“I didin’t know the library did this! What else do you do, miss?”
Clary Fray is an average teenager living in New York until she sees someone murdered at a club. The curious thing is that no one saw the crime but her. Later, she comes across Jace, the mysterious boy she saw committing the crime. Eventually it comes out that he is a shadowhunter, a person who fight demons. When Clary receives a disturbing phone call from her mother, she rushes home to discover her mother gone and a demon waiting to kill her. She survives, and Jace takes her to the institute, home to shadowhunters. Soon after, she finds out her mother used to be a shadowhunter, and Clary must rescue her from the evil Valentine. This series, “Mortal Instruments,” comes years after “Infernal Devices” but still tells a tale of Lightwoods, Herondales, and Fairchilds. The setting in modern days keeps the plot fresh and interesting with strong new characters and even a few old ones. I hope you read this series before the movie comes out this fall. It is worth your time.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 16
Whoever has should be considered lucky because I can not find it on a regular DVD anymore! For the past few weeks I have been looking for the Watchmen movie in Best Buys all over town, but even one I’ve been too have only had Blue Ray DVDs and I do not have a Blue Ray player! Ever since I’ve first read the comic book (or graphic novel if you prefer, but I truly do not see the difference) I’ve been entranced in the fictional world of Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, The Comedian, and the Silk Specter, and have not been able to escape it’s powerful grasp. Even here at the Mission Library I find myself thinking about the comic book so much that I’ve even painted a picture on the subject! Hopefully I will be able to find and watch the Watchmen movie some time soon. If not, the question is no longer ‘Who Watches the Watchmen’ but ‘Who’s Watched the Watchmen’! This movie shall no evade me any longer if I can help it! -Comic book lover, Bernadette M.
For the first time Igo Teens held the Volunteer Appreciation Event. 12 members of our Igo Teen Library Leadership Council received the certificates of appreciation from Volunteer Services at Central. The reason for this awards was to recognize the contribution of the TLLC volunteers to the Teen Services. The event was an inspiration to everyone who attended. Teens appreciated the recognition. Two of the members performed on the harp and the guitar which made the event even more special. We hope you will enjoy the short video we took.
On May 7th, Pruitt Teens took the Survival Challenge to see if they had what it takes to survive a plane crash.
The teens were given a survival scenario and a list of objects scavenged from the crash. Go to the following website and check it out:
They rated the items from 1-12, with 1 being the most important. The top five items picked by each teen determined if they survived or not. The teen with the lowest score was the lone survivor and received a Survival Kit. The Survival Kit included various snack items and the all-important box of Hello, Kitty Band-Aids. Congrats to Dejah L. for outsmarting 22 other teens and picking the 5 most important items for survival.
Claire Voyante is an extraordinary girl with a gift, living in a quirky but lovable household. For as long as she can remember, Claire has had dreams that lead her to a clue, but she always end up being wrong. That is until her fashionable grandmother, Kiki, gives her a white cameo necklace. Soon enough, Claire is having visions again, but this time they are clearer. The visions tell her of a danger coming to her newfound friend, Becca Shuttleworth, and her surprisingly wealthy family. Claire must learn to understand her visions and help Becca and her family against a sinister plot on top of getting through the insufferable high school she has recently started to attend. “Dream Girl” is a quirky romance/mystery novel with delightful characters and a fast-paced plot, all done in a fashionable way. I hope you are swept away with this exciting yet charming book.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 16
Pruitt Teens are Superheroes
On Tuesday, April 30th, Pruitt teens used Marvel’s Create Your Own Superhero website http://marvel.com/games/play/31/create_your_own_superhero to design their heroes’ costume and create their characters’ back stories.
Iky G. will soon be sporting his Superman socks, with cape, as the winner of the best superhero contest. His character, El Fuego, uses the rage of his parasitic twin to channel the energy to fight evil.