Teen Events This Week 9/29-10/5


Wednesday 10/2

Castles and Crowns Chess Club - Rincon Valley 3:00-5:00

Thursday 10/3

Board Game Day For Teens - Petaluma 4:00-5:30

Teen Events This Week 9/22-9/28


Wednesday 9/25

Copper Etching - 3:30  -5:00, Healdsburg

Castles and Crowns Chess Club - 3:00 - 5:00, Rincon Valley

Thursday 9/26

Teen Lounge - 3:15 - 4:30, Rincon Valley

Saturday 9/28

Cartooning Workshop - 2:00 - 3:30, Northwest


Teen Events This Week


Here are the Teen events for the week:


Craft It! reverse applique for adults and teens - Sat. Sept 21, 1:00 - 3:00


Teen Social (games and pizza) - Thurs. Sept. 19, 4:00PM

Rincon Valley:

Castles & Crowns chess club - Wed. Sept. 18, 3:00 - 5:00


Chess club for adults and teens - Wed. Sept.18, 4:00 - 6:00

Duct Tape Mania - Thurs. Sept 19,  4:00PM


Copper Etching in Rincon Valley


Rincon Valley Teen Lounge presents Copper Etching on Thursday, September 12, from 3 - 4:30.  Learn copper etching from an artist and make a unique art piece of your own!  Space is limited, so sign up ahead of time for this workshop!

Don't live near Rincon Valley and dying to try the copper etching?  The program is available at the following libraries:

Healdsburg - Wednesday, September 25, 3:30-5:00

Northwest - Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-5:00

Rohnert Park - Wednesday, November 13, 3:30-5:00


Chess Club in Rincon Valley

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Do you love chess? Are you good at strategizing? Do you want to learn?

Come to the Castles and Crowns Chess Club in Rincon Valley's Teen Lounge on Wednesday, September 11, from 3 to 5 and practice your moves!

Teen Book Review

Review by Caroline, Northwest Branch


The Never War by D.J. MacHale

         Bobby Pendragon has traveled to different worlds. He has been in their past, their present, their future. But he has never explored his own planet, Earth. In order to save the future of Earth, Bobby must stop the evil Saint Dane (not the dog) from destroying the past of our world.
        The Never War shares a description of the 1930s from a modern day teenager's point of view.  Not only does it adventure into the past, it explores into our future.
         It is an easy, light read, and told from a relatable point of view. Anyone would like it, but it was tailor-made for sci fi lovers.

If you think this is exciting, be sure to read the whole Pendragon series!
1merchantofdeath    2lostcityoffaar    3neverwar    4realitybug    5blackwater6riversofzadaa    7quillangames    8pilgrimsofrayne    9ravenrise    10soldiersofhalla

1. The Merchant of Death

2. The Lost City of Faar

3. The Never War

4. Reality Bug

5. Black Water

6. The Rivers of Zadaa

7. The Quillan Games

8. The Pilgrims of Rayne

9. Raven Rise

10. The Soldiers of Halla



Teen Summer Reading Raffle Winner

Moises won the Kindle in Windsor!


Congratulations Moises!



Do you Steampunk?

Everyone is invited to a series of events coming up at the Central library in Santa Rosa.       

Steampunkery Finale and costume contest: Saturday, 8/24 from 12:00 to 4:00.

Teen Book Review

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams

The Restaurant At the End of the Universe
by Douglas Adams

Review by Caroline, Northwest Branch

        The sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is random, funny, and makes you wonder about whether it was a good idea to invent the universe. It is a quirky science fiction with a surplus of British humor. You will journey through the destruction of the universe, how humans really evolved, and the reason why the universe is so messed up.
        I love the author's twisted view on the universe, and his creativeness. Adams created an entire universe from imagination- that, is truly amazing. Restaurant at the End of the Universe explains the universe, what's in it, and everything you couldn't imagine in a matter-of-fact, if not confusing, way.
        This novel is a bit mature, and at times hard to understand. Therefore, I recommend it to advanced readers, 13+. This is a young adult book,so adults will be addicted, too. But read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, first!


Book Spotlight: I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga


     Jasper (Jazz) is the son of the worst serial killer that has ever been recorded, Billy Dent.  Unfortunately for him, his father raised him with all the knowledge that a serial killer needs – how to use any kind of weapon, how to select and lure a victim away, how to pick locks and insure privacy for committing torture and murder.  Jazz tries to prove to himself and society that he is just another normal teenager but he can’t get his father’s crimes out of his head and his worst fear is that he might turn out just like his dad.  Billy has been in jail for years, but when the killings start up again in his hometown, Jazz tries to help the police catch the culprit, even when it requires him to confront his father in prison.

     The book is exciting and fast-paced although the content is quite disturbing in parts.  The discussion of torture and murder, while not terribly graphic, is certainly enough to give the reader the creeps.  Jazz is a very likeable character and readers will find themselves rooting for him to succeed!  I get the feeling that this book might turn into a series and I will be looking for future installments to find out what happens to Jazz and how many more killers he will catch.

     This book was nominated for the Teen Top Ten of 2013!