October Teen Readers Unite: Lobizona by Romina Garber

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens in Grades 7-12

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

*copies are limited!* BUT we have 2 Avon Library copies you can check out with your library card so you don’t miss out.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment).

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Thurs. 10/20, 4:00-5:00 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summary of Lobizona by Romina Garber 

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past–a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.

 

August Teen Trivia Friday!: new date Fri. 8/14 (due to power outages)

DUE to widespread power outages the new date for Friday Trivia is Friday 8/14, 3-4 PM. 

All registrants have been notified 8/7 about this date change. 

 

Teen Trivia Friday!

This month’s theme will be: Random Fandom Trivia

Question categories will be:

Marvel movies, DC movies, Pixar movies, Disney movies, TV Cartoons, and a totally random category.

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020.

This meeting will be held via Zoom.

Registered teens will get a link to the Zoom meeting the morning of August 14th.

Sign up required, please make sure to have access to a device that connect to the Zoom meeting.

 

July Teen Trivia Friday!

Teen Trivia Friday!

This month’s theme will be: TEEN BOOKS

Question categories will be:

Books to the Big Screen, Books to Netflix, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Rick Riordan, Graphic Novels, and a Grab Bag category.

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020.

This meeting will be held via Zoom.

Registered teens will get a link to the Zoom meeting the morning of July 24th.

Sign up required, please make sure to have access to a device that connect to the Zoom meeting.

 

 

If you want to sign up for August’s Teen Trivia Friday, click here to sign up for 8/7.

 

Teen Book Talk Tuesdays: 5/19 What are you reading?

Want to hear about some good books?  Want to share what you’re reading?  Want to connect with other teens online?

Sign up below to connect with Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, and other teens. You can share about what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

What will we do?

Each teen will have 4-ish minutes to share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

This week’s theme: Secrets and Schemes on the Water….

Hear about 3 titles: a middle grade, a realistic fiction, and a fantasy/science fiction title all having to do with the ocean.

When will this happen?

Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on Tues. 5/19.

How do I sign up?

Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program.

Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

Teen Book Talk Tuesdays: 5/12 What are you reading?

Want to hear about some good books?  Want to share what you’re reading?  Want to connect with other teens online?

Sign up below to connect with Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, and other teens. You can share about what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

What will we do?

Each teen will have 4-ish minutes to share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

When will this happen?

Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on Tues. 5/5, 5/12, 5/19. If you’d like to sign up for Tues. 5/19, click here. 

How do I sign up?

Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program.

Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

Teen Book Talk Tuesdays: 5/5 What are you reading?

Want to hear about some good books?  Want to share what you’re reading?  Want to connect with other teens online?

Sign up below to connect with Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, and other teens. You can share about what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

What will we do?

Each teen will have 4-ish minutes to share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

This week’s theme: Graphic Novels (comics)

When will this happen?

Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on Tues. 5/5, 5/12, 5/19. Sign up separately for each event you’d like to attend:

If you’d like to sign up for Tues, 5/12, click here.

If you’d like to sign up for Tues. 5/19, click here. 

 

How do I sign up?

Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program.

Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

A death-struck yearA death-struck year / Makiia Lucier (2017 teen book, HS Nutmeg 2017 Lucier)
Determined to ride out the deadly Spanish influenza epic of 1918 in her home rather than in the quarantined boarding-school dorms of the Pacific Northwest, headstrong 17-year-old Cleo volunteers with the Red Cross and witnesses harrowing realities while falling in love with a handsome medical student.