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Let’s Review: Ghosts of the Titanic

By the president of the Teen Advisory Group:

I’m back with my first book in almost two years (yikes lol)!

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Surprise! Now I’m adding Stars gifs to all my posts! 😉

It’s a historical fiction (with no romance, shocker!) called, Ghosts of the Titanic.

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That’s one frightening cover lol

Let’s begin!

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Let’s Talk: Books and the Media

Nim here! Since we, at the Flower Mound Public Library Teen Advisory Group, LOVE books (trust me when I say LOVE), obviously we are pretty pumped when books are made into movies. Within the span of one month, we had the release of Fifty Shades Darker (which I have some strong feelings about) to the future release of Before I Fall (which I’m curious about). Since Young Adult books are frequently made into movies, I want to talk about today. And not only are books made into movies, there are occasions when the opposite occurs. What may not be known is that there are some TV shows that have their own novelisations. Let’s take a look at two examples of both sides (four in total):

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What Does the Library Mean?

teen-panorama_editWhen you think of a library, what pops into your brain? Do you think about books? What about resources? Maybe you think of the annual Summer Reading Club.

The Flower Mound Public Library means “life, love, happiness, Heather and Jennie [two youth librarians; also sponsors of the Teen Advisory Group],” according to Harshini Cormaty, a freshman at the University of Texas in Dallas. Anne Marie Kluthe said that the library is “a great place to study… but a greater place to get distracted by a bunch of books instead.”

But if you look at Merriam-Webster, a library is “a place where books, magazines, and other materials (such as videos and musical recordings) are available for people to use or borrow.” Sure, the library does hold such items, but it also holds so much more. A regular at the FMPL would know that the library has more than mere books and videos within its confines. It holds adventure, fun, relaxation, and a safe place. But how does it have all that? Perhaps we should explore what the local library has to offer to teenagers.

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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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Reel Talk: Hero

I honestly should not love this movie as much as I do but what to dooooooo?

Hi guys! This is a movie review of a Bollywood movie that is officially a guilty pleasure movie of mine. Oops.

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MAJOR SPOILERS UNDER THE CUT

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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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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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The Time and Place Book Tag (Nim)

So Shelby recently did her book tag and challenged the rest of us to make our own. Therefore, I am stepping up to the challenge!

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Let’s get started!

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:et’s Discuss: Upcoming Events

He-yo, Nim’s back! Sorry for the hiatus, high school is a murderer. ;P I have a few events to point out to y’all, so let’s get started!

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OCTOBER 31ST: SCARY STORY CONTEST DEADLINE

NOVEMBER
Teen Writing Group: November 11th
Doctor Who Random Fandom: November 12th

DECEMBER:
Teen Writing Group: December 9th
Star Wars Random Fandom: December 10th

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In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, we have two major teen programs here at the FMPL: Writing Group and Random Fandom. In Writing Group, we write. Pretty self-explanatory huh? 😉 You get to share your work and develop into a better writer!! In Random Fandom, we host an event dedicated to a fandom. We have games, snacks, and fun stuff all around! These next two RFs are Doctor Who and Star Wars.

And I know there are a lot of you fans lurking around here in Flower Mound, so y’all should totally come to the RFs. They’re a lot of fun. Even if you are not too familiar with the fandoms (like me).

Aaaaaaaand: we will have our annual NaNoWriMo journal posted this year, but instead of me taking the reins, it’ll be our newest TAG member (and writer), Anne Marie! Be sure to join her for that series.

We also have a WHOLE BUNCH of people about to post stuff soon, so y’all better stay tuned to new material on this site!

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Thank y’all so much for staying tuned with us through our hiatus, and I promise, you will not regret it. Be sure to bookmark us and keep checking back for updates. And, as always, come say hi to us at the local library!

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Nim

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