Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tomorrow: Friday Fun


Don't forget tomorrow is Friday Fun! Stop by after school and hang out at the library! We'll have games, snacks and coloring sheets. You just show up!

That's Friday Fun, February 21st, from 3:30-5:30 PM, Library Constitution Room, for those of you in grades 6-12.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Tonight: Simple Kitchen Skills




I know it is cold outside, but don't forget tonight we have a special teens only cooking program at the library!

We are going to be going over simple kitchen skills so that you feel more confident in the kitchen. We are going to make a dry mix so that you can make a one skillet pasta dish at home, as well as pizza English muffins and Rice Krispie Treats! 

This is the second session of our new Life Skills for Teens program, and it will be from 6:30-8 PM in the Library Constitution Room. It is for those patrons in grades 6-12.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Life Skills for Teens: Cooking


If someone asked you to make a meal, could you do it? What about baking something simple, like cookies, could you enter the kitchen with confidence and make something edible?

This month's life skill is all about cooking. From basic food prep, and precooking tasks, to making 3 simple recipes, we are going to start building basic kitchen skills.

Life Skills for Teens is on Thursday, February 20th from 6:30-8 PM, in the library Constitution Room. This program is for students in grades 6-12.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Two Teen Programs this Week!



This week we have two amazing teen programs for you to check out!

First up, it's the next session of our new Life Skills for Teens event. This month is all about cooking. We'll go over some kitchen basics, think food safety, making a grocery list and some other kitchen basics before we work on 3 easy recipes.

Life Skills for Teens, Thursday February, 20th, 6:30-8 PM Library Constitution Room

Up next is Friday Fun, the program where you seriously just hang out at the library. We open the Constitution Room, put out some games (Nintendo Switch anyone?) and some snacks. You just show up!

Friday Fun, Friday February 21st, 3:30-5:30 PM, Library Constitution Room

Both of these events are JUST FOR TEENS, or those of you in grades 6-12.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Bookish Distractions: After H. Potter


Another Harry Potter Book Night in the books. In order to hold you over until next year, here are some Harry Potter bookish distractions!

For the mega fan who has read the books, here are 35 things you might not know about Harry Potter, and the world  he lives in. Not going to lie, there were a few I didn't know, even if the article did come out in 2015! (Mental Floss)

If you are just starting the series and don't want to be spoiled yet here are some Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone facts. Like did you know the books have been translated into 79 languages? That's amazing! (Bloomsbury)

Some life lessons can be learned from a book, as I learned from "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Harry Potter." (Brightly)

And who better than Epic Reads to give us books we can turn to for what to read after we finish the Harry Potter books! Check out the list here: https://www.epicreads.com/blog/books-to-read-after-harry-potter/

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Harry Potter Book Night: February 6th


Don't Forget: February 6th at 6:30 PM is the night we celebrate all things Harry Potter with Harry Potter Book Night!

This year is all about the Triwizard tournament. Whether you support Harry or Cedric come share your love of the Hogwarts and the other schools competing! Will you pass the age line, and make it into the Goblet of Fire? Can you transfigure like Viktor Krum? Will you make it past the dragons? Are you smart enough to beat the Sphinx?

Find the answer to all these questions Thursday night starting at 6:30 PM! Come dressed as a named character from the book, and enter the costume contest!

This is an all ages event, and the doors open at 6:30 PM.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Winter Reading: It's Not Too Late!


Have you been reading since December 23? Think 20 minutes a day for school, or getting lost in a new or favorite book on one of the cold and cloudy days we have had? Have you listened to a book? Read a magazine or even fan fiction on line?

Then it is not too late for you to do our Winter Reading program!. You get a prize for hitting the 200 minutes read mark, and a free book at the 1000 minutes read mark! Just for reading 100 minutes you enter our awesome prize drawing for a Hygge inspired book box!

So if you have registered, stop in the library to pick up those prizes, and if you haven't registered, what are you waiting for? You have until February 29th to register, log and redeem for prizes!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Monday, February 3, 2020

Harry Potter Book Night!


Harry Potter Book night is almost here! On February 6th, fans of Harry Potter are invited to come dressed in their Triwizard finest, and prepare to enjoy a night of feats similar to Harry! We'll have games crafts and activities based on the 4th book (or movie) in the series.

There will be a costume contest, so dress as your favorite character or in your finest Yule Ball clothes!

Harry Potter Book Night is Thursday February 6th at 6:30 PM. There is no registration or tickets for this all ages event!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Bookish Distractions!



It's time for some Bookish Distractions!

P.S. I Still Love You is coming to Netflix soon! Whether you loved the books first or just love the movies, here are somethings you might not be able to live with out from Book Riot:
https://bookriot.com/2020/01/28/to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before-gifts/

If you are looking for more book to movies to have on your radar, here is a pretty good list of YA and YA adjacent books to keep an eye open for this year. Some of these movies have been in the works forever, I'm looking at you Knife of Never Letting Go! (Forever Young Adult)

Looking for more books to add to the TBR book? Here are some must reads in 2020 to add to your list from Brightly! Lots of sequels and favorite authors have books out.

I know we focus a lot on Teen or YA books on the blog, however we haven't forgotten about you middle grade readers. Here is a list of the 33 Top Middle School Books from Book Riot. This is a great list as it is separated by genera and even format. Check out the list here:
https://bookriot.com/2020/01/14/top-middle-grade-books/

If you are still reading and loving the world of Harry Potter, here's a list of some unanswered questions from the world of Harry Potter.  And if you like content like this, join us for Harry Potter Book night on Thursday February 6th at 6:30 PM! (Buzzfeed)

I'll See You @ the Library!
Katie

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Reminder: Program Thursday Night!


Don't forget, Thursday January 30th is the first of our Life Skills for Teens series all about Goal Setting and Journaling!

We are going to work on goal setting strategies and using a bullet style journal to track those goals.

This event is for teens, those students in grades 6-12 and will be from 6:30-8 PM in the Library Constitution Room.

I'll see you at the library!
Katie