August Virtual Teen Writer’s Block

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12  in Fall 2020 (and Class of 2020 graduated seniors).

This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks.  Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the morning of August 12th.

This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderfully talented  local science-fiction and fantasy author runs this group.  If you have a short piece of work that you want to share, and which gives us a window to one of your worlds, bring it along!

This month’s theme  is TBD at the 7/15 Teen Writer’s Block.

 

 

If you want to sign up for the July Virtual Teen Writer’s Block, click here to sign up for 7/15.

If you want to sign up for the 7/29 special Harry Potter Teen Writer’s Block, click here for 7/29.

 

August Virtual Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens entering Grades 7-12 (and .
Time: Tues. August 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM.

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

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

2. Miss Marisa will let the Circulation Department know you signed up and you will get a phone call to arrange a time for you to pick up the book via Curbside Service at Avon Library.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. August 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

4. Teens will get the link emailed to them the night before the book discussion, on 8/10.

 

(We are also doing a book discussion of RAYBEARER by Jordan Ifeuko in July, click here to ALSO sign up for the 7/14 discussion. Then pickup both July and August discussion books together).

 

Extraordinaries by TJ Klune, recommended for ages 13 and up. I have 6 copies of this book.

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?   After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life). This is Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Marissa Meyer’s Renegades. 

 

 

Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari, recommended for ages 12 and up. I have 4 copies of this book. All copies of this book have been given out.. 

What does it feel like to be the non-super half of a dynamic duo? 

Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes and  now she’s landed an internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation super heroes. Claire is ready to prove she belongs, super or not. But complicating plans is the newest WarNat hero, Girl Power (aka Joy), who happens to be egotistical and self-important . . . and pretty adorable.

Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. After years of dating the famous Vaporizer (aka Matt), she’s sick of being less important than all the people-in-peril in the city of Chicago. Then Bridgette meets Claire. It becomes a lot more complicated when the heroes go missing, leaving only Claire and Bridgette to save the day.

August Teen Dreadful Doodles

Mon. 8/10, 3:00-3:30 PM

Let’s draw together…poorly.

Bring your own writing paper and pen or pencil.

Miss Marisa will tell you (poorly) how to draw something (she won’t show what it was until the end).

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020 (and graduated seniors).

Separate sign up required. This program will meet on Zoom

 

 

If you want to sign up for July’s Dreadful Doodles, click here to sign up for 7/13.

 

August Teen Trivia Friday!

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 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 July’s Teen Trivia Friday, click here to sign up for 7/24.

 

Virtual Teen Writer’s Block: HARRY POTTER Edition

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12  in Fall 2020 (and Class of 2020 graduated seniors).

This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks.  Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the morning of July 29th.

This program is perfect if you like to laugh, write, and love the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

This time, we will use a flash fiction game to help give you ideas for what to write about.

This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderfully talented  local science-fiction and fantasy author runs this group.

 

If you want to sign up for the July Virtual Teen Writer’s Block, click here to sign up for 7/15.

If you want to sign up for the August Virtual Teen Writer’s Block, click here to sign up for 8/12. 

 

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.

 

July Virtual Teen Writer’s Block

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020. This meeting will be held via Google Meet. Sign up required.

Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the morning of July 15th.

This month’s theme: work on your Imagine Magazine submissions & workshop your ideas with other teens!

This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderfully talented  local science-fiction and fantasy author runs this group.

If you have a short piece of work that you want to share, and which gives us a window to one of your worlds, bring it along!

 

If you want to sign up for the 7/29 special Harry Potter Teen Writer’s Block, click here for 7/29.

If you want to sign up for the August Virtual Teen Writer’s Block, click here for 8/12.

 

July Teen Readers Unite Book Discussion: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens entering Grades 7-12 (and seniors
Time: Tues. July 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM.

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

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

2. Miss Marisa will let the Circulation Department know you signed up and you will get a phone call to arrange a time for you to pick up the book via Curbside Service at Avon Library.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. July 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

4. Teens will get the link emailed to them the night before the book discussion, on 7/13.

 

(We are also doing a book discussion of 2 teen books in August, click here to ALSO sign up for the 8/11 discussion of 2 super hero teen books! Then pickup both July and August discussion books together).

Summary of Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko: 
Tarisai has always longed for a family; she was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Sent to the capital of the Empire to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood.
Tarisai wants the belonging, but The Lady compels her to kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

 

July Teen Dreadful Doodles

Mon. 7/13, 3:00-3:30 PM

Let’s draw together…poorly.

Bring your own writing paper and pen or pencil.

Miss Marisa will tell you (poorly) how to draw something (she won’t show what it was until the end).

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020 (and graduated seniors).

Separate sign up required. This program will meet on Zoom

 

 

If you want to sign up for August’s Dreadful Doodles, click here to sign up for 8/10.

 

June Virtual Teen Readers Unite book discussion of Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Questions? email Miss Marisa at mhicking@libraryconnection.info

For teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020.

How: We will meet via Google Meet on Tues. 6/30, from 3:30-4:30 PM. All teens who are registered will receive a link to the book discussion on the morning of the program, Tues. 6/30.

How does this work? Normally we give out print copies of books. This month is a little different. We will be getting an e-book copy of a great new debut fantasy of a fairy tale twist, CINDERELLA IS DEAD by Kalynn Bayron. Book is recommended for teens entering Grades 7+.

Requirements: you must read the book and come ready to discuss on Tues. 6/30. To get an e-book copy you must sign up for a free account from Edelweiss OR NetGalley (not both).

Option 1) if you choose to sign up for a free Edelweiss account and Miss Marisa will send their username/email address to the publisher who will grant access to the book. Great thing about Edelweiss is there no minimum age limit for creating an account. FAQ for Edelweiss new comers. You can send the book to your Kindle or devices with Kindle app compatibility.

Option 2) if you choose to sign up for a free NetGalley  account (you will be asked if you are 18 years or older to create an account), Miss Marisa will send you a link that will let you download the book to your Kindle or devices with Kindle app compatibility. Link to a blog that answers some how to questions about creating a Netgalley account!

What IS this book about? From the publisher:

Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that’s perfect for fans of A Curse So Dark and Lonely.

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.

Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all–and in the process, they learn that there’s more to Cinderella’s story than they ever knew . . .

This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.