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Eclipse Showing @ Copley

Posted on November 15th, 2011 by Anna in Books, Events, Movies

Last week we tried to show the movie Eclipse, but there was a busted cable to the TV and we were unable to do so. The cable has since been replaced, and this Thursday, we will finally be showing Eclipse!

Come to the Copley Teen Room at 3:30pm on November 17th to reaquaint yourself with the last movie just before the next one comes out!

We also still have a few free Breaking Dawn posters if anyone is interested. They will be left on a table beside the display of Breaking Dawn books until they are gone. First come first served! Better get them fast!

 

Most Recent Staff Book Reviews!

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 by Anna in Books, Reviews - Staff

These are the most recent staff reviews of teen books. All staff reviews can be found under the above tab “Librarians Read Too!”, but I thought I would highlight the recent ones here, so you know they exist, that we’re still reading teen books. We always read teen books.

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room

This book is crazy and insane all at once. It’s the story of a boy who finds himself kidnapped after getting drunk at his friend’s party and attempting to walk home alone. Going to England for a few weeks to see if he wants to attend a boarding school, he’s given a pair of glasses from a stranger. These glasses show him a war-torn world where he’s forced to fight against his best friend.

In short, this book is one insane ride. It’s like getting hooked on drugs… but without the drugs. You’ll find yourself sucked into the world of Marbury, and unable to leave, similar to the characters in the book. I highly recommend it.

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room

Do you like fancy parties, flappers, stage performances, rich dresses, a little side romance, along with a dish of violence?  Then this is the series for you. This book, the first in a new series, was a truly fantastic read set in 1920′s New York City. It’s the story of two young girls who move to the city to find themselves and make a name for themselves. Set in a time when it was illegal to sell or drink alcohol, these girls find their way into the speakeasies of the city and into the homes of the greatest alcohol sellers of the time. What they find there, both surprises and scares them. It’s a truly great read, a page turner that’s garunteed to keep you reading late into the night!

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinx

Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room

This book is the sequel to The Reformed Vampire Support Group also written by Catherine Jinx. Not having read the first book, I didn’t feel out of place at all. In fact, I rather enjoyed this book. It wasn’t cheesy, and the only mention of “mates” was because it was set in Austraila where everyone calls each other “mate”. It was funny, some parts were scary, his mother was annoying in that way that only a mother can be, and his friends, new and old were pretty cool. I would love to recommend this book to anyone looking for a werewolf book that’s a little out of the ordinary. My favorite quote from the book?

“Barry can’t be the first vampire who’s fanged a werewolf. And the whole ideas of zombies must have come from somewhere.” -The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

Another Snow Day But Not For the Library!

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by Anna in Events, Movies

There’s a lot of snow flying around out there today and schools are closed… but the Boston Public Library is open until 5pm tonight!

Here in the Copley Teen Room, we’re showing random episodes of Roswell all day until 3pm. At 3, the anime club meets and they will be starting the series Bleach. Anyone is welcome to watch either Roswell or Bleach. Come on over and enjoy a good show while the snow falls all around us!

Also at 3pm is our knitting club meeting. Even if you’ve never knitted anything before, you’re welcome to come learn the basics. And if you do know how to knit, bring your needles and have some fun! The knitting club meets every Friday afternoon in January.

Next week on Saturday the 29th from 1-4pm we’re having a Stuff Swap in the Copley Teen Room. Did you get a few unwanted gifts for Christmas? Are you tired of that old poster hanging on your wall? Looking for a way to get rid of books you don’t want without throwing them out? Bring it all to the Stuff Swap and swap it for things you DO want! We just ask that what you bring is still in good usable shape, that it’s something someone else might possibly want.

Want to know more about teen programming? Check out our calendar of events! http://www.bpl.org/news/calendar.htm?trumbaEmbed=filter3%3D_Teens (Ages 13-18)_