The Hamline Midway Teen Book Club meets at the Hamline Midway Library at 1558 Minnehaha West in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Club is open to teens ages 12-18. New members are always welcome!

***Our next meeting will be on Saturday, January 10 at 2:30 p.m. We will be discussing Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King, as well as announcing our next book. Hope to see you there!***

Monday, February 24, 2014

Read Brave 2014!

How are you all enjoying Eleanor & Park? I read it last fall, and now I am re-reading it via the audiobook version, which is excellent. It won an Odyssey Award Honor this year, which is what encouraged me to give it a try. You can read Rowell's comments about the audiobook here.

We'd love to see you at one of the Read Brave events! Here is the schedule:

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.
Avalon School, 700 Glendale St

Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Como Park Conservatory, Rainforest Auditorium, 1225 Estabrook Dr

Friday, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m.
Central Library, Youth Services 90 W 4th St

All events are free and open to the public. At each event, Rainbow will discuss her book and then be available for signing. Addendum Bookstore will be selling her books.

You can also join our Read Brave Goodreads group to discuss the book with others.

For more information about Read Brave 2014, click here.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Our Past Reads

I think these are all of the books we've read together for our Teen Book Club.  Please let me know if I am missing any!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
~ The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

~ A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
~ Watership Down by Richard Adams
~ How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
~ Happenstance Found by P.W. Catanese
~ Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King

~ The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
~ Books by Maggie Stiefvater
~ Books by Lois Lowry
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Sweetblood by Pete Hautman
~ The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
~ Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

~ Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
~ A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
~ When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
~ Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Skellig by David Almond
~ Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
~ The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
~ Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
~ Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Book Trailer Workshop

Hi all!
At the next meeting we are going to spend the last part of the day creating book trailers.  Start thinking about a title you would like to do.  Maybe one of the book club titles? 

Here's one I made today.  Maybe it will help you generate some ideas!



Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Leviathan Party Pictures!

Leviathan Party

Thanks to everyone that attened the Leviathan Party, and thanks to Leonardo's Basement for assisting us in creating our own clankers. It was a great party! Hopefully we can do it again soon.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Next selection!


I hope everyone is enjoying When You Reach Me. I loved it, personally.

We need your help choosing the next book club selection. Here are the options:

  1. A Wrinkle in Time (to go along with WYRM)
  2. The Wee Free Men
  3. Boy Meets Boy
  4. Thirteen Reasons Why (recommended by one of our own book club members!)
Clicking on each title will link you to the SPPL catalog, where you can read a description, see the cover, etc. Please leave a comment below letting us know which book you vote for by Monday, December 5. If you want to vote anonymously, that's perfectly okay.

Also, one of you brought to my attention that Rebecca Stead, author of WYRM, has a blog herself. It's worth taking a look at:

That's all for now! I plan on posting Levithan Party pictures by next week, so be on the lookout for those.


PS: Bad news--Thirteen Reasons Why is checked out until January. We will probably have to keep that one as an option for January or February.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Decisions, decisions.


I contacted Leonardo's Basement about them bringing a program to the library for our party. After some haggling, they agreed to do a 1.5 hour program for $125. The total budget for the party is $140.

SO! We will need to make some decisions. Do we want to spend almost all the money on the Leonardo's Basement activity? There wouldn't be much left over for catering from Black Sea, for instance. However, we could just have free snacks from our library supply--cookies, pretzel, etc.

So it will be up to the group to decide if the Leonardo's Basement activity is worth it. It does sound pretty cool, and the instructor I've been emailing with is thinking up ways to tie the books into it. Leave your thoughts as comments below!