Picture it in your mind: the perfect summer day. Your children play quietly in the pool at your feet, glistening with aqua blue as the sun reflects off the water. Shadows of little waves dance across your face. In your hand is a cold beverage, sweating against your palm. You smell sunscreen touched with coconut, a hot dog sizzling on a grill somewhere, and the sharp hint of chlorine. With a smile, you reach down into your brightly-hued beach bag and pull out…
Be a member of the Book Squad! Each month, this teen-led club will choose a theme or title for our group discussion. Discover new books, authors and genres that speak to you. The Book Squad meets monthly on Mondays. This month, we’ll get in the mood for Valentine’s Day by reading books on romance – or heartbreak. No registration required.
Bring your own book to this teen-driven group discussion. This month, we’re getting real with young adult books that deal with realistic situations and characters. Whether you liked it or hated it, share your thoughts over hot drinks and snacks, and join us as we decide what we’ll discuss next month. No registration required.
Discuss the latest trends and happenings in the romance genre. Participants are encouraged to bring their latest romantic read to share with the group. This month we will make paper flowers and share a light snack together. No registration necessary.
Bring your favorite romance novel to share with the group, and then enjoy making chocolate sweets for your sweetheart or you sweet-self. No registration necessary.
Ever heard of manga? Chances are you have, but in case you haven't, here is an overview: Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels that are read from right to left instead of left to right. Whether you’ve read manga before or just looking for something new, here are just a few well-known and not-so-well-known manga.
Summer has finally arrived and school is almost out. We all know what this means... more reading time! With that said, it's always nice to have a To-Be-Read (TBR) pile nearby so that you never run out of reads when they are desperately needed. Summer is notorious for having the perfect weather for cute contemporaries. I've compiled a list of my favorite contemporary books that I recommend for anyone who wants a light, fun summer read.
Let’s be honest. Valentine’s Day is not everyone’s favorite holiday. In fact, I hear more people on Facebook, Twitter, at work, and at school state negative things about this holiday than any other: “Happy Single-Awareness Day”; "A day created by Hallmark to sell cards and chocolate”; “Why have one day to celebrate who you love? You should be doing it all year!”