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Teen Writing Group 

Teen Writing Group is always lots of fun because you get to talk to other people writing stories like you. We had a prompt at the beginning of the meeting about the location on your GPS changing and there was someone there waiting for you. No one has the exact same style of writing so it was cool seeing how our minds would take this. Somehow we ended up with a few Doctor Who references, but as they say great minds think alike. After that we got to work. Heather passed out character charts for us to develop our characters. All in all, it was a great meeting. Hope you come to the next one!

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The North Texas Teen Book Festival is Only 6 Months Away!

Yeah yeah, I know, that’s a long time. The author list doesn’t even come out until November or December, so why are you bringing it up now?

Wait. Okay, let me backtrack. You don’t know what I’m talking about, do you?

The North Texas Teen Book Festival is a yearly event in Irving, Texas. A bunch of authors show up (like, 50+ of ’em) and they get put in groups for decisions based around their books. And we get to watch! Admission is free, AND they do book signings afterwards (also free).

Some reasonable famous authors have showed up in the past. So. Great.

I have a crazy amount of books signed because of this. Wanna see?

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The book where you can’t see the spines I got signed elsewhere. So yeah, it’s a pretty decent portion of my  collection.

Now, the reason I’m bringing this up so early is because they have some volunteer options to help get things ready starting this November. You can get some book swag and volunteer hours and meet other book lovers.

You can find the details at http://www.northtexasteenbookfestival.com/bffs/

In the coming months I’ll be sure to update you on the NTTBF, but until then, hope to see you in Irving!

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Insert the Theme Music from Law & Order Here

rffingerprintIn case you don’t know, Law & Order is a show that’s been on for a billion years, it’s almost always playing on USA at any time of day, and your favorite actor has probably made an appearance on it at some point.

L&O aside, we love crime shows. There are so many of them, and they’re all the same but different. Whether the dead body is in LA, New York, Miami, Vegas, or Hawaii, we love the mystery and we love the characters. That’s why September’s Random Fandom celebrates the upcoming seasons of all crime shows.

BTW, Random Fandom is THURSDAY at 4 p.m. One of you will play the dead body, one of you will be the killer, and the rest of you will have to figure it out before you run out of time in this special murder mystery based on our favorite crime show characters.

If you need to get into the mood, go to your Netflix queue and watch a few episodes of CSI or NCIS, listen to the mystery of an actual crime on Serial, or check out one of these books: Continue reading

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September at Your Local Library!

To quote the great poet Silento in his memorable ‘poem’ Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), “You already know who it is.”

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Just kidding, it’s your neighborhood TAG president, Nim! Welcome to the new school year of 2016-2017! Hope the first week of school has been treating you well, unlike me. 😛 If your week is going well, I have more good news for you. If your week is not going so well, it’s going to start going well now.

IT’S TIME FOR THE SEPTEMBER BRIEFING!!!

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It’s making an appearance after months of hiatus, which I am very sorry about. High school can be rough (so check out the bulletin board in the teen section, and help your fellow teens survive high school!), and I learned that the hard way. Enough about negativity, let’s get to the positive news!!

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  • High School Anime: September 3rd from 1-4:30 PM
  • Middle School Anime: September 7th from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Random Fandom- CRIME SHOWS: September 8th from 4-5:30 PM
  • Gaming Unplugged: September 11th from 2-4 PM
  • Teen Writing Group: September 14th from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Middle School Book Club: September 19th from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Bibliomaniacs: September September 21st from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • TAG: September 28th from 4:30-5:30 PM

 

We do have some new additions to the library programming!

  1. Gaming Unplugged: Come to the libraries every 2nd Sunday of the month to play games!
  2. Middle School Book Club: A book club for middle schoolers/ grades 6-8
  3. Bibliomaniacs: The high school/ grades 9-12 book club! No assignments; just come to talk, rant, and/or fangirl about the book you are currently reading!

 

That’s it, y’all! Be sure to attend the events [especially Random Fandom. You know I’ll be there sobbing over one particular show. ;)] and say hi to us! We’d love to see y’all there.

Also, comment down below about school and what crime shows you like. Maybe you might meet a fangirl of your show. 😀

YAYYY

Nim

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Happy Back to School Day!

