BFYA Blog: Library News for Brookfield's Young Adults

Reporting for the Teen & YA Winter Reading Program, I'd Rather Be Reading, Has Begun!

Set your own reading goal & win weekly prizes! Report pages read here. You can still register online, or in person at the Information Desk.

New Books!

Check out these new books on the young adult bookshelf:

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Submitted by Louise on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 11:32am

Staff Pick of the Week: Legend by Marie Lu

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This week's book pick is Legend by Marie Lu.

Although Day and June are both citizens of the Republic, a country made of what used to the be the western United States, they come from completely different worlds. Day is an infamous criminal from the hardscrabble neighborhoods of the Lake Sector, while June has known only the privileged military sphere of the Republic. June is about to graduate from the Replublic's top military college when her older brother Metias is murdered, and everyone thinks Day is the killer. June is assigned to track Day and bring him in, a job June is convinced won't take her long. But Day is very experienced in avoiding the authorities - his own mother doesn't even know he's alive. When June and Day do finally meet, they'll discover that everything they've been told about each other has nothing to do with the truth.

Submitted by Louise on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:07pm

After Hours This Friday, January 27th!

After the library closes it's time for our monthly young adult night of fun for ages 12-16. Come for an evening of Super Smash Brothers tournament play, Rock Band, Internet, giveaways, and don't forget snacks. See ya there! 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

Please note: you must be between the ages of 12-16 to attend this program. No exceptions will be made.

Submitted by Louise on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 5:20pm

2012 Young Adult Book Awards!

The Michael L. Printz Award was announced by the American Library Association (ALA) today. The winner is Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, and the honor books are:

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

The Returning by Christine Hinwood

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvery

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award is Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, and the winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award is The Notorious Benedict Arnold : a True story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin.

The winner of the Pura Belpre Author Award is Guadalupe Garcia McCall for Under the Mesquite.

The winner of the Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature is Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright. The four honor books include A + E 4ever by Ilike Merey, Money Boy by Paul Yee, Pink by Lili Wilkinson, and With or Without You by Brian Farrey.

Check one out or place your hold today!

Submitted by Louise on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 4:54pm

Staff Pick of the Week: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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This week's book pick is Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Cinder is known as the top mechanic in New Beijing, but to her stepmother Adri it doesn't matter - Cinder is still a cyborg, a human with robot components. In Adri's eyes, all Cinder is useful for is to fix things. Cinder longs for something different, but doesn't see change happening in the foreseeable future. Then by chance Cinder meets Prince Kai, the future emperor, when he comes to her stall in the market looking for help repairing his android. Before Cinder has a chance to get to know the prince, her stepsister Peony is struck by the plague that has become all too common in New Beijing. Convinced Cinder is a carrier of the plague, Adri quickly decides Cinder will be used as a test subject in the search for an antidote. Cinder is certain she will be dead within days, as no test subject has yet survived after being submitted for plague study.

Submitted by Louise on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 3:34pm

AniManga Club this Monday, January 16th!

Come to AniManga Club this Monday at 4 p.m. We'll be watching Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds and eating lots of Pocky!

Submitted by Louise on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 2:29pm

Staff Pick of the Week: The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

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This week's book pick is The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler.

Imagine a world where Facebook is yet to be invented ...

It's 1996, and Josh and Emma are in high school, getting used to the fact they're not really friends anymore. Then Josh brings over an AOL CD-ROM for Emma to download onto her new computer in order to get on the Internet (a new phenomenon in 1996), and soon Emma discovers a new future that makes no sense. Somehow, her computer has access to Facebook, which Josh and Emma have never known about, since it doesn't yet exist. Emma and Josh see their future all spelled out in front of them - what their jobs will be, who they've married, what they do in their free time. Emma's not a big fan of her future, so keeps trying to find ways to change it. At first Josh is appalled, but soon finds himself doing a bit of the same. Will Emma and Josh realize when they've gone too far?

Submitted by Louise on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 1:07pm

Did You Know You Can Check Out a Nintendo DSi at the Library?

The Young Adult Department has three Nintendo DSi consoles for checkout for use inside the library. Use your own games or games you check out from the library, share photos and listen to music, connect online to download games and apps, and much, much more. Check one out today!

Submitted by Louise on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 11:37am

Teens Read: Monday, January 9th @ 4 PM

Do you have a favorite book that was turned into a movie? Come talk about it, snag some snacks, and hear about upcoming new books at Teens Read.

Submitted by Louise on Fri, 12/30/2011 - 12:11pm

Stuff to Do in January!

January (and the New Year) is almost here! Check out what will be going on for teens & young adults:

Monday, January 2nd ~ Signup begins for the teen & young adult winter reading program, I'd Rather Be Reading. Set your own reading goal and win weekly prizes!

Monday, January 9th, 4pm ~ Teens Read: Do you have a favorite book that was turned into a movie? Come talk about it and hear about some new books at Teens Read.

Monday, January 16th, 4pm ~ AniManga Club watches Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds and eats lots of Pocky!

Friday, January 27th, 6:30-8:30pm ~ After Hours! After the library closes it's time for our monthly young adult night of fun. Come for an evening of Rock Band, Super Smash Brothers tournament play, Internet, and don't forget snacks and giveaways! Ages 12-16. Please note: you must be between the ages of 12-16 to attend this program. No exceptions will be made.

Submitted by Louise on Fri, 12/30/2011 - 11:24am