We prepared for the Halloween holidays, (by making Irish Potato Candies and vampire apples) a time of scare and fright! Our international teen club met this week on Wed. Oct.22 at 5:30pm. We enjoyed our October Halloween Party by watching a scary movie. Our spooky Halloween event is the ultimate fright fest. Look at our Halloween outfits!-Rubi(17)
In this next book in “The Ivy” series, Callie is dealing with the mistakes she made in the last book. She really wants to make it on the Fifteen Minute Harvard magazine, but she must deal with Alexis Thorndike, her boss, and the girl whose ex-boyfriend she is dating and who is holding Callie’s biggest secret over her head. With Lexi knowing her secret, Callie becomes her personal slave. On top of that, Callie is dealing with Vanessa, her roommate and former friend, who must be the one responsible for letting Callie’s daunting secret out. Can Callie handle the lying and secrets, or will she buckle, letting Lexi destroy her life and, most importantly, her reputation? This was a nice follow up to the first book, keeping me just as hooked.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 17
Since Day of The Dead is right around the corner, we made these unique block prints. We first spread ink out in a tray using a roller. Then, we used our blocks and rolled the ink over it, so we could place paper on the top. Once we placed the paper, we flipped over the block and used press block to firmly press the ink onto the paper. We used different colors for the different designs. The results were fantastic and beautiful! We had an amazing time making these wonderful prints.
This story follows the life of Matt King and his family. His adventurous wife, Joanie, is in the hospital, stuck in a coma after an unfortunate boating accident. Matt is stuck with the responsibility of handling his two daughters, Alex and Scotty. He was always the backup parent before and is now having to learn everything from scratch. On top of his personal life, Matt is facing the challenge of deciding what to do with the land in Hawaii that has been passed down through his family. The family is in need of the money, and the cousins are pushing to sell. Is it worth the money if it means the land their ancestors gave to them is torn apart and covered up in shopping centers? When Matt finds out that his wife will not be waking up from her coma and her living will states that she must be taken off of artificial life support, Matt, Scottie, Alex and Sid, Alex’s friend, go off on a journey to gather all those important to Joanie and to tell them in person of her situation. This book, though serious in subject matter, had several laugh-out-loud moments that kept it relatively light. I watched the movie without ever having known about the book until recently. I was in no way let down.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 17
Guess what we did today? We got to fly a drone using an IPad! Thanks to Ms. Caroline from Central Library, our teens went out into the large, open grassy area. Caroline taught us all how to fly the drones and in no time we were ready for take off! These drones recorded while we were flying it and we received some amazing footage. We all took turns flying it. We had an amazing and wonderful time flying these drones. This is definitely one of the best experiences ever! -Kajal15