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Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

May 28, 2014 Leave a comment

We’ve had some fun times here at Word Press, but it’s time to fly the coop.  We now have a dedicated teen website, full of events, book reviews, and of course a blog.  We hope you will continue to follow us at our new site.  You can now contribute reviews of books, movies, or video games, right through the site.  Check it out here!

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Teen Book Review.

February 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Megan M. @ Schlafly Branch reviewed The Diviners by Libba Bray

untitledSet in the 1920’s, this book has wonderful blend of history, paranormal, and mystery. The characters are engaging and interesting. The mystery had me hooked from the beginning of this book. The plot is very engrossing, well thought-out, and shows a great deal of knowledge about the 20’s. Overall, this is a very good read.

 

 

 

Read It Forward – Jennifer Brown, March 12 @ 7 p.m.

February 5, 2014 Leave a comment

St. Louis Public Library presents Jennifer Brown, our Spring 2014 Read It Forward author.  Teens! You can pick up your FREE copy of the Spring 2014 Read It Forward title, Hate List by Jennifer Brown.  The book Hate List is available now at all of our St. Louis Public Library locations.  Simply be a teen in grades 6-12, and ask for a copy of Hate List.

You can meet Jennifer Brown on March 12 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.  Her presentation will also be live streamed to our Carpenter, and Julia Davis branches.

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Teen Book Review: Scott Pilgrim

January 29, 2014 1 comment

Scott Pilgram by Bryan Lee O’Malley, reviewed by teen volunteer Evan B. from the Schlafly Branch.

ScottPilgrimScott Pilgrim is a series of graphic novels that follow the adventures of the title hero, Scott Pilgrim. Scott is a 23 year old Toronto man. He was dating a 17 year old girl, Knives Chau. Later into their relationship, Scott begins to have bizarre dreams about a different girl. Scott wants to break it off with Chau without hurting her feelings, so that he can be with his dream girl. His dream girl, Ramona Flowers, can travel through an alternate dimension called “subspace”. In order for Scott and Ramona to become a couple, Scott must defeat all 7 of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends.  One of Ramona’s exes shows up in each book in the series.  In the first book, Scott must battle Matthew Patel.  Patel has a special power to summon “demon hipster chicks.”  Scott Pilgram is a series of 6 books.

After reading the books, you can check out the Scott Pilgram film, starring Michael Cera, from St. Louis Public Library.  This underated movie is a great translation of the books.

The Week Ahead – Mon 9th – Sun 15th

December 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Activities for teens at your local St. Louis Public Library for the week of Monday, Dec. 9th to Sunday, Dec. 15th.

Monday, December 9th

Central: What Can You Create?  Explore Creative Experience, 4-6pm.  Get hands-on every Monday with everything from Photoshop to online video gaming. Grades 6-12. Creative Experience.

Buder: Yoga & Tea for Teens, 7-8pm.  De-stress with a 30-minute stretching and breathing session followed by quiet music and tea. Grades 6-12.

Tuesday, December 10th

Julia Davis: DIY: 8-Bit Art, 3:30-4:30pm.  Join your friends for a make and take. Grades 6-12.

Walnut Park: DIY: Holiday Printmaking, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Carpenter: Teen Urban Lit Book Club, 6-7pm.  Discuss “Locomotion” by Jacqueline Woodson. Grades 9-12.

Wednesday, December 11th

Central: Polish & Pages: Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, 3:30-4:30pm.  It’s time bring some glam to the library. Use the covers of young adult books as inspiration as you paint your nails! Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Walnut Park: Anime Club, 4-6pm.  Watch anime and discuss manga. Grades 6-12.

Machacek: DIY: String Snowflakes, 4-5pm.  Grades 6-12.

Barr: Jewelry with Joy, 4:30-5:30pm.  Grades 6-12. Registration recommended. Call 771-7040.

Thursday, December 12th

Central: Lego Block Party, 3:30-4:30pm.  Channel your inner Minecraft and build a blocky masterpiece. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Julia Davis: Teen Scene: Jacqueline Woodson, 3:30-4:30pm.  Join your friends and act out scenes from young adult fiction. Grades 6-12.

Baden: DIY: Book Clutch, 4-6pm.  Make an eye-catching accessory. Grades 6-12.

Divoll: DIY: Gingerbread House, 4-5:30pm.  Grades 6-12.

Kingshighway: Got Game?, 4:30-6pm.  Play X-box or Wii. Grades 6-12.

