren't her friends. It's a story that adults, teens and middle schoolers can relate too, not a fantasy story nor a twisted mind altering dive into abstract feelings, things comics tend to lean towards. When I think of comics as a way to tell simply, straightforward entertaining stories, this is going to be one I think of.

Overall, I'll give this 5 stars, something I don't give out lightly, simply because I don't feel like there's much if anything that could make this better. I think it's worth rereading and I find it to be a fine example of a growing number of comics/graphic novels that can appeal to a non comic reader.

Interested in talking about books you like? Come to Teen Reader's Tuesday this Tuesday at 6 at the Library!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Book Buffet!

This Thursday at 6 in the RPL Community Room marks the return of the Teen Book Buffet!!

Come in and read quietly while you have dinner on us! Hope to see you there, be sure to get here early and not miss out on all the food.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Coming Soon: Teen Readers Tuesday

Like to talk about books? Like to ARGUE about books? Like to eat pizza? Then get ready, because in a little over a week we'll be starting a brand NEW program just for you!

Teen Readers Tuesday is a program for teens on the FIRT TUESDAY of the Month. It'll be at 6 pm in the Community Room. We'll talk about all your favorite reads, movies too! No required reading, no dress code, no registration, just come on down!

Shoot us any questions you may have in the comments below.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Teen Glass Etching

It's time to make a home decoration for yourself! We'll be etching out various designs on mirrors! Learn how this Thursday at 6 pm in the Community Room. Ages 13-18.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gamers Club This Thursday!

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Teen Gamers Club this Thursdayat 6 pm in the Community Room. It's open to all 13-18 year olds. Come play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero and more!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Teen Book Jeopardy this Thursday!

This Thursday, at 6 pm in the Community Room.

Challenge your knowledge of the latest and not so latest teen books at the library against other teens! C'mon, prove your knowledge from all those books you read this summer!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Thanks!

Thanks for making our teen Summer Reading Club: You Are Here a big sucess! 90 of you guys registered and you read 556 titles! Let's make it even bigger next year!

A special thanks to all our volunteers, as well as our Programming Partners:

The US Army
Dusty Higgins
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
University of Arkansas International Culture Team.

Again, thanks to everyone! I'll be posting some photos soon!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Teen Improv!

 Teens show your acting skills in ad lib skits with a world wide theme! Be the king of England or even Godzilla for one night!


Tuesday, 6-7 pm, Community Room, ages, 13-18

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rick Riordan is Coming!!!

The author of "Percy Jackson and the Olympians", "Heroes of Olympus" and "The Kane Chronicles" is coming!

Rick Riordan is the author of the number one New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.He will be joining Lee Child as a guest author for the Rogers Public Library Foundation's 5th annual Conversations event. Mr. Riordan will conduct a writing workshop for kids on Friday October 28th and then join Lee Child at an authors reception for Conversations sponsors that evening.

Details here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Geography Twister

This Tuesday at 6 pm: Tie yourself in knots as we play a special geography version of Twister! You’ll have to smart and flexible!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Harry Potter Movie Marathon


This Tuesday and Thursday we're showing every Harry Potter movie!

Tuesday: 9am-8pm, Movies 1-4

Thursday: 12:30pm-8pm, Movies 5-7

Come as you please! It's free!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Dusty Higgins Today at 1!

Comic illustrator Dusty Higgins will be here at 1 pm! Admission is free!

http://arkansasillustrator.com/

Thursday, July 07, 2011

3 pm program canceled

Our Teens Around the World program this afternoon has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience. The 6 pm Book Buffet program will proceed as planned.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Review: The Taking of Room 114

The Taking of Room 114 by Mel Glenn
3 of 5 stars

This is a nice quick read, that I'd recommend to reluctant teen readers as an example of poetry as a story telling device. A history teacher takes his class hostage with a gun, and Glenn gives us multiple perspectives of the incident. The verse format allows us to hear distinct voices as we briefly see each student grow up in high school, and see the state of mind they find themselves in that day. We see the reactions of the police, parents, and the media. He also makes some fun use of concrete poems.

Glenn manages to build a decent amount of tension before wrapping his story to a close. Recommended.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This week in Teen Scene:

This Week in Teen Summer Reading Club, You Are Here:

Tuesday, 6-7 Minute to Win It
    Can you accomplish difficult tasks in only a minute, say sort a bag of M&M's. If so, you'll win prizes and have fun at this teen event!

