Teen Book Club Hemphill Branch Library 2nd Saturday of the month at 3 pm.
Come and chat about what you're reading! Call Val Floyd at 373-2925 for find out more. Urban Lit Teen Book Club McGirt Horton Branch Library 2nd Sunday of the Month, time TBA Call 373-5810 for details!
I love relaxing and have fun with my family and friends. I have a weakness for movies (comedies & adventure), books that really grab your imagination, and photography. I've been a librarian for 22 years, and loving every minute of it!
Everyone thinks they've got their act together - that is until your homework starts piling up, your room gets trashed, you have a fight with your parents, and you start thinking that nobody is on your side! That's when you notice those kids at school who always seem happy, prepared, on target with everything they do, and you ask yourself "how do they do it?"
Young author Sean Covey just might have the answer. His dad wrote the popular book "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," which guided many people toward a more rational & satisfying way of living their lives. Sean built on that to create his own ideas on how teens can get more organized, minimize stress, and get more satisfaction from life.
What are Sean's ideas? He starts with basic things like creating a "Personal Bank Account" to keep track of the positive and negative things you do for yourself and others. The more positive things you do, the better you feel about yourself! He also talks about keeping the promises you make (especially to yourself), being honest, tapping your talent, and avoiding some common negative things like neglecting your talents.
And what are the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens"? Things like beginning a task with the end in mind, and "keep hope alive" when things in your life start to look bleak. Each of the habits is explained with lots of personal examples from the author life, as well as others. The book reads easy, is well illustrated, and it makes sense!
Asian corn fritters with brown sugar and lemon juice. Juicy portobello burgers hot off the grill. Vegetable flatbread sandwiches with Hummus. Sound good? Then you might like vegetarian cooking. It's good tasting AND good for you! Author Stephanie Pierson provides a excellent introduction to vegetarian foods, explains the lifestyle, and packs wonderful recipies into this guide for teens.
"Flyte is a great book compared to the previous one in the series, Magyk. There is no break between the two books; it starts directly where it left off. Action and story are not diminished even though it is book #2."