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Teen Resident Artist @ the Saratoga Library

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014 by birvog

Let me introduce Kevin Chow: He is our first teen resident artist at the Saratoga Library. Kevin is in 9th grade in Saratoga High School. His two pieces of art called “Watch” and “Stare” are now displayed in the teen area. Let Kevin explain his art to you: It is the inner primeval spirit of two animals: the dog and the cat. Over time they . . . more »

College Day @ Saratoga Library

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by birvog

The Teen Advisory Board of the Saratoga Library invites you to join us for College Day: Take the anxiety out of the college application process: Get advice and get your questions answered! 10-11am Presentations Jay Choi, C2 Education – Write an effective college essay Katy Fitzgerald, Financial Services Mission College – FAFSA and financial aid Sara Araghi, Kaplan – ACT vs. SAT: which test is . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month: More Than This

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 by birvog

More than This More than This By Patrick Ness Grades 9+ 472p 16 year old Seth drowns. He dies. But then he wakes up. He is weak, thirsty, covered in bandages. But alive. He remembers dying, so how can he be here? And where is ‘here’? This looks like the neighborhood in England where he used to live with his family, but they moved to the US eight . . . more »

Teens: Get Your Hands on Some Non-Fiction

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by birvog

Do you think 'homework books' when you hear non-fiction? Then you haven’t checked out any at your library. Try one of these titles nominated for the Excellence in Non-Fiction Award and see how many interesting stories and creative ideas are hiding between the pages: The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi, written by Neal Bascomb Go: . . . more »

TFIOS Movie Poster Released

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by birvog

The first movie poster for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ – coming out in June 2014 – was released. And immediately caused some controversy because of the tag line ‘One Sick Love Story'. This is what John Green had to say on his tumblr: I did not write the tagline.…These things are not my decision. It’s not my movie, or my poster.…That said, I like . . . more »

When You Think of Harry Potter – do You Think of Stamps?

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by birvog

In an age of email, text messages, facebook, Instagram and many more digital services, who sends letters anymore? And dropping a letter in a mail box does not sound as exciting as sending it off with an owl. But now all of us Harry Potter fans might have a reason to send some mail again: the US Postal Service just came out with a Harry . . . more »

Coffeehouse – A Good Time Was Had by All

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 by birvog

It has become a Saratoga tradition: every six months the Teen Advisory Board organizes an open mic night for teens, called Coffeehouse. Our last one was on October 11th and again a lot of talent and their enthusiastic fans showed up: The TAB co-presidents Sabrina and Riddhi opening the event Sarah and April, our great annoucers And the many talented performers . . . more »

Teen Open Mic Night @ Saratoga Library

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by birvog

The Saratoga Library Teen Advisory Board presents Coffeehouse! Teens: do you sing, dance, write poetry, tell jokes, do stand up or any other type of entertainment? Showcase your creativitiy at the Coffeehouse just for teens on Friday, October 11th, starting at 6:30pm @ the Saratoga Library All teen performers sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/mpcae