What’s Happening 2/15/16

Have you signed up for Winter Reading yet? It’s not too late! All you have to do is have read one book before February 29 to be entered to win a Kindle Fire! Stop by either Library location to sign up today.

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  • School Year Book Buddies, 4-4:45pm @ Harnish Main Library: Earn one volunteer hour for listening to a grade school student practice reading aloud. For more information visit our Volunteer page.

Wednesday, February 17

  • Office Hours with the Young Adult Librarian, 3-6pm @ Harnish Main Library: Come ask questions about reading recommendations, research, young adult programs, volunteer opportunities and more. Candy provided. Have a question, but can’t make Wednesdays? Call Ms. Jen at 847-458-3153 to make an appointment.

Thursday, February 18

  • VolunTeens, 3:30-5pm @ Harnish Main Library: Drop-in to earn volunteer hours for completing behind the scenes Library tasks. You can also learn about our other volunteer opportunities and sign-up to help with events through the next month.

Have a great week!

What’s Happening 2/8/16

GEN-YA-Office Hours-TVWinter Reading continues! Five people have turned in books they’ve read already, but there’s still plenty of time to sign up and participate. Don’t forget to stop by YA Office Hours each week to be entered to win an AMC gift card!

Wednesday, February 10

  • Office Hours with the Young Adult Librarian, 3-6pm @ Harnish Main Library: Come ask questions about reading recommendations, research, young adult programs, volunteer opportunities and more. Candy provided. Have a question, but can’t make Wednesdays? Call Ms. Jen at 847-458-3153 to make an appointment.
  • Readers Theatre-Shakespeare Light, 7-8pm @ Harnish Main Library: Do you love theatrical productions? Join us in an interactive dramatic reading of the Bard’s classic pastoral comedy “As You Like It”. It’s filled with laughs, love, mistaken identities, and much silliness. We’ll start with a brief introduction to the play, before beginning our performance. No acting experience is necessary; only willingness to read aloud. Parts will be assigned at random. Open to teens, adults and children ages 9 and up!

Thursday, February 11

  • High School Anime Club, 3:30-5pm @ Harnish Main Library: Monthly anime club meeting. This month we’re going to be playing with Minecraft Pixel Art and get ready for the return of Ship or Sink! Snacks and drinks will be served.

And don’t forget – if you took the Practice ACT Test, Saturday, February 6 @ Eastgate, the Score Pickup and Follow-Up Presentation is next Monday, February 15, 7pm also @ the Eastgate Branch Library.

Cool Crafts: Marble Magnets

You know those squashed marble things that you find at craft stores? Well you can use those, plus some glue, magnets, and cut out pictures that match the size of the marbles (either from magazines, your computer, or drawn yourself), to make these awesome marble magnets.

marble magnets

Want to find out how? Click the links below for instructions and/or a YouTube video. Have fun!

http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/marblemagnets/

https://youtu.be/e_y3USiZ7pQ

 

What’s Happening 2/1/16

Winter Reading continues! Don’t forget to stop by YA Office Hours each week to be entered to win an AMC gift card.

Monday, February 1

Tuesday, February 2

  • School Year Book Buddies, 4pm @ Harnish Main Library: It’s not too late to volunteer. Book Buddies meets every other Tuesday from now through April 26. Forms available here.

Wednesday, February 3

  • Office Hours with the Young Adult Librarian, 3-6pm @ Harnish Main Library: Come ask questions about reading recommendations, research, young adult programs, volunteer opportunities and more. Candy provided. Have a question, but can’t make Wednesdays? Call Ms. Jen at 847-458-3153 to make an appointment.

Saturday, February 6

  • ACT Practice Test by Sylvan Learning, 9:30am-1pm @ Eastgate Branch Library: Space is still available! Registration must be done in person at either Library location and costs $15 (payable by cash, check or credit card) which covers your test and scores, plus a study guide. Please bring a pencil and a calculator. Scores will be returned in-person at the follow-up session on Monday, February 15 @ 7pm @ the Eastgate Branch Library. If you cannot attend the follow-up session, scores can be retrieved from the Sylvan Learning Center in Algonquin after February 15. For Grades 10-12. Please note: This is a practice test. We are not an official testing location.

Winter Reading

WRP16_WeLoveReading2Students in Grades 9-12: Sign up for Winter Reading with your AAPLD Library Card and get a paperback book. Turn in a slip for each book you read (up to 5) and get entered to win one of three 7″ Kindle Fires! Bonus prize: Come talk books with Ms. Jen at Office Hours (Wednesdays 3-6pm) and you could win the weekly drawing for a $10 AMC gift card.

Explode Your YA Hold List – January

explodeyourholdsCheck out these new books! Click on a book cover to go to our catalog where you can place them on hold.

passengerPassenger by Alexandra Bracken: A new series from the author of The Darkest Minds trilogy. This one has time-travel. In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

truthwitchTruthwitch by Susan Dennard: On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a ‘witchery,’ a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble–as two desperate young women know all too well.

 

impostorqueenThe Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine: Chosen by her kingdom’s elders to be their queen, Elli grows up surrounded by luxury and tutors only to be banished when she fails to inherit essential magic, a situation that leads to devastating revelations about her world’s magic and the true role Elli was meant to play for her people.

 

thickerthanwaterThicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore: Arrested for dealing drugs and playing a part in her brother’s death, CeCe reflects on the injury that led to her brother’s drug addiction and her fateful decision to steal and sell his drugs to protect him and save money.

 

wearetheantsWe Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson: Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.

