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This is the blog for the Hancock County Public Library teens (6th grade - age 19). Check it for news, information and more!

Insurgent Movie Coming SOON!

February 25th, 2015

Hi All!

Hope you’ve had the chance to see the movie trailer for Insurgent which is coming to theaters next month (March, 20). Don’t forget to join us for the Insurgent movie release party on March 18, 4-6pm! We’ll be watching Divergent, and I’ll be giving away a special collector’s edition Insurgent book as well as 2 movie passes so you can see Insurgent in theater. :)

Have a great day, guys!

Sarah

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Stay warm out there, guys!!

Sarah

Anime Club TODAY

February 18th, 2015

Hi Guys,

Remember anime club is TODAY and not on our usual Thursday!

See you all at 4!

Sarah

Hi All,

I’m sure you’re sick of looking at the snow too, so here are some pictures of the rare cat loaf in it’s natural habitat.

 

Enjoy the cute and fluffy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Sarah (hanging out with her own cat loaf)

Winter Reading FUN!

February 5th, 2015

The Teen Winter Reading Club is underway! HUZZAH!

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Read any book or attend any library program during February and get a chance to win these fabulous prizes:

1. Magical Unicorn (unicorn mask and hooves + bubble wand)

 

2. Caffeinated Reader (Amazon gift card + Starbucks gift card & travel mug)

 

3. Gamers Galore (GameStop gift certificate + pizza gift card + Minecraft sword)

 

4. Reader’s Reward (pick 5 books from YA book stash)

 

Click here to sign up today & start earning chances to win today!

Today’s program that will earn you a chance to win a prize:

Join us as we make fun of this B-movie bomb! Hate to love it or love to hate it – We’ll be poking fun at this movie by tweeting witty remarks to the movie screen!

See you later B-movie goers!

Sarah

 

 

 

 

Printz Award 2015

February 4th, 2015

The American Library Association just announced the Printz Award Winner and Honor Books of 2015! This award is given for excellence in literature written for young adults. Here is the list:

Michael J. Printz Award Winner:

I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson

 

Printz Honor Books:

And We Stay, by Jenny Hubbard

The Carnival at Bray, by Jessie Ann Foley

Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith

This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

These books are all AMAZING reads! Share your thoughts about these books, or let me know what books you would have voted for to win.

Sarah

Comic Book Club this Thursday!

January 27th, 2015

Hey there fellow comic book lovers! I’ll be hauling out the Bat-signal for this week’s comic book club. Come ready to talk about anything and all Batman through the years. Don’t know anything about Batman – No worries – we’ll be answering questions and learning together.

What has made Batman one of the most quintessential superheroes? Share your thoughts and opinions in friendly discussion. Batman graphic novels will be on hand to read or glance through. I’ll also be giving away a special prize at random!

See you Thursday (1/27) at 4pm!

– Sarah

 

 

 

2015 HCPL Super Bowl

January 26th, 2015

The 2015 HCPL Madden Tournament ended with a game played on the Super Bowl field. Our Super Bowl contenders were:

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San Fransisco made a valiant effort and took the game down to the wire scoring some a last minute touchdown and ending with 20 points. The Seahawks stayed one step ahead and won the game with 28 points. All participants in our Madden Tournament played with skill and great sportsmanship!

Congrats to our tournament winners:

1st place (Madden 2015 trophy, $50 GameStop card): Garrett P.

2nd place ($25 GameStop card): Ethan E.

3rd place ($10 GameStop card): Joe S.

 

Thank you to all who came out to play, and thank you to GameStop for loaning us extra Xbox 360 consoles and controllers to accommodate 45 players!

Keep up those mad gaming skills, and we’ll see you at our next gaming tournament!

Sarah

Madden 15 Tournament Tomorrow!

January 23rd, 2015

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We still have a few openings for the Madden15 Tournament! Click here to sign up.

You will compete at least twice in our double-elimination bracket and get the chance to take home $50 (1st place), $25 (2nd), or $10 (3rd) to GameStop so you can grab more gaming gear. 1st place also gets a sweet trophy:
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Everyone gets snacks:
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See you tomorrow gaming stars!

Sarah

Anyone who attended our AMAZING Divergent lock-in over the summer will remember the fantastic face painting room and painted faces you guys wore throughout the night! Well we’re bringing back face painting and pairing it with hilarious minute-to-win-it challenges today in Greenfield.  Will you be Team Cat or Team Dog?? The winning team will take home a delicious prize!

 

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Also – for all you football/ gaming fans, don’t forget to sign up for our all-day Madden 15 Tournament! Our double-elimination tournament will feature Madden 15 on Xbox 360 consoles. Gaming snacks are provided! 1st place takes home a fantastic trophy and $50 to GameStop, 2nd place takes $25 to GameStop, AND 3rd place takes home $10 to GameStop.