Or Not-So-Happy Back to School Day, depending on your POV. The blog is back from its summer hiatus, so we’re starting off with an update of ALL THE THINGS.

taglogoThis Wednesday (8/24), 4:30-5:30

TAG, a.k.a. the Teen Advisory Group. If you’re not already in TAG, you can join at any time, but this Wednesday is the first meeting of the school year, and we’re talking about a lot, so it’s an important one to come to if you’re new. TAG plans Random Fandom every month, and you get volunteer hours if you need them, and all the cool kids will be there, and if you’re reading this, you’re cool and you should be there too. (Did the peer pressure work? Just checking.)

HS anime logoSaturday, September 3, 1-4:30

High School Anime (formerly known as Otaku Kyokai No Flower Mound) is open to freshmen and up. Watch movies, eat snacks, talk about cosplay and cons, geek out… you know, a normal Saturday 🙂 Screenings shown are for older audiences, so sorry, middle schoolers! Check out the next program below:

animedaze logoWednesday, September 7, 4:30-5:30

Watch short episodes of your favorite new and old shows, eat snacks, talk about cosplay and cons, and have fun! New this year, Anime Daze is open to everyone in grades 6-12, so if you feel like hanging out after school and watching anime, come join us!

Random Fandom logoThursday, September 8, 4-5:30

It’s all about the crime shows for September’s RANDOM FANDOM. CSI (and all its spin-offs), NCIS (and all its spin-offs), etc. We don’t know exactly what we’re doing yet, but that’s why you should come to TAG on Wednesday.

gaming unplugged logoSunday, September 11, 2-4

Come play games with us! We’ll have board and card games to choose from, or you can bring one from home with all of your closest friends/enemies to defeat them all in the game of your choice.

TWG logoWednesday, September 14, 4:30-5:30

If you’re an aspiring author, a Wrimo, write fanfic, have a Wattpad, or just post drabbles to your Tumblr, join the Teen Writing Group! We do writing exercises that might make you a better writer, you can get feedback from your fellow writers, and we play storytelling games to squash our inner editors (and it’s possible we may be nerds.) Every meeting, you can enter the door prize to win a free book! (All of the books at the library are free, right, but this one you don’t have to bring back.)

MS Book Club logoMonday, September 19, 4:30-5:30

The book of the month is Holes by Louis Sachar. Pick up your copy from the Youth Services Desk to read before the meeting, and bring it with you to discuss. This book club is only for grades 6-8!

bibliomaniacs logoWednesday, September 21, 4:30-5:30

Bring your favorite book, the book you hate, the book you’re currently reading, or anything you want to talk/rant about! This book club has NO ASSIGNED READING! We’ll fancast our favorite characters and hang out. This book club is only for grades 9-12!

taglogoWednesday, September 28, 4:30-5:30

And then we’re back to TAG to plan the October Random Fandom and talk about the upcoming volunteer opportunities for Haunted Library!

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Doombringer presents: Legendary Marvel

d635cbab0876d05938d276f80e0416ffMy name is Abel Kim, a board game, card game, and League of Legends/Hearthstone/Overwatch freak. In honor of International Tabletop day on April 30, I will be talking about some of the games that I am planning on bringing to the table.

In today’s review I will be talking about the first board game I ever got: Legendary Marvel. Firsly, here is my origin story: I was scrolling down Youtube when I saw Markiplier’s face in the picture of a Tabletop video for Legendary Marvel. I clicked the video to see the magnificent Warfstache but was instead entertained by the antics of the guest stars and the host Wil Wheaton (who was btw an actor in Star Trek and Leverage and who knows what else). Here is a link to the video that inspired me to buy the game: “Maria is love. Maria is life.” -fake Markiplier quote 2015

Now on to the real review. Continue reading

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Quick Briefing: April

Nim’s back with a quick briefing of what we have in the library this month!

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Think of the bag as my briefing lol

APRIL

  • Teen Writing GroupWednesday, April 13th= 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Random Fandom: (DISNEY) Thursday, April 14th= 4-5:30 PM
  • Teen Advisory GroupWednesday, April 27th= 4:30-5:30 PM

We’d love to see you there, so be sure to drop by!! ❤ ❤

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You can’t say no to this cutie

Nim

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Quick Briefing: March and April

Guess who it is? It’s Nim, back with another agenda of teen programs at your local library! Shall we begin?