Friday, December 13th

Central: Got Game?, 3-5pm.  Xbox & Wii games. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Central: Creative Experience, 4-6pm.  Learn from creator Robin Rath about Pixel Press, a new app that allows you to draw and play your own video games. Creative Experience. Call (314) 880-8593 or email cexp@slpl.org for more information. Ages 14 & up.

Saturday, December 14th

Central: Yu-Gi-Oh Club, 2-4pm.  Come and trade cards, meet other players and duel. Whether you’re an experienced player or just starting out, join us for Yu-Gi-Oh and other trading card games. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Hope to see you at one of these great programs.  If you are interested in Pixel Press and making your own video games, check out their website: http://projectpixelpress.com/

A Whole Lotta Something – Week of Nov. 4th – Nov. 10th

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Here’s the lowdown for teen programs @ your local St. Louis Public Library.

Monday, November 4th

Central: What Can You Create: Explore Creative Experience, 4-6pm.  Get hands-on every Monday with everything from Photoshop to online video gaming. Grades 6-12. Creative Experience.

Carpenter: Poetry Circle, 6-7pm.  Express yourself through poetry. Grades 6-12.

Tuesday, November 5th

Central: Board Game Meet-Up, 3:30-4:30pm.  Play a favorite game, or learn a new one. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Wednesday, November 6th

Baden: Teen Movie Day, 4-6pm.  Join us for the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Grades 6-12.

Barr: Got Game?, 4-6pm.  Play Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Grades 6-12.

Cabanne: DIY: Teens Get Kitty, 4-5pm.  Supplies Provided. Grades 6-12.

Machacek: DIY: Comic Book Key Chains, 4-5pm.  Never forget your keys again with this unique craft. Grades 6-12.

Thursday, November 7th

Schlafly: Got Game?, 3-5pm.  Play Xbox 360 or Wii games. Grades 6-12. Groups of 5 or more register in advance.

Central: Lego Block Party, 3:30-4:30pm.  Channel your inner Minecraft and build a blocky masterpiece. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Julia Davis: Chess Tournament, 3:30-4:30pm.  Compete for bragging rights. Grades 6-12.

Walnut Park: Movie: The Hunger Games, 4-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Carondelet: Teen Tech Music Workshop, 4-5pm.  Learn the basics of composing and recording your own music. Grades 6-12.

Kingshighway: DIY: Duct Tape Creations, 4:30-6pm.  Grades 6-12.

Friday, November 8th

Central: Got Game?, 3-5pm.  Xbox & Wii games. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Saturday, November 9th

Central: Yu-Gi-Oh Club, 2-4pm.  Come and trade cards, meet other players and duel. Whether you’re an experienced player or just starting out, join us for Yu-Gi-Oh and other trading card games. Grades 6-12. First Floor Teen Lounge.

Creepy Creepers Creeping Around Creeperton

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Halloween is almost upon us.  Instead of settling down on the couch to watch a Friday the 13th marathon, why not pick-up a book instead?  Here’s a few ghoulish suggestions that will have you sleeping with the lights on:

 

indexThe Last Apprentice: Book Twelve: I Am Alice by Joseph Delany

The twelfth book in the internationally best-selling fantasy adventure series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son. Told from the point of view of Alice, best friend–and true love–to Tom, the Spook’s last apprentice. Alice is the most powerful witch in the world, and she ventures into the dark itself. Will she return? Alice Dean’s destiny is intertwined with Tom Ward’s. But he’s going to be the next Spook, and she’s a witch–possibly the most powerful one the world has ever seen. To rid the world of its greatest evil, the Fiend, Alice will venture into the depths of the dark for the final weapon Tom needs to defeat him. Will she survive? Or will she make the ultimate sacrifice for Tom?

 

 

The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead by Ty Dragoindex

Twelve -year old Will Ritter and his rag-tag army of teenage resistance fighters may have triumphed over the Zombies (alien-possessed corpses) last time…but that’s the thing about the dead- they keep coming back. A new Corpse leader has crossed the rift and taken command of the invasion: The Queen of the Dead is even more brilliant and ruthless than her predecessor, and her ambitions are even deadlier. Will and the crew must somehow rescue his mother, prevent an assassination, and show FBI Agent Ramirez the truth about the Corpses-and the danger the world faces.

 

indexThe Diviners by Libby Bray

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult–also known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.” When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer–if he doesn’t catch her first.

 

 

The movie tie-in for The Last Apprentice ( Seventh Son) comes out January 2014.  So, you have lots of time to read all 12 books in the series so far.  Check out the trailer below:

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