Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Valentine's Day: Love it or Hate it


Do you LOVE Valentine's Day? Are you dressed from head to toe in pink and red? Do you hand out Valentine's to everyone, just like in grade school? Even if you don't have that someone special, are you super excited to show your friends and family how much you love them?

Or do you HATE Valentine's Day? Is black the color of both your clothes and your soul. Are you avoiding school because some people will give you Valentine Cards, just like in grade school. You might even have someone special, but no matter what this is just a holiday the greeting card people made up to get more of your money. 

No matter if you are team Love it or team Hate it, we have something for you! Make cards for your friends, and take our famous pairs, couples and enemies quiz. We'll even have some themed Minute to Win it Games!

Teens and Tweens, those of you in grades 4-12, are invited to our Love it or Hate it Valentine's Day event. We'll be in the Constitution Room from 6:30-8, so stop in and make a craft, take the trivia and have some fun!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Friday, February 2, 2018

Bookish Distractions:

Happy Groundhog Day! Whether the Groundhog sees his shadow or not, we're still reading here at the library! 

Valentine's Day is coming up some of you are ready to read a bit of romance. Here are some new YA Romance books for those of you who are all about romance, from our friends at Book Riot. Meet Cute looks super, well, cute for those of you looking for short stories!

And on the other side of things, there are some of you not looking forward to Valentine's Day, here is a list of YA books that have no romance in them. Seriously, sometimes there is just too much going on to worry about things like love. (Paperfury)

For those of you who just want to read something new, Epic Reads released the February anticipated reads, as if you needed more reasons to cuddle up with a book.

Finally, on this Super Bowl weekend, can you ace this quiz of teams who have won the Super Bowl? Be sure to take it before the Super Bowl to impress your friends of your football knowledge! (Mental Floss)

So go Football team, go!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Harry Potter Book Night: 2.1.18

It's almost Harry Potter Book Night! This year, on February 1st we will celebrate the world of Harry Potter, and all the fantastic beasts that dwell there!

Free tickets for the event will be handed out starting at 6 PM in the library atrium. We will open the doors to the constitution room at 6:30, and have activities for fans of all ages.

There will be cake!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

PS: If you are wondering what house you are in, take this quiz from Buzzfeed, where you chose your daily food and get sorted into a Hogwarts House. I'm still a reluctant Slytherin...


Friday, January 26, 2018

Harry Potter Book Night: 2.1.18


Calling Harry Potter fans of All Ages, Harry Potter Book Night is less than a week away!

On February 1st, starting at 6:30 PM we will celebrate all things Harry Potter, at our annual Harry Potter Event! Like in past years, we'll have crafts, activities and contests for you to enter!

We'll have tickets ready to go at 6 PM, in the library atrium. This program is for fans of all ages, so be sure to bring your friends and family.

Doors to the Constitution Room open at 6:30, and you are encouraged to come dressed as favorite character, or in your best Harry Potter Gear!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Teen Event: Friday Fun 1.26.18



Are you looking to do something this Friday after school? Do you wish you had a place to hang out, maybe play some games, grab a snack and just be for a while? Then our monthly Friday Fun Event is for you!

Friday Fun is an event for teens, those of you ages 12-18 OR in grades 6-12, who just need a place to hang out for a few hours. We meet in the Library Constitution Room from 3:30-5:30 PM, so stop in for part or all that time!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bookish Distractions

It's time for another round of Bookish Distractions!

First off. Buzzfeed has 52 YA Books to look forward to this year, and I'm going to be honest, there is a lot of good stuff, like Angie Thomas' second book and a follow up  Dumplin' by Julie Murphy. Time to set some serious reading goals this year.

Our annual Harry Potter Book night is coming up (February 1st!) and here is a list to remind us all that not ALL Slytherin's are bad. Because you really shouldn't take the Pottermore quiz with two different e-mails because you don't like your results...not like I'm speaking from personal experience. (Book Riot)

Have you ever wondered if you would survive a YA Fantasy Novel? Well then, hop on over to Epic Reads and take the quiz. I survive, but things don't look good in the sequel.

Finally, here is a list of a bunch of YA books you will want to read, before they are made into movies. Don't hold your breath on some of them as they are just in development (Looking at Alaska, I'm looking at you), but with new previews, things like a Wrinkle in Time and Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda are worth reading now! (Pop Sugar)

Finally, don't forget we are still Winter Reading , where you read and write reviews, and win! Check out the original post here, or stop in the library!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Random Fandom: Pokemon



Calling all Teens and Tweens, that's you in grades 4-12, it's time for another Random Fandom!

On January 18th, starting at 6:30 PM we will set up our Constitution Room for our very own Pokemon challenges. Okay, it's more a character name game, craft and trivia, but you still have a chance to prove you are the very best, like no one ever was!

So Pokemon, 1.18.2018 6:30 PM, Library Constitution Room.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie


Monday, January 15, 2018

MCTBA 2018



It's that time of the year where librarians and bookish types get all excited for Book Awards! Did you know there is a book award you can participate in? Look no further than the Milwaukee County Teen Book Award, or MCTBA for short!

Here are the 15 awesome books that you can choose from for the 2018 award. E-mail the title of your favorite to mctba.votes (at) gmail.com:

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo
Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A.E. Kaplan
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Frogkisser by Garth Nix
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

PS- Wouldn't these make wonderful titles to add to your Winter Reading Log? It's not too late to sign up!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Random Fandom: Pokémon 1.18.18


Calling all Pokémon trainers, fans and hangers-on in grades 4-12. It's time for a Random Fandom!

That's right, based on popular demand, all Pokémon fans in grades 4-12 are invited to a night of Pokémon fun on January 18th starting at 6:30 PM. We'll have a few crafts, trivia, a Pokémon based snack and yes our character name game.

So January 18th, 6:30 PM, see if you can Catch 'em All!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie