Teens and Tweens


Teen & Tween Programs

LJRL Animé Club (Ringer Library, College Station)

The LJRL Animé Club usually meets the last Thursday of every month (earlier in November and December due to holidays) from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at Larry J. Ringer Library. Teens can watch free animé videos rated PG or TV-14. Contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416 for more information or to suggest videos. Most of our videos are from Crunchyroll or from B/CS Books and Comics. Our fall 2014 meeting schedule is: September 25, October 30, November 20, and December 18.

LJRL Teen Book Club (Ringer Library, College Station)

The LJRL Teen Book Club meets from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Larry J. Ringer Library's front meeting room. Come see our newest teen books and have some free refreshments. If you have any questions, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416. The next Teen Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday, November 5. If the voting booths have not been picked up yet, we will meet in GS2 at the back of the library.

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month (Ringer Library, CS, November 2014)

The BCS Wrimos (local NaNoWriMo group) will be holding an Intro to NaNoWriMo and Meet/Greet event for all ages at Ringer Library on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. They will also be holding a kick-off party (ages 13+) at the College Station IHOP from 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31 to 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1. RSVP for the party at the NaNoWriMo regional forum by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, October 25. Larry J. Ringer Library will also be hosting several NaNoWriMo writing sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays this November. To find out more about NaNoWriMo and to RSVP for the kick-off party (RSVP by 10/25 if you want a goodie bag), visit the BCS Wrimos regional forum. Teens may participate in either the full NaNoWriMo (same guidelines as adults) or the Young Writers Program (set your own writing goal). The first weekend write-in (open writing session) will be held on Sunday, November 2nd from 1:30 to 5:30 in GS2 if voting booths have been dropped off. If the voting booths have not been dropped off yet, the writing session will go until 7:30 and will be held in the front meeting room. The first mid-week write-in will be held on Wednesday, November 5th, from 6:30 to 9:30 in the front meeting room (until 9:00 in GS2 if voting booths haven't been picked up). Local events other than the Intro event are for ages 13 and up. It is also possible to participate entirely online on your own. For more information, contact the BCS Wrimos through their Facebook page or regional forum, or contact the library at (979) 764-3416.

PG-13 Movie based on Teen Book (Ringer Library, CS, November 8, 2014)

Join us for a free PG-13 movie at 2:00 on Saturday, November 8, 2014, that recently came out on DVD. This movie is based on a popular teen novel by John Green. It is about a girl with cancer. We will be showing this movie with closed captioning or English subtitles so that it will be accessible for people who are hearing-impaired and have requested that format. For more information or to get on the waiting list for the book, contact Kendra or another librarian at (979) 764-3416 or come to the Reference Desk.

Teen and Middle Grade Authors (Ringer Library, CS, November 8-9, 2014)

Teen and tween aspiring authors and adult authors who write for teen and middle grade audiences, talk about your books and about other teen and middle grade fiction. Book signings allowed; authors of teen and/or middle grade books who would like to be added to the list should contact Kendra. This event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8th, 10 AM - 12 PM & Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2-4 PM. So far, we have confirmed these authors: Laura Anderson Kurk (teen fiction) for Saturday, Rose Garcia (teen fiction) and Molly Blaisdell (teen / college-age fiction) for Sunday, and Connie Peck (middle grade fiction) for Saturday and Sunday. We have a display of the authors' books and books about writing. Authors have also donated books and other items to use as door prizes. For more information about the event, contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416.

Scribes & Sketchers (Mounce Library, Bryan)

During the school year, Scribes & Sketchers meets on the first Friday of the month from 4:30-6:00 pm. It is available to all teen artists and writers regardless of whether they participated during the summer. If you have any questions, contact Sam at (979) 209-5615.

Overdrive's Big Library Read

Overdrive’s Big Library Read continues through October 28. Everyone can download Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes, a teen book about a popular girl who likes a boy who isn’t popular. This book is suitable for ages 14 and up. Discuss the book at Overdrive’s Big Library Read discussion board. To check out an eBook, you will need your library card number and PIN. If you need help, ask a librarian.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest 2014 (Ringer Library, College Station)

Larry J. Ringer Library has been accepting decorated pumpkins (not cut or carved) from October 1 to 23. On October 24, people can come to the library and vote on their favorite pumpkin. Pumpkins will be on display the weekend of October 25 and 26. If you enter the contest, please come pick up your pumpkin between October 27 and November 1.

Volunteering

Volunteer applications are available online and at the libraries. Applications have been updated.

Contacts

Clara B. Mounce Public Library (Bryan, TX) - (979) 209-5600, ask for Sam
Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station, TX) - (979) 764-3416, ask for Kendra

Last updated 10/23/14

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