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Teens: Duct Tape Crafts

duct tape handbagsHey teens! Stop by the library this week and make something awesome out of colorful duct tape! All supplies provided. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 26 at 3:00pm.

And don’t forget Teen Movie Night on Thursday! Call the library at 832-559-4200 for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursday, July 28 from 7:00-9:00pm.

There’s still time to register for the Summer Reading Program. All you have to do is read any 5 books (or for 600 minutes) this summer, log them online, and stop by the library for cool prizes!

Brrr!

snow

It’s the height of summer and, boy, is it hot! When the daily temperature is in the triple digits and walking from the car to the door has me covered in a sheen of sweat, I can’t help but wish for cooler climes. When beach days and migration aren’t an option, I like to curl up on the couch and watch cold weather movies. I can’t honestly say that watching movies with snow makes me feel less like I’m about to suffer heat stroke, but it’s always worth a try. If nothing else, I am inside with the AC while the movie is playing!

If you’re in need of colder weather but stuck in Texas, browse the HCPL catalog and request a movie today!

Kimberly’s Cold Movie Picks:

LEGOs & Movies

Lego Indiana JonesHey teens! Relive your childhood and create something spectacular out of LEGOs! Prizes will be given for the most creative designs. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday July 19 at 3:00pm.

And don’t forget Teen Movie Night on Thursday! Call the library for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursday, July 21 from 7:00-9:00pm.

Flickr CC: Everyone needs a getaway Photo by: Kenny Louie

Teens: Harry Potter Release Party

Harry PotterHey teens! The last Harry Potter movie (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2) comes out in theaters on Friday. Are you ready? Get geared up for the end of the series with a Harry Potter Release Party! We’ll have food, crafts, games and prizes. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 12th at 3:00pm.

For more information about this and other Harry Potter-themed programs, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: We are only as strong as we are united Photo by: Juliana Coutinho

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

baseballsIt’s the middle of summer and halfway through baseball season. I’m not a huge baseball fan myself, but I do enjoy a good baseball movie. Baseball movies remind me of sitting in the nosebleed section at the ballpark, eating hot dogs and peanuts, singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch, watching fireworks after the game, and cheering on my favorite team.

If you’re like me and can’t make it out to Minute Maid Park to watch the Astros play, there are plenty of baseball movies to get you through the season. Browse the HCPL catalog and request your favorite today!

Kimberly’s Baseball Movie Picks:

Crafty Teens: Memory Boxes

craft suppliesHey teens! Need a break from the summer heat? Stop by the library next week and decorate a memory box to take home! All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own decorative items. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 5th from 3:00-4:30pm.

Have you registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program yet? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? All you have to do is read any 5 books (or for 600 minutes) this summer, log them online, and stop by the library for cool prizes!

Call the library at 832-559-4200 for more information.

Knitting, Henna & A Movie for Teens

henna tattooHey teens! Looking for something to do this summer? Stop by the library next week for 3 different programs!

Want to learn how to knit? Sign up for Camp Knit & Purl! By the end of this 4-day program, you should know the basics. All supplies provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30 at 2:00pm each day.

On Tuesday, come create temporary designs on your skin using henna paste! Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 28 from 4:00-5:30 pm. Parental permission is REQUIRED to participate. Permission forms available at the Reference Desk.

And don’t forget Teen Movie Night on Thursday! Call the library for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursday, June 30 from 7:00-9:00pm.

Villainous Villains: The TV Edition

televisionA few weeks ago, I wrote about my love for movie villains. Today’s post focuses on some of my very favorite bad guys – TV villains. One of the reasons why I adore TV villains is that exposure over a long period of time tends to allow for more multi-dimensional characters. Instead of one two-hour movie, the villain is often a constant throughout most or all of a television series (e.g., Red John on The Mentalist). The hero and the villain both evolve (and, sometimes, devolve) until, by the end of the series, each have changed because of their interactions. This longer time frame allows for an in-depth progression that simply isn’t possibly in a movie.

Even when the villain is present for a single season (e.g., the Ice Truck Killer, who only appears in season one of Dexter) or, in some instances, only a few episodes (e.g., Foyet, who is in four episodes of Criminal Minds), their impact on the hero continues.

Teen Crafts & Movies

steampunkHey teens! Need a break from the heat? Stop by the library on Tuesday for steampunk-inspired crafts. We’ll be making mustaches, mini top hats, fans and more! All supplies provided. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 21 from 3:00-4:30pm.

Don’t forget Teen Movie Night on Thursday! Call the library for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursday, June 23 from 7:00-9:00pm.

Flickr CC: Steampunk Photo by: charlie_harvey
 

Images & Movies for Teens

camerasHey teens! Looking for something to do this week? Stop by the library for TWO awesome programs!

On Tuesday, drop by for Imaginative Images! Come make avatars, 2D-virtual photos or animated gifs for your online profile. We’ll have digital  cameras for use during the program. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 14 from 3:00-4:30pm.

Don’t miss Teen Movie Night on Thursday! Grab friends and watch a movie while you surf the net! Call the library each week for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursday, June 16 from 7:00-9:00pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

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