The National Teen Lock-In: Masquerade Madness is almost here! This is a nation wide event in which teens from all over the country will be participating. For three hours you will be able to run around, be loud, and eat in your library. Perhaps this list of items will convince you to register for the lock-in:
Just click on the image or stop in at your library to register.
To pass the time until the lock-in, I have selected a few titles that are written by the authors, or deal with murder, dancing, or madness. Enjoy.
Based off of the Marvel comics character Ant Man this new movie follows Scott Lang as he is trained to be Ant Man by Hank Pym. With a specially designed suit Scott has the power to shrink in size and control ants. Using this new power Ant-Man must prevent Yellowjacket from using the same technology for evil. Checkout some of the avengers comics from our Graphic Novel section to learn more about Ant-Man and Hank Pym.
For the weekend of the fourth you said that you were going to read in a quiet place.
This week we would like to know what you do to help out in your community. This past week some of you have had the chance to help out you community during our Friendly Neighborhood Teen event. We did all kinds of things like weed, clean books and toys, and pick up trash. What do you do to help your community?
In 2011 critics claimed that Young Adult books were damaging to young readers, stating that teenagers were too young to read about suicides, cutting, death, or drugs. Because of this, the campaign #YAsaves was founded. This initiative was to show that YA books can help teens deal with difficult problems. Authors and readers shared their accounts on how a YA book has saved their life in some way shape or form.
Have you ever read a book that just changed your life or at least made you think? I recently finished All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. In a small Indiana town, two teenagers meet on the ledge of the school's bell tower. Both are in pain. Both want to jump. Can both lives be saved? After shedding a few tears, I realized that we must be more proactive about building healthy relationships while learning to care more deeply for others. This book could save a live.
I have compiled a few other titles that could save a life. Please add to the list. #YAsaves
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