Thursday, 6-8 French Cusine
  Learn easy to make French foods you can make at home!

Remember, there's always time to sign up for Summer Reading Club. And if you have, don't forget to log your hours!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Win an E Reader!

Ever tried an E Reader? Did you know you can ask to handle and try out e readers a the Rogers Public Library?
Even better, did you know if you participate in the Rogers Public Library Summer Reading Club, you can be entered to win a Kobo E Reader of your very own? Sign up today!

Board Games from Around the World!

We've got not one but TWO game nights this week for teens!

Tuesday at 6, it's International Board Game Night, we're we have board games on display, with an emphasis on games from around the world!

Then on Thursday at 6, we'll have a traditional Game Night with Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero!

Come out and see us!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Summer Reading Club is Here!

Sign up now for RPL Summer Reading Club! Get free stuff, and a chance at a Kobo Ereader or other great prizes!

Plus check out our Teen programming!

This Thursday we'll watch Whale Rider (PG-13) at 6 pm.  Then come Saturday to our Teen Anime Club at 1 pm!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This Thursday: Teen Trivia

It's game show night this Thursday at the Teen Scene! At 6 in the RPL Community Room, we'll have a geography based team Jeoparody game to celebrate the start of summer reading club: You Are Here! Get more info about Summer Reading Club, plus other games and fun as well!

Sign up for Summer Reading Club starting this Saturday, June 4th, at our Summer Reading Club Kickoff!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This Thursday

This Thursday's Teen event theme is "Party Games." Charades, limbo, etc. Come and have some fun!

BTW, if you want to volunteer this year in the Teen Scene for Summer Reading Club, submit your volunteer application now! If you've submitted your application, but haven't received your summer training, email or call me now! (eday at rogersark.org)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Teen Zombie Books

Did you know May is Zombie Awareness Month? The CDC has been taking action to keep you informed, and so is your local Library. Check out these books and be prepared when the dead walk up to your doormat!

Rot and Ruin by Johnathan Mayberry
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.


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.


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
A mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton--and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.


You are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
Megan Berry, a Carol, Arkansas, high school student who can communicate with the Undead, must team up with her childhood friend Ethan to save homecoming from an army of flesh-hungry zombies.


Zombie Blondes by Brian James
Each time fifteen-year-old Hannah and her out-of-work father move she has some fears about making friends, but a classmate warns her that in Maplecrest, Vermont, the cheerleaders really are monsters.


Zombies vs Unicorns compiled by Holly Black and Justin Larbalestier
Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.


World War Z by Max Brooks
By the author of the Zombie Survival Guide, this book chronicles the world at war with the undead.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teen Game Night, New Computers

Teen Game Night is this Thursday at 6 pm!

Also, if you're using a computer at RPL to see this page, you may have noticed we have new computers! Leave a comment on this blog, on facebook or twitter (@RogersPublicLib) and let us know what you think of them! Good or bad comments welcome!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
5 of 5 stars


Good for adults and older teens of both genders. A trip through darkness for sure, the most blatantly Christian character in the book comes across shockingly well, without being preachy, if anything, the reader may feel she needs to be more upfront about her faith to our protagonist, who is clearly in need of the hope she sees in her.

This book deals with the assumptions people make about those who make mistakes early, such as a girl being caught at 13 with an older boy. It ruins her socially, a scarlet "A" that defines her existence. Her father won't look at her, and all but her small circle of friends seem to look at her through that lens. Don't believe for a second that this is about an innocent, fundamentally good girl being persecuted however. Deanna, the protagonist, clearly exhibits flaws and some characters become surprisingly, perhaps even uncomfortably real and relatable. No one who gets more than a page or two could be considered cardboard. Well deserving the book of the year finalist award it received. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Teen Events This Week

Come this Thursday to the RPL Community Room at 6 pm to see Up (G). For Ages 13-18.

Also, this Saturday at 1 in the RPL Community room is Anime Club. We'll be watching Spirited Away (G).

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Monty Python

Teens! Watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG-13) tonight at 6 pm in the Community Room!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Teen Writers Tuesday!

