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Beyond the Teen Zone Border...

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The books, audio-books, movies, anime, comics, manga, and magazines you’re looking for are all right here.

Don't forget the e-books (text and digital audio).  Looking for the latest teen books in the library?  Check here.

Think we need more stuff? Talk back @ harris@monterey.org.

Teens Only

The Teen Zone is your space.  Read, play a board game, use the computers, have a study group, or just chill.  It’s okay.  That’s why we built this place.  We only ask that you follow a few simple rules: Be nice to each other (and to us—thanks!), if you make a mess clean it up, indoor voices, have fun, and...

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Explore!  Check out links for Teen Events, Teen Clubs, Teen Blog, Class Research Guides.

Teen Events

Wanna know what's going on for teens in the library?  There's a lot of places to look, but hey, everything is going to end up on this page eventually. 

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 Click the image above or here to go to the Teen Events Page and keep current.

Class Research Guides and Homework Help

Teachers from Monterey High School, Colton Middle School, and other schools in Monterey City collaborate with our librarians for class research projects. 

Class Research Guides

Click on the image above or here to find some helpful links to databases, websites, etc.

Time for College?

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COLLEGE?!?! There’s so much stuff to think about like: money for school, food, apartments; SAT, ACT, moving out.  It can be kind of scary, but check out our College Subject Guide.  You’ll feel a lot better after your see the resources out there for you to grab onto.

Next Big Teen Book Release

The Wicked King

by Holly Black

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

 

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

 

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

 

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

 

Release Date: January 8, 2019

 

Teen Clubs

Wanna watch a movie or some anime, play some video games, make a snack or get free books?  Join a library club.  You don't have to sign up, just show up on the day the club meets and see what's going on.  This isn't school.  You're there to have fun and socialize with other people who like what you do.  Open to Middle School and High School aged students.

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Click the image above to see Clubs and Club Descriptions.

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Books Brats, A Teen Zone Blog

Find out the latest news in teen literature and stay updated on programs, contests, and events for teens in the library.

Teen Read Week 2016

Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October is the month for Teen Read Week 2016! Find out what exciting prizes you can win for simply doing what you already love to do: READ.

Teen Summer Reading 2016 Blog Contest!

Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2016

The contest is over and 2016 winners ave been contacted. Congratulations to you all, and thank you for your participation! Keep your eyes open for new challenges throughout the year. Don't forget Teen Read Week in October!

Teen Holiday Party

Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Eat, drink and win raffles at the Teen Holiday Party (High School and Middle School-age students welcome!)

International Games Day Go Tournament!

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Come join us at International Games Day, the day where patrons at multiple libraries around the world will share and play games with one another in their library. We will be hosting our first Go tournament! (All ages welcome)

December Teen Movie Club

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Join us Thursday, December 10th for a free movie and popcorn. (High School and Middle School aged students welcome.)

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Teens Talk About Books

Because we know you get tired of reading so much blah, blah about how good certain books are, we thought we'd let some teens TELL you how good they are.  Click on the books below to hear what your peers have to say. (The link will take you to the library's YouTube Channel.)

                          

If you are a Monterey County Teen and you are interested in participating and making a book review, please contact Eboni at: harris@monterey.org.