22
May

The Witch Hunter — teen review

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker review by Kara Eng, Grade 10 The Witch Hunter was pretty good. It’s the story about, well, a witch hunter. Elizabeth is one of her country’s best witch hunters. She’s completely dedicated to her quest of finding all magic users and making sure they burn for their “crimes.” Then, she […]

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19
May

Teen Advisory Board — May 2015

Teen Advisory Board May 16, 2015 Present:  Haneen, Julia, Chris, Cady, Madison, Michelle, Nathan   AGENDA Pasadena Loves YA event is next Saturday, May 23. Let’s talk set up — book signing lines, tables, giveaways, food, parking, traffic flow Let’s talk about what people will ask during the event Let’s talk about the schedule — […]

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15
May

Love Letters to the Dead — teen review

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira review by Hadley, teen reviewer Laurel switches schools after an unfortunate accident leaves her mother across the country and her sister May buried in the ground and the past. She believes that the best way to move on is to start over in a place where no […]

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12
May

Sculpturing with Hot Knives

Call them hot knives or hot wires, these little tools can cut through foam like butter.  Teen participants created their own sculptures using these knives to melt shapes and designs in foam. It’s a blend between sculpting and carving.     Here’s a sample of what they’ve created:    “Meme” by Emma A., Grade 9 […]

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10
May

Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy — teen review

Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy by Liz Maccie Review by Hadley, teen reviewer Roberta Romano is not as excited as a girl should be when her family gives her the opportunity to take a step up from her two-star public high school to the prestigious Meadowbrook Academy. Despite the fact that she did […]

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05
May

Painted Book Boxes

recap by Madison Comick, Grade 7   On Monday, April 13th, teens gathered in the Studio on 4th at Central Library to paint paper mache boxes shaped like books. The materials we used were hollow-cardboard boxes, acrylic paints, paint brushes, and stencils. With these materials, participants created a simple (or complex, depending on the painter’s […]

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