Teen Review: “The Descendants” by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , on October 18, 2014 by centraltllc1

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

 "The Descendants" by Kaui Hart Hemmings book cover

Drone Program

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2014 by missionlibraryteens

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

Parman Teen Art

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2014 by parmanlibraryteens

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We decorated with permanent markers #6 plastic cups, melted them in the oven, then strung them on fishing line to hang in the windows. Very cool!

Teen Read Week: Turn Dreams Into Reality

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12, 2014 by landalibraryteens

20141012_141342 20141012_142716 20141012_142633 20141012_142824Today, the Teen Leadership Council reviewed a set of 25 young adult novels and picked 10 to endorse (and potentially read). Endorsed are: Six Months Later, Teardrop, Wingman, The RithmatistShadow of Blackbirds, Splintered, Monument 14: Sky on Fire, The Eye of Minds, Eleanor & Park, and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

“I chose Monument 14: Sky on Fire because my friend just finished the book; she told me it’s really good and that it was something she thought I would really enjoy because I am into books like this. I think this book looks really good and I look forward to reading it.” -Rebecca

Ten Review: “The Ivy” by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , , , on October 11, 2014 by centraltllc1

Once she’s in, Callie Andrews realizes that getting in to Harvard turns out to not be the hardest part. Being a sunshiny, California girl, Callie is in no way prepared for the cold, hard life at Harvard. Navigating the parties, secret clubs, prestigious students, and, you know, classes at this Ivy League school isn’t easy. Here, flip flops are only meant to be worn in the shower. Even without loads of money and a highborn background, Callie manages to have four guys all after her, which, despite how it sounds, could end up being more of a curse rather than a blessing. Can Callie survive? This witty book gave an interesting look into college life.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"The Ivy" by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onure book cover

Mission Anime: Painted Button Jewelry

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2014 by missionlibraryteens

Going to the library and enjoying our time. We have fun making crafts and watching awesomely addictive Japanese dramas. Today we got to make unique button pendents and incorporate the Japanese culture. Teen time anime club is always so much fun and we can’t wait for the next one.
-Alena 16

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Teen Review: “Dream Life” by Lauren Mechling

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2014 by centraltllc1

Returning to school for her second semester at Hudson High, Claire Voyante finds that after the excitement of the previous semester, this one is more than a little bit boring. On top of that, Becca reconnects with friends from her old school over the Christmas holiday and now never seems to have any time for Claire. Luckily, Claire isn’t stuck feeling abandoned for too long. Becca, it turns out, is part of a secret society for well-to-do girls called the Moons. This club has been passed down for generations with the intention of using some of their exorbitant wealth to help out the city. The Moons are persuaded by Becca to allow in some new members, including Claire. Though the Moon’s don’t know it, letting in Claire may actually be one of their best decisions. With Claire’s clairvoyant powers, she may be their only hope of stopping people from taking advantage of the city they love so much. This second and final book was just as good as the first one.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"Dream Life" by Lauren Mechling book cover

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