Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year!

2013 Vector GraphicHave a Happy New Year from the Rogers Teen Scene. We'll be closing at 5pm on Monday, January 31st, and be closed on January 1st for New Year's Day. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Check Out Freegal at RPL!

Now you can check out music online through the Rogers Public Library! Log in through Freegal Music here, and enter your library card number and 4 digit PIN. You're ready to download all sorts of music!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Book Review: Hunger by Michael Grant

Have you ever been so engrossed in a book that you couldn’t put it down? This is one of those books! Hunger by Michael Grant is a sequel to Gone. In this book, the main character, Sam Temple, is one of the few kids who were mutated by radiation leaks a few years earlier. Then another anomaly occurred. A giant impenetrable energy field is surrounding the land near a nuclear plant. The mutated kids and the others must learn to get along and cooperate or a great evil will consume them all. The perfect person to read this book would be someone who enjoys science fiction and survival- of- the -fittest themes. This book has both!

Review by Noah

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Crafty Teen Inspirations

Craft time! Monday at 7pm come make a door hangar for Christmas! Decorate it in your own unique way, to welcome or ward off guests who want to see what you got this year!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

A new student book review is up!

Do you want a book that is so funny that you are crying with laughter? Then Dairy of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney is the one for you.

In this book, Greg Heffley is trying to find a date for the Valentine’s Day Dance. The only problem is that almost all of the girls in the school are already taken. The only person that Greg trusts is his wing man and friend Rowley. With their friendship power, Rowley and Greg set it as their goal to find a date for the dance.

I think this book is really funny and very entertaining to read. What I like about this book is that it reminds you of real life situations. This book is the most entertaining book ever! I personally like this book because it keeps me wanting to read more and more. It kept me entertained every single step of the way. Trust me, every single page is totally worth the read.
Reviewed by Hoang

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Crafty Teens and Carols!

Come this Monday at 7pm to make an early card for your friends or family, and to see Rogers High School Teens perform Christmas songs! Come for a very musical version of Crafty Teen Inspirations!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Teen Anime Club

Don't forget! 2nd Saturday Teen Anime Club at 1pm in the Glotzbecker Room. We'll be watching xxxHolic.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Teen Movie Night: Scrooged (PG-13)

Join us for Thursday Teen Movie Night and Scrooged (PG-13), a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol starring Bill Murray.

This Thursday at 6pm in the RPL Community Room.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Guest Book Review: Need by Carrie Jones

Today we have a special treat: a guest book review by 8th grade student Alyssa from Kirksey middle school!

What would you do if you lost a loved one? What would you do if when they passed, you found out you were being stalked? In the book Need by Carrie Jones, Zara White lost the only father figure she knew, her stepdad. When Zara starts to suffer from depression, her mother sends her to a small Maine town to live with her grandmother. Zara feels hollow and alone until she meets dashing, caring, and protective Nick Colt along with two other new friends Issie and Devyn. When weird events start occurring, like the sightings of a mysterious man leaving only a trail of gold dust behind and the disappearance of many local boys, it’s up to Zara, Nick, Issie, and Devyn to find out what is happening and stop it. When secrets about Zara’s past and Nick are reveled, will they be able to work through it and stop this craziness or will they break?

In the book Need, I love how Carrie Jones made Zara sort of a damsel in distress but not at the same time. Zara can’t physically fight back the dangers surrounding her, but she uses the ultimate weapon, her brain. She comes up with plans to stop the feverish scenes in the book. My second favorite thing about the book is that despite the danger and pandemonium that surrounds Nick and Zara they still form a relationship. I have no complaints about this book and recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Alyssa

If you have a book review, send it ahead to Evan at eday at

Monday, December 03, 2012

Crafty Teens

Crafty Teen Inspirations gets into the Holiday spirit!

Come and help put the Christmas tree up and decorate the Teen Department! You will also get to make your own tree ornament.

