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!