Teen Book Review: “Go Ask Alice” by Beatrice Sparks (as Anonymous)

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2015 by centraltllc1

It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth — and ultimately her life. This book leaves a mark on young teens emotionally. it shows the dangers and vulnerability of youth in a world that continues to get more and more advanced. it shows real struggles and makes you feel connected to the character and what she endures.

Sarah, Central TLLC, 16

"Go Ask Alice" by Beatrice Sparks (as Anonymous)

Parman Teen Book Review: “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Lois Duncan

Posted in Uncategorized on August 20, 2015 by parmanlibraryteens

“I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Lois Duncan

I Know What You Did Last Summer is a classic thriller that will keep you up at night, wanting to read more to see what happens to teenagers Julie James, Ray Bronson, Barry Cox, and Helen Rivers. Julie, her boyfriend Ray, his best friend Barry, and Barry’s girlfriend Helen accidentally run over and kill a young boy named David Gregg after Ray and Barry’s graduation party. They promise each other not to tell anyone of the incident and go their own separate ways, until one year later, when Julie receives a mysterious note reading  “I know what you did last summer,” referring to the car accident that occurred the previous summer. Everything goes down a downward spiral from there, with threats being placed on the teenagers lives, who will have to reunite in order to stop the killer before death approaches them.

Niraja, 16 Parman TLLC

i know what you did

Cats + EDM = Dance Party?

Posted in Uncategorized on August 19, 2015 by encinolibraryteens

During Teen Time at Encino, we were showing off some of our favorite music videos/songs/vines/clips/etc. when we happened to come across this magical piece of artwork, apparently created by the marketing geniuses who work at Meow Mix…

Needless to say, Teen Time temporarily turned into a completely unexpected but highly amusing meow-inspired rave. We also decided that this is our official theme song for all future Teen Times. It just might be playing the next time you come!

(Here’s a link to the video we were watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_5zELmun9E)

Teen Summer Reading Superheroes

Posted in Uncategorized on August 16, 2015 by encinolibraryteens

During the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program, Encino teens expressed their creativity all summer long by creating their own superhero names, superpowers, origin stories, and costumes! We kept these up on display outside of the Teen Room so that the entire library could enjoy our artistic, original, and wild imaginations.

Check out who is protecting the City of San Antonio!

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Teen Book Review: “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9, 2015 by centraltllc1

Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of If I Stay, Where She Went continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam’s point of view. Ever since Mia’s decision to stay – but not with him – Adam’s career has been on a wonderful trajectory. His album, borne from the anguish and pain of their breakup, has made him a bona fide star. And Mia herself has become a top-rate cellist, playing in some of the finest venues in the world. When their respective paths put them both in New York City at the same time, the result is a single night in which the two reunite – with wholly satisfying results.

Sarah, Central TLLC, 16

"Where She Went" by Gayle Forman

It’s August!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2015 by encinolibraryteens

Teen Time at Encino started with a BANG in August!

We gave away some iTunes gift cards to a few lucky teens who participated in the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program…

We made some delicious snowcones with our small but super efficient snowcone maker…

We called the Teens at the Teen Library at Central using our Mondopad… (and things got a little rowdy…)

And we wrapped up with some marker tattoos and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (of course!).

Come visit us at Encino to check out all the cool things we do at Teen Time, and be sure to look out for new Teen programs at Encino starting in September!

harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone book review

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2015 by teensmysapl

The book was very well written but at the begin of the book it started very slow but  it did pour into the situation harry was in. So much makes you feel first hand how he felt . For example, harry’s mother and father died while he was a baby. They were killed by the most powerful dark wizard of all time but the only one who survived was baby harry. He was forced to move in with his mother’s sister, his  aunt. Harry’s parents Lily & James potter were wizards that were the best of their time, they learn their skills at the famous Howgarts school of witchcraft and wizardry where soon their son’s destiny awaited.

–jack f, 15
(teen library @ central)

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