How spontaneous do you think you really are? Would you participate in a flash mob with enough encouragement? This is a fun snippet displaying one person’s amazement which quickly turns to jealousy when someone very close to them decides to participate in a flash mob without telling them. Not to hurt but to surprise…somehow it backfires. Be careful what you choose to give your loved one this coming Valentine’s Day. Maybe some chocolate and a good book would be a yummy and surefire choice!
On Tuesday, December 28 from 1 – 2:30 PM you’re invited to come experience easy techniques for keeping a visual journal. Join Bellingham artist Ellen Clark, as she shares various templates, tips, and tools that everyone will find helpful in creating their own visual journal.
Everyone will receive their own hardbound journal for the New Year. Pre-registration is required and will be limited to the first 25 teens. Call 360-755-0760 today! This event is FREE through the generous support of The Friends of the Library who help provide funding.
Come check out some new titles that we’re sporting in the teen section!
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott retells Hans Christian Andersen’s story in which a young girl must discover her own powers in the attempt to save her father, the kingdom, and her brothers from Zella’s stranglehold on the Kingdom. Marriott does a beautiful job in weaving her own magical universe that will delight fantasy readers.
Anything but Normal by Melody Carson tells the story of a high school student who thought this would be the best year of her life. She’s made all the right friends, the school newspaper editor postition is a sure thing, and she’s caught the eye of the hottest buy in school…but Sophie has a secret that she’s not going to be able to keep it for very long.
Oliver Watson is an overweight 12-year-old who convinces everyone that he is not very bright in the novel, I am a GENIUS of UNSPEAKABLE EVIL and I want to be your CLASS PRESIDENT, by Josh Lieb. In fact, Oliver is the world’s third-richest person who is overthrowing superpowers left and right. As an inventor and investor he is on his way to achieving world domination. This evil supergenius has the appeal of a cartoon villain and is sure to appeal to the evil genius in all of us.
As a public service announcement, the Burlington Public Library would like to remind teens who are feeling the urge to sext, to reconsider and know that sexting could do potential harm to yourself and even others. Please reconsider before pushing ‘send’. One day, in the not too distant future, when sitting on the vulnerable side of the interview desk, you may be faced with a potential employer who has a less than appropriate picture of your nether regions taken eons ago, but taken and saved for prosperity, nonetheless, on that big world wide web. This could cause problems in obtaining a job or just be humiliating, to say the least.
On the even more serious side of this issue, in Washington state, sexting can result in state felony charges, including indecency with a child and creation, possession and distribution of child pornography. In the United States, it is against the law to possess lewd photographs of minors and a New York lawyer is petitioning for federal sexting legislation that would make sexting a misdemeanor for minors.
Be aware, sexting, besides being potentially embarrassing, may also be illegal. On the lighter side, here is a video with the same message; If you don’t want someone to “tweet your beets”, don’t sext!
How many of you have made New Year’s Resolutions and kept them? Maybe we need to reevaluate the type of resolutions we make?
The books, My Secret and Post Secret are full of, you guessed it, secrets. Humorous, ironic, sad, inspirational, appalling, riveting, and quirky secrets. Sometimes you just shake your head and say, ” TMI!” But until you reach the end you can’t put this book down. When you finish the book, you might find yourself wondering how many of these secrets shouldn’t have been secrets in the first place.