Just a short note to remind you of some details of the teen programming schedule in the coming weeks.
Our Wednesday Minecraft group will take a short hiatus and return on February 22 at 3:30, during school vacation week. We’ll also be offering a Minecraft program for kids ages 9 – 12 on the same day, earlier in the afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00. Minecraft will be a part of a Teen Tech Week program on March 7 from 3-5. The regular every other Wednesday schedule will resume on March 21.
Super 8 will be our February Break Teen Movie, Friday February 24 @ 1:00. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Watch this space for the full schedule of teen programs for March & April, coming soon!
Friday January 13 @ 3:00
Local sword enthusiasts from the Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship (ARMS) will give a talk and show you some of their moves.
After Valentine’s Day Party
Friday February 17 @ 3:00
Leftover chocolate and love stories. Talk about your favorite romances in books and movies.
Wednesdays @ 3:30 January 4 & 18, February 1 & 22
Join us in the computer lab to explore this creative multiplayer game. Sign in to our server with your account, or use one of ours.
Thursdays @ 3:00 January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16
Watch anime, read manga, draw and discuss with friends.
Low Tech Games & Crafts
Fridays @ 2:30 January 6 & February 3
Unplug with games and crafts. Different activities each month.
Fridays @ 2:30 January 20 & 27, February 10
Play Nintendo Wii on the big screen and Playstation 2 on the small screen.
We have SmashBros, Rock Band, Just Dance and more!
Thursdays @ 3:00 January 26 and February 9
At our January meeting we will discuss The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Stop by the circulation desk to reserve a copy of this popular book. We will also make plans for the February meeting in January.
Teen Advisory Board
Wednesdays @ 3:00
January 25 – Chinese New Year
February 8 – Spring Program Planning
Help plan library programs, discuss the library and life in general, partake in the occasional random holiday celebration.
February Break Movie
Friday February 24 @ 1:00
What will we watch? You decide!
Watch this space for voting instructions.
Lists of the best books of the year are popping up all over, and some of the same titles keep appearing. Here are some of the year’s favorites and a collection of links to different lists. Click on the book covers to see the books in our library catalog. Click on the names of the lists to view the full list from each source.
December starts this week, how time flies! Here’s a list of what’s going on this month:
Wednesdays @ 3:30 November 30, December 14 Play together on the library’s multiplayer server. Use your account, or one of ours.
Thursdays @ 3:00 December 1 & 15 Watch anime, discuss manga, draw, hang out.
cc licensed image via flickr by yerayhernandez
Fridays @ 2:30 December 2 & 16
Winter Break Gaming:
Thursday December 29 @ 2:00 Play Wii on the big screen and PS2 on the small screen.
Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday December 7 @ 3:00 Year in Review Meeting. What were the best & worst teen programs, books, movies, or games of 2011?
Thursday December 8 @ 3:00 Informal discussion about whatever books you’re reading.
Teen Movie: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Friday December 9 @ 2:30 The votes are in, this is the movie you chose!
cc licensed image by Tammy Green via flickr
Holiday Cupcake Decorating
Wednesday December 21 @ 3:00 Bring your creativity and your appetite, we’ll provide the rest!
Winter Break Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas Wednesday December 28 @ 3:00
Everybody’s favorite movie for just about any fall or winter holiday. Enjoy some hot chocolate while you watch it on the big screen.
Summer reading has come to an end. Congratulations on all of the hours read by everyone who participated! The part I enjoyed most was reading your reviews. You can have a look at all of them on the summer reading page: http://readsinma.org/chicopee Scroll to the bottom and click on view all reviews. These three reviews stood out to me as particularly compelling. As always, click on the book covers to check their availability.
Lies by Michael Grant (Gone series) Reviewed by A.B., 9th grade
I’m not finished yet but I like it so far. I love how its like one problem on top of another on top of another. The other books in the series have a similar writing style: spinning , swirling, raging chaos with one event tying it all together at the end. Always going out with a boom, yet always leaving behind some problems for the next book to handle. On a more specific note *spoiler alert* , I’m a little confused as to how Antonio survived so long with a 3 inch hole burned into his stomach. Unless they meant 3 inches across. I can’t believe Astrid would even think about kicking Sam off the council; Sam’s doing more than she’s doing even if he is going about it the wrong way and I don’t think Sam will end up really killing Zil and his crew, though Ii do think he’ll kill Drake. And I’m a little afraid to read about what happens to the kids on the island. Who knows what Caine is gonna do when he finds out the island is still inhabited.
I finished the book. It was extraordinary. Completely met my expectations.
The Everafter by Amy Huntley Reviewed by M.R., 11th grade
This book was really good. The main character, Madison, ends up in the afterlife and she doesn’t know how she died or really anything about herself, but she can go back to moments in her life using objects that she had lost. I think this book was really interesting because the reader doesn’t know anything about Madison until Madison knows it, so it feels like you are the main character.
Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (Gallahger Girls series) Reviewed by J.K, 8th grade
There is a girl spy school where some girls get tested to the limit. It has a lot of great imagery and keeps your attention the whole time.
Teens’ Top Ten is a national teen choice book award brought to you by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 25 books were nominated by teen book groups around the country. Take a look at the list of nominees and availability of Chicopee Library copies, here. Then go to ala.org/teenstopten to cast your vote! Voting is open from now until September 16. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 16 – 22.
Pick of the week is becoming more of a pick of the fortnight. But either way, this book fits this summer’s theme of travel and world cultures perfectly!
This book tells the true story of Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg who met and fell in love while they were both studying abroad in Morocco. After they graduated from college, they embarked on a journey through Asia and Africa (with a brief stop in France), where they ate the food, saw the sights, and tried to get to know the people. Casey writes, Steven draws, and together they share the good times and the bad of their adventures through different countries and cultures, and the adventure of trying to figure out what to do after college.