For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd

This week’s staff pick is Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr.

A centuries-long war between daimons and witches sets the stage for three teens caught up in a deadly struggle for power and autonomy. In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live. Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd

For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd

This week’s staff pick is Shelter (Mickey Bolitar series, book I) by Harlan Coben.

After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents and former life, he is forced to change schools and live with his estranged uncle Myron. As time goes on he meets a great girl named Ashley, and things finally seem to be improving. However, when Ashley vanishes one day Mickey is determined to find her. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.16th – 22nd

For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th

This week’s staff pick is Divergent by Veronica Roth.

In a future dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. On an appointed day of the year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice Prior, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is. She cannot have both. Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th

For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th

This week’s staff pick is Every Day by David Levithan.

Can you truly love someone who is destined to change every day?

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Dec.9th – 15th

Teen Movie Night – The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Who: Young Adults ages 12 – 18!

What: The Odd Life of Timothy Green  (Rated PG; 105 min.)

Where: Community Room

When: December 13, 2012 @ 7 – 8:45pm

Why: Big Screen…Free…FUN! (Click here to register now!)

Join us for a Teen screening of the Disney movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Gardner, Joel Edgerton, and CJ Adams.

An inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim — and their small town of Stanleyville — learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. Continue reading Teen Movie Night – The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Teen Movie Night – Brave

Who: Young Adults ages 12 – 18!

What: Brave (Rated PG; 93 min)

Where: Community Room

When: December 4, 2012 @ 7 – 8:30 pm

Why: Big Screen…Free…FUN! (Click here to register now!)

Join us for a Teen screening of the animated movie Brave featuring the voices of Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, and Craig Ferguson.

An impetuous princess discovers that her reckless choice has put both her family and her father’s kingdom in peril in this animated adventure from Pixar films. Scottish princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) certainly believes that a teenager should have control over her own life. She has little patience with the conservative ideas her mother (Emma Thompson) holds about proper etiquette for girls, and even less tolerance for her kingdom’s traditions regarding the marriage of a princess. An impulsive young woman with impressive archery skills and a no-nonsense attitude, Merida throws her realm into chaos when she disregards the customary procedure for finding a suitor and then disappears into the forest in defiance of her mother’s unbending ways. Continue reading Teen Movie Night – Brave

Holiday Card Event for St. Peter’s University Hospital Pediatrics Unit!

This event is for Teens, ages 10 – 18!

When: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Where: Children’s Program Room
Time: 12 – 2pm

Our Mission – To Spread Some Holiday Cheer!
Have fun with local artist, Faith Saunders, and others as they make Holiday cards for the children at
St. Peters University Hospital Pediatrics Unit!

Registration is required, as space is strictly limited; (click here to sign up!)

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For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Nov.11th – 17th

This week’s staff pick is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

Some race to win. Others race to survive!

Each October on the island of Thisby, the capaill uisce, or water horses, emerge from the sea. Predatory meat-eaters, they endanger the islanders—but they are also fast, far faster than land horses, and if captured and very carefully handled, with iron and magic, they can be trained. Every first of November, the water horses are raced on the beach of Thisbyin in an event known as the Scorpio Races; winning brings fame and fortune, but losing often brings death.

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For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Nov.11th – 17th

This week’s staff pick is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

This is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school.  The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends; of sex, drugs, and the rocky horror picture show; of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

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For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd

This week’s staff pick is White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick.

Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, White Crow unfolds in three voices. There’s Rebecca, who has come to a small seaside village to spend the summer, and there’s Ferelith, who offers to show Rebecca the secrets of the town . . . but at a price. Finally, there’s a priest whose descent into darkness illuminates the girls’ frightening story. Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd