New Books for Teens | January 15, 2013
If you’ve had your fill of vampires, sorcerer’s, and alien invasions, rest assured…Richland Library has something for you!
Consider reading new arrival Three Little Words, by Sarah Harvey, following 16-year-old Sid as he journeys away from the only home he’s ever known to find a brother he’s never met. Described as both a “hypnotic” and “skillfully told” story, this realistic look at identity, mental illness, trauma, and family may fit your bill for something different.
New Books for Teens | January 8, 2013
He’s baa-ack! Fans of Darren Shan - REJOICE!
Shan adds to his already extensive collection of tales dark and creepy with series starter, Zom-B, and its newly released sequel, Zom-B: Underground.
More than just another zombie outbreak/flesh devouring/gore fest (though fans of these things shouldn’t be disappointed), Shan delves deeper, weaving themes of morality and racism into this gritty new horror series.
TAB: Rock the Vote!
Did you know that camera angles, lighting color, and even the music in campaign ads play a role in an election? Find out about these fun facts and more on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Richland Library Main Branch for TAB: Rock the Vote. Frank Baker, an expert in media literacy will educate teens about the role of media in elections, how teens can better understand media influence, and more. This program is open to all teens ages 13-18. We hope to see you there!
New Books for Teens | January 1, 2013
Happy New Year!
There’s no better time to get started on a new series! Why not check out The Friday Society, by Adrienne Kress? Follow three, feisty young heroines in a Charlie’s Angels-esque steampunk adventure through 1900’s London.
Not quite you? Browse some more new arrivals (both series starters and series additions), listed below.
To Be Heard
This fascinating documentary film explores the struggles and triumphs of three inner city teens as they strive to use their gift of language to rise above daily struggles. Words can be very powerful, they can build you up as well as break you down. This film focuses on the positive aspects of writing and artistic expression at a South Bronx school but also delves into the sometimes not-so-pretty aspects of poverty and single parent homes. To Be Heard is a “must-see” film. Check out the film trailer.