Animaniacs, join us for a celebration of all things anime and manga on Saturday February 15th at the Bethany Library at 6 PM. We will have a Cosplay contest with a prize for the winner. We’ll have door prizes and screen some anime as well. As always, there will be snacks too. Free event for ages 12-18.
Tags: bogle, catherine jinks, how to catch a bogle, teen book review, victorian london, young adult
How to Catch a Bogle is a novel by Catherine Jinks, set in Victorian London. The protagonist Birdie McAdams is an apprentice to a Bogler named Alfred Bunce. A Bogler is someone who hunts and kills Bogles, which are child-eating demons that live in chimneys, sewers, and other dark places. Together, Birdie and Mr. Bunce rid London of the nefarious creatures. How to Catch a Bogle is the first installment in a trilogy, and it’s quite an interesting book. The downside of this book is the large cast of characters, which makes it a bit hard to follow. Overall, I thought the storyline was good, and it involved many twists and turns. I’d rate it a 4 out of 5 stars.
Tags: computer programming, python, teen
In the new year, we are offering a computer programming in Python class starting on Thursday, January 16th at 5:30 PM and runs every Thursday at 5:30 for 8 weeks until March 13th. This introduction to the python language will give you many new skills and it’s free! Spots are limited though, so sign up soon.
Learn basic programming
concepts such as data types and data structures, conditionals and loops, object oriented programming, graphical user interfaces animation and sounds. What can you do with Python? Design games, run websites, explore mathematical concepts,
and analyze data. Python will also assist you in learning other languages such as Java and C++. Supercharge your programming skills as you learn the software Star Wars animators, Google engineers, and game designers use to make their projects a success! Call 503-644-0043 x114 to register. Spots are limited so call soon.
Tags: African American, Friendship, Kathryn Erskine, Myocardial infarction, Ohio, Racial segregation, seeing red, United States, Virginia, young adult
Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine is about 12 year-old Red Porter living in Stony Gap, Virginia. He loves working in his father’s garage and playing with his best friend Thomas. But his father dies of a heart attack, and Red’s life is turned upside down. Red’s mother can’t take it and tries to sell the house and move to Ohio. Red becomes friends with people who are against African Americans, and tests Thomas and Red’s friendship to the brink. This book is interesting, unlike any other YA book I’ve read because it examines the discrimination and racial segregation occurring in the 60′s. This book is completely unique, but the author stretches the plot a bit far. I would, however, recommend this book for reading.
Tags: Eric Gansworth, Friendship, if I ever get out of here, indian reservation, Native American, Native Americans in the United States, teen book review, young adult
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth is about a young Native American boy named Lewis Blake living in the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in 1925.
Gansworth’s debut novel encompasses Lewis’ life and friendship with his friend George. You see through Lewis’ eyes the harsh treatment Native Americans get, the bullying and name-calling. But Lewis has some fun, too. He hangs out with his friend George and Uncle Albert. Lewis and George go to concerts and have fun. But George doesn’t know Lewis is a poor Indian, and their friendship is tested when the boys are forced to stay at Lewis’ home. All in all, the book is a good read, with its twists and turns. It’s meant for grades 6-9, but is good for older readers too. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting a good read.
Tags: black/white, board games, DS, games, pokemon, prizes
Take a look at some of our prizes for tomorrow’s gaming extravaganza! At 6 PM on November 16th, we will open the library to teens, kids, parents and everyone else for an evening of gaming. There will be a Pokemon DS Black/White Tournament upstairs and many board games downstairs to play. Bring your DS and join the fun!
Tags: beaverton oregon, catching fire, competition, Hunger Games, jennifer lawrence, movie, portland oregon, teen, trivia
Are you a Hunger Games superfan? Are you ready to match wits against other fans? Come to our Catching Fire teen trivia night Saturday, November 2nd at the Bethany Library. Event starts at 6 PM. We’ll play several rounds of jeopardy style trivia. We’ll even show the Hunger Games in part of the library if you don’t want to do trivia. Expect snacks and prizes as well. Free event for grades 6-12.