Monday, December 3rd at 7pm in the Teen Scene.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Teen Movie: The Amazing Spider-man

This Thursday at 6pm, come the Community Room and Check out The Amazing Spider-man (PG-13). For ages 13-18.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Crafty Teens Inspirations

Crafty Teen Inspirations tonight at 7pm, make an edible turkey or Card!

Ages 13-18.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Library Closed

The Rogers Public Library Will be closed Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd. Enjoy your holiday!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Paper pumpkins!

Crafty Teen Inspirations again this Monday at 7pm. Come make a paper pumpkin to put on the Thanksgiving dinner table!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Geek the Library This Saturday!!

Saturday, Nov 17th, 10am-4pm Geek the Library (All Ages)

Come and find out how the library can help you with whatever it is you “Geek.” Be it technology, writing, cars or comics, we can help you. At this event, local vendors like Best Buy’s Geek Squad, Barnes and Noble, and Wal Mart will be here to demonstrate the what and how of their products from smartphone technology to all the latest video games just in time for the holiday season. Check us out!

Come to the Community Room, and bring any device you or a friend is having trouble with, or see what cool stuff they have to offer. Go to the Glotzbecker Conference Room where Wal Mart will give you a chance to play all the latest video games!

Plus, Minecraft fans: we'll have a special station especially for you!

Arrive anytime from 10-4 Saturday, Nov. 17.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Library Closed

We are closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. Sorry, no Teen Craft program this week.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Anime Club

Anime Club at 1pm today! Come on fans and check us out for anime programs and craft projects, and to share your fan art and fiction with other fans!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Teen Movie: The Avengers

Come to the Teen Movie this Thursday at 6pm in the RPL Community to watch: The Avengers (PG-13). Watch Marvel Superheroes on our 184" screen.

Teen Readers' Tuesday

Don't forget, Teen Readers' Tuesday, every 1st Tuesday of the month at 6pm! Ages 13-18.

Come check out what books are hot, or not.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Crafty Teens: Leaf Printing

Come this Monday at 7pm in the Community Room and make unique leaf print crafts! Find out what other teens have been doing every Monday for Crafty Teen Inspirations. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Book Buffet!

File:Homemadepizzaonstove.jpegCome to RPL this Thursday at 6pm and read quietly while you eat! Pizza, snacks and more! Ages 13-18.

P.S. We'll also provide books!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Olivia's Art

Olivia's Art

Check out this video presentation of Oakdale student Olivia Griffis' artwork at the Rogers Public Library Teen Scene!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Party

This Monday at 6pm, we're having a party where we'll have the movie Young Frankenstein running, but that's just the start! We'll have various crafts, games with prizes to win, and snacks for you.

Ages 13-18. Costumes, as long as they aren't scary (No blood or gore) are encouraged!

See you there!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Game Night

Wow, we had a big crowd for anime club this last Saturday! Next one is Novermber 10th at 2pm, be there!

This Thursday at 6pm is game night again. Can you beat Evan at chess? File:ChessSet.jpg

Friday, October 12, 2012

Teen Anime Club

This Saturday at 1pm in the Glotzbecker Conference Room: Teen Anime Club! We'll be watching Ghost Hunt in a Halloween themed anime club.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I Geek _____

There is a huge GEEK event coming on November 17th. Meanwhile tell us what do you geek?

Monday, October 08, 2012

Teen Movie: Coraline

File:Coraline poster.jpgThis Thursday at 6pm: Teen Movie Night: Coraline (PG) 

Crafy Teen Inspirations

Monday's Crafty Teen Inspirations is here again. This week we're making masks just in time for Halloween! Come at 7pm.

Photo: Come and make a Halloween mask  tomorrow in the Teen Department at 7pm!!!

Friday, October 05, 2012


Oct 6, 2pm, it's our final Hispanic Heritage Month.
Learn the tradition of a Quinceañera. A beautiful 15 year old girl will dance a waltz and explain the meaning of a Quinceañera celebration. Parents Welcome.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Teen Readers Tuesday, Plus the Mask of Zorro

This Week, check out Teen Readers Tuesday, tonight at 6pm in the RPL Community Room!

