Thursday, January 31, 2013

Minecraft at Geek the Library, this Saturday!

Come to the Rogers Public Library this Saturday from 10 to 4 and check out our Geek 2.0 program! They'll be a lot of things, including a Minecraft Tournament where you can make your own cool designs in unique worlds and win prizes!

But that's not all!

ESCO will be here recycling!

ESCO will accept:

Televisions-$5.00 • Monitors • PCs • Laptops• Printers/Scanners/Copiers • Printer Cartridges• Servers • Hard Drives • Stereos • VCR/DVD/Blue-Ray Players • Cell Phones• MP3 Players • Cameras • Routers• Tablets • Paper Shredders • Keyboard/Mice/Speakers• Game Consoles/Accessories

Also see: Take3NWA and "Extreme Technology" Best Buy, Bedford Camera, Barnes and Noble, Samsung, Verizon, and more will be demonstrating technology and answering your questions.

Staples will offer advice for your problem laptops and more. Check us out!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Teen Movie: Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is this week's Thursday Movie. Ages 13-18 come by at 6pm to the RPL Community Room! Movie is PG-13.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Book Review: 13 to Life

New Book Review: 13 to Life

When darkness takes over your life and makes it impossible to breathe, all you want to do is let it. Jessica, on the other hand, decides to do something about it and tries to escape the clutches of the dark. 13 to Life by Shannon Defancy is easily described as a suspenseful, romantic love story which absolutely any girl would enjoy. Pieter moves from Russian High to Junction High trying to hide from the Russian Mafia. He has to be careful not to give his real, true identity though. Jessica is chosen as a peer mediator to show the new, attractive, and foreign student around. Soon every girl is falling for this so called ledged including Jessica’s best friend, Sarah. Sarah and Jessica met after a horrendous event that happened on a night of grief and despair. 13 to Life had me scared out of my pants in certain scenes, but also heartbroken from the infinite love between characters. Making you feel pressure of hard events and decisions and making you feel as if you were the character were huge strength of this book. I honestly loved this selection because it’s a forbidden love story in which you get lost in like magic.

Reviewed by Lily

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Crafty Teen Crew: Leather Bookmarks

Come craft something to hold your place while reading and look stylish! Get you name engraved and add a personal touch. Leather bookmarks, this Monday at 6:30 pm in the RPL Community Room.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Book Review: Divergent

Book CoverDivergent, by Veronica Roth

In the book Divergent by Veronica Roth, the author does a great job at putting a futuristic twist on Chicago, by breaking it up into five factions: Abnegation the selfless, Candor the honest, Amity the peaceful, Erudite the intelligent, and Dauntless the brave. Sixteen year old Beatrice (Tris) has always grown up in Abnegation, but she’s to the age where she must choose which faction she wants to live in. Tris knows she doesn't belong to Abnegation because she’s not selfless enough. So when she heads to school one day to take a test that will help her choose a faction, the results come back as Divergent which in this government is dangerous. A test result that can end with her death. A day later she must choose to either stick with her family or leave. She chooses Dauntless the brave, but she’s not simply part of their community yet. No, her and many other sixteen year olds have to be put through a test of bravery. She later learns only eleven people become Dauntless; the other are factionless. She has a difficult time until Four helps her. In the end, the author throws a curve that has you speechless.

All in all I have no complaints about the book, and I love how she mixes romance, danger, and suspense together to form a vivid love story. Over all the book is excellent, and I highly recommend it to any teen or adult that loves romance novels.

By Alyssa

Teen Movie: Snow White and the Huntsman

This week's Teen Movie is Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13). Ages 13-18 come visit us in the RPL Community Room at 6pm!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

3rd Thursday Game Night

Teen Game Night Thursday at 6pm! PS3, Super Smash Bros, Minecraft, Board Games! Ages 13-18 in the RPL Community Room.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Teen Anime Club: This Saturday at 1pm!

We'll be watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood this Saturday at 1pm in the Glotzbecker conference room. Join us!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Book Review: Killing Mr Griffin

Book CoverNew book review!

The book Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan is a story full of mind twisting unexpected events that will keep you guessing with every turn of a page. This book is about a group of high school students that have a rotten English teacher named Mr. Griffin. The students came up with a plan one day to play a little trick and kidnap their awful English teacher. This plan all of the sudden takes a drastic turn for the worse when they find out that Mr. Griffin has a mysterious medical condition. The students have to scramble in order to cover up there tracks and do whatever it takes not to get caught for their accidental crime. The books strengths are that there are many good and rich details that keep you guessing on how the story is going to end. Another strength of the book is how well the author develops the characters and their unspoken daily lives. One weakness of the book is the very indistinct resolution. The book ends with the reader asking many questions. This was one of the very best books I read because of the high level suspense and mystery. It also has a very good theme by teaching young readers not to make bad decisions just because you want to fit in. I would recommend this book to young teens that enjoy mystery and action books. I hope you consider reading Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan.

Reviewed by: Abby

Monday, January 07, 2013

Crafty Teen Crew

Teens, join us tonight at 6:30 during our Crafty Teen Crew program to design your own and unique cork board!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Book Review: Bad Girls Don't Die

It's time for another student book review!!

This time, we have a review for Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

If you think your life is odd and dysfunctional you should try to live a day in Alexis's life. Bad Girls Don’t Die is the first book in the three part series by Katie Alender and each book exceeds the last in my opinion. In this novel, a pink haired, photography loving, social outcast named Alexis lives with her workaholic mother and busy father and her little sister, who has this weird fascination with dolls resulting in her having no friends. They have lived in this huge Victorian house since Alexis was a little girl. One day Kasey is in the basement and Alexis unravels the truth of the house and more importantly, the people who lived in it. Odd things are starting to happen including her sister losing track of time and her blue eyes turning green. Alexis is about to face many dangers including a romance she never asked for and the dead. One strength of the book is its captivating, and once you start, it’s nearly impossible to put it down again. Except beware if you read this book, you may wish you slept with a nightlight. I love this book because the author makes you feel like you are Alexis. You feel her emotions, see what she sees, and it’s like you are momentarily someone else. This book is also like a mystery (and I am a huge mystery lover.) You piece together evidence to come to a conclusion. Don't be fooled by the girly title, this book is perfect for both genders and people who love a thrill and a good book.

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Reviewed by: Bree

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Teen Movie: Dark Knight Rises


Come watch THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) this Thursday, January 3 at 5:30pm in the Community Room!!!