Monday, March 3, 2014

TBG: Divergent

For the March Teen Book Group we'll be discussing Veronica Roth's Divergent

This book has been described as the next Hunger Games,
has landed a spot in YA history, and comes out as a movie this month!!

Check out your copy at the front desk of the Goodwin Library 
so you can participate in the discussion on March 28th!! 

The Goodreads description of Divergent follows: 

"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her."

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February: Teen Book Group

Teen Book Group

This month, bring your favorite fantasy book
to share with everyone.
We’ll talk about fantasy and why we like this genre so much, 
while munching away on pretzels.

Friday, February 28th from 3-4:30pm.
In the library’s teen area!

Teen groups are for 
grades 6-12 or ages 12-18.


Valentine's Day Recap


12 of you wonderful teens showed up at The Goodwin Library
for our first ever Teen Valentine's Day party!

I had a blast watching Warm Bodies, making duct tape flowers,
and chowing down on chips and twizzlers with you all. 

Thank you so much for coming! Like our Facebook page to see photos of that day.
Here's the link:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

February Teen Movie: Warm Bodies

Looking for something to do this Valentine's Day? 


We're as excited about this Valentine's Day party as a horde of zombies that discovered snacks humans hiding.


What: The movie “Warm Bodies”, games, craft, and snacks.

Where: The 3rd floor of the Goodwin library.

When: Pshh, Valentine’s Day, 
              Friday, Feb. 14th
              from 3-4:30pm.

Bring your friends!  

Must be 12-18 or in grades 6th-12th. 

Warm Bodies is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 1 hr, 38 min.

Monday, January 6, 2014

January Teen Movie

This month we are watching Beautiful Creatures, rated PG-13 with a run time of 2 hrs, 4 min. 

 Friday, January 10th at 3pm on the third floor of the Goodwin Library. 

Also, you can make your own version of Lena's necklace while we watch the movie!
We will have buttons & bobbles, but you are welcome to bring your own trinkets as well.

Teen events are for grades 6-12 or ages 12-18. 

"Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town." -IMDB summary

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Teen Book Group

For teens who read.

The Goodwin Library is beginning a new program! Just. For. Teens. 

If you're a bibliophile
1. a person who collects or has a great love of books


a garrulous person (that is, someone who loves to talk) 


perhaps you have made a New Year's resolution to read more, get out more, live at your library, talk about imaginary people that you swear are real, make new friends, or eat snacks while discussing the implications of a bird falling in love with a fish... or was that a human falling in love with a vampire? Mundane with a shadowhunter?

AND you're 12-18 years old OR in grades 6th-12th  

This program IS for YOU.

If any of the above sounds awesome, bizarre, or cool... come! 

 Our first meeting is January 24th, 2014. 

Our meetings will be the 4th Friday of every month. (How easy? F as in Fourth and Friday) 
3:00-4:30pm in the library's new teen space.

As a bonus, you get first dibs to check out any new teen books that come into the library*! 
We'll be saving them for you.

Bring a NEW book to share to this first meeting. This can be a brand new book or a new to you author, genre, book, or series that you've been reading.

*You do NOT need a library card to come to the book group, but you WILL need one to take any books home with you. So if you're new to the library, bring a student ID and something with your name and address on it to get a library card.