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Click here for the buzz surrounding Holly Black’s latest book, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown!

Coldest Girl in ColdtownOn Tuesday, September 10, the Mount Prospect Public Library is very happy to be lucky enough to host the New York Times Bestselling author, Holly Black.  She will talk about her latest book, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, which hit bookshelves today!  There will also be a Q&A session and the opportunity to have your copy of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown signed by the amazing author herself.  Below you’ll find some links to the latest buzz about the book and the fabulous reviews it has been receiving:

First, check out Holly Black’s Tumblr.  It has all the latest news and cool stuff from the author.  You’ll find news, interviews, giveaways, fandom, and other really cool posts that Holly Black writes herself!

Take a look at Holly Black’s interview with the website, Bookish.  In this interview she talks about why she wrote a vampire novel, and more specifics about decisions she made for her characters while writing.  (Why does Black use a ticking clock style of vampire infection in her world?  What are some of the main character Gavriel’s manic spoutings really based on?)

Read this interview with Holly Black by The Huffington Post.  Find out why Holly Black incorporated social media into her vampire tale, as well as her favorite reality TV shows.

Check out MTV’s Hollywood Crush interview with Holly Black!  Find out why Black thinks vampires are so appealing to us humans, and what vampire books she has read that inspire her.

Finally, be sure to register for our Evening with Holly Black at MPPL by clicking here.  Also, this event could not have happened without The Book Stall in Winnetka, THEY ROCK!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on September 3, 2013 Categories: Events, Fantasy, Fiction, Interview

Join us for “Magic: The Gathering” Club for Teens!

Magic the gatheringHas Magic: The Gathering cast a spell on you? Join other planeswalkers for this role-playing card game at the Library on the last Friday of each month.  On Friday, August 30 we will be hosting our next meeting of Magic: The Gathering Club for teens.  It is from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room B.  Bring your friends, or just stop by and and see what the game is all about. Snacks and refreshments will be supplied, but teens must provide their own deck to play.

Click here to register in advance for the program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 29, 2013 Categories: Events

Where do you like to travel to most?

This year’s Teen Summer Reading program theme was “Have Book, Will Travel”.  When you completed a teen log you got to cast your vote for your favorite place to travel to.  We tallied all the votes and the place where Mount Prospect teens like to travel to most is…

Florida

Sailboat Under Blue Skies off the Florida Coast miami skyline

 

The runner up was California, and a third place tie went to Hawaii, Paris, and Wisconsin.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 19, 2013 Categories: Events, Travel

Tomorrow: Teens Game On at the Library!

Join us tomorrow, at the Library, for two full hours of open gaming!  A Wii, an Xbox 360, a big screen, your friends, and food — can you think of a better way to spend some of your last days of summer? Come to the Library for an afternoon of video games, snacks, and friendly challenges. All games are rated T for teens or E for everyone.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 8, 2013 Categories: Events

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, August 2, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 1, 2013 Categories: Events

Join us for Stop Motion Moviemaking for Teens!

Movie ReelOn Tuesday, July 30 you can start your movie career with stop-motion moviemaking! Use cameras and our props to take photos and create a short stop-motion film. Then edit your photos together and add sound and other effects. If you would like your masterpiece to be a group effort, bring up to five of your friends. Or, you can make this a solo project. Teens must be comfortable using a digital camera and basic film-editing software.  For Teens going into grades 6 – 12.  Click here to register for the program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 29, 2013 Categories: Events

Join us tomorrow for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

06_14WEB_TZ_CreationJoin us tomorrow (Friday, July 26) for an Open Creation Session from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Library!  Stop by and make something! We’ll provide the space, the supplies, and instructional books for you to create whatever you’d like. Hand sewing, duct-tape creations, T-shirt recycling, paper crafts, and more are all possible in this open creation space. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too. Laptops and mobile devices are welcome if that is your preferred method of creating. And of course snacks and drinks will be provided.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 25, 2013 Categories: Events

Join us for “Magic: The Gathering” Club for Teens!

Magic the gatheringHas Magic: The Gathering cast a spell on you? Join other planeswalkers for this role-playing card game at the Library on the last Friday of each month.  On Friday, July 26 we will be hosting our next meeting of Magic: The Gathering Club for teens.  It is from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room B.  Bring your friends, or just stop by and and see what the game is all about. Snacks and refreshments will be supplied, but teens must provide their own deck to play.

Click here to register in advance for the program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 24, 2013 Categories: Events

Join us tomorrow for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

06_14WEB_TZ_CreationJoin us tomorrow (Friday, July 12) for an Open Creation Session from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Library!  Stop by and make something! We’ll provide the space, the supplies, and instructional books for you to create whatever you’d like. Hand sewing, duct-tape creations, T-shirt recycling, paper crafts, and more are all possible in this open creation space. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too. Laptops and mobile devices are welcome if that is your preferred method of creating. And of course snacks and drinks will be provided. Register separately for each session. The next Open Creation Session will be held on Friday, July 26.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 11, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, July 5, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 4, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Events