Blog: teens


    Carrie Mesrobian

    Carrie Mesrobian
    Have you read Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian? She's teaching writing workshops here at the library! Here's how she describes the workshops: Sex and sexual identity, eating disorders, sexual assault, post-traumatic stress, drug and alcohol addiction, self-harm, mental illness, physical and emotional abuse, and death and dying have long been subjects both writers and readers have been fascinated by – but that doesn’t mean tackling these topics is easy. In this class, we’ll explore difficult subjects close to our hearts and how we can spin them into fiction that is realistic and complex. Here's where you can catch one of her workshops: Hamline Midway Library, Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm
    Merriam Park Library, Sat, June 7, 1 pm
    Dayton's Bluff Library, Sat, June 14,... Read More »

    Tags: authors, books, Carrie Mesrobian, writing


    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

      Whether you're Asian or not, come explore and celebrate Asian cultures by attending these free, fun programs! Local Writers Share New Works
    Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m.
    Central Library Presented by May Lee-Yang, Saymoukda Vongsay, Mai Neng Moua and Kao Kalia Yang.
    The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
    Monday, May 5, 1 p.m.
    Hamline Midway Library A hands-on workshop presented by Cindy Wang. Materials provided; call 651-642-0294 to register.
    Hmong Needlework Workshop
    Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m.
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    Tags: asian, asian american month, cultures


    Let's Make Some Sounds

    Check out the wild sounds that the band Beatrix*Jar made with teens at Rondo and Rice Street libraries! If you are a teen who likes music and/or making stuff, come hang out at Createch at Rondo, Rice Street, Hayden Heights or (after 5/22) at Arlington Library.     Read More »



    Manga Reading Lounge at Anime Detour

    Every year, we join our friends at metro-area libraries to set up a manga reading lounge at Anime Detour. We have a great time showing off our manga-and-anime related books, drawing, making buttons, and sharing what the library has to offer. Plus, we get to see all the wild costumes! If you like anime and manga, consider joining Anime Club. Or, if you like drawing, check out ... Read More »

    Tags: anime, anime club, manga, programming, teens


    Teens Know Best

    Teens Know Best Blog
    You may have seen the library advertise the Teens Know Best bookgroup.  But I'm not writing about how you should join the group (though you should, if you're interested and available.) I want to make sure you know about their blog. It's a great way to hear from teens what new books are worth reading. I've been following the reviews for awhile, so I know my interests align with certain reviewers (I love reading Elise's reviews.)  Since Teens Know Best gets to read books before they're published, the... Read More »

    Tags: good books, Readers Advisory, reviews, Teens Know Best