Good, clean library fun.
The next Teen Contemporary Book Club meets Thursday, 7/24
Fallout by Todd Strasser
Scott’s family is the only one with a bomb shelter when there is a nuclear attack. All the neighbors pile in the tiny space. How will they survive the shelter and whatever is waiting on the outside?
Read the book and join other teens for the Contemporary Book Club on July 24 at 3 pm in library room 131!
What We’re Reading
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne
Packed with action, humor and mythological lore, the Iron Druid series is sure to please adult readers on the lookout for a snarky hero (and food-obsessed wolfhound sidekick) to follow on a series of epic adventures. Check out the audiobook version for the awesome narration by Luke Daniels.
-Tracy, Reference Librarian
Discover the Mystery of the Oldest-Known Texan
We’ll be welcoming back forensic sculptor Amanda Danning to our LIFE program tomorrow at 10 am. Join us for a fascinating look at her work on “SAM, Son of America,” an 11,100 year old Paleo-American skull found in Central Texas. Learn how Amanda analyzed SAM’s features to determine his origins and discover the details of one of the most important anthropological sites in North America.
No registration required. LIFE meets Wednesdays at 10 am in room 131.
Monday Movie Madness!
Grab a front row seat to witness a life-changing road trip. Join us this Monday at 1 pm in room 215 to watch and discuss our weekly film. We’re not able to publish the film titles online, so read the description below and call us at 281.290.3214 for the title.
(2004 – R – 126 mins.) – During a motorcycle trip with his friend, a young, pre-revolutionary Che Guevara discovers much about himself and the Latin/South American conditions he later tries to change. Features: Gael Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna. Facilitator: Sophia Mrouri
Join us for the next Teen Contemporary Book Club: Thursday, July 17th
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Chalk drawings that come to life, kidnapping, and a trail of blood await you in this first book of a series. Joel can only watch from a distance as Rithmatists are trained. Once students start to disappear, he and his friend, Melody, find themselves in an unknown world.
Read the book and join other teens for the Contemporary Book Club on July 17 at 3 pm in Library room 131!
What We’re Reading
I love the classics and recently read The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout with my teens for my weekly summer classic book discussion. Although it is not that old, originally published in 1975, it is one of the best westerns I’ve read. The teens also loved it. I had not heard of it before a few months ago when I was looking for titles to read and discuss. But now I can understand why critics and readers rate this novel among the best westerns of all time. It has all the elements of a traditional western story—rugged cowboys twirling guns and shooting people, heroines in distress, and tender qualities of the rough and rugged which make them likeable. The story has much humor mixed in with all the shooting. A must read.
-Elise, Teen Librarian
Something beautiful for the middle of your week!
Join us for the next Teen Contemporary Book Club: Thursday, 7/10
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Welcome to the world of the Grisha. Alina finds herself in this magical world where there are more mysteries than answers. Will she be able to unlock her power and fulfill her destiny? This fast-paced fantasy book will be hard to put down.
Read the book and join other teens for the Contemporary Book Club on July 10 at 3pm in Library room 131!