Teens

Did you have fun at Free Comic Book Day and are looking for more? Here are some comics similar to the ones handed out during Free Comic Book Day. 

Read the stories that inspired the CW TV series! You won't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind collection that shines the spotlight on the New Riverdale, and serves as the ultimate guide for both new readers and long-time fans.

Longtime fans of the smash-hit show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and newcomers to this ensemble driven series, will discover a deeply compelling world packed with high flying adventure and tremendous heart.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the "Oscars" of the comics world. Below is a taste from the long list of categories. Visit the San Diego Comic-Con International website for the complete list of nominees for each category. Check out the award winners at world renowned Comic-Con in July.

"Face front, true believers!" - Stan Lee

Best Continuing Series

When a visitor from the outside world arrives on the Farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City to its Golden Age heroes, everything changes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison

The American Library Association released its list of the most frequently challenged and/or banned books of 2017. Which challenged books have you read?

For more information please visit the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom

Reason for challenges: suicide

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

Reason for challenges: profanity, sexually explicit

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

These graphic novels have inspired some of your favorite films and TV shows in the 21st century.

The death of Stalin by Fabien Nury

Currently in theaters starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor.

I kill giants by Joe Kelly
Also available in: e-book

Coming to DVD soon!

DIY Green Screens

Green screens are used in movies and TV to place a real subject in front of an exciting digital background. Create your own green screen using a pizza box, then experiment with adding backgrounds into a short film. 

This program is for ages 9-17. Registration is required and will begin on June 21. 

[Green Screen at VPL's Innovation Lab by Richard Eriksson is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

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Pokemon Party

The Big Book of the Alola Region Cover

Catch 'em all at a Pokemon themed party! Stations will be set up with Pokemon crafts, games, and activities.

  • Bring your own Pokemon cards* and Pokemon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon** for battling or trading.
  • Pokemon Go lures will be dropped throughout the party for Pokemon Go Trainers.***

If you don't have Pokemon cards or games don't worry! There will also be Pokemon themed crafts and activities that only require your creativity. Be the very best, like no one ever was!

For all ages, no registration required.

 

*To battle or trade with Pokemon Cards participants are required to bring their own Pokemon cards. 

**To battle or trade in Pokemon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon participants must bring their own 3DS with Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon game with a Rotom Pokedex.

***To play Pokemon Go, participants must bring their own Apple or Android device with Pokémon GO installed and account created. To battle in the Gym, Trainers must be Level 5 or higher. 

UPDATE: Zapdos Day is during this event. All gyms will feature the legendary bird Zapdos as the raid boss (and possible shiny) from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Join us from 2:00 to 3:30 in the Community Room to take down this pokemon together and add to your collection. 

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A lot can happen in 24 hours! Check out a book that takes place over the course of a day or night. 

Before I fall by Lauren Oliver

After she dies in a car crash, teenaged Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.

Dope sick by Walter Dean Myers

Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices.

Baseball is back! Get back in the swing of things by reading about some of the biggest stars in the game.

Jackie Robinson : an integrated life by J. Christopher Schutz

Sensory Snacks: A Healthy Twist on Summer Snacks

Making healthy choices can be a challenge all year round and sugary, carb-laden summer treats can be hard to resist. The library is the place to help your family achieve your best and healthiest summer ever by offering a family-friendly Sensory Snackfest! Join us in the Community Room to create your own healthy, homemade and wholesome snacks from our Snackfest stations: nut-free, gluten-free trail mix, rainbow healthful fruit kebabs, and super nutritious s’mores. We’ll take these classic summer snacks and give them a healthy twist without losing the fun. The library is where you can get your Snackfest fix! All ages and abilities are welcome; no registration required.

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4th Wall Theatre Company Presents...

Need an opportunity to showcase your hidden theatrical talents? Join us and the 4th Wall Theatre Company for an introductory, inclusive and interactive workshop in our Community Room! Learn the basics of becoming a star by breaking through the fourth wall and shine! Our program provides an enriching experience filled with music and movement to help build confidence through teamwork and cooperation. All ages and abilities are welcome! No registration required!

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