Do you have a talent that you want to share with everyone? This is not America Got Talent, but it the next best thing! Varina Area Library is hosting a Spring Break Talent Show on April 15th from 2-4pm. You can go online to register for this event.
Performers must register and have their talent approved by Teen or Children’s staff.
For all the chocolate lovers out there, in just two weeks you will be presented with an opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to make decorative, chocolate treats for that secret crush, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Registration is required. Please go online or call us to register!
Check out Episode Two of the Twin Hickory Teen Writers Guild podcast Books and Grapes. This episode is all about censorship, the banning of young adult literature, and #BannedBooksWeek. Listen on SoundCloud below!
Join us next Wednesday, January 18th from 7-8 p.m. @ Libbie Mill Library for Teen Art Guild! Teen Art Guild does a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. All skill levels are welcome. Come hang out, meet other teens and enjoy getting creative! No registration is required.
School got you feeling stressed? We still have space in our Paws to READ program on Monday, January 23rd @ 4-6pm! Take a break and relax in the company of a specially trained therapy dog while reading aloud. Reading sessions with our furry guests will last 15 minutes. Visit our website or stop by the Teen Room to pick up a permission form today!
The forecast is calling for snow tomorrow! Get your books today so you can curl up with a story when you are done building your epic snowman. If you can’t make it to the library before the snow, try an ebook through OverDrive.
If we do get snow, check our site or call before heading to your library to make sure we are not closed due to the weather.
2016 was a bit of a mixed bag, wasn’t it? We lost a lot of heroes in 2016, and we mourn the artists, authors, musicians, actors, and other inspiring people that passed away in 2016.
But 2016 was also an incredible year for YA books. We read SO MANY great books this year, it was hard to choose our favorites. We saw amazing series continued (A Torch In the Night? The Rose and the Dagger? A Court of Mist + Fury? The Siege? Crooked Kingdom? Glass Sword??) and new series kicked off (The Reader, Rebel of the Sands, And I Darken…!!), we read incredible debut books, brilliant Graphic Novels, and amazing work from local authors. We loved seeing that YA lit continues to be on the cutting edge of inclusiveness, with representation of ever more diverse casts of characters and ranges of experience.
With all this in mind, have a look at your HCPL Teen Librarians’ Top Teen Reads of 2016 after the jump. You may just find your next book to read on this list – click on the titles to head to our catalog and place copies on hold!