Then this Thursday at 6pm, see the Mask of Zorro (PG-13) for our Teen Movie.

Monday, October 01, 2012


File:Piñata.jpgCrafty Teen Inspirations again today.

Come to the Library Park at 6:30 pm and smash a pinata!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration continues this Saturday at 2pm in the Community Room.

Listen to Mariachi Amistad while enjoying some refreshments and meeting new people.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Karaoke Night

Come this Thursday and sing your lungs out!

Karaoke Night at Rogers Public Library. Ages 13-18.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Crafty Teen Inspirations

Check out this splash painting design Maria did. Want to make your own? Come to Crafty Teen Inspirations this Monday at 7pm!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month: Food!

Hispanic Heritage Month continues this Saturday at 2pm in the RPL Community Room. We'll be celebrating a host of unique foods so bring your appetite!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teen Gamers' Club

This Thursday at six pm: board games, video games, come check us out in the Community Room!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Crafty Teen Inspirations

Don't forget! Crafty Teen Inspirations this Monday at 7pm! This time we're making wood crafts!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month

Come this Saturday, September 15th to a teen event (ages 13-18) where parents are welcome! In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month: Come and break a pinata and a participate in other outdoor activities at the park located behind the Library. 2pm! We'll meet in the Community Room if it rains.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012


Don't forget, Crafty Teen Inspirations: Bottle Cap Crafts, tonight at 7pm.
This Thursday:

Wrath of the Titans! (PG-13)
6pm, RPL Community Room.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

A couple of months ago, I read a book by an author I liked before. Sara Zarr wrote Story of a Girl, a great book, and I had the pleasure of reading How to Save a Life by the same author. It has a dueling narrators, which Zarr gives very distinct voices. One of Jill, a cynical girl, still grieving over the death of her father, who can't believe her widowed mother has agreed to adopt a the child of a teenage girl, Mandy. No papers, just an email arrangement.

She hasn't had the baby yet, so Mandy comes to live with them for the last few months. Things aren't in place for a smooth transition. Jill still thinks her mother isn't acting logically, and Mandy, despite being about to become a mother, is very immature, and prone to lying. Clashes begin early, and expose still fresh scars on both sides.

I love the way Zarr lets you see the story from both perspectives. It takes talent to convincingly do two characters, but she pulls it off. Check it out!

Appropriate for high school and older.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Get Crafty!

 Come this Monday to check out our next Crafty Teen Inspirations. Make accessories out of bottle caps! At 7pm in the RPL Community Room. All supplies provided.

Anime Club

Anime Club, 2nd Saturdays at 1pm! Don't forget!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Teen Readers Tuesday: Maze Runner!

Come this Tuesday at 6pm for the RPL Teen Event Teen Readers Tuesday! We'll be talking about James Dashner's The Maze Runner especially, but we can talk about other books too! It's the first Tuesday of every month! Ages 13-18.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month

A side note, don't forget about the Star Wars Prequel Marathon this Saturday at the library, starting at 9:30!

Also a heads up for a special TEEN event starting September 15th at 2pm, and continuing each Saturday, Sept, 22, 27, and Oct 6, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. We'll have a series of fun activities, in which teens and their parents are invited both to attend. More info to come, but there will be various food, game, and music to enjoy, and each event will be unique. Register online with the calendar, call or visit the library for more information!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Essay Contest!

You didn't forget our annual High School Essay Contest did you? The due date is September 5th! Talk to your English teacher or go here:

Don't miss out on a chance to see Maze Runner Author James Dashner, and don't forget about the Teen Readers Tuesday program this September 4th at 6pm.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Anime Expolosion!

This Thursday at 6pm: Anime Crafts and shows! We'll be seeing "Summer Wars" (PG-13).

Come to the Anime Club every 2nd Saturday of the month at 1 pm.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Paper Craft this Monday at 7!

