Teen Poetry & Open Mic Night
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, we will be having a Teen Poetry & Open Mic Night. We are telling you now so you can start thinking about what you would like to perform on that night. Having the art work of the students of the Souderton Area School District around the library proves that we are a community filled with talented young people. We hope you will share your talent for poetry, music and other (comedy, contortion, etc.)
Enjoy refreshments, socialize and sign up for 5-15 minute performance slots. You can invite your friends and family to see you perform. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the library.
Inter-Generational Collage Playshop
Led by Dorothy Heine Rudolph
The library is filled with amazing art created by students of the Souderton Area School District. Feel inspired? Bring your imagination and your choice of material to share (paper, fabric, light-weight hardware, etc.). One of the pieces that you create will hang in the YA Room.
We have added the a new series by Norah McClintock entitled A Mike & Riel Mystery. Fans of mysteries should dive in and check out this series. Another mystery to check is The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George that has a hint of paranormal activity in the plot.
The Selection is the first in the series that follows America Singer as she competes against 34 other teenage girls for the crown and a marriage to Prince Maxon. While is described as “The Bachelor” meets The Hunger Games, the ladies do NOT fight to the death for the affections of a man. Fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series should check her latest paranormal romance novel entitled White Hot Kiss.
Grandmaster by David Klass stands out from this new batch of books because it not only delves into the game of chess but it explore father/son relationships. David Baldacci normally writes adult fiction, check out his first foray in YA fiction with The Finisher and tell me what you think. Threatened follows Luc, an orphan, while he studies chimpanzees in a dangerous jungle with a mysterious man named Prof.
Last week we added a third book in the Merlin’s Immortal series and today we will add the first two, The Orphan King and Fortress of Mist. Those interested in paranormal romance should check out Living Violet.
Username: Bladen by J.V. Carr has the main character playing a real-life game with dire consequences. This week we are adding a Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader by Cassandra Clare to the collection. This book includes entries from other YA authors about the world of the Mortal Instruments.
The Big Fix by Nathan Sacks and A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller are two historical fiction titles. Rumor Central by Reshonda Tate Billingsley and The Girl of His Dreams by Amir Abrams are two new urban fiction titles.
With all these new titles, I refreshed the books that are on the new book table. Stop by and check something out.
Don’t forget to write up a review in the YA Book Review Binder.
8-Bit Creation & Retro Gaming
We are going to use Perler Beads to create characters. I will have some templates for you to follow but you can go rogue and create your own art work.
We will also have my Sega Genesis and SNES there for you to play. [I hope they both work!] I encourage any table top gamers to bring their decks. It will be great time to connect with any unplugged gamers. Bring friends and enjoy some refreshments.
E-mail Nicole at email@example.com or stop by the library if you have any questions.
We start our TAB meetings in February.
Here are the dates for 2014:
The meetings take place the second Monday of the month. It begins at 4:30 PM and will end around 5:15 PM depending on how much we have to discuss.
At the moment, the meetings will be followed immediately by the ARC Book Club.