Holocaust Speaker

Posted in Uncategorized on July 1, 2015 by missionlibraryteens

We got the pleasure of hearing Anna Rado share her story. It was nice to get the opportunity to meet with her now with a smile on her face. -Alena 

 

Teen Review: “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green

Posted in book review, San Antonio Public Library with tags , on June 28, 2015 by centraltllc1

Colin has always dated a girl named Katherine. It was just something that happened. And it when it came to girls named Katherine, he was always getting dumped by them too. Colin ends up on a road trip with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a while hog, and his Judge Judy loving best friend; on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of his relationship status. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

Sarah, Central TLLC, 16

"An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green

Parman Teen Book Review: “The 5th wave” by Rick Yancey

Posted in Uncategorized on June 26, 2015 by parmanlibraryteens

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave is the first book in a series of books that author Rick Yancey plans on ending as a trilogy, with the publication of the third and final novel, The Last Star, this year. The protagonist of the novel is an average 16-year-old teenager, Cassiopeia “Cassie” Sullivan, who is one of the last survivors on the planet after an alien mothership landed on the Earth. The alien apocalypse occurs through a series of events, or different waves. The first wave featured an electromagnetic pulse that stopped all technology from functioning – phones, cars, even clocks. The second wave featured the aliens dropping huge metal rods against Earth’s tectonic plates to generate tsunamis along coastlines, killing millions of people. The third wave featured an airborne, avian virus that killed Cassie’s mother. The fourth wave involved the abduction of humans who were then turned into aliens to kill the remaining humans on Earth, and Cassie’s father was killed during this period. Now, it is the fifth wave, and Cassie embarks on a journey to find her little brother, Sammy, while desperately attempting to survive, even if it involves killing others. What challenges does the fifth wave bring Cassie? Read to find out…

Niraja, 16 Parman TLLC 5th wave

Teen Outreach

Posted in Uncategorized on June 25, 2015 by landalibraryteens

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How’s it going guys!!!
Well I got a fun thing to tell everyone, on June 19 Miss B. and myself when to a high school called St. Anthony Catholic High School (I go to school at St. Anthony!). We went to give a presentation to the incoming freshman who were taking summer school to get ahead. We were telling them that the library is one of the coolest places to go. Now if you think the library is a place that only has books, you are close but there is more to a library than what meets the eye, the library is a place filled with opportunities.
Here at the library you can volunteer, join clubs, also if you need help the library is here. They have books that you can read for fun or for a project at school, movies and music so you can hear and see the latest stuff. The best part is that it’s all for free but you need a library card. We shared a lot of info and cool facts of the library to these students, and near the end we gave away cool prizes that they won by answer questions and we even got to take selfies with them. I like informing kid, teens and even parents of the cool things that our San Antonio Public libraries offers and does. If you want to have us come over to your school or event to give a quick view of the awesomeness of libraries then call us at landa or visit the closest library near you and find out what things they do and offer.
JC, 15
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Teen Review: “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd

Posted in book review, San Antonio Public Library with tags , on June 21, 2015 by centraltllc1

Set in 1964, Lily Owens life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the death of her mother. When Lily’s strong hearted stand in mother, Rosaline, has a run in with three of the worst racists in town, Lily decides its time for them to escape town and go somewhere new. They run away to Tiburon, South Carolina; the town that hold secrets to her mothers death. They are taken in by three eccentric black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to the wonder of bees and honey, and the black Madonna. This is a great novel about the female power and the willingness to be who you are.

Sarah, Central TLLC, 16

"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd

Looking to volunteer at the Public Libraries?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2015 by teensmysapl

In summer of 2014, I had volunteered at the McCreless Library. I had volunteered at the branch everyday, hours changing on some days, every time having something different to do. On my first week, I did the usual, shelf books, and done the router so the books can be transferred to other branches. If you want to become an Elementary teacher, then Kids’ Time would be perfect for you! I never really thought of myself as a “Kids” person but I figured to try it out and learn from it. Helping, I learned not all kids are rowdy and crazy, some can be patient and be kind-hearted. The staff was real kind to me and I still remembered how they trained me to be the best volunteer I could, Destiny, Maria, Monty, and Cam trained me and were extremely helpful. Sadly all good things come to an end and once school started, I had to leave. I will never forget what the staff had done for me and helped me to figure what I want to do later in life.

Flashforward to 2015, I tried to volunteer at McCreless again but all of the available slots for volunteering were taken.  I figured there could be another library that could use my help, I ended up at the Central Library. When I first walked in, I was in shock! I didn’t expect to have six floors and so many activities. The volunteer coordinator Ronnie put me in the Teen Library, which I love! I’m around the people close to my age and the staff are very funny and helpful. The staff can be also really friendly, Regina makes me laugh, Jennifer can be understanding and friendly to everyone (She calls me Chip and I call her Camilla) Kathleen helps everyone with the problems the teens experience, Caroline is the lab person, any trouble in Science, she’s the one to go to, and J.D. who is understanding, trying to help everyone, and dependable. The staff made me feel welcome and I appreciate their help.

So if you need to volunteer for school or an organization, or just want to give back, there is always the public library! You could learn something about yourself and meet some unforgettable people who will help you.

From Noel @ Central Library

Parman Teen Book Review: “The Geography of you and me” by Jennifer Smith

Posted in Uncategorized on June 17, 2015 by parmanlibraryteens

geography of you and me

“The Geography of You and Me” is a cute novel that follows the journey of Lucy, a junior born and raised in New York who enjoys solitude, and Owen, a somewhat mysterious senior who struggles with the recent death of his mother and his moody father, as they drift farther away after meeting in New York in a broken elevator during the power outage. They bonded over postcards and a night on the rooftop of the apartment they both resided in; however, after Lucy moves to Europe and Owen to the West, it is really worthwhile for them to continue their relationship through postcards and the occasional email, or should they just leave everything behind and accept they have new lives? The matter becomes even more complicated when Lucy meets the perfectly gorgeous Liam in Scotland, and Owen meets the most beautiful girl he has met, Paisley, at his new job. I definitely enjoyed this lighthearted romance, although the ending was a bit cliché, and did not wrap things up too well.

Niraja 16 Parman TLLC

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