First Tuesday of the month is this week! All teen writers come to the Glotzbecker Room at 6 on Tuesday for teen writing tips!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Evan's review: 4 of 5 stars


This is a dark and disgusting, yet well written, horror novel that is listed as young adult, primarily because the protagonist is 13 years old. I think it could work just as well for an adult audience, and in fact the age range for this book is definitely high school rather than middle school. Gore abounds, but more than that the tone is unrelentingly scary, very much a Lovecraftian spirit including its late 1800s New England setting.

Will Henry's father worked for Dr Warthrop, a hunter and student of monsters. Will's father and mother died, leaving him only the Monstrumologist Warthrop to take him in as his new apprentice. The fact that he is fulfilling the role that cost his own father his life is not lost on us. Their relationship adds saddness to this macrabe tale. Will desperately needs love and affection but the doctor is wholely commited to his work. Their growth and relationship as they face the horrors awaiting them holds the book together.

And what a horror indeed! The anthropophagi, shaped like men, except with no head, instead claws, lidless eyes in their shoulders and a fang filled mouth in its stomach. And their sole food is us...

This is no reflectionless scare fest. The clash of the cold Darwinian approach of Warthrop, the Constable's traditional Christian values, a third character, Dr Kearns, who represents the worst of Nietzsche's nihilism (he finds the anthropophagi admirable in many ways even while hunting them), all against the backdrop of Henry, a youth confronted by a world of nightmares he'd rather have never known existed. The author doesn't make judgments, though faith may seem to come off (as often is the case in horror) as at best a blind hope when nothing else is left in such a horrible world. Kearns is annoying in his nihlism, but no one truly seems to discredit him. Though one could argue Will never truly surrenders to Nietzsche's abyss, as Kearns has.
Still a page turner and a well written novel. If you have boys who are fans of Darren Shan's Demonata series, I'd reccommend this to show them a horror book with superior writing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Game Night!

It's that time again! Teen Game Night this Thursday, April 21st, at 6 in the Community Room!

Come take Evan on at Super Smash Bros!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Movie: Dead Poets Society

This Thursday, we celebrate National Poety Month with the movie Dead Poets Society

English professor John Keating (Robin Williams) inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Ages 13-18. Refreshments provided!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Anime Club

This month's Anime Club features the film Porco Rosso (PG). Come at 1 pm to the Community Room. Ages 13-18.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Book Buffet

The Book Buffet is back this Thursday! Pizza and more!  Read quietly as you eat! 6 pm in the Community Room.

Monday, April 04, 2011

First Tuesday Teen Writers' Group

A reminder to all teenage aspiring writers: Our Teen Writers' Group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6 in Room 169.  Come and share your ideas and literary creations with other students!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beach Party!

Teen Beach Party this Thursday at 6 in the Community Room! Beach movies, limbo, bingo and more! Ages 13-18!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chocolate!

Teen Chocolate Creations
Thursday, 6:00 PM
Create easy to make chocolate snacks! Ages 13-18.
Friends of RPL Community Room

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break Cinema

Teen Spring Break Cinema!
2:00 PM
For ages 13 and up!

March 21: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (PG-13)
March 22: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (PG)
March 23: Napoleon Dynamite (PG-13)
Friends of RPL Community Room

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Teen Anime Club

Come to Teen Anime Club every second Saturday at 1 pm in the RPL Community Room. Come watch anime, share fant art and fan fiction, and talk with other fans! Ages 13-18

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Movie Make Up

This Thursday at 6, come watch Prom Night in Mississippi, the story of a school in Mississippi that recently had its first integrated prom! This is to make up for the previous movie night which was snowed out!

Rated PG, refreshments provided.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Book Trailers!

Teens, come to the library at 6 tonight to make cool feature trailers for your favorite books on the computer!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Teen Writers' Group

Don't forget! Teen Writers Group this Tuesday at 6 pm in room 169!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Review: Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle Sandwich by Adam Palmer 4/5 stars


Jeremiah is the bass player in a three member college Christian rock band in the 1990s. They seem bound for fame, but things begin to unravel as egos, young romances, and stage politics start to interfere. Adam Palmer brings his real life credentials in this funny, interesting look into the life of an 'almost had it big' band that's high on its Christian message without being annoying. 

I guess what pushed this commendable first effort from a former musician turned teen Christian fiction writer from a three to a four star rating for me was that so few Christian fiction books, especially ones with guy appeal, deal with these issues so honestly. There's real temptations (and failures), Christian hypocrisy, and satire of Christian consumer culture here, but it isn't explicit or exploitative, the characters are real and relatable even as they screw up, and the satire isn't mean spirited. 