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MARCH

  • Get Silly Lock-In: Friday, March 4th= 5-8 PM
  • High School Anime: Saturday, March 5th= 1-4 PM
  • Teen Writing Group: Wednesday, March 9th= 4:30-5:30  PM
  • Random Fandom(BOLLYWOOD) Thursday, March 10th= 4-5:30 PM
  • Teen Advisory GroupWednesday, March 30th= 4:30-5:30 PM

APRIL

  • High School AnimeSaturday, April 2nd= 1-4 PM
  • Teen Writing GroupWednesday, April 13th= 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Random Fandom: (DISNEY) Thursday, April 14th= 4-5:30 PM
  • Teen Advisory GroupWednesday, April 27th= 4:30-5:30 PM

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If you want to come for the Lock-In, YOU NEED A PERMISSION FORM FROM THE LIBRARY!!!! Ask the Youth Desk for more info 😉

Be sure to come guys, we’d love to have you there!!! ❤

Nim

 

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Bollywood Random Fandom

Hey guys! It’s Mayher! Sorry I haven’t been posting lately but I’m working on contributing to this blog a lot more.

Some pretty big news that you guys probably heard about is that WE ARE HAVING A BOLLYWOOD RANDOM FANDOM! This is the best news any Indian can hear. 

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This RF will occur on March 10th from 4-5:30 in the program room. Please wear white or bring a change of white clothes for the Holi event (last part of the RF).

Here’s a little bit of background about Bollywood:

Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the WORLD and it made 204 movies in 2015 alone. The highest grossing movie of 2015 was Bajrangi Bhaijaan(according to Wikipedia, the most reliable source 😉 making over 626 crore rupees or 92 million US dollars.

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Translation: wow, very good XD

Not to mention, the amount of fangirls and fanboys is literally the entire population of India plus more. That’s a lot of moms.

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This is Salman Khan. My favorite actor as well as my mom’s. Don’t Judge.

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This is Shahrukh Khan. Another well loved actor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite part about Bollywood is the singing and the dancing in every single movie. Everyone wants to know the latest song or learn the latest dance move. They express sheer joy and happiness throughout the world. (And I get ALL the songs stuck in my head; it’s hard to not love them.)

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Madhuri Dixit aka Dancing Queen of Bollywood

We decided it would be appropriate to host this RF during the spring time because of the ever so popular holiday: Holi.

Holi is about the celebration of colors in the Hindu religion (but many people outside of the religion like myself can still celebrate it). It is similar to Diwali in that it represents the good overcoming the evil, but Holi is celebrated to mark the beginning of Spring. People throughout India flood the streets wearing white and throw colored powder at each other, and it is a very fun event.

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And look how pretty Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor look in Yeh Jiwani Hai Diwani.(I ship them so hard.)

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Even in this Gif she’s saying she’s having fun. (Itna maza)

 

Well, I hope you guys can make it and celebrate the glories that Bollywood has to offer!

*CUE EVERY SINGLE BOLLYWOOD GIF TO VIRTUALLY SHOW MY EXCITEMENT*

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aish

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February and March at the FloMo Public Library

Hey y’all, it’s Nim here! It’s been a long time, and I’m super sorry for not posting, but we do have a lot of Teen events here, and we hope that you can come! Let’s get started:

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FEBRUARY:

  • High School Anime: Saturday, February 6th from 1-4 PM
  • Teen Writing Group: Wednesday, February 10th from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Random Fandom- The Flash & Arrow: Thursday, February 11th from 4-5:30 PM
  • TAG: Wednesday, February 24th from 4:30-5:30 PM

MARCH:

  • High School Anime: Saturday, March 5th from 1-4 PM
  • Teen Writing Group: Wednesday, March 9th from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Random Fandom- Bollywood: Thursday, March 10th from 4-5:30 PM
  • TAG: Wednesday, March 30th from 4:30-5:30 PM

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That’s all we have these two months. Be sure to come for our Random Fandoms! We got big ones this time, Flash & Arrow and Bollywood!!

Nim

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