Teens

Life & Learning with Hank & John Green

the fault in our starsI recently came across an article from a 2013 issue of School Library Journal, Hank and John Green: Using Their Powers for Good, and discovered some wonderful web resources created by the two brothers. Now, if by chance you don't have any teens at home, or never visit the library or a bookstore, or never go to the movies, then you may be unfamiliar with John Green. John is the author of several well received teen novels, including the wildly popular, "The Fault in Our Stars." 

Together, the brothers have three YouTube channels that present videos on a range of topics. Take a look and see if you (or your teen) might enjoy them.

CrashCourse: 8 classroom courses including history, psychology, and literature.
SciShow: Exploring science news, concepts, and history.
vlogbrothers: Random musings on a variety of topics.

Who Am I? Teen Contest Winner!

 

Congratulations to the winner of our teen Who Am I? Contest: Kaylie Reynolds!  Kaylie was one of five teens who correctly identified 15 scientists from biographic clues.  After a random drawing she won the $50 gift card to Fandango.com, a movie ticket website.  Congratulations to everyone who entered!

Teens and Tweens: Have a Blast Dork Diaries-Style!

Back to school usually doesn't warrant a celebration but you can beat the back to school blues next Thursday, August 21st at 3pm with the Dork Diaries and the Atasocita Library! Join us for treats, games, prizes, and a challenge! 

Whovian Whoopla!

The Tardis is landing one more time this summer at Katherine Tyra.
The new season of Doctor Who starts August 23rd. This Monday, August 18th, join us at 4 pm to say goodbye to Matt Smith and hello to Peter Capaldi with Whovian themed foods.

Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

writingOn Tuesday, the winners of the Sixth Annual Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library.

Robotics!

Have an interest in Robotics? We have a representative from the Houston Area League of PC users coming out to teach a workshop. This program is for teens 12-18.

Find out what geocaching is, and then find your first one!

You can find geocaches all over – in your neighborhood, at a park or on a road trip.  It can consist of a logbook only, or you may find a treasure inside (you can take one, but be sure to leave one too in that case).  All you need is a gps device such as on a phone.  Learn how to get started and see if you can find a geocache in or near the library!  Join us on Thursday, August 1

CELEBRATION PARTY

The teens and tweens enjoyed their last program of the summer at the Katy Library.  Among the activities at the party were strategizing with the Giant Jenga blocks and dancing with the Wii.  The party was a great end to a summer of fun!

Teen Craft: Zentangle

Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd. (colored pencils with lines drawn on paper)Discover the art of Zentangle. It's an easy-to-learn and fun way to create tangled images by drawing structured patterns. Wednesday, August 6, at 3 pm. Ages 10-17. Registration required. 281-471-4022.

Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Creatorspace Meetings @ Freeman in August

Creatorspace has some exciting topics lined up for their August meetings! 

Monday, 8/4 "Vintage Computers" - Dust off that old "atticware" and come reminisce about the evolution of personal computing.

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