Landa Library Leadership Council – 14-15 school year

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by landalibraryteens

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Teen Review: “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , , , on August 23, 2014 by centraltllc1

What started as a challenge of skill between two people, grew to involve an entire circus. Celia and Marco were pitted against each other from a young age, but it was not until they became dangerously entwined in Le Cirque des Rêves did the real competition begin. To the average person, the circus is simply something of wonder that shows up without warning in a random city and is only open from sunset to sunrise. The guests, though they find the circus magical, only believe that everything is made of clever tricks. It is far from that. For the most part, the circus relies on Celia and Marco to hold it all together. They may be the cause of the sustained wonder and magic of the circus, but with their competition, they also might be the downfall. With the lives of all of the performers bound to the circus, can the pair finish their game without putting an end to everything else? This book was beautifully written. It makes you feel like you are right there experiencing it all.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern book cover

Landa Cool Teens Club: Selfies turned into Remake Book Covers

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2014 by landalibraryteens

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Visit from Junior Review Committee

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2014 by landalibraryteens

This past Sunday, the Landa Library Tutoring Program received a visit from the Junior Review Committee, which is a part of the Silver and Black Give Back Foundation.  Megan and I talked about the goals of the tutoring program and how the grant has benefited us.  Landa teens had the honor of participating in this year’s Team Up Challenge; on July 7th, 2014, the children’s shelter of San Antonio joined us at Landa for a day full of writing workshops and lots of fun!  This was a magnificent opportunity, and we also received a grant that will go towards resources for the tutoring program.  In fact, we just received many new science experiment materials for our monthly science demonstrations.

Science demonstrations are every first Sunday of the month at 2:00.

Tutoring (grades k-5)  is every Sunday from 2:30-3:30pm.

A visit from Megan, member of  the Junior Review Committee

A visit from Megan, member of the Junior Review Committee

-Madeline C., 17

Teen Review: “In Your Room” by Jordanna Fraiberg

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , , , on August 16, 2014 by centraltllc1

Two completely different people in two completely different states get thrown together one summer. How? Molly, an aspiring fashion designer from L.A., is faced with a house swap when her mother remarries. She is plopped down in the house, life and room of Charlie, who is living in Boulder, Colorado. Charlie is a huge mountain biker whose house is swapped because his parents have work in California. These two very different people find themselves living in each other’s rooms without ever having met. Despite the Star Wars sheets on Molly’s new bed or the lack of nature in this new city for Charlie, their summers might not end up being so bad. And through email, these two strangers find themselves growing closer and closer.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"In Your Room" by Jordanna Fraiberg book cover

Posted in Library Programs, news know-how, Programs, San Antonio Public Library, Teen Fall, teen volunteer with tags , on August 14, 2014 by Cody Teens

Hi
Grunge sponge here just letting you guys know that the cody library podcast is up and running. Please comment any suggestions or even playlists.
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Teen Review: “Something to Blog About” by Shana Norris

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , , , on August 9, 2014 by centraltllc1

When trying to cope with her life, Libby Fawcett starts writing a blog. It isn’t a public blog, but more like a password-protected personal diary on her computer. She writes about how her hair catches fire during Chemistry, how Seth Jacobs sees it, along with her thoughts on her sworn enemy, Angel Rodriguez. To make matters worse, she has to deal with her mother dating a guy who she learns is the father of her least favorite person, Angel. So to release the stress of everything building up, Libby writes about all of it, never dreaming her blog would be seen by another person, let alone her whole school. Can she deal with having all of her fears, worries, and secrets out, as well as the whole school hating her, including her two best friends? This book was a funny, quick read that I found quite enjoyable.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"Something to Blog About" by Shana Norris book review

 

FYI: This is my 100th book for the SAPL Teen Blog. I have been doing this since the beginning of my sophomore year of high school, and I am about to be a senior. I hope you have found a good book or two to read! I’ll be looking for a replacement blogger to take over once I graduate. Stay tuned for more information!

 

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