Thursday, February 26, 2009

What the heck is Andover Reads?

Andover Reads is a community reading program. The idea is that everyone in the whole town reads the same book. The library will also be holding a bunch of interesting programs people can attend for free.

However, we figured it might be more interesting for students to have a separate (and shorter) book to read. The adults are reading the book, The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan (340 pages of nonfiction)... the students are being encouraged to read the book Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (only 227 short pages).

Both books are based on a period in American history referred to as the "Dust Bowl." In grand Teen Room fashion, we will be celebrating the books and paying tribute to those who lived through that era with fun programs. A teen book discussion group will also be held on Thursday, April 23 from 3-4pm. We hope you'll be there!

March Madness @ MHL

SNACKS! Yes, snacks are always served when we have a program. Come and join the fun!

Monday, March 2 Hip Knitting, 3-4pm We’ll start you off. Bring your own supplies or use ours.

Thursday, March 5 It’s a Puzzle, 3:30-4:40pm Help put together a puzzle or work on one for the brain!

Friday, March 6 Friday Flick, 3-5pm

Monday, March 9 Hip Knitting, 3-4pm

Tuesday, March 10 Technology Scavenger Hunt for Teen Tech Week, 3-4pm Follow the clues for a chance to win prizes!

Wednesday, March 11 Movie Madness, 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, March 12 Podcast@the Library, 3:30-4:30pm Learn how to create & upload a podcast.

Monday, March 16 Last day to submit poems for the 5th Annual Teen Poetry Contest! More information is at

Tuesday, March 17 Luck O’ the Teens Party, 3:30-4:30pm Join us in celebrating all things green and/or Irish.

Thursday, March 19 T-Shirt Decorating, 3:30-4:30pm Supplies are limited: first come, first served, or bring your own shirt from home.

Friday, March 20 Spring Springs, 4-4:45pm We’ll cut out spirals and use springs to create works of art!

Monday, March 23 Hip Knitting, 3-4pm

Tuesday, March 24 It’s a Go Club, 3-4pm Learn how to play the popular ancient game of skill and strategy.

Wednesday, March 25 Sarah’s Surprise, 7-8pm Join Sarah for a fun craft project.

Friday, March 27 Friday Flicks, 3-5pm

Monday, March 30 Jelly Bean Taste-Off, 3:30-4pm Who makes the best jelly beans? You can help decide!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MOVIE DAY! February 18th

Join us from 3:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM for movies in the Teen Room. Our matinee will be Nim's Island , starring Abigail Breslin and Jodie Foster. Our evening show will be Meet Dave, starring Eddie Murphy as an Alien on a mission to Earth to save his home planet! Join us for one or both of these fabulous shows! Snacks and drinks will be served. Bring a friend!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February Programs ~ the best ones yet!

Friday, February 6: Get your Game on in the Hall (DDR, Wii, and more!) from 3-5pm

Monday, February 9: Knit with us from 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday, February 12: Happy Birthday Lincoln (we're celebrating) from 3-4pm

Friday, February 13: Valentine's Day: Love it or Hate it from 3-5pm

Tuesday, February 17: Animanga Meeting from 3-4pm

Wednesday, February 18: Movie Madness from 3-5pm and 7-9pm

Thursday, February 19: Jewelry Making from 2-4pm

Friday, February 20: Movie Madness from 3-5pm

Monday, February 23: Knit with us from 3:30-4:30pm

Tuesday, February 24: Pickle Taste-Off from 3:30-4pm

Thursday, February 26: Bookmark Making from 3-4pm

Friday, February 27: Movie Madness from 3-5pm

Don't forget to enter your poems in the 5th Annual Teen Poetry Contest. An online entry form is available below! Poems must be entered by Monday, March 16th.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Submit your poem(s) for this year's Teen Poetry Contest!

Here are the rules:

  • The contest is open to students in grades 6 through 12
  • Poems and entry forms must be legible
  • Up to 3 poems, each with a separate entry form, must be submitted by Monday, March 16 at 9pm
  • Winners will be notified on or about April 6
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