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Get your read & game on today @ your library!

Game On!

Game On!

“Game On!” at Ballard from 3 – 5 p.m.

  • First Friday gaming for teens happens every month at Ballard. Come to the Library for board games, Kinect, Wii play and more! For grades 6-12.
  • Here is your chance to get some game time with Kinect, Wii play and Mario Kart!
    There will also be board games, art supplies, new books, snacks and conversation.

Read On Mustache“Read On” Tween Book Group at Broadview from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

 

What's Going on @ Your Library!

Hello SummerSunday, August 18, 2013

  •  Teen Space presents: End of Summer Pizza Party Ballard 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Ballard Branch — it’s a place to meet up and hang out! Join us for an end of summer pizza party. For ages 12-18.
  • Africa Sing! Africa Dance! @ NewHolly 1:30 – 2:30pm. Join Etienne Cakpo for an interactive performance of singing, clapping and dancing. Everyone will enjoy songs and dances from Africa. For all ages.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

  • Teen Space presents: Cutielicious Felt Creatures @ Delridge 2 – 4 pm. The world’s cutest miniature felt creatures are coming to the Delridge Branch! All materials supplied, join us to put them together. For ages 12-18. Continue reading

It Is Never Too Late… To Join the Magnolia Book Group

stuckinneutral Join us for the teen book group on May 21st from 4:00-5:00 p.m. We are reading Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman. Pick up a copy at the Magnolia Branch or get an e-book online. Continue reading

Share a Book @ Magnolia

UprisingJoin us for a book group @ Magnolia. Everyone is welcome.

This month’s title is Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

  • In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two best friends, when Harriet, the boss’s daughter, was only five years old.  Includes historical notes.

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month (March 19th) at 4 p.m.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

For more information call Magnolia @ 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian!

Book Group: Always Running

La vida locaWhen the Library brought Luis Rodriguez to Seattle in November, students at Consejo read his book and wrote about their reactions to it. Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing some of their thoughts.

This is an inspiring book, it speaks the truth. It’s an everyday life for a teen out in this crazy world. Every single paragraph has detail that makes you believe its your life being told. It’s like a movie in your mind.

This book motivated me to find the way to break the cycle of the gang history in my familias past generations by helping others. People in similar struggles that can’t find a way to fight against the life style you once lived, that had you chained up. You opened the eyes of many teens to find the key to freedom and unlock the chains keeping them from a better life. Gang life has affected many but reading your book has motivated me to go to college and leave the past and become the future .

 Alondra, 15, Teen Blogger

 

Book Group: Always Running

Always RunningWhen the Library brought Luis Rodriguez to Seattle in November, students at Consejo read his book and wrote about their reactions to it. Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing some of their thoughts.

It’s really sad how Luis saw all this. People getting shot, beaten, and lots of arrests. He saw people selling drugs and heard that people that he knew had commited suicide.

Luis said that when he had turned eighteen years old,  about twenty-five of his friends had been killed by rival gangs police, drugs, car crashes and also suicides. What I felt when I read that part was that he has really been through a lot. But I know he had been through more than that. His mother was the only one in their family that actually completed high school. His unclies, Kiko and Rodolfo, crossed the border to find work, and they came back with NICE stories from the other side of the border.

Lilith, 13, Teen Blogger

Book Group: Always Running

Always RunningWhen the Library brought Luis Rodriguez to Seattle in November, students at Consejo read his book and wrote about their reactions to it. Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing some of their thoughts.

I just started reading the book Always Running by Luis Rodriguez. I really like this book because it talks about real things that go on in Mexican families and gangs. It’s fun to read the story because you can relate a lot to your own life. I thought of everything I have gone through with friends and family members in a gang.

It’s also really cool to see what others have gone through, knowing they were in a gang. It’s sad to read that Luis Rodrigez thinks that once he got out that the gang or the hood, it would not haunt him anymore. Finding out that his own child was gang-afiliatedwas something he never imagined would happen to him.

I know that it’s tough to come from Mexico to a new place and deal with gangs. That one time when Luis and his brother went to the store and they got bullied on their way back home by some white kids–that was a hard part. I really like this book because it explains things really well and it can really change the way a teenager thinks about gangs.

Yesenia, 15, Teen Blogger