Fall 2021: Programs for Teens
Secret Readers’ Society. Begins September 1st. Read books on Beanstack, share reviews, get recommendations, and win care packages for each month you read a book. Open to grades 6-12. Register here.
Manga Mondays. Open to grades 5-12. Share your favorite manga/manhwa/manhua/webtoon/comic recs in a virtual space, try out new art styles and calligraphy, and gain insight into the cultures behind each popular comic. Register here for the monthly event.
Beyond the Cover: YA Book Club. Open to grades 7-12. Register Here for Zoom Link. We will be reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi in recognition of 9/11 for the month of September. Read on for the description of the book…
It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.
Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments – even the physical violence – she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.
But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her – they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds – and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.
Craft Crate. Snow Skin Mooncakes. Our first Craft Crate delivery this fall will include the mochi-covered pumpkin spice delight that is Snow Skin Mooncakes. Register early because the deadline for pick-up is 9/17! Register here.
D&D Feywild: The Redcap Revolt. Open to grades 5-12. Join professional D&D storyteller and YA Services Librarian, Hannah Lee, for a continuous adventure in the Feywild titled, “The Redcap Revolt.”
Answer the call of the Faerie Queen! After an assassination attempt by her beloved Redcaps, the Faerie Queen of the Upper Courts is trapped in a stasis near death. One of her last acts before entombing herself in the World Tree was to draw in those who could help her home plane in the Feywild. Adventurers must navigate the political machinations of her enemies, fend off bloodthirsty redcaps, and unblock the leylines that prevent the Queen from regaining her full power.
Super Dungeon Epilogues: X-Society. Open to grades 5-12. Did you enjoy our Super Dungeon this summer? Hannah Lee, our YA Services Librarian and Theme Master, will be running adventures for X-Society, also known as Xvart Society for Thievishness, in the world of Ritenus. Players can continue to use their characters from this summer or create new ones at Level 7 and up. To view available races/genera and learn more about the world, you can view our Player’s Guide from this summer: Click Here.
Now that the High Council has dissolved and various cells of the criminal underground have been making plays for power, X-Society has been making itself known as a force to be reckoned with. Filled with the famed heroes and rogues who helped the new World Dragon come into being, this not-so-secret society has been accumulating influence in a bid to create stability in a divided world. Our first adventure will explore the Unclaimed Isles to create a base for their operations.
Tween Game Space. Open to tweens in grades 4-7 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The library will open a temporary space on Wednesdays beginning September 15 where tweens will be redirected for gaming. The Tween Game Space will be socially distanced with masks required. An occupancy limit will be maintained and the space will be actively managed by the YA Services Librarian.