Mer L.'s blog

Check Me Out!: Great Unsung Reads

bookshelf editDon’t get me wrong, I’m as likely as the next person to read a bestseller.  I’m a big fan of the Hunger Games and I’ve read all the Twilight books and as soon as I heard about Sara Shepard’s newest book, I was on the request list.  But I think all of us have those books in our lives that we really LOVED and it seems like no one else has re...

Freeman Teens: Celebrating African American History Month

Jack JohnsonJoin us in the Teen Zone on Tuesday, February 15 @ 4:30 pm for an Academy Award-winning documentary movie about two famous African American boxers. 

Did you know that the first African American World Heavyweight Champion was originally from Galveston, TX?  Jack Johnson won the title in 1908.  After losing the title in 1915, it took over twenty years for another African American boxer to claim it: Joe Lewis in 1937.  Joe Lewis has the record for holding the title longer (over 11 years) than anyone else in boxing history. Come watch the movie, enjoy snacks, and learn more about African American history and sports history.

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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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