This Week at the Library
Did you miss the opportunity to create a carnivorous terrarium this summer? Do not fret - you have THREE chances to build one this week!
Learn how to create and care for a terrarium with Sundew plants from Mary Fosse of Carnivorous Terrariums Nursery. Amaze your friends and gross out your family members! Space is limited for these exciting programs.
- Lynnwood Library, October 21st @ 4:00 pm (first-come, first-served)
- Snohomish Library, October 23rd @ 3:30 pm (Pregister)
- Edmonds Library, October 25th @ 2:00 pm (Pregister)
Halloween is approaching and spooky things are beginning to happen in the libraries…
Paranormal Reality: Exploring Incidents of Unknown Origins in the Pacific Northwest - Monroe Library, October 21st @ 7:00 pm
Learn about the real world of paranormal investigation with Darren Thompson of Washington State Paranormal Investigation and Research (WSPIR).
Halloween Pet and Owner Costume Parade - Coupeville Library, October 24th @ 12:30 pm
You and your willing pet are invited to our first annual Pet Parade. Awards for best human and best pet costumes.
(Image credit: Louise Docker)
Make Your Dreams for Outdoor Adventure Come True! - Lake Stevens Library, October 24th @ 3:00 pm
Whether your adventure dream is ocean kayaking, backpacking, mountain climbing or backcountry skiing, you will learn how to set and achieve your adventure goals. Sarah Machacek, Assistant Program Manager of the Mountaineers, will explain how to prepare for an adventure, how to get the equipment you need, and how you can do it for little money. She will also show great slides of cool, close-by places to go, talk about the natural environment, and tell you how to team up with like-minded adventurers.
Outdoor equipment will be on display and you will have time for questions.
There are even more great events in the libraries this week.
Junior Monroe Wednesday Writers - Monroe Library, October 22nd @ 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: Dreamscapes - Arlington Library, October 23rd @ 3:00 pm
DIY Teens - Granite Fals Library, October 23rd @ 3:30 pm
Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library
We Need Diverse Books
This infographic (I love infographics!) was created for the We Need Diverse Books campaign. There are some SERIOUSLY AWESOME books up there (and if you’re at one of the schools I visit many should be familiar!)!
Related: It’s been two years, but I still have warm and squishy feelings for Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. And Killer of Enemies is SO kick butt… And Proxy, and Akata Witch, and oh, man, Flygirl. And Two Boys Kissing! Oh, and Girl, Stolen is soo creepy. Pointe is brand new, but I’ve heard great things… I could GO ON. AND ON.
You can read more about this campaign on their site.
-Jackie @ Lynnwood Library
Weekend Book Give Away:
Do you ever like to imagine there is an alternative universe to the one we live in? One where things are somehow different, perhaps more magical? Then you might like to read this week’s book, Trial by Fire. It is book one of the Worldwalker Trilogy by Josephine Angelini, and looks to be pretty exciting!
Top 3 Right Now: Jayanne the Librarian
This week we are featuring Jayanne, our wonderful librarian for both the Freeland and Langley libraries (can I hear a little love for Whidbey Island?)
"I’ve been catching up on older titles recently, which is great because I don’t have to wait for the sequel.
One of my teens recommended Also Known As by Robin Benway. The main character is a thief/spy (it’s the family business). It reminds of the Gallagher Girls and Heist series by Ally Carter. Part thriller, part romance. Best part, I could immediately read the sequel, Going Rogue.
I admit that I would like to discover that I had magic powers. That being said, being able to raise the dead is just more trouble than it is worth. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer has it’s scary scenes, but mostly I was laughing at Sam’s misfortunes. One of my favorite books, Sabriel, also features necromancy (I will NOT read anything into that!) and I just found out that Garth Nix is coming out with a prequel to that series, Clariel.
I went on a brief road trip this month, which included several hours waiting in ferry lines. I didn’t mind the wait because I was listening to the audiobook of Beauty Queens written and read by Libba Bray. Beauty contestants crash land on a deserted (maybe) island. It’s a hilarious send up of beauty contests, reality tv, and cable news. Listen to it instead of reading it if you can. Her voices were great.”
