Friday, November 2, 2018

September and October 2018 Programs



November and December 2018 Registration Has Begun!

Dinner and a Book

Tuesday, November 13, 5:15-6:15pm

Tuesday, December 11, 5:15-6:15pm

Bring a book you are reading now or one of your favorites to discuss as we have dinner. BPY507

Button Making

Thursday, November 15, 4-5pm

We’re button making today! You bring in either copies of photos (1inch or less) or pictures out of magazine and you can make them into buttons you can wear. BPY311 

Chocolate Pudding in Mason Jars and Games

Friday, November 30, 4-5pm

You will be making your own chocolate pudding in a jar that you eat now or take home. All materials will be provided.  BPY902

Teen Speak: Hot Fudge Sundaes and Games for National Ice Cream Day

Wednesday, December 5, 4-5pm

You can make your own hot fudge sundae and play games with your friends. BPY202

Make Your Own Battery

Thursday, December 13, 4-5pm

This is your program you suggested at Teen Youth Advisory in the summer. Come in and make an unusual battery that you can test in different ways and take home with you. BPY310 

Winter Ornaments

Wednesday, December 19, 5-6pm

Peaceful doves and twirly pinecones start from colorful felt and end hung from winter’s windows or anywhere around your space. You can make them yourselves and decorate your own home.BPY308

Community Service
Youth Advisory Council
Fridays, November 9 and December 7, 5:30-6:15pm
All teens are welcome to participate in their Youth Advisory Council. Meet with your friends and Mrs. Riley, the Young Adult Librarian. We will discuss New Community Service programs and your ideas for programs, books and more.  Refreshments will be served as we   brainstorm new ideas. Please remember Community Service is based on  participation. Please register for this program. BPY201

Veteran Letters
Thursday, November 8, 4-5pm
Stop in and write a few letters to our Veterans who have served this country. We’ll supply all the material, you bring your creativity. BPY303

We will Wrap up Your Holidays
Saturday, December 15, 12:30-4pm
Teens can schedule a few hours of community service to wrap*, be an assistant or a present coordinator. We will need a few teens for each shift. To receive another hour of community service you will need to bring either a roll of wrapping paper or a bag of bows.  *You must be able to wrap a present cleanly. There will be other jobs available for this program.  BPY315 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Fever Code by James Dashner

The Fever Code by James Dashner

Book Review by OL; Grade 8

  The Fever Code is the fifth and last book in The Maze Runner series
written by James Dashner. This particular novel is a flashback that
takes place when all of the main characters were young children. WCKD
took their names from them and changed them into completely different
people. Since the sun flares destroyed earth, this organization trained
these kids to solve puzzles at a faster pace than the rest of the
population.  They were being educated to be part of the “maze trails”. 

Thomas and Teresa were separated from the rest of the boys so they could
grasp harder subjects-- which then leads to them building and helping to
create the Maze and Glade. After many years of separation from the
soon-to-be Gladers, Dr. Paige decided that they should reconnect with
the others to create friendships.

One by one, all of the others were sent into the Glade, leaving Thomas,
Teresa, and Chuck behind. After Chuck was sent down in the box, Thomas
began to realize that WCKD is not good. He decided that he wanted to be
sent into the Maze to help the other kids rebel and understand what
happened to them. 
Finally, Dr. Paige decides that the Elites (Thomas, Teresa, Aris, and
Rachel) will keep their memories so they can communicate with each other
and WCKD while in the Maze. What Thomas doesn’t know, is that his
memories will be removed, but Teresa’s will stay intact, which causes
them struggles along the way.

James Dashner kept me reading because there were so many secrets
revealed during this book.  The chapters are short and there are a lot
of cliffhangers.  Teen readers who like dystopian novels will enjoy this
series and fans of this series should definitely read the final book of
the Maze Runner.   

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Teen Book Review by G4 (6th Grade

“The Nazi officers are dressed in black. They look at death with the indifference of a
This is a quote from the book “ The Librarian of Auschwitz” by Antonio Itubre. This is
a striking book based on the true story of Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus. Dita was a
daring girl who was a librarian at a secret library in Auschwitz. In case you don’t know,
Auschwitz was a German concentration camp during WWII. If the S.S., Hitler’s secret
service that guarded the camp, found out, she could be executed because books were
forbidden in Auschwitz.
She works with fellow Auschwitz prisoners to hide the books, to prevent getting caught.
They ask the camp seamstress to put deep and strong pockets in a jacket to conceal the
books while they are being transported. I was very surprised to hear that Dita was only
14, about my age. Her extreme bravery in the face of fear was shocking to me. She
risked her life to help others get an education during these tough times.
I recommend this book to people who have an interest in learning about the Holocaust.
The author traveled to Auschwitz to get information to write this book. I enjoyed reading
the book partly because of the author’s realistic writing style. The author’s hard work
really showed. I also recommend this book to people who enjoy stories of courage from
kids in their own age group.
This novel is a nail-biter and will keep you up at night, wanting to read more. Once you
finish this book, you will be much more knowledgeable about Auschwitz and be very
glad you read this book.