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
Thursday, June 5th from 7-8:30 PM in the Creekside Room
Either you have finals approaching and need to blow off some steam or you are basically done with school and ready to start summer. Whatever your situation, you could use an hour or two of nostalgic fun. We’ll have all the best board games (and feel free to bring your own) as well as Twister and giant tubs of Legos with which you can create a masterpiece. So leave your textbooks behind (temporarily or for good!) and come down to the Library for non-study times! Registration isn’t required, but if you are planning on dropping by, it would be great if you could sign-up, so we know how many sweet treats to provide. Register here.
Huge thanks to Sam and James from Chromaculture Screen Printing and Design in Novato for teaching us the art of screen printing and helping us come up with our own designs!
April 3rd, 2014 at 7 PM
See what it takes to make a concert poster come alive or a t-shirt stand out! In this hands-on workshop Sam Kraus, owner of Chromaculture Screen Printing and Design, will teach you the fundamentals of screen printing. You’ll learn everything from how to create the artwork to the process of printing.
Everyone who registers will leave the workshop with their own screen-printed shirt. Registration required and space is VERY limited. Registerhere.
If registration is full, you can add your name to the wait-list here and we will notify you if space becomes available.
What is comedy? It’s stand-up, humorous story telling, making liquids come out of all the holes in your friends’ faces. In this interactive workshop comedic storyteller and stand up comic, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, (SF Bay Guardian’s Best Comedian, 2013; frequent storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgement and Katie’s totally awesome friend) will help participants explore the various facets of comedy as well as share her (hilarious) challenges and triumphs in the world of professional comedy. Registration required. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER ASAP! Register here.
Check out this video of Dhaya telling a hilarious story at the library here.
I had to include this picture just because it makes me laugh.
Start 2014 with good food, good friends, and Emma Stone learning lessons the hard way in the hilarious film, Easy A. Stefano’s Pizza provided. Registration recommended (so we know how much pizza to get for your hungry faces). Register here