Wednesday, December 30, 2020

January Programs

 Happy New Year everyone!

I made some updates to January's schedule (which will also be February's schedule once I get around to putting it in) and I wanted to clarify some things for everyone.

Let's go through all the programs and I'll explain the changes.

January 4 (Monday): Game night makes a return with Among Us! It's free to get it for a smartphone or tablet, but we can only have 10 people play, so sign up early if you want to join! 

January 7 (Thursday): First ever trivia Thursday! 3 rounds of 10 questions each of Harry Potter trivia! Each month will be different themes and each month the winner will have bragging rights and get announced here until the next month!

January 11 (Monday): Yarn Club is renamed to Craft & Chats! All crafty individuals are welcome to come and craft. We'll be working on individual projects, but for all yarn crafters, we'll still be working on the blankets (made of a bunch of squares), so you can keep working on that!

January 14 (Thursday): Writing Club stays the same!

January 20 (WEDNESDAY): ALERT ALERT DAY CHANGE. Monday is MLK day, so Wednesday, instead of Monday, is D&D for Group 1. I've emailed everyone to let them know which group they are in. Please only sign up for the day your group is going on! I've marked the two groups in the title of each D&D event. 

January 21 (Thursday): D&D Group 2!

January 25 (Monday): Current Events is a new program we're going to test out where we discuss things happening in the world right now! This is a safe spot to calmly and respectfully discuss current events.

January 28 (Thursday): Dreamcatchers craft! Hasn't changed.


I still do weekly crafting packets with origami and coloring pages and other stuff like that for you to pick up whenever you want during curbside!

I'm still going to do the Almost Adults program, but I'm going to be releasing it as a podcast! I've started recording the episodes already, but haven't released the information yet. That will come soon! 

Friday, December 18, 2020

D&D Books!

 We have D&D books! 

Right now you can check out 2 Player's Handbooks, a Monster Manual, and a Dungeon Master's Guide!

You guys have been loving D&D so now you guys can check out the books to learn more or maybe get some ideas if you want to DM your own campaign! 





Video for Pressed Leaf Bookmark Craft!

 Hi everyone!
Since we didn't have a program last night due to the weather, I recorded a video on how to do the bookmark craft so you can do it yourself!
Check it out here: 



Thoughts about book memes

 Anyone else just hate those book memes where it's a teen saying they don't know how to turn on a book or saying it's like texting but longer and the adult is there making fun of them for it? It's such a played out cliché and it's painfully boring to me. 

Take this one, for example: 


It's not only boring, it's completely untrue! The group that reads the least is ages 20 - 34, reading only 6.6 minutes per day on average (not including work and school). Teenagers read 1.8 minutes per day MORE than the younger adults. These stats are taken from a BookRiot article which you can find here: Reading Stats . 

Can we all agree to leave these memes and this blatantly incorrect mindset that teens aren't reading in 2020? 


Friday, December 4, 2020

Guess the Book by the First Line!

 Can you guess the first line of a book just by looking at the cover? The saying "don't judge a book by its cover" doesn't apply here. 

Use your detective skills to look at the cover and even try and get clues from the titles and see how many you get right!

Here's a link to the quiz:  First Line Quiz

Want to help make quizzes like this? Sign up to be a volunteer and do fun stuff like this! 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Theme Dive: Winter/Cold Weather

 Here's everything that I found and loved for this month's Theme Dive!

Books

- Let it Snow by John Greene, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson: 3 stories around the holidays

(most of the books that are around this time are romances and I don't really like romances, so this is all I got)

Movies

- the Polar Express

- the Nightmare Before Christmas 

- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original, not any of the remakes)

- Frozen (does this count? it's TECHNICALLY set in summertime)

- Ice Age (SURELY this counts, no?)

YouTube Channels

- How can I NOT add Zoella to this list? She has the best Vlogmas ever.

- The Ballinger Family has a fantastic and fun Vlogmas every year AND they do advent openings.

- JadetheLibra is a spooky YouTuber, but she does some super cool winter/cold weather content and does recipes and a bunch of great (and spooky) content year round.

-SquirmyandGrubs are also doing Vlogmas this year and they are both just incredible people, super recommend them.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Happy December!

 Happy December everyone!
We've got some cool programs coming up I wanted to highlight so you guys could see them all in one spot!

Tomorrow, December 3rd we have our first Theme Dive! The theme this month is going to be winter/cold weather. Come and talk about cool books, YouTube videos, TikToks, songs, movies, whatever is related to the theme and maybe find some cool new things to check out!

Monday the 7th of December we have another edition of Almost Adults. This month we're talking about how to really save and budget money in easy ways that actually make sense. 

Thursday the 10th we have our Writing Club! The prompt for this meeting is: If you could have one animal companion (any animal) that had some sort of mechanical element (like it could fly or had a trunk for storage, etc), what animal would you want and what element would you want it to have? Get creative!

Monday the 14th is our Yarn Club! If you're working on a yarn-related project and want to come work on it and hang out with other yarn crafters, join us for Yarn Club! If you don't have a project to work on, you can make a square (any size) and then I'll be making a blanket from all of our squares!

Our craft this month is on Thursday the 17th and it's Pressed Leaf Bookmarks! Try and see if you can find some good leaves to use. I'm also going to be collecting some good leaves. You can also press other things into bookmarks like small flowers! 

Monday the 21st we have our return to our wonderful Dungeons and Dragons world!

Then we wrap up the month on Monday the 28th with the Teen Advisory Board meeting and Teen Volunteers meeting. Join us then if you'd like to learn about what volunteer opportunities we'll be having for the following month! The form to sign up for that email list is in the event description.

I hope to see you at some of these programs!