Welcome to EVLD Teen Central where we will post teen events and other interesting info related to teens.
AS PART OF THE GYPSUM LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM, WE WILL BE DOING HENNA TATTOOS (MENDHI) AT 3:30 ON TUESDAY, JUNE 24. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET A TATTOO, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING IN A SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP. THE PERMISSION SLIPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE GYPSUM LIBRARY TEEN ROOM.
IF YOUR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS DO NOT WANT YOU TO GET A TATTOO, WE WILL ALSO BE MAKING CANDLES THAT DAY, SO PLEASE DO COME AND HAVE FUN!
IF YOU OR YOUR PARENTS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL JULIE AT 524-5080
GYPSUM LIBRARY TEEN BOOK CLUBS IN JUNE
THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB WILL MEET AT 10:30 ON WEDNESDAY,
JUNE 25, TO DISCUSS
PAPER TOWNS BY JOHN GREEN
DONUTS WILL BE SERVED
THE HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB WILL MEET AT 1:00 ON WEDNESDAY,
JUNE 25 TO DISCUSS
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS BY JOHN GREEN
PIZZA WILL BE SERVED
COPIES OF THE BOOKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
Podcast/video book trailer guidelines
- Videos must be about one of the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award nominees.
- Videos that are accepted into the contest may also be posted on the Blue Spruce Award website.
- All videos must be original work
- All entries will be screened by EVLD Teen Committee members, and only those videos of high quality will be accepted.
- You cannot give away the ending of the book or any spoilers.
- All videos must be 90 seconds or less in length for individual creators, or 2 minutes for group creators.
- Videos must contain only appropriate content for viewers of all ages, and must adhere to all applicable copyright laws for music and images. Your video may, and in fact is encouraged to, include the image of the book that is the subject of your video.
- Videos must not include any faces, full names of creators, or identifying marks (such as tattoos). Masks are allowed if they cover the full face.
- If the video is posted on the library YouTube channel and the library has waivers for appearances of faces, or the video is posted on a personal YouTube channel, the video can be accessed by a link but will not be posted directly onto the BlueSpruce webpage.Animation or live action are both allowed, using such programs as Vine, Scratch, Instagram, Animoto, etc., but will not be allowed using FM.com or snapchat.
- You may do more than one video.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Julie at 524-5080, Dale at 328-8800, or Cathy or Cortni at 949-6797.
Current Nominated Titles
The nominees for the 2015 Blue Spruce Book Award are…
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Eye of Minds by James Dashner
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Infinity: the Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Legend by Marie Lu
Matched by Ally Condie
Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
Proxy by Alex London
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins
Truancy City by Isamu Fukui
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Unwholly by Neal Shusterman
Will West has spent all of his 15 years living a lie, following his parents’ instructions to not attract attention, to be average. Then he messes up. He gets a perfect score on a nationwide exam, even though he didn’t even try to do halfway well, and suddenly he is the center of all sorts of attention; an exclusive boarding school is trying to recruit him, he can run twice as fast as the fastest guy on the track team, and he is being followed by men in black hats driving black sedans, and creatures that seem to want to rip him apart. And then there is the guy who claims to be his guardian angel.
When Will’s parents disappear and the black hats are closing in, he opts for the boarding school. There, he discovers that there were reasons his parents wanted him to disappear, and those reasons are now trying to kill him. Plus, he finds that he has some awesome skills.
The second book in the planned trilogy is Alliance.
Grave Mercy is an amazingly detailed book. I really enjoyed it. I definitely would not recommend this book to kids uner the age of 14. I only read it because reading scary, gory things doesn’t bother me. People who are easily scared or don’t like gory books, should not read it. Other than that I love how all the characters, even the small ones, play a part in the story. It is a must read for those brave young adults.
Michael begins his story watching a young woman commit suicide by leaping off a bridge. He can’t stop her, and when trying, goes over the bridge with her. Good thing Michael is only “playing” in a virtual world known as Lifeblood. Michael is an expert gamer, able to manipulate code and make the game go as he likes. He and his friends, Bryson and Sarah enjoy their time together in the virtual world, the VirtNet. That is until Michael is forced to work with the government to catch a hacker named Kaine. Kaine is manipulating the virtual world, trying to implement the Mortality Doctrine, and change the way the game is played forever. Michael and his friends hack into a dangerous world where reality and virtual life mix and meld into a scary, dangerous place. If Michael survives, what “life” if any, will he able to go back to?
The first in a new series by the author of The Maze Runner series, this is also a Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award nominee.
MONDAY, MARCH 3 – MAKERSPACE MONDAY, AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 7:30 *WE KEEP GETTING NEW STUFF, SO STOP IN AND MAKE SOMETHING. TOOLS, MATERIALS AND SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 – HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB, ZERO HOUR IN THE EVHS LIBRARY. WE’LL BE DISCUSSING BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY BY RUTA SEPETYS.
MONDAY, MARCH 10 THROUGH FRIDAY, MARCH 14 IS TEEN TECH WEEK. THIS YEAR’S THEME* IS DIY @ YOUR LIBRARY, SO WE WILL BE CREATING AND EXPERIMENTING ALL WEEK. DROP BY AFTER SCHOOL AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING!
TUESDAY, MARCH 11 – 8TH GRADE BOOK CLUB, LUNCHTIME IN THE GCMS LIBRARY. WE WILL BE DISCUSSING WHITE CAT BY HOLLY BLACK.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14 – GAMING, AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 5:50
TUESDAY, MARCH 18 – 7TH GRADE BOOK CLUB, LUNCHTIME IN THE GCMS LIBRARY. WE WILL BE DISCUSSING BONECHILLER BY GRAHAM MCNAMEE AND SCHOOLED BY GORDON KORMAN
FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – GAMING, AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 5:50
FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – THE DIVERGENT MOVIE IS OUT! LET’S HOPE IT COMES TO EAGLE!!
TUESDAY, MARCH 25 – 6TH GRADE BOOK CLUB, LUNCHTIME IN THE GCMS LIBRARY. WE WILL BE DISCUSSING DIVERGENT BY VERONICA ROTH.
THERE WILL BE NO GAMING MARCH 7 OR 28.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK JULIE, OR CALL 524-5080