Teens and Tweens
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 Teen Book Club will not be meeting in November due to elections which will be held in the front meeting room. The next Teen Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday, December 4.
Scribes & Sketchers was so popular this summer that the Mounce Library is extending the program into the fall, meeting every second Friday of the month. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to participate this summer; you can get started now. So if you are a writer or an artist and looking for a like-minded group to help get you to the next level, this is the place to be. Stick with it through next summer, and you could have your work published! Snacks will be provided. Bring your work and a good attitude with you. Scribes & Sketchers will not be meeting in November. Contact Sam to find out when the next meeting will be. If you have any questions, contact Sam at (979) 209-5600 or at email@example.com.
This year's Teen Read Week was October 13 to 19. We would like to thank Blink YA Books for organizing a Skype author visit for us with Robert Treskillard on October 18. Thanks to those of you who participated in the Skype visit.
The BCS Wrimos (local NaNoWriMo group) recently held an Intro to NaNoWriMo program at Ringer Library, and the BCS Wrimos will be holding a kick-off party at the College Station IHOP from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. Larry J. Ringer Library will also be hosting several NaNoWriMo writing sessions this November, mostly on Wednesdays and Sundays. To find out more about NaNoWriMo and to RSVP for the kick-off party (RSVP by 10/26 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 official write-in will be held from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1. For more information, contact the BCS Wrimos through their Facebook page or regional forum, or contact the library at (979) 764-3416.
The LJRL Animé Club usually meets the last Thursday of every month (earlier in November and December due to holidays) from 3:45 - 5:30 PM at Larry J. Ringer Library. Teens can watch free animé videos rated PG or TV-14. Contact Kendra for more information or to suggest videos. Our next meeting is Thursday, October 31, 2013. Call the library at (979) 764-3416 for more information. November and December meeting dates are November 21 and December 19.
Author Christie Craig (C.C. Hunter) will be visiting Larry J. Ringer Library at 1:00 on Saturday, November 9. Teens and adults are welcome. This author writes books for adults under the name Christie Craig and books for teens under the name C. C. Hunter. We recently added several of her teen books to our young adult fiction section. In addition to answering questions and signing books, the author will also be presenting a “Polish me Pretty” editing workshop. If you have any questions, contact Hilary at (979) 764-3416.
The Mounce Library's second floor is currently undergoing renovations. If you plan to visit the second floor, call (979) 209-5600 first to find out whether the second floor will be open or not.
Larry J. Ringer Library recently held an all-ages pumpkin-decorating contest. If you entered the contest, please come pick up your pumpkin. Take a look at our great pumpkins!
Our 2013 summer programs have ended. If you have any summer pictures or posters to pick up from Mounce Library, you need to pick them up before September 30. Check back next spring for information about our 2014 programs. If you would like to make a suggestion or are interested in helping sponsor some aspect of our 2014 programs, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416 for the Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station) or Sam at (979) 209-5600 for the Clara B. Mounce Public Library (Bryan).
Several new books and CDs have recently been added. Check the catalog to see if the book you want is ready to check out. Contact Kendra or Sam to recommend a teen book.
The YA Reading Blog has recommendations of some of the latest and greatest YA books. Want to review a book that you just read and have your recommendation on the blog? Talk with Sam Matush at the Mounce Public Library in downtown Bryan, or call 979.209.5615, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer applications are available online and at the libraries. The Ringer Library volunteer application has been updated.
Last updated 10/24/13