Join us at the library on the first Monday of every month for our new Young Adult Book Club! Come for the snacks, to tell us why you loved or hated the book, or to suggest future book club titles. Sweet treats provided at all events!
July 6th: Frankie Landau-Banks does not take no for an answer, especially when she’s excluded from an all-male secret society at her boarding school. Join us for a discussion about E. Lockhart’s great book, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks. Refreshments will be provided, and registration is recommended. Register here. Find a copy of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks here.
August 3rd: Who doesn’t love a good post-apocalyptic novel? Join us for a discussion of Rick Yancey’s The Fifth Wave, a novel set in a world where there’s only one rule: trust no one. Refreshments will be provided, and registration is recommended. Register here. Find a copy of The Fifth Wavehere.
Sweet Reads Book Club | 6/1, 7/6, 8/3 – 7:00pm Join us every First Monday of the summer for books and dessert! June 1st: Paper Towns; July 6: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks; August 3: The Fifth Wave. Registration recommended. Sweet treats served! Register for the the Paper Towns meeting here.
Late Night Study Hall | June 8th-10th – 9-11 PM The Library stays open an extra two hours just for high school students who are studying for finals. No registration required.
PeRLs: Personalized Reading Lists | All Summer! Get a personalized reading list, tailored to your specific interests and preferences. Just contact Katie for more information Summer Reading Program: Trivia Addict | June 22nd-August 17th You’ve played the addictive game, Trivia Crack, now broaden your reading horizons using the same method. Spin the Trivia wheel and land on one of 7 categories. We will have lists corresponding to each category if you need some help, otherwise whatever you read is up to you…and the trivia wheel. You’ll have the chance to answer trivia questions and win prizes throughout the summer. Register here.
Wilderness Survival Program | 6/15 – 7:00pm Marine and firefighter Craig Sloan will teach us the essentials of Wilderness Survival (building a shelter, foraging for food, not getting mauled by a bear, etc.) at this workshop. Registration required. Register here. Snacks provided (not trail mix!) Teenage Rebels | 7/16 – 7:00pm High school activists are all too often left out of the history books, even though they’ve led many brave battles often facing down fire hoses, tear gas, and rifles. Author of Teenage Rebels: Successful High School Activists, from the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow, Dawson Barrett, will talk about the high school students who have shaped history and what you can do to follow in their rebellious footsteps. Literary Soles | 7/27 – 7:00pm Librarian Jenny made the most awesome library card shoes and she’s going to show you how to design and create your own kicks. We’ll provide you with a pair of shoes (yes, that you can keep), paints, markers, and anything else you need for DIY shoe perfection. Registration and shoe size is required. Movie and Pizza Night: The DUFF | 8/11 – 7:00pm Take a break from the summer sun and join us at the library for a movie night. We’ll be screening the popular 2015 film, The Duff. Pizza will be provided. Registration recommended.
Trivia and End-of-Summer Party | 8/17 – 7 PM Outdoor Amphitheater Say goodbye to summer with free Sol Food, trivia, performances, and prizes at our annual end-of-summer extravaganza! Creative Writing Workshop: Wed. Nights | 7 PM Expand your writing horizons at these relaxed and informal workshops. For registration details and more information about all events, please visitwww.millvalleylibrary.org/youngadults
Open to high school students (including rising freshmen) and recent grads only.
If you have read Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, you probably have a lot…feelings. Join us as we discuss our thoughts about the trilogy, from how the movie compared to the book to the controversial ending of the final installment. Favorite characters? Most shocking moments? We’ll be talking about it all. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required. Registerhere. Veronica Roth’s books can be foundhere.
You have heard all about The Fault in Our Stars, but have you read John Green’s first book? Looking for Alaska tells the story of “brilliant, insightful, suffering but enduring” Pudge’s first year of boarding school where he meets two people who will change his life forever. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time reading it or your 71st time reading it, join us for a discussion of what makes this book a classic. Refreshments provided. Registration required. Register here. Find a copy of Looking for Alaskahere.
About Looking for Alaska:
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist New York Times bestseller
First drink First prank First friend First girl Last words
Miles “Pudge” Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally. John Green’s stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new voice in young adult fiction.
MONDAY July 7th, 2014 (Note: This is not taking place on a Thursday, it’s on a MONDAY). See you there!
Creekside Room, 7 PM
“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
Nothing is quite as sweet as your first romance. Join us as we read Rainbow Rowell’s award-winning novel, Eleanor and Park, which follows the blossoming relationship between two misfits who are smart enough to know that first love rarely lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required. Register here. Find a copy of the book here.
About Eleanor and Park:
“Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”-John Green, The New York Times Book ReviewBono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be, she says; we’re 16. What about Romeo and Juliet?Shallow, confused, then dead.I love you; Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2013. A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2013. A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013. An NPR Best Book of 2013