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


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!