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!