It's a good choice for teens 9th grade and up looking for something a bit different from Christian fiction. Perhaps the biggest negative is that it's firmly rooted in the 1990s culture Palmer came from, and might seem a bit dated in places

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Teen Improv Night

Tonight at 6 pm is Teen Improv Night at the Rogers Public Library! Come show off your acting skills!

Don't forget: This Tuesday at 6 is our First Tuesday Teen Writers' Group.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Game Night

Don't forget, Teen Game Night is tonight at 6 in the community room! Super Smash Bros, Guitar Hero and more!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Anime Club

For those who can make it, our Teen Anime program at 1 pm today is on. We'll have refreshments and anime to view!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Library Closed: No Movie Night

Our Thursday movie for February 9th has been canceled, as we will not be open.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Thursday Movie: Prom Night in Mississippi

 Prom Night in Mississippi (PG) Thursday, February 10, 6-7:30 pm

A high school in a small-town in Mississippi prepares for its first integrated senior prom. With Morgan Freeman. Directed by Paul Saltzman.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Library Closed Wednesday

Library will be closed again Wednesday due to weather.

Library Closed, Writing Group Canceled

The Library will be closed today due to weather. Our Teen Writers' Group meeting has also been canceled. We'll meet next month.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Teen Writers' Group This Tuesday!


First off, thanks to all who made last Thursday's Duct Tape Workshop so much fun!


(Photo courtesy of Sarah Bentham, Springdale Morning News)


Don't forget about Teen Writer's Group this Tuesday @ 6 pm! All teen writers are welcome to come share their work with other talented teens!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's like the force: Light side, Dark side, and binds the Earth together

Calling all teens! Join us for our Duct Tape Craft Workshop this Thursday @ 6 pm! We'll make roses, wallets and more!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Closed

The Rogers Public Library will close today, Thursday Jan 20th, at 2 pm due to weather.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Skulduggery Pleasant Review

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (3 out of 5 stars)

If nothing else, I really liked the names characters gave themselves in the book. Skulduggery Pleasant just rolls off the tongue. It's no surprise to learn that he chose the name for himself. The title character, though not the main protagonist, is a skeleton detective with magical powers a great deal of dry wit. His quest to uncover a mystery surrounding an old friend's death leads him to take in the man's niece Stephanie as a partner, bringing her into the world of magic unseen to the rest of the world.

It's not particularly original, though some of the ideas are applied in amusing ways, what sets the book apart is the relentless series of action sequences and the cynical humor of the main characters. It's a fun book, and a good selection for reluctant readers as well.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Game Night, This Coming Thursday


Come play video games and board games to your hearts content this coming Thursday at the Teen Scene! Super Smash Bros, Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Scrabble and more!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Library Closed

The Rogers Public Library is closed today, Tuesday, January 11th, due to weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Leepike Ridge, by N.D. Wilson


Leepike Ridge, by N.D. Wilson, 4 of 5 stars

Thomas Hammond's mom, widowed when Theodore Hammond is killed in a plane wreck, is considering the marriage proposal and Thomas is not happy. It's easy to see why, the man is basically a flake. One night after a bitter fight, he finds himself on a trip down the river on a raft of packing foam. Swept underground and presumed dead, the story follows not only Thomas discovery of his dad's true fate and few ancient civilizations along the way, but a deadly conspiracy of treasure hunters seeking after Mrs. Hammond's hand in marriage, taking a role similar to that of the evil suitors of the Odyssey.

There's a number of classic stories that seem to have an influence here, Tom Sawyer, Robinson Crusoe, among others. Wilson applies his personal taste though.

If there's a weakness, it might be that some kids will get lost in the details, but I suspect many will find the in depth descriptions of a how to build a water clock in an underground cavern, for instance, quite intriguing

Friday, January 07, 2011

Anime Club Saturday @ 1

Teen Anime Club!

This Saturday @ 1-3 pm! Ages 13-18.

Well be watching episodes of Bleach, performing crafts, and more!

The Rogers Teen Anime Club meets every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Teen Writers' Group!

First Tuesday Teen Writers' Group this Tuesday at 6! Meet us in room 169 across from the information desk!

Share your work with from other teen writers!