 

thisraginglightThis Raging Light by Estelle Laure: Seventeen-year-old Lucille is struggling to get through each day, paying bills and looking after her little sister, Wren, while her father is institutionalized after a breakdown and her mother is “on vacation,” but nothing else seems to matter when she is with Digby Jones, her best friend’s twin brother.

 

uptothispointeUp to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo: Devastated when her dream of becoming a professional ballerina falls through, seventeen-year-old Harper Scott takes a job as a research assistant, wintering over at McMurdo, a U.S. science station at the tip of Antarctica where, for the first time, she considers other possible futures.

 

thisiswhereitendsThis Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.

mynameisnotfridayMy Name Is Not Friday by Jon Walter: Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother’s prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery–and somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.

“In case you’re an alien and you’re reading this: BITE ME.”

 

5thwaveMovieThe 5th Wave by Rick Yancey just hit movie theaters this past Friday, January 22nd.  Book two, The Infinite Sea, is on our shelves and the final book, The Last Star, does not come out until May 24th, 2016 (But you can put it on hold now!). Here are some read-alikes to hold you over until then:

PassengerPassenger by Alexandra Bracken
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now. 

We Are the Ants by Shaun David HutchinsonWe are the Ants
Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.

 

I Am Number FourI_Am_Number_Four by Pittacus Lore
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

In the AfterIn The After by Demitria Lunetta
In a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is as it seems, seventeen-year-old Amy and Baby, a child she found while scavenging, struggle to survive while vicious, predatory creatures from another planet roam the Earth.

 

monstrumologist1Fans of Rick Yancey’s writing will be pleased to learn that he has another series for teens. The Monstrumologist is a grisly horror series set in 1888. Twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a New Escientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.

What’s Happening 1/25/16

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Students in Grades 9-12: Sign up for Winter Reading with your AAPLD Library Card and get a paperback book. Turn in a slip for each book you read (up to 5) and get entered to win one of three 7″ Kindle Fires! Bonus prize: Come talk books with Ms. Jen at Office Hours (Wednesdays 3-6pm) and you could win the weekly drawing for a $10 AMC gift card.

Wednesday, January 27

  • Office Hours with the Young Adult Librarian, 3-6pm @ Harnish Main Library: Come ask questions about reading recommendations, research, young adult programs, volunteer opportunities and more. Candy provided. Have a question, but can’t make Wednesdays? Call Ms. Jen at 847-458-3153 to make an appointment.
  • WiiU YA Super Smash Bros. Tournament, 6:30-8:30pm @ Harnish Main Library: There’s a few spots left to compete! Register today to secure one or just come on by to watch the fun, hang out and eat snacks. For Grades 9-12.

Thursday, January 28

  • High School Anime Board Meeting, 3-5pm @ Harnish Main Library: The board will meet in the Large Study Room to plan our February Anime Club meeting.Crocheted_necklace_crop_1024x1024
  • Crocheted Wire Necklace Workshop, 7-8:30pm @ Eastgate Branch Library: Crochet Wire? Yes you can. Add beads to it and you can make your own necklace or bracelet to match any outfit. Supplies and tools will be provided. No prior knowledge of jewelry making or crochet is needed. $5 Payment required; register in person only at either Library location. For ages 13 and up.

Saturday, January 30

  • ACT Practice Test by KAPLAN, 9:30am-1pm @ Harnish Main Library: This practice test is full! Don’t forget to come if you signed up.

Saturday, February 6

  • ACT Practice Test by Sylvan Learning, 9:30am-1pm @ Eastgate Branch Library: Lots of space is available for this test. Registration must be done in person and costs $15 (payable by cash, check or credit card) which covers your test and scores, plus a study guide. Please bring a pencil and a calculator. Scores will be returned in-person at the follow-up session on Monday, Feb. 15 @ 7pm @ the Eastgate Branch Library. For Grades 10-12. Please note: This is a practice test. We are not an official testing location.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

  • DSC_0028We are still looking for a few more School Year Book Buddies Volunteers. We meet every other Tuesday at 4pm from February 2-April 26. Forms available here.

What’s Happening at the Library The Week of 1/4/16

Here’s what’s happening for high school students at the Library this week:

1/4/16: Registration opens for the YA WiiU Super Smash Bros. Tournament on Wed., Jan. 27 @ 6:30pm @ the Harnish Main Library. Reserve your spot by registering online.

Scantron Test1/4/16: Registration also opens for both ACT Practice Tests for students in Grades 10-12. Registration must be done in person and costs $15 (payable by cash, check or credit card) which covers your test and scores, plus a study guide. Both tests are on Saturdays at 9:30 am (doors open at 9am). Please bring a pencil and a calculator.

  • The Sat., Jan. 30 test will be hosted by KAPLAN @ the Harnish Main Library. Scores will be emailed to test-takers within 2 weeks along with information about online workshops.
  • The Sat., Feb. 6 test will be hosted by Sylvan Learning @ the Eastgate Branch Library. Scores will be returned in-person at the follow-up session on Monday, Feb. 15 @ 7pm @ the Eastgate Branch Library. Please note: This is a practice test. We are not an official testing location.

1/6/16: No Young Adult Librarian Office Hours this week. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Ms. Jen to setup an appointment.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Register for School Year Book Buddies which meets on Tuesdays at 4pm and runs from January 19-April 26th. Forms available here.
  • Mon., Jan. 11, 6-8:30pm: Preschool Information Night @ Harnish – we are still looking for one more volunteer to help direct patrons and assist with crowd control.

New volunteers please see the volunteer page for registration forms and more information.
Contact  Ms. Jen to signup for a specific opportunity.

Hope to see you soon!