Crafty Teen Inspirations are back!

This Monday at 7 pm, come on in and make some very cool hanging decorations with ordinary colored tissue paper!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to School Party This Thursday

This Thursday is game night, but with a back to school twist. Come in and take a study break on us!

6pm in the RPL Community Room.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Crafty Teen Inspirations Continues this Monday!

Edit: I made a mistake! Tissue craft is next week!

This week, Monday at 7pm in the Community Room: Soda Tab Bracelets. A very cool and creative teen craft. Check it out:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Teen Gamers Club

File:PS3Versions.pngDon't forget! Game Night this Thursday at 6pm!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Duct Tape!

File:Duct-tape.jpgThis Monday's Crafty Teen Inspirations Craft is duct tape!

Come make a dress or tux made out of duct tape, plus other projects! Ages 13-18, no cost, in the Teen Scene at 7pm, this Monday. We'll provide the tape.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


Congrats to our Teen Summer Reading Club Prize winners:

Rebekah Alexander: Won a Nook Simple Touch

Diana Olvera and Shivani Bhardwaj both won gift cards to Barnes and Noble.

Congratulations to all teen readers!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


Thanks to everyone who came to our first Crafty Teen Inspirations program Monday! Be sure to come back next week for Duct Tape crafts! Make a dress or tux!

Thursday, 6pm: Sherlock Holmes, Game of Shadows (PG-13)

Saturday, 1pm: Anime Club

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

John Carter: Teen Movie

Come watch the RPL Teen Movie: John Carter (PG-13) Thursday at 6pm. Ages 13-18.

File:John carter poster.jpg

Sunday, July 29, 2012

August 6 crafts

Come and going us on Monday, August 6 @ 7:00pm in the Teen Department for a back to school notebook decorating session!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Don't forget to log your reading titles!

There's still time to bring your titles read this summer to the teen scene and get prizes! Don't miss out on a free book for finishing your goal. Keep the reading going as you enter the end of summer!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Trivia!

You've been reading books all summer, now show off you knowledge!

Book Trivia: This Thursday at 6pm.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Black Light T Shirts, Plus Game Night

Come to Black Light T Shirts craft tonight at 6! Then come to game night this Thursday night at 6pm as well! Video games, board games and more.

We'll play PS3 on a 184" screen.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Star Wars: Saturday, August 4 at noon!

File:Star Wars Logo.svgAttention Star Wars fans: Come see the original trilogy as it was meant to be: on a 184" screen in surround sound in the Community Room. We're showing a New Hope at noon on August 4th, then The Empire Strikes Back at 2:45. Then Sunday August 5th, we'll show Return of the Jedi at 2:00 pm.

Free admission! See you there!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sci Fi and Horror "Classic" Movie Marathon!

Come to the library this Thursday for a special presentation all Thursday afternoon starting at 1pm in the newly renovated community room. A bigger screen, theater quality surround sound, how else would you watch such classics as:

Them! Atomic testing leads to the huge growth of some ants! That'll ruin your picnic.

Earth vs the Flying Saucers. Ray Harryhausen's classic stop motion photography revolutionized special effects. This tale of alien invasion has become iconic in its visuals.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Before Jaws, this Universal Studios film taught people to be scared of the water. 

Friday, July 06, 2012

Jewelry Making!

This Tuesday's craft program is jewelry making! Time to get creative!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Teen Readers Tuesday

books1.jpg - Looking for a good book.It's this Tuesday @ 6 pm! Be there and talk about all the books you've been reading! Tell us how much you like them. Or hate them...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Program Canceled

I'm a bit behind on posting upcomng events. Sorry about that. Also sorry to announce that our 1pm Saturday, June 30th program, "Monster and Movie Make Up," has been canceled! 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Come this Tuesday at 6 for our Teen Readers Tuesday Program however!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


File:Boating in fair weather.jpgThis Thursday and Friday from 1-4 pm are our boating classes! You have to attend both! Sign up on our calendar.