Tag: Young Adult

Lip Sync Battle: At Home Edition

As a part of our April Staycation, Kimball Library is hosting a Lip Sync Battle! Get your groove on, grab your costumes, props, siblings, family members or pets and film your own Lip Sync music video. Everyone is invited to enter. Starting Wednesday (4/29) post your entry to the Lip Sync Battle on Kimball Library’s Facebook page. You can access our Facebook page HERE. Share your video from this page… Read more

T/ween Book Voting is Here!

  Teens and tweens: Make your voice heard! Check out the nominated titles for this year’s Great Stone Face, Flume and Isinglass awards. Nomination and voting is all t/ween-run. So seize your moment and pick your winner!       The Isinglass Award (Gr 7-8)  Check out the nominees and vote HERE. ISINGLASS nominees that can be found online through Overdrive: Saints and Misfits Gunslinger Girl Refugee Librarian of Auschwitz… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 @6:30pm

unwindThe book of the month is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. After the Second Civil War, the Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. However, a loophole allows parents to retroactively get rid of a teenager through a process called ‘unwinding.”Three teens defy the system and run away from their unwinding: Connor, a rebel… Read more

Chill Out and Paint (Grades 5-12) Friday Feb 28 @ 2:30 PM

Give yourself some time to unwind, kick back,  and see where your paintbrush takes you. We’ll be watching a few classic tutorials while we work, so everyone can follow along or go their own way. Come for the full two hours or drop in for a minute to paint some happy clouds; it’s all up to you. Paints, brushes, and canvas will be provided. To attend this event, please register… Read more

Stop Motion Animation Movie Workshop (Grades 5-12) Tuesday Feb 25, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

We’ll be using library iPads and StopMotion Studio to make our very own stop motion movies. StopMotion animation has been used to create classics like Wallace and Gromit and new hits like Lego Movie. Small toys, characters, and props will be provided, but you are welcome to bring one or two of your own. Bring a friend too, but be sure to register for the event online. Space is limited.… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @6:30pm

soldThe book of the month is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal. Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her black-and-white speckled goat, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @6:30pm

allegedlyThe book of the month is Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson.   Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say. Mary… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, November 12th @6:30pm

The book of the month is Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them any more. This… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, November 12th @6:30pm

The book of the month is Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them any more. This… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @6:30pm

This months book is Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork. Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear–part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify–and he’s always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm’s mailroom in order to experience ‘the real world.’ … Read more