Posted on January 7th, 2014 by Anna in Events, Programs
Tags: knit, Knitting, learn to knit, workshop
We welcome teens aged 12-18 to learn how to knit in this weekly one hour workshop on basic knitting.
The workshop will take place in the Central Library Teen Room from 3pm-4pm each of the three days.
January 8th: You’ll learn the most basic knitting stitch there is: the knit stitch.
January 15th: We’ll continue working on the knit stitch and then we’ll go over how to finish a project, otherwise known as casting-off.
January 29th: You’ve learned to knit, and cast-off, now we’ll learn the hard part: starting a project, known as casting-on.
Students will be given a ball of yarn and a pair of needles for the workshop. Those who wish to continue knitting at home should bring their own size nine needles.
But wait… knitting is for guys too!
Posted on November 30th, 2013 by Mary in News, Teen Services
Tags: e, Gender Neutral Pronouns, ou, sie, ve, ze
On Yahoo today, there is an interesting article ” ‘Preferred’ pronouns gain traction at US colleges”, that discusses the increased use of gender neutral or preferred pronouns to describe gender. The article discusses the “Mouthing Off!” group who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender at Mills College in Oakland, California. The group lists “ze”, “sie”, “e”, “ou” and “ve” as well additional gender pronouns to “he”, “she”, and “they”. Schools, such as the University of Vermont, allow students to choose from he, she and ze on class rosters. Other colleges and universities are mentioned for how they are accepting gender neutral pronouns.
Do you know of additional gender neutral pronouns? Please come in to the Central Library Teen Room and share them with Teen Librarians, Anna or Mary.
Posted on November 12th, 2013 by Anna in Books
Tags: dystopian books, hunger games, what to read next
This is a flow chart graciously shared by the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS! Wondering what to read after The Hunger Games? This flow chart can help! Click on each of the five panels for a larger, readable image.
Posted on October 29th, 2013 by Anna in Teen Services
Tags: designs, jeans, new, style
OMG! Who thought these pants would win awards and sell for an astronomical price of $780.00????? But they’re out there. They’re called “Junya Watanabe combo straight jeans”.
The question is… would you wear a pair of jeans that looked like this? Blue jeans in the front and plaid in the back with leather pockets? The jeans featured here are some of the latest styles coming out. No joke. So, would you spend $780 on these? Would you even spend $10.00? Let us know in the comments below what you think of this crazy idea.
And what about these? Are you ready to go trick or treating as a zombie? All that’s missing from these jeans is the fake zombie blood! What do you think? These cost a whopping $525.00! I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t have that kind of money lying around for a pair of pants that are barely there. “R13 shredded knit chap jeans” are what they’re called.
And last, but not least, these pants are supposed to be men’s jeans designed to look like a school notebook that’s been drawn and written all over. If you’re a guy out there, would you wear these pants for $176.00? These might be the cheapest of the bunch, but that doesn’t make them any more wearable. They are called “Joyrich x Gerlan cargo case men’s jeans”.
To post a comment, click on the title of this post and scroll to the bottom. Let us know what you think? Would you spend hundreds of dollars on jeans like these? Tell us why or why not? Or would you redesign them a little differently? Let us know your thoughts!
Posted on October 21st, 2013 by Mary in Teen Services
I hope everyone enjoyed Teen Read Week as much as I did. One activity we did from the Central Library Teen Room was a survey of the Top Ten Books based on the YALSA Top Ten Book Nominees. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has asked teens and teens at heart across the country to vote for their favorite 10 favorite books from the list of nominated books. We made the survey easier and asked for people to pick their favorite top 3 books from the list of nominated books. We had 16 people who participated. Below are the BPL Teen Read Week Top Ten Books survey results from 10 to 1:
10. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda (1 vote)
9. Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers (1 vote)
8. Tilt by Ellen Hopkins (2 votes)
7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (2 votes)
6. Underworld by Meg Cabot (3 votes)
5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (3 votes)
4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (3 votes)
3. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (4 votes)
2. Croak by Gina Damico (4 votes)
And the #1 book chosen by our 16 participants is…….. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (5 votes)
We had a few runner ups with 1 vote each:
Every Day by David Levithan
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
Immortal City by Scott Speer
The YALSA Top Ten Books results are:
10. Butter by Erin Jade Lange
9. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
8. Every Day by David Levithan
7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
5. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
4. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
2. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
And the #1 book voted by teens and teens at heart across the country is….. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
There were 3 titles on both lists although at a different number:
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
I see some books from the YALSA list that were not on our list that I will have to read during the coming year. I hope you find some great titles to read too.
Thanks to everyone who particpated.