FREE Practice SAT Exam Offerings!


Find your local library branch below and attend a FREE Pratice SAT Exam from Princeton Review. Please be advised that you need to sign up in advance through their website: www.princetonreview.com/events in order to attend any of these events.

Copley:                 April 28              12-4pm

South Boston:     March 3             10-2:00 pm

East Boston:        March 10             9:30-1:30

Grove Hall:           March 10             10-2:00 pm

Hyde Park:           March 24             10-2:00 pm

Mattapan:            March 24             10-2:00 pm

Dudley:                  March 31             10-2:00 pm

South End:           March 31             9:30-1:30

Jamaica Plain:      March 31             9:30-1:30

For the exact location and directions to these branches of the Boston Public Library, check our website here: http://www.bpl.org/general/hours.htm 

 

Resume Workshop January 26th!!!


NEXT THURSDAY at 3:30pm in the Teen Room at the Central Library the Mayor’s Youth Council will be giving a resume writing workshop you do not want to miss!

Employers love to see potential employees who arrive prepared to get the job. Having a good resume is one way to accomplish that. To impress your future employer,  learn to write a great resume from the folks at the Mayor’s Youth Council, and get yourself ready for that summer job.

This workshop is only a few weeks before our Job/Internship Fair happening on February 11th from 12pm-3pm!

So if you’re looking to go to the Fair, then you should definitely check out the resume workshop to get your resume up to par and ready to hand out! Also, if you attend the resume workshop, don’t forget to attend the Fair so you have a place ready to accept your resumes!!!

Hope to see you there!

College Essay Workshop @ Mattapan


Are you having trouble finishing your college essay? Do you need another pair of eyes to edit what you’ve written? We will be holding two workshops at the Mattapan branch.

Please bring either a print out of your essay or upload your essay on to GoogleDocs. You will need a Gmail account in order to use GoogleDocs; it is recommended that you create an account before coming to the workshops as we will be using GoogleDocs to write the essays.

What’s GoogleDocs? It’s a word processor but unlike the ones you use at home or school the information you enter is kept in what is called “the cloud” so you can retrieve your essay from any computer without having to save it on to a flash drive or on to the computer.  Still confused? Just ask the Teen Librarian for help.

The workshops will be offered on:

January 19, 2012 5:oo – 8:00PM

January 26, 2012 5:00 – 8:00PM

Teen Super Bingo


Come to the Central Library Teen Room on February 22nd at 3:30pm for a Super Awesome Game of Bingo!!!

We have a lot of wicked cool PRIZES!!! Which include: A USB drive/flash drive, ear buds, sketch book, a stainless steal water bottle, and more! Our Ultra cool grand prize will be announced at the start of the game. But if you’re a lover of music, you DO NOT want to miss out!!!

Also, regardless of whether or not you win, all players will get something before they leave, so keep that in mind. And no, I’m not going to tell you what it is. Why ruin the surprise?

So, February 22nd, that’s a Wednesday, at 3:30pm in the Central Library Teen Room. Be there. You won’t regret it. I promise.

Eclipse Showing @ Copley


Last week we tried to show the movie Eclipse, but there was a busted cable to the TV and we were unable to do so. The cable has since been replaced, and this Thursday, we will finally be showing Eclipse!

Come to the Copley Teen Room at 3:30pm on November 17th to reaquaint yourself with the last movie just before the next one comes out!

We also still have a few free Breaking Dawn posters if anyone is interested. They will be left on a table beside the display of Breaking Dawn books until they are gone. First come first served! Better get them fast!

 

Twilight Extravaganza!!!


Come to the Teen Room at the Central Library for a Twilight Extravaganza!

We’ll be showing the movie Eclipse!

Marketers for the Twilight series will be on hand with PRIZES and  MOVIE TICKETS for Breaking Dawn part 1! So you definitely DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!

There will be a TRIVIA GAME, COSTUME CONTEST, or you can just WEAR RED for the event, if you don’t have a costume.

Everything starts at 3:30pm and happens on November 10th. That’s NEXT THURSDAY! Put it on your calendar, and don’t forget!

We’d love to see you here!

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck: A Review and Author Talk!!!


Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room

 I couldn’t have read this book at a better time: Colleen Houck is coming to the Copley Teen Room on Saturday November 5th at 3pm!!!

I LOVED this book. If you like fantasy/shifter type novels, especially if they involve hot guys and a little romance, this is the book for you. It’s the story of a girl in foster care who gets the opportunity to accompany a circus tiger inAmericato a special reserve inIndiawhere the tiger was supposedly born before being captured. But upon arriving inIndia, Kelsey realizes that the story she was told was anything but the truth, and the tiger, is anything but your typical circus tiger! Together, she and the centuries old tiger must go on a quest to end the curse put on Ren, the tiger. They battle plants that eat you alive, statues that come to life, a fear of snakes, a fear of love, and other things that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

 The page numbers are daunting at 400, but I couldn’t put the book down as soon as I’d started, and I finished it a lot faster than I’d ever predicted. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good fantasy read!  

 The second book in the series, Tiger’s Quest, came out just this year and the library already has several copies on order. You can put a copy on reserve through our catalog at www.bostonpl.bibliocommons.com. Library copies of the first book, Tiger’s Curse, will be available in the teen room when she’s here, so have your library cards ready!