December Dreadful Doodles

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

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).

This program will meet on Zoom.

December Dreadful Doodles

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

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).

This program will meet on Zoom.

December Teen Writer’s Block

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12

This month’s theme is: REIMAGINING FAIRYTALES

Let’s share our favorite fairytale retellings and create a group story of our own!

This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks. You will receive the Google Meet link when registering and a reminder with the link the day before the program.

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!

November Teen Readers Unite: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Teen Readers Unite book discussion (TRU)

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

*copies are limited!* BUT we have 1 Avon Library copy 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 Tues. 11/17, 4:00-5:00 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summary of More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Luke and Vada are crazy in like with each other-only neither one knows about the other’s feelings.

18 year old Luke has a popular-but-retired punk rock dad who can help him find fame, but Luke just wants to write music in private and record his podcast with his twin brother (when said brother isn’t out on dates with his boyfriend).

Vada, a classmate, is obsessed with music and plans to attend the music journalism program at UCLA and secure a Rolling Stone internship. She’s well on her way, working at a legendary club courtesy of her mom’s boyfriend and making a name for herself through his popular music blog.

Luke and Vada crush on each other from afar, but until they work together at the club, neither has a clue that they’re about to fall in love, or one will go viral.  But life isn’t just unicorns and rainbows, the course of true love never did run smooth.

November Teen Writer’s Block

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12

This month’s theme is: SHARING AND FEEDBACK

Bring a story you’re working on and share a page or two; get feedback from the group. (You can just listen and help with feedback if you prefer.)

This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks. You will receive the Google Meet link when registering and a reminder with the link the day before the program.

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!

 

Click here to sign up for Wed. 10/14, 4-5 PM Teen Writer’s Block!

Click here to sign up for Wed. 12/16, 4-5 PM Teen Writer’s Block!

Teen Book Talk Tuesday 11/10

Want to hear about some good books and share what you’re reading?
Sign up to share 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 is this month’s theme? GRAPHIC NOVELS!

This program is for teens in Grades 7-12

What will we do?
Each teen can briefly talk and share about a book they are reading or have recently read. You are also welcome to just listen in.

Once you register, you will get a confirmation email with the program link. The link will be sent out again the day of the program.

10/29 Teen Advisory Board Meeting

AFPL Teen Advisory Board

A great way to get your volunteers hours!  Thursday October 29th, 5:00-6:00 PM

Open to teens in Grades 9-12.

What do we do at Tuesday’s meeting?

This month we will take nominations for TAB officers, listen to book summaries and vote on which books to buy and add to the Teen Room collection, as well as work on creating 12 trivia questions and answers for November’s Teen Trivia Friday.

 

Click here to sign up for the Tuesday October 27th, 5:00-6:00 PM meeting.

Separate registration required for Zoom link.

You can attend 1 or both meetings. We will create a different 12 trivia questions, vote on different teen books, and but take additional nominations for TAB officers. A survey will be sent out Friday 10/30 for all TAB members to vote.

October Teen Friday Random Trivia

Teen Trivia Friday!

Fri. 10/23, 3:45-4:45 PM

Questions and categories can be: teen science fiction and fantasy books, teen realistic fiction, Science, Around the World, Music, TikTok Influencers, Sports, Video Games, and more!

We will ask 4-6 questions on a grab bag of categories.

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Sign up required. Get the Zoom link when you register!

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.

 

October Teen Writer’s Block

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12

This month’s theme is: CHARACTERS

Bring some of the characters you’ve created to share with the group, and let’s share tips for imagining characters.

This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks. You will receive the Google Meet link when registering and a reminder with the link the day before the program.

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!

Click here to sign up for Wed. 11/11, 4-5 PM Teen Writer’s Block!

Click here to sign up for Wed. 12/16, 4-5 PM Teen Writer’s Block!