This week is Teen Read Week!! It’s a nationally celebrated week where we celebrate all things teen and reading (click here to read more about Teen Read Week). This year’s theme is Turn Dreams into Reality @ your Library!
So… how can you turn dreams into reality @ the Library?
Library programs and events
Attend some of our programs! We offer Open Creations where you can create almost anything you can think of and learn new skills for creating. You can learn to knit or crochet at our Teen Knitting/Crocheting club. Some upcoming programs include our Open Drawing Session in December and we will have the author Mike Mullin visiting the Library on November, 4. Maybe one of your dreams is to meet a famous author!?
The MPPL Teen Advisory Board
If you dream is to make a difference in your community, be sure to check out our Teen Advisory Board. Our TAB does volunteer projects that help our community, as well as make a difference with the teen community at our Library. Our next meeting is October 27, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. If you interested, just stop by and try it out!
Our Library’s extensive web resources can also help you achieve your dreams!
Tutor.com is live homework help where you get one-on-one help from a tutor, 2 – 9 p.m., or you can use the Skills Center, 24/7.
Lynda.com helps you learn software, technology, creative, and business skills through video tutorials.
Want to learn a new language? Mango helps you learn over 50 languages, including ESL.
You can also check out some of our nonfiction books to help you achieve whatever your dream may be right now:
YA 371.3028 WEI
Offers strategies for studying, learning, and staying motivated in high school and college, featuring advice on managing time, writing essays, taking tests, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
YA 780.68 TUL
Part field guide, part artistic coaching session, this book explains the ins and outs of the music industry. Bob Tulipan shares his expertise to help musicians protect their art and their interests. Filled with anecdotes, interviews, sample templates for budgets and contracts, it addresses the hurdles every band faces.
YA 361.2083 DRA
Guides readers through nine steps to social change and discusses strategies on running an effective meeting, writing a petition, and lobbying governments.
YA 808.3 MAJ
Focuses on the skills and techniques necessary for good writing and combines inspirational anecdotes and writing prompts with practical writing guidance on how to develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer’s block.
YA 741.51 AMA
Presents a step-by-step guide to creating, publishing and marketing comic books, including developing compelling characters, approaching publishers, and adapting storylines for video games and movies.