***Our next meeting will be on Saturday,August 20, 3-4 p.m. Hope to see you there!***



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Next meeting: This Saturday, May 21!

It's that time again! Our next Teens Reading Bravely meeting is this Saturday, May 21, from 3-4 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library!

We'll have six nominees for Read Brave 2017 for you to consider, and we'd love for you to read one (or more!) and give us your feedback.

We'd also love to hear from you if you have a judgment for our Battle of the Books that you haven't yet shared with us.

Come for the yummy snacks (as always) and the great conversation (guaranteed).

New members always welcome. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Meeting this Saturday!

Are you ready for our Battle of the Books? At our last meeting, some of you took on the judging of the contenders. Here they are...

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler vs. Challenger Deep
Drowned City vs. Echo
Gone Crazy in Alabama vs. Goodbye Stranger
The Hired Girl vs. I Crawl Through It
The Marvels vs. Most Dangerous
My Seneca Village vs. Nest
Nimona vs. Rhythm Ride
Symphony for the City of the Dead vs. X: A Novel

Come to hear the judgments this Saturday, April 16, 3-4 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library! (We'll also post them here.)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Next meeting: This Saturday, March 12!

Greetings, Teens!

Our next book club meeting will be this Saturday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library. We hope you can make it!

Our Teen Area d├ęcor has arrived! We are excited to enjoy it on Saturday with you. Stop into the library anytime it's open to hang out this space especially made for you.

Announcing our Battle of the Books! Come hear about the contenders, predict the winners, and volunteer to judge a battle if you like.

Read Brave: Your thoughts? We want to hear about your Read Brave experiences, as well as your recommendations for future titles and authors.

What are you reading? As always, we'll chat about the books we've been enjoying and make recommendations to each other.

Don't forget your library card!

Remember: If you are new to book club, or haven't been for awhile, we'd love to have you join us!

Hope to see you at the library on Saturday, March 12 at 3:00!


~Caryl

Thursday, January 21, 2016

What are your New Year's READolutions?

We'd love to hear them! Post them in the comments below. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Read:
  • the 2016 Read Brave book
  • a book published this year
  • a book you can finish in a day
  • a book you’ve been meaning to read
  • a book recommended by your local librarian
  • a book chosen for you by a friend or sibling
  • a book chosen for you by a parent/guardian or teacher
  • a book that won an award
  • a book published before you were born
  • a book that intimidates you
  • a book you’ve already read at least once
Do:
  • attend a 2016 Read Brave event
  • keep a list of the books you read
  • keep a reading journal
  • visit your library at least once each month
  • recommend a favorite book to a friend
  • write a book blurb to display at your library
  • write a book review for the Teen Book Club blog

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Next meeting: This Saturday, January 9th!

Hey, Teens!

Our next book club meeting will be this Saturday, January 9 at 3:00 p.m. Here's what we've got planned:

~ READolutions! Snowflake craft! Snacks!

~ I requested copies of many of the books you recommended to each other at the last meeting. This way, they should be available for check out right away. (Don't forget your library card!)

~ We have a limited number of copies of our new Read Brave title to give out at the meeting. If you aren't able to come, please let me know, and if we have extra copies, I will try to save one for you at the desk to pick up.

~ We’d love your input on the Teen Area at the Hamline Midway Library. Our interior designer, Jen, has prepared some great redecoration examples and ideas for us. Bring your awesome sense of color & style, and be ready to share your thoughts.

Remember: If you are new to book club, or haven't been for awhile, we'd love to have you join us.

Hope to see you at the library on Saturday, January 9!