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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.

Are You Ready To Go?: Learn an Ancient Game @ Your Library

Bored with board games? Conquered all the levels of the latest video game sensation? Are you looking for a new gaming challenge? Check out Go, a game that takes a few minutes to learn but a lifetime to master.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Three Teen Tales

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with three of my favorite books featuring Latina heroines.

The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales follows Sofia as she prepares to leave her family in the barrio in McAllen, Texas, to attend a prestigious boarding school in Austin. Is she abandoning her roots or broadening her horizons?

 

Club Anime Presents D.Gray-Man

Join us on Thursday, September 24th at 7pm for a Pocky, prizes, and screening of Volume 1 of D.Gray-Man from Funimation. Here's a synopsis: Darkness is moving in, and young exorcist Allen Walker is humanity’s greatest hope against the wicked forces conspiring to bring civilization to its knees. Akuma – cruel spirits born of tragedy and lost souls – lurk in every shadow, willing and eager to do the bidding of their leader, the dread Millennium Earl. With an eye cursed to see evil in its truest form and blessed with an arm to slay soul-devouring demons, Allen stands ready to confront the gathering storm. Should he fail, Innocence will be lost forever.

Volunteer @ Your Library

Emily Dousay, Atascocita VolunTeen, displays her Steampunk journal.

In April, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which, for the first time, officially recognizes today, September 11, as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. One of the best ways to honor this day is to volunteer at your local library. Want to know how?

Teens: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Day of the Dead Crafts

Calling all Crafty Divas and DIYers! Join us on Wednesday, September 16th at 4:30pm as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an afternoon of Day of the Dead related crafts.

Teens: Make Your Voice Heard! Join The Teen Advisory Board

Calling all teens! Do you have great ideas for Young Adult programs? Do you know cool ways to promote the library and all its wonders? Do you want to make your voice heard? Then join Atascocita's first official Teen Advisory Board! In addition to earning valuable community service hours for college, you will get the chance to plan Young Adult programs and develop projects to promote library services.

Who can participate?  Teens ages 13 to 18 years old are welcome to apply. You must be able to attend monthly meetings and participate in any projects that the board undertakes.

When do we meet? After all the board members are chosen, we will pick a date and time each month that will work for everyone.

Applications are available at the front desk and are due September 15th. If you have any questions or comments, you can leave them for me here or call me (Miss Darla) at 281-812-2162.

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