Copper Etching in Rincon Valley

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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

 

Cool Summer Programs!

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Do you have one of these calendars of teen events at the library?  If not, be sure to stop in and get one so you don't miss out on any of the fun!  Remember, you can earn stamps for your game card and extra raffle tickets for attending the programs.

Wednesday programs:

STUFFED CRITTERS at 2:00 in the Sonoma Valley Branch

MONSTER MAKE-UP at 2:00 in the Healdsburg Branch

ALTERED BOOKS at 3:00 in the Petaluma Branch.

Thursday programs:

DUCT TAPE MANIA at 3:00 in Rincon Valley

Friday programs:

GELATIN PRINTING at 3:00 in Sebastopol

MONSTER MAKE-UP at 3:00 in Windsor

Saturday programs:

HENNA ART at 11:00 in Northwest

 

Teen Read Reviews Rincon Valley

The Rincon Valley teens are busy reading this summer.  Check out what they are saying:

Reviewed by: Mariah, 9th grade
Title & Author: 7 Souls by Barnabas Miller
Book Description: Mary Shayne is killed and due to a spell must relive the day of her death in 7 people’s bodies.
Why I picked it up: It seemed interesting and I enjoy murder mysteries.
Why I finished it: It’s now my new favorite book! I couldn’t put it down.
I’d recommend it to: People who like a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.
This book rated: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Mariah, 9th grade
Title & Author: White Darkness by Geraldine McCraughrean
Book Description: Sym Wates goes on a trip to Antarctica with her uncle and Titus Oates. It’s a crazy quest to survive until the end.
Why I picked it up: The book summary made me want to read it.
Why I finished it: In every chapter, more and more secrets were revealed.
I’d recommend it to: People who enjoy a good book filled with surprising secrets about each character.
This book rated: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Mariah, 9th grade
Title & Author: American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
Book Description: In this graphic novel, everyone is not who they seem. It follows the lives of an American born Chinese and a monkey king.
Why I picked it up: The illustrations were very talented and the book was a Printz Award winner.
Why I finished it: It was strange, and had a strange ending. It ended abruptly and I thought there was more.
I’d recommend it to: People who are fans of both suspense and surprise should read this.
This book rated: 2 ½ stars

Reviewed by: James, 12th grade
Title & Author: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Book Description: This science fiction is a melee of comical events surrounding an everyday character thrust into an unimaginable world.
Why I picked it up: My uncle gave it to me and I finally got around to reading it.
Why I finished it: It wasn’t terribly long, but filled with twists and turns every page.
I’d recommend it to: Anyone who has ever had an interest in scfi, past or present.
This book rated: 3 ½ stars

Reviewed by: James, 12th grade
Title & Author: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Book Description: This book analysis the split second decisions we make as humans and how important they are to us as individuals.
Why I picked it up: It was recommended to me from a friend.
Why I finished it: Gladwell is a compelling writer and his discussion of this topic is fascinating.
I’d recommend it to: Anyone interested in how we function, or looking for an intriguing read.
This book rated: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Carolina, 9th grade
Title & Author: Your Eyes in Stars by M.E. Kerr
Book Description: Jessie’s father is the warden at the local prison. Then comes Elsa from Germany.
Why I picked it up: The title sounded very interesting. I read the summary and found out it took place in the 1930’s.
Why I finished it: I wanted to find out more about Slater, Jessie, and Elsa.I hoped their mom’s would get along.
I’d recommend it to: Anyone who likes a good friendship story without a lot of fluff.
This book rated: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Cecilia, 9th grade
Title & Author: Please Read (if at all possible) by Kate Engelbrecht
Book Description: It is a book of pictures that supposedly describe girls but most of the pictures were of girls posing in front of a mirror.
Why I picked it up: The title sounded interesting.
Why I finished it: I was hoping some more meaningful pictures would show up, like a girl playing soccer or an instrument.
I’d recommend it to: I didn’t see anything positive in this book so I wouldn’t recommend it.
This book rated: 3 stars

Reviewed by: Ameelvi, 10th grade
Title & Author: Feed by M.T. Anderson
Book Description: Set in the future everyone has a feed embedded in their heads that broadcasts sales and ads. It’s basically the internet in your mind. One feed malfunctions and leads to a tragedy.
Why I picked it up: The summary sounded interesting.
Why I finished it: It felt like I was learning about another culture.
I’d recommend it to: Scifi lovers.
This book rated: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Pratiksha, 7th grade
Title & Author: Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner
Book Description: Storm and Aurora Eden live peacefully at Eden End until their mother dies while having a baby. After, their dad disappears and leaves the Eden sisters on there own. Before the mother dies she gives Storm a flute which has given the Edens trouble. A crazy Dr. is trying to get it and only Storm can save them. The flute has extremely powerful powers that could be the fate of the world.
Why I picked it up: I saw the title and read the summary and I loved it.
Why I finished it: The plot was so good I couldn’t stop reading it.
I’d recommend it to: People who like adventures, sad, and love stories.
This book rated: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Emily, 9th grade
Title & Author: Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins
Book Description: Lance’s life after beating cancer and winning his first Tour d’France, up until he won his fourth.
Why I picked it up: My dad recommended it because I had nothing else to read.
Why I finished it: It was very interesting and informative, not at all boring.
I’d recommend it to: Cycling fans.
This book rated: 5 stars

Picture It @ Rincon Valley Library

Next week is Teen Read Week 2011!  The Rincon Valley Library is celebrating by hosting a "Books Into Movies" Festival October 19th through October 21st!   

Come watch a movie at 3:30 next Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at the Rincon Valley Library!

Rincon Valley are showing movies based on these books:

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Dahl

City of Ember by DuPrau

Popcorn will be served!  This is a FREE event!  For more information please contact the reference desk at 537-0162 ext. 5.

*Movies are subject to change*

Photos from Rincon Valley!

The Rincon Valley teens are having a good time this summer at the library.  Here are photos from some of the events this summer.

Teen Craft Surprise:  Make an African Mask:

 

Bleach Effect T-shirts:

 

There are two more events at the Rincon Valley Library this summer:

Beading Bonanza on Monday, July 11th @ 3 pm
Call 537-0162 ext. 5 for your space

Make Smoothies & Play the wii on Monday, July 18th @ 3 pm