Friday, January 31, 2014

Teen Writers Group

Teen Writers Group this Saturday at 2 pm in the Glotzbecker Conference Room. Join Tech High School Teacher Casey Bazyk as we discuss journaling and other writing skills. Whatever your style, please visit us. Ages 13-18.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Teen Improv

It's that time again. Time to show off your acting skills! All sort of games and prizes just for using your imagination. Come this Thursday at 6pm to the RPL Community Room. Don't feel like acting? That's okay, we'll have snacks and games regardless. Ages 13-18.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Printz Award Winners!

The ALA Micheal L. Printz Award winner and honor books have been announced! This year's winner for excellence in Young Adult Literature is:

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick.

Doomed love circles back through the centuries in a series of seven intricately plotted, interlocking stories set on a mysterious, isolated island. Forgetting and remembering, blessed and cursed, modern and ancient, these dualities brilliantly infuse the novel’s lush landscape.

The 2014 Honor Books are:

Eleanor & Park By Rainbow Rowell Unlikely love blossoms on the bus when two unique, exceptional souls find strength in each other’s differences in Rowell’s emotionally charged and hopeful novel.

Kingdom of Little Wounds By Susann Cokal
Impeccably researched and darkly disturbing, this complex literary tale reveals the sordid side of palace life in a 16th century Scandinavian kingdom where the royal family, the Lunedies, is cursed by a mysterious illness, and political machinations cast doubt on who will rule.

MAGGOT MOON By Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch
In Sally Gardner’s explosively original dystopian novel, Standish Treadwell and his grandfather show quiet defiance in the face of the oppressive, merciless Motherland. The cleverly parallel illustrations highlight a story as offbeat and perceptive as Standish and his mismatched eyes.

Navigating Early By Clare Vanderpool
Jack Baker, uprooted suddenly after his mother’s death, and Early Auden, the strangest of boys, meet at a Maine boarding school. Their friendship culminates in a treacherous quest and unexpected self-discovery. Vanderpool delivers an emotionally powerful novel in an untamed setting as the boys head up river in search of the Great Appalachian Bear.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Crafty Teen Crew: Fortune Cookies

File:Fortune cookie.jpgAlright! It's Crafty Teen Crew Fortune Cookie Time this Monday at 6:30 pm. 

Fun fact: The fortune cookie, is completely absent from China. It was probably invented by Chinese immigrants to the United States, possibly taking off from a similar concept in Japan.

Regardless, come by if you're ages 13-18.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Poetry Out Loud This Thursday

Poetry Out Loud

This Thursday is our annual visit from Poetry Out Loud where students perform recitation in hopes of big prizes! Check out their website at to find out more about them!

The event starts at 6 pm and everyone is welcome to attend and watch!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

For Those of You Who Missed Last Night's Awards

You voted and the results are in...




Pacific Rim


House of Hades by Rick Riordan


If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who voted!  Stop by the Teen Scene to pick up a copy of these "notable" books/movies and see if you agree.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Crafty Teen Crew: Duct Tape!

This Monday at 6:30 pm, it's Duct Tape craft time again! We'll be making bags, wallets and more! Ages 13-18.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Teen Book Awards (And Game Night)

ACMI 14.jpgYou voted, now see the results! We'll unveil the results of the best and worst books and movies in 2013 according to your votes this Thursday at 6 pm. 

We'll also have all the video games to play, like a normal third Thursday game night of course. So come on down! Ages 13-18. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Crafty Teen Crew: Yarn Dolls

First off, thanks to all of you who made our first Minecraft program a real success! We look forward to seeing you next month. 
Tonight at 6:30 pm, it's Crafty Teen Crew: Yarn Dolls. Take home something cool looking made by your own hands. 

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Minecraft Saturday!

File:Minecraft logo.svg at 1 pm in the Glotzbecker Conference room. We'll have laptops, but you're welcome to bring your own! This isn't a competition, just a chance to meet other Minecraft players. This is for ages 10-18.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Teen Movie: Labyrinth

The week's Teen Movie: Labyrinth (PG). Starring David Bowie as the mysterious Goblin King who steals away a baby after its baby sitter unwittingly prompts him to do so. She must navigate a strange world to get him back, one populated by creatures brought to life through the magic of Jim Henson's famous production team. Ages 13-18. Admission and refreshments free.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Movie Streaming with Freegal.

Did you know you can stream movies for free online with your Rogers Public Library card?



Check it out here.

Each cardholder can watch 3 different movies or television episodes each week, which is defined as from 12:01 AM on Monday (Eastern Time) to 12 midnight on Sunday (Eastern Time). Each selection carries with it, a 48 hour viewing period. During that 48 hour period you may watch that selection multiple times. The number of selections you have left is indicated in the upper right hand corner. When you have not made any selections it says “3 movies”.

The collection is still growing, see what we have available.

Crafty Teen Crew: Dancing Oobleck

Tonight at 6:30 pm, it's Crafty Teen Crew: We'll be making the strange dancing oobleck! Ages 13-18.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Teen Writing Group

It's been awhile, but our Teen Writing Group is still up for this Saturday at 2 pm in the Glotzbecker Conference Room. No registration, just come in! Ages 13-18.