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Werewolves Rock!

I must admit I have been in love with werewolves ever since I saw Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Unlike the undead world of vampires, werewolves can walk in the human world without being noticed. Some transform during the full moon but that legend changes depending upon the author. With the popularity of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, werewolf stories have also become more popular and here are some of my favorites.

 

Announcing the Knit Wits: Teen Knitting Club!

Every summer, we do Camp Knit-a-Lot at the library and when it's over, everyone asks for a monthly knitting program for teens. We've taken the plunge and starting this month, we will be offering Knit Wits, a teen knitting club, the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Just bring your latest projects and supplies. Miss Sharon will be on hand to help you untangle your knitting problems. See you on Tuesday, November 24th at 6pm for our first meeting!

Gleek Out!: Beyond the Glee Soundtrack

I've spend the last 24 hours "gleeking out" over Glee: The Music, Season 1. Even though most of the songs have been available online since the show started, I love having everything on the official CD. But what do you do when you have all the songs memorized? Go back to the source material by the original artists!

Can You Conquer NaNoWriMo?

Calling all teen writers! Do you want to write a novel but can't get started? Need some motivation? Sign ups have begun for National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) which kicks off on November 1st. How does it work and how can the library help? Read on.

Get Your Ghoul On @ the Teen Halloween Haunt

Join us on Thursday, October 29th at 7pm for devilish delights and ghoulish games at our Teen Halloween Haunt. Since this is our usual Club Anime night, we will feature anime-themed video games. Prizes will be given for Best Costume and Best Cosplay. Don't miss out!

Start Your Holiday Shopping Early @ This Weekend's FOAL Book Sale

With the holidays around the corner, it is time to start get your gift list together. One of my favorite places to shop is right here at the library. This weekend is the FOAL (Friends of the Atascocita Library) book sale and it's a great opportunity to pick up fabulous books for incredibly low prices. In addition to books, you can also find magazines, DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes. If you are a member of FOAL, or want to become one, you can shop the preview on Friday, October 23rd from 5pm to 7pm; otherwise, you can catch the sale on Saturday, October 24th from 10AM to 4PM.

Meet BOLT: Atascocita Library's Board of Library Teens

In October, we launched our very first teen advisory board at the Atascocita Library. Our Board of Library Teens (aka BOLT) will help develop young adult programs, assist the childrens department with special project and raise funds for the library. Members include (back row from left to right) Roger Thomas III, Stephanie Simpson, Nicole Edgar, Marisol Harper, (front row from left to right) Emily Dousay and Ariel Thomas. Stayed tuned for their first event entitled "Winter Wonderland" at the Winter Program on December 12th.

Celebrate Teen Read Week With Altered Costumes

Join us on Wednesday, October 21st at 4:30pm as we celebrate Teen Read Week with an Altered Costume class. Learn how you can take ordinary clothes and turn them into a cosplay masterpiece. If you have unused clothing or costumes from Halloweens past, bring them with you.

Conventional Wisdom: Teens @ Anime Conventions

 I have a confession to make. I am a fangirl. I love everything about fandom but one of my favorite things is conventions. I have been to science fiction, fantasy, anime, comic book and cult tv conventions. Conventions are great places to find the latest in anime and manga, not to mention t-shirts, plushies, action figures, and anything else you can imagine. Interested? In Houston, you  have two chances to get your fan on either this Halloween at Oni-Con or this Easter at Anime Matsuri. Here are some tips, and books, to make your con going experience fun and stress-free.

Are You Ready To Go?: Check Out the Teen Chess and Go Club

 

Join us on Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm for an evening of strategy and intrigue. Beginners are welcome.

Want to learn more about Go? Check out my latest post in the Teen blog.

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