August Teen Book Club

August Teen Book Club

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

The August Teen Book Club books are: Eleanor & Park, Secrets Beyond Scymaria, and The Darkest Part of the Forest. This summer the book club was challenged to read all three of these books and come back for our August meeting ready to discuss.  

 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.


Secrets Beyond Scymaria by DJ Jameson Smith

Two middle-schoolers cope with troublesome classmates and a sinister professor, kindle an unlikely friendship and discover a curious portal. Unwise choices may put this new friendship in jeopardy and their friend in danger.


The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

In the woods is a glass coffin. It rests on the ground, and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives....


Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by side. Tourists drive in to see the lush wonders of Faerie and, most wonderful of all, the horned boy. But visitors fail to see the danger.

Since they were children, Hazel and Ben have been telling each other stories about the boy in the glass coffin, that he is a prince and they are valiant knights, pretending their prince would be different from the other faeries, the ones who made cruel bargains, lurked in the shadows of trees, and doomed tourists. But as Hazel grows up, she puts aside those stories. Hazel knows the horned boy will never wake.

Until one day, he does....

As the world turns upside down, Hazel has to become the knight she once pretended to be. But as she's swept up in new love, with shifting loyalties and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?


If you are not a member of Teen Book Club but would like to be, please drop in on our next meeting. You do not have to have read the books to sit in on the conversation.  Join in on the vote for the next book, and get a free copy for yourself. Your only promise is to read the book and come to the next meeting ready to discuss.  


Our next meeting is: August 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm in the Community Room


(High School and Middle School age students welcome.)


For more information contact Eboni at harris@monterey.org

Cook to the Rhythm

Cook to the Rhythm

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Cook to the Rhythm

Come in and learn some inexpensive Thai recipes for great meals and after school snacks. Watch some demos, sample food, and get to try your hand at making what you learned.

Enjoy the background music and have a good time "Cooking to the Rhythm".  


*High School and Middle School age students are welcome. (Attendees under that age must be accompanied by an adult.)


*Class is limited to 12, so please sign-up ASAP. 


Contact Eboni at 831-646-2094 or harris@monterey.org for more information.  The sign-up sheet will be put up in the Library by the first week of July. You can come in person to sign up or send me an e-mail with your name and contact information.  Also, please be courteous. If you sign up and then know ahead of time that you cannot make it, please be sure to let me know. 


When:  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Where: The Community Room

 

Beginning Ukulele Class

Beginning Ukulele Class

Monday, June 29, 6 - 7 p.m.

Join other beginning ukulele players for an introductory evening lesson. Learn about the anatomy of a ukulele, tuning, basic chords, and simple songs. Free. Limited to 14 participants; ukuleles not provided. Children welcome if accompanied by parents. Please register by clicking on the events calendar. Class will be held in the Community Room.

A second session of the class will be offered on July 27, from 6-7 p.m.

Summer Teen Movie Club

Summer Teen Movie Club

Movie & Perks, Thursday July 16 at 3:15 pm

Come watch a movie with great PERKS (remember I can't say the name of the movie online. If you don't get the clues, come into the library and grab a flyer!) 

While the movie's playing, eat popcorn and compile your own list of songs that are hits for you. Think of songs that make a statement for you, says something about you, or just songs that you really love. Then, design and decorate the cover of your own mix-tape featuring that song list, and think of who you'd give it to.

 

You don't have to share in the end, if you don't want to, but it'll be a lot of fun, and hey I have a microphone if you want to try some karaoke :).  

 

This program is part of the Teen Summer Reading program, so your name will be going into a drawing for a $25 gift card if you're in attendance.

 

High School and Middle School age students welcome.

 

When: Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Where: Community Room

 

See you there!

How to Lose Your Lawn and Live Happily Ever After

How to Lose Your Lawn and Live Happily Ever After

Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m.

The recent drought has increased the need for replacing thirsty lawns with drought tolerant ground covers, small shrubs, perennials and/or succulents. Join us for this informative presentation with Master Gardener Claudia Boulton and learn how to transform your outdoor living space with native, Mediterranean, and drought tolerant plants.

Claudia Boulton is a landscape designer serving residential clients in the Monterey Bay Area. She has always favored California native, Mediterranean and drought tolerant plants in her design work. Six years ago she began to focus on the removal of lawns, considering them inappropriate for our California climate zones. She is a Master Gardener and a member of both the California Native Plant Society and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.  She lives in Aptos.



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