Mer L.'s blog

Tayshas Spotlight: Gals Read

reading interesting stuffFor the final Tayshas spotlight of the 2011 Tayshas List, the focus is on great reads for high school gals.  Or check out the entire list!  You might find something great you never would’ve thought to read.  Anyone can nominate a title for the list; if you’ve read something good published in 2010 or 2011 and it isn’t on the list, nominate it!

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The Epic Return of Game On!

Mario StencilI’ve had several of our Freeman teens asking about when our gaming programs would begin again. Well the wait is over! We have two upcoming gaming programs in February: Thursday, February 10th and Thursday February 24th. Join us in the Zone after school for video games, board games, card games, snacks, and more!

Are there particular games you like and think we should have here at Freeman? Leave us a comment, visit us at the library and talk with Ash or Meredith, or consider joining the Teen Advisory Board!

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Lots of Love: New Young Adult Romance

candy heartsI am always on the lookout for new and recently published books and it seems like no better time to visit what is new in the world of Young Adult Romance than the month of February!  I’ve already put requests on a few titles and some of them are on the shelves and ready for check out!  What new titles are you anxiously awaiting?

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African American Authors for Teens

Virginia Civil Rights MemorialFebruary marks the celebration of African American History Month, a time when we celebrate and remember the contributions of African Americans to our American history and culture.  I’ve put together a list of several African American authors who write fiction and non-fiction for teen readers and a few of their works.  How will you celebrate?

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Graphic Novels for the Uninitiated

comicsI used to think of myself as a fiction and non-fiction reader and would shy away from graphic novels and manga.  For one thing, I’m very picky about the visual arts; I know what I like and I know what I don’t like and I had a hard time finding any graphic novels that appealed to my aesthetic tastes.  On the other hand, I pretty much avoid superhero stories at all costs; I’m not big into fight scenes and I don’t like those rippling body suits they all seem to wear.  But I made a huge mistake in only thinking of myself as a fiction and non-fiction reader, because graphic novels are a format and sequential art form (and people much smarter than I am argue this).  Graphic novels can tell stories...

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