New books for the week of 2/23/2014

Here's a list of new books this week, including a new one by Laurie Halse Anderson, the entire Shatter Me trilogy, and a couple of cool new graphic novels!

  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (book 1 of the Shatter Me trilogy)
  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (book 2 of the Shatter Me trilogy)
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (book 3 of the Shatter Me trilogy)
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Living With Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles
  • Three by Kristen Simmons (an Article 5 book)
  • Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
  • Starglass by Phoebe North
  • OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
  • Heck by Zander Cannon
  • Johnny Hiro: The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao
  • Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
  • Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault 


Blackout Poetry was fun!

I am officially blaming all these snow days we've had as why I've not posted up about the blackout poetry event we had two Wednesdays ago. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Anyway! We had six teens show up to make some blackout poetry crafts! We had on hand old mangas, discarded books and a ton of old magazines to go through, tear up, and scribble over to make new poems from old blocks of text. And in typical fashion, I had my phone in my pocket and forgot to take a single picture! Ah! Well, here's an example I made shortly before the event, at any rate. We had coffee cans and wooden picture frames to decoupage the poems onto! 

Everyone seemed to enjoy the laid-back nature of blackout poetry, and we all chatted while we made poems. I also had my iPod playing for some background noise, and made sure to apologize for my eclectic taste in music that I was subjecting them to. We've got the Random-A-Thon fundraiser coming up this Saturday, and I'll have supplies on hand to make more blackout poetry as well as a ton of other things!

Random-A-Thon and other upcoming programs!

Our big fundraiser for Sellers Library teen programs, the Random-A-Thon, is just a week away! Next Saturday from 10 to 3 we'll be hosting all sorts of events, from anime to Connect 4, from papercrafts to Super Smash Bros, there's something for everyone to check out! It's a $10 minimum donation to enter.

On Wednesday, March 5, we'll be doing temporary tattoo crafts at 3:30. I'll have some designs on hand for anyone to use, such as the Deathly Hallows symbol and the Hunger Games Mockingjay, but you're welcome to bring in your own or just freehand it if you're feeling brave!

On Wednesday, March 12 we'll be making 6-second book trailers for Teen Tech Week! We'll have some iPads on hand to use, or if you've got a Vine-enabled device you can use that too. We'll plan out and make some 6-second book trailers, then at the end we'll show them on the projector for a mini-marathon! Come with a book in mind, and if you have any props you'd like to use, feel free to bring them too.

March 19th is the third Wednesday of the month, and that means it's the Anime Club! Each month we vote on a title to watch while we hang out and talk manga, anime and anything else!

Pokemon Night will be Friday, March 21 from 6 to 8. We'll be having a tournament for the X and Y Pokemon games, as well as free play on older console Pokemon titles. Come in costume for a chance at a prize!

March 26 will be the Tabletop Gaming event, a personal favorite of mine, where for two hours we'll be offering a ton of board games to choose from! From classics to new titles, we'll have a little of everything. You're welcome to bring your own games as well!

I hope to see lots of you at all these upcoming events! And if you're around Saturday, make sure to stop by the Random-A-Thon fundraiser, which helps us raise money to do all these teen programs!


A few new titles

Just a few new titles added recently that I wanted to bring to your attention!

  • The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
  • Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama (3-in-1 of vols. 7-9)
  • The Property by Rutu Modan