Teen Scene (Ages 13-17)

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YA Ever After Book Group

Can’t get enough young adult fiction? Looking for a book club that doesn’t take itself too seriously?  Join YA Ever After, ADL’s brand new book club for those who are young or young at heart.  Open to teens and adults ages 15 and up. Now meeting at Biggby Coffee at 217 E. Michigan Avenue in Albion!

 

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Upcoming Book Club Titles


 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Monday, March 26th at 5:30 p.m. at Biggby Coffee in Albion

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

 

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Monday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.at Biggby Coffee in Albion

Affectionately dubbed “the Nigerian Harry Potter,” Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one’s place in the world.

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

 

 

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Monday, May 21st at 5:30 p.m.at Biggby Coffee in Albion

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this.

Henna Club

Some Saturdays

2:00 p.m. in the Elsie Munro room

The ADL Henna Club meets during the summer and early fall at 2:00 p.m. in the Elsie Munro Room (upstairs). Join us for fun, refreshments, and to learn the basics of henna designs (mehndi) from around the world. Not artistically inclined?  That’s okay! We need both “artists” and “canvases.” Open to teens and adults of all experience levels.

yarn in a basketYarn Craft Club

Some Mondays

5:30 p.m. in the Elsie Munro room

Bring your own project or start one with us. We have yarn, patterns, hooks, needles, and looms! Open to teens (ages 13-19) and adults.


Book Lists and Online Resources

Anything you can’t find? Contact the library!

ADL Book Lists for Teens (PDF Format)

LGBTQ TEARJERKERS SCIFIRDS ROMRDS CREEPYRDS DYSTRDS HISTFIC PRINTZRDS CLNRDS CHRISTFIC RACEBOOKS URBFIC ROYALRDS STRONGGIRLS

 

Online Resources for Teens

MeLTeensPg Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Teens Page

MeL houses tons of information to assist teens! Homework help, research assistance, career training, college information, physical and emotional health resources and more! You can find just about anything you could need through the updated MeL Teens page. Don’t forget that you can use MeL to request materials from other libraries.

Yalsa Teens’ Top Ten PageTeensTopTen_logo_web

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we’d love it if you participated! Voting occurs each year during Teen Read Week™. The winners  are announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!

Apply online to volunteer at Albion District Library!

Click to Fill Out a Volunteer Application

Need volunteer hours for school? Want to gain some great work experience before college? There are tons of ways to help out. Assist with programs, create displays, or help with some behind-the-scenes activities. Application is for ages 13-17 only.

 

Let the library come to you. Request a visit!

Click to Request a Visit  from Library Staff

Library visits are available, free of charge to schools, homeschool groups, and other community groups in the area. Program types vary by age but include database and research instruction, book talks, crafts, and more! Please contact Mrs. Jamie at jbernard@albionlibary.org to set up a visit. Bringing a group to the library? If you are coming to research or just want a tour, we can generally accommodate same-day requests.