Trailer Tuesday: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Readers’ Corner: Non-Fiction Homework Helpers
Sometimes teachers ask you to find and read an informative book that’s more than 300 pages long. Sometimes you need to read an autobiography or memoir for an assignment that’s due in two days, so you want something short.
Instead of staring at stacks and stacks of books, judging them only by their width and ending up reading something that’s either too dull, too confusing, or too not-teacher-approved, we have some helpful booklists for you:
Each of these lists includes carefully selected non-fiction books that are interesting, informative, and suitable for teen readers. No dull textbook stuff here. Wouldn’t you rather learn about cartoon censorship, dead bodies, how to start a band, or the history of poop?
This Week at the Library
It’s a very busy week for teens at Sno-Isle Libraries! Mill Creek Library is hosting a special after-hours Halloween Party on Friday from 7-9 pm. Play games, enjoy snacks, and compete in a costume contest. Space is limited, so please preregister. Dress your best - or creepiest!
Dreams, dreams, dreams…
Celebrate Teen Read month with these fun programs.
Teen Dream Boards - Mukilteo Library, October 13th @ 3:30 pm
Use the art of collage to fill a personal dream board with your goals and visions for the future. When you take your dream board home, you’ll have a visual reminder of your passions and inspirations to keep you on track toward your ideal future.
Dream Catchers - Langley Library, October 15th @1:00 pm
Make your own dream catcher! Trap your negative dreams while letting those positive dreams slip through.
Teen Dream Journals - Mountlake Terrace Library, October 15th @ 4:00 pm
Creating Dream Journals - Sultan Library, October 16th @ 1:00 pm
"Turn Your Dreams into Reality" by creating your own dream journal.
Reading, Writing, and Research
Write Wednesdays - Snohomish Library, October 15th @3:30 pm
Junior Monroe Wednesday Writers - Monroe Library, October 15th @ 4:30 pm
Improve your writing - share and learn in a fun environment.
Teen Book Brunch - Mill Creek Library, October 18th @ 11:00 am
Join in thought provoking conversations about great new books. Enjoy DONUTS and free copies of soon to be released books! Held at the University Book Store in Mill Creek Town Center.
Creating a History Day Project: a workshop for teachers, students and parents - Monroe Library, October 18th @10:00 am
Learn tips for working on your National History Day project: choosing your topic, researching and creating your project, and insight from the judge’s point of view.
(Image Credit: Mike Prosser)
Tech, Gaming, and Movies
Teen Movie Matinee - Edmonds Library, October 14th @ 4:00 pm
This month’s film is “Soul Surfer,” the inspirational true story based on the book by Bethany Hamilton. Win a DVD of the movie!
Arduino Drop In - Arlington Library, October 16th @ 3:00 pm
Explore the Arduino microcomputer - learn how to complete interactive electronic projects and discover what you can create.
Minecraft Build Challenge - Lynnwood Library, October 18th @ 3:00 pm
Work together or on your own to build the best Minecraft structure. Prizes go to the winner(s). Space is limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
And last, but by no means the least…
Teen Advisory Group - Granite Falls Library, October 16th @ 3:30 pm
I told you it was a busy week!
Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library
Weekend Book Give Away: Paper Airplanes
This week’s give away has one of the best blurbs ever, from Maureen Johnson: “Paper Airplanes is Louise Rennison funny, but with ALL THE FEELS.” So if you like realistic and raw books with a kick of British humor, Dawn O’Porter's new book might just be the one for you.
From the publisher:
Renée and Flo are the most unlikely of friends. Introspective and studious Flo and outspoken, wild, and sexually curious Renée have barely spoken in their years of going to school together in Guernsey, a small British island off the coast of France. And yet, when tragedy strikes, it is only wild child Renée, who lost her mother at a young age, who is able to comfort a grieving Flo. The girls form an intense bond that sees them through a host of deeply relatable, wince-inducing experiences—drunken snogging; a séance in which clueless friends offer to summon Renée’s mother; dating a guy for free fish and chips. But toxic mean girls and personal betrayals threaten to tear the girls’ delicate new friendship apart.
To win an ARC of this intriguing book, tell me about your favorite thing for England, and why it is great.
Random Number Generator will pick a winner on Monday October 13, 2014. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.