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TAB Picks of 2014

Here’s what our Teen Advisory Board picked as the best books, movies, and music that they have read, watched, and listened to this year!

Books

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Karolina: Among the Hidden series by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonneblick, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney

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Theresa: The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Divergent series by Veronica Roth

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Kelsey: No Safety in Numbers series, The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger,  The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

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Katie: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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Will: The Mortal Instruments series

Movies

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Kelsey: The Maze Runner and Mockingjay

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Karolina: The Fault In Our Stars, Heaven is For Real, The Book Thief, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

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Theresa: The Fault In Our Stars, Divergent, The Hunger Games, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

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Katie: If I Stay, Big Hero 6

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Gabby: How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Will: Guardians of the Galaxy

Music

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Karolina: Animals by Maroon 5, I’m Coming Home by Diddy and Sklyar Grey, The Heart Wants What it Wants by Selena Gomez

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Katie: Fancy by Iggy Azalea, Problem by Ariana Grande, Life of the Party and Show You by Shawn Mendes, Dear Future Husband by Megan Trainor

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Theresa: Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

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Kelsey: Our Song by Ron Pope, Green Day, Celtic Thunder

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Gabby: The Beatles

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 25, 2014 Categories: Fiction, Movies, Music

This is Halloween!!

Want to watch the whole movie?  Click here to find The Nightmare Before Christmas in the Library!

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 31, 2014 Categories: Horror, Movies, Music

Book Trailer of the Week– William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher

This week’s book trailer of the week is for William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher.  If you like Star Wars or if you like Shakespeare or if you like Star Wars and Shakespeare, then this book is perfect for you!  It retells the fourth episode completely in Shakespeare’s language.  It is laugh out-loud funny and it is definitely a new spin on the classic movie.  And there are more on the way!  William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back was just published in March.  Click here to find William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope in the Library today!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 9, 2014 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Funny, Guys Reads, Movies, Science Fiction

The Maze Runner Movie Trailer!

The Maze Runner movie trailer was released on YouTube yesterday.  Check it out!:

What do you think!? It looks intense!  Click here to find The Maze Runner, the book by James Dashner, in the Library if you want to read or re-read it before September when the movie hits the theaters!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 18, 2014 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fiction, Movies, Science Fiction

Check out the latest Divergent trailer!

It looks so good!  What do you think of the movie’s interpretation of the dystopian Chicago setting?  We think it’s pretty cool that to see what a possible future Chicago could look like!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 5, 2014 Categories: Dystopian, Movies, Trending

Have you seen it yet!? TFIOS First Movie Trailer!!!

Watch it over and over again! This is going to be good, but you’ll definitely need a box of tissues to get through it.  Okay? Okay.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 29, 2014 Categories: Fiction, Movies, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Trending

Stop Motion Throwback

For Throwback Thursday check out one of the teen created stop motion videos from our program this past summer.  Enjoy!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 9, 2014 Categories: Art, Events, Funny, Movies

Book Trailer of the Week– the first clip released from Divergent the movie!

Interesting choice for the first official clip from the upcoming Divergent movie, since it is a quiet and emotional moment between Tris and four.  But it is a great look at what to expect from the two actors who will portray the two main characters.  Here it is:

What did you think!?  Divergent will hit movie theaters in March 2014.  If you haven’t read any of the books in the trilogy or you want to re-read them, follow the links below to find them in the Library!

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  1. Divergent
  2. Insurgent
  3. Allegiant

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 27, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Movies

Divergent Movie Teaser Trailer Premiere!

The first movie teaser trailer premiered at the VMA’s on Sunday!  Check it out:

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 27, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Movies

Book Trailer of the Week–Catching Fire movie trailer

This week’s book trailer of the week is a little different than normal.  Check out the latest trailer for the Catching Fire movie!  It premiered at Comic Con last weekend.  Unfortunately, the movie won’t be out until November 22.  Can you wait that long!? (I can’t!)  Click here to find Catching Fire in the Library, in case you want to reread it before the movie’s premiere!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 26, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Movies, Science Fiction