Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I want to take a minute after this BUSY summer to thank all of the Millicent Teens who pulled together and helped out with Summer Reading, from signup to the Teddy Bear Parade!  I was so proud to see you all come out and lend a hand.  We'll continue on with our "MillieWizards" TAG group this fall.  Have a great first day of school, too!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Seasons Greetings, Teens! Hope to see you at our upcoming programs over school vacation weeks! Remember, we have knitting and other fiber crafts, holiday card making, Winter Solstice celebration, Teen Vacation Tuesday, and more. I'd love some help with the Fancy Nancy Almost New Year's Eve party on 12/28 and the Monster Maker StoryPlay with Jason Edwards on 12/30.

Thanks to all of you for your help and participation this fall, and I look forward to an exciting, fun and productive 2010 with all of you! Happy Holidays.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Teen Read Week Celebration!

Please join us on Tuesday, October 20 from 3-5 p.m. in the basement auditorium at the Millicent Library! We'll celebrate Teen Read Week with games, books, fun and food. RVSP to Jane!

Monday, September 21, 2009

New librarian is here!

Hi, Millicent Teens! My name is Jane Murphy, and I'm your new Youth Services Librarian. Please stop by and introduce yourselves, and we'll make plans for Teen activities. Teen Read Week begins October 18th!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Must-read book of 2009

When You Reach Me When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I can't remember the last time I finished a book and immediately wanted to read it again from the beginning. When You Reach Me is a mystery that will confuse the reader up until the last ten pages when all will be made clear. Miranda, a young latch-key kid living in NYC in the late 1970s, is generally a good kid. She helps her mother prepare for her turn on her favorite TV game show, loves re-reading her favorite book (A Wrinkle in Time) and is beginning to figure out how to really be a good friend. When she starts receiving strange letters that don't make sense, though, she is confused and somewhat scared. The letters ask her to write a letter of her own and tell her that if she does, her friend's life will be saved. The slow unfolding of this mystery is never boring. I liked everything about this book from the characters and their development down to the chapter titles, which I usually don't pay any attention. Every detail was just right and every word belonged. Kudos to the author for making this novel work even with the time-space complications. Highly recommended for all readers.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

New Flickr pictures!

Check out pictures from Teen Tuesdays this summer!

We've been having lots of fun doing craft days (Henna! duct tape crafts! hardware jewelry!), as well as Karaoke, Game Days, Improv and more. Here are some pics from days when Ms. Laura remembered her camera... :)

Five stars...no lie!

The Song of the Lioness Quartet The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Song of the Lioness Quartet is an inspiring series about Alanna, the girl who became a powerful knight-sorceress by dressing as a boy for over five years and working her tail off. Tamora Pierce has written tons since then, but this was her first series and her first of four series about the land of Tortall. (can't wait to read the rest!) The series is VERY romantic with lots of adventure. If you liked Graceling, you'll love the books of the Song of the Lioness quartet. The series follows Alanna from the time she goes to court to become a squire until she is a full knight in her twenties. Books in the series include: Alanna: The First Adventure; In the Hand of the Goddess; The Woman Who Rides Like a Man; Lioness Rampant. The world that Pierce has created in these books is full and rich. Characters are fully developed and grow on the reader over time. I especially liked how Pierce handled the love triangle that emerged between three of the characters. This is an incredibly told tale that you'll probably want to reread again and again. (thanks, Gabi for recommending it!)

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