Author of The Maze Runner James Dashner’s reactions to the movie.
This July, the Dark Knight turns 75!
To celebrate, the Hillsborough Library will be giving away FREE goody bags on Saturday, July 26. Stop by the Children’s Desk for your goody bag including: a poster, bookmark, tattoo, pins and a Batman mask.
To earn your goody bag you must either:
Talk in your best Batman voice
Tell us your favorite Gotham character
We can’t wait to see all of you Batman fans this Saturday!
*Available while supplies last!
We had SO much fun at our Frozen movie party last night! We ate Italian Ice and had a massive singalong to everyone’s favorite movie.
We even had some celebrities stop by….
Special thanks to the Cappabiancas!
We still have plenty more teen programs this summer! Make sure you check our website to see what’s coming up next: Click HERE
This summer, we’ll be featuring exceptional book reviews written by our own teen volunteers. See what everyone else is reading and get some great recommendations. Check back often for more Teen Reads!
by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
In this steampunk-fantasy novel, a heroine goes on an adventure which results in self-discovery and thrilling experiences. Set in an alternate America in the 1880’s, Lena decides to travel to the outer lands of Scree which is filled with unusual people called Peculiars to find her father. On her way up to Scree, she encounters a train heist which is the first of many exciting occurrences that happen in her travels. She makes many friends along the way, but she also finds enemies. Lena is a very relatable character and the author correctly portrays that every hero has their faults. If you are looking for a strong heroine like Katniss in The Hunger Games, this book is for you. There is also limited romance for those who are not particularly enthralled by the prospect. There is interesting character development and the author tries to teach a lesson about self-consciousness. As a brilliant novel, I would recommend it to all young adults.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Teen Reviewer: Madeline V.
The Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater
In this first installment of the Raven Cycle series, Stiefvater creates an enchanting, fast-paced story that is filled with uncanny elements. Blue Sargent is from a family of psychics, but she is aberrational and cannot perform any readings or see the future; she can only amplify the powers that the clairvoyant possess. So every year, on St. Mark’s Eve, Blue goes to the churchyard with her mother, who speaks with the dead.
This year however, is different. Blue goes to the church with Neeve, her mother’s unusual sister, and speaks with a spirit who tells her his name is Gansey. Gansey is a rich student who attends Aglionby Private School, but he is not the typical privileged snob. He is fascinated with finding a sleeping king named Glendower, who resides on a ley line, which are mysterious lines of energy. Enigmatic things happen where these lines intersect, and the town where they live in, Henrietta, contains one of these special locations. Although Blue swore she would never associate with any of the “raven boys,” she finds herself involved with Gansey’s request for the supernatural.
This book has a very eerie and mystifying tone. There are many magical aspects and questions surrounding the story, and there are many interesting details. It is intriguing and has a fresh take on the supernatural. It includes many twists and turns, and will draw the reader in. It was a little slow in the beginning because there is a lot of background to cover and characters to build, but it really picks up after awhile. It will keep the reader captivated until the very end. The characters were very distinct and fully developed. They each were explained very well so that the reader really understood their emotions and connected with them. The plot was very complex, and it all unfolded brilliantly. It falls under the genre of mystery/supernatural, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys mysterious and engaging books.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Teen Reviewer: Debbie Ma
Just like everyone else, we can’t stop talking about The Fault in our Stars! We decided to have a fandom meet-up at the library to talk about our favorite book-turned-movie.
After a lil chat (aka SQUEEEEE), we did some trivia and then got crafty. Check out our pics! We decorated totes, made felt pillows, created duct tape bags and made fan art. Finally, we had a giveaway and a lucky teen won a copy of The Fault in our Stars. It was so much fun!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I need to go watch the movie one more time…
We still have PLENTY MORE teen programs to come this summer! Make sure you visit the Hillsborough Library’s calendar of events to see what’s next: Click HERE
Hello summer. We’ve been expecting you.
(Source: autumnyte, via thingspeopleasklibrarians)
Different Forms of S’mores
the last one is my fav!