Copper Etching - 3:30 -5:00, Healdsburg
Castles and Crowns Chess Club - 3:00 – 5:00, Rincon Valley
Teen Lounge - 3:15 – 4:30, Rincon Valley
Cartooning Workshop - 2:00 – 3:30, Northwest
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
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
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:
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!
4. Reality Bug
5. Black Water
9. Raven Rise
Moises won the Kindle in Windsor!
Everyone is invited to a series of events coming up at the Central library in Santa Rosa.
Steampunk Graphic Novels and Anime: Tuesday, 8/20 from 3:30-4:30
Steampunk Maker Space: Thursday, 8/22 from 3:30-5:30
Costume Workshop: Friday, 8/23 from 3:30-7:00
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!
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!
A big thank you to all who participated in the Teen Summer Reading program this year! Some branches have raffle winners already! Here are the Kindle winners so far:
Melissa at the Healdsburg Branch
Scott at the Northwest Branch
Natalie at the Guerneville Branch
Congratulations to our winners!