Teen News, Reviews & Info
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:42pm
Mary's village life is simple. Lives revlove around family and the Sisterhood, which keeps everyone safe from the Unconsecrated. But Mary wants more. Growing up with stories of the world before the Return, she senses that there must be more out beyond the boundaries of her village. Beyond the fences where mindless Unconsecrated pull and hammer and moan, constantly trying to break through to gnaw and gnash and infect the living. Then one day, they breach the fence. That's the day Mary's life changes. Her world expands. And her hopes of a different life are realized - though it's not the life she had wished for.
Think about all the zombie movies you have seen. This is the world more than 100 years later. When all the living have left of our way of life are the stories of their great-great-great-great-great grandparents. The zombies have overrun the world, and only the village is left. There is no way out. There is no other way of life. There is nothing but the village and the Unconsecrated. This is the setting of The Forest of Ha
nds and Teeth. But amid the hopelessness is Mary. Who has hopes and dreams beyond the village. This is her story. And it's riveting...
Note: Already read this one? How about it's sequels: The Dead-Tossed Waves and The Dark and Hollow Places? Or the prequel, Hare Moon, which is available as a downloadable ebook? And on May 14th, the newest addition to the series, What Once We Feared, an eOriginal short story, will be released! Check our digital catalog at www.jclc.org after May 14th to see when it's available.
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:30am
Teen Movie Madness & Pizza Party
Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
Let’s kick-off Summer Reading with a great new release movie that ties in to a popular teen read. Rated PG. Reservations required (so we can have enough pizza to spare). Contact Leslie West at 205-332-6620 or email@example.com to make your reservation or for more information.
Street Magic Workshop with Tommy Johns
Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
This street magic workshop will give you the supplies and instructions to perform half a dozen magic tricks and will teach you about this ancient art. You will see a brief magic show, learn how to perform simple and amazing magic tricks, with cards and coins (including MIND READING!), be introduced to some of the history and major figures of magic, and be shown ways that the library can help you find out more about this fun and rewarding hobby. Limited space. Reservations required. Contact Leslie West at 205-332-6620 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation today!
Sweet Summer Treats
Wednesday, June 19, at 3 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
Snacking on the wrong foods can add unwanted calories and make you even hungrier. The best way to maintain a normal weight (and be smarter and stronger) is to stop depriving yourself. Chef "E" will help you choose healthy munchies you can enjoy eating between meals without feeling guilty! With games, prizes and some food prep, Chef “E” will teach you how to make snacks that delight your taste buds and add the fuel your body needs. Reservations required. Contact Leslie West at 205-332-6620 or email@example.com to make reservations or for more information.
Look to the Night Sky: An Evening with Astrophysicist Kevin Manning
Tuesday, June 25, at 6 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
We welcome international award-winning astrophysicist and former consultant to NASA, Kevin Manning, as he shares his passion for astronomy by transporting people of all ages into a fascinating world beyond their own. You will enjoy an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders, as well as a refreshingly large perspective gained by looking up to the stars. This dynamic program is open to everyone who would love to have the opportunity to view the amazing rings of Saturn, craters of the moon and other jewels of the night sky through a powerful telescope, weather permitting. All ages are welcome; families are encouraged to attend.
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:56pm
Wed. April 17 at 4:00pm
Adding color to your plate can create a healthier, slimmer you! Healthy eating clears skin, creates luxuriant hair, fast growing nails, more energy, and a healthy glow. Learn how to mix up your menu with Chef E, who will also be cooking healthy snacks for us. There will be games and prizes as well, so don't miss this one!
Reservations required; contact Leslie West at 205.332.6620 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make yours or to get more information.