Youth & Young Adult Events
Halloween Trivia Night!
Halloween Trivia Night, FRIDAY, October 30 at 7PM. This is for all ages and does require registration. Designate a team captain and have that person register your team HERE by Wednesday, October 28!
Dangerous Thinking Club!
Fridays in October & November
Join Mrs. O’C on the third Friday of the month starting October 16 from 3-4pm to read books and discuss important topics. For grades 8 and up. Our first book will be Call Me American (Adapted for Young Adults) by Abdi Nor Iftin. Register here!
Virtual Read Aloud
Now reading: Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga. This is a book from the Maine Student Book Award nominee list. It is the story of Jude who has left her family in Syria to come to America. She ends up in Cincinnati and has to struggle with being “other” and come to terms with how the reality of America differs from her picture of America from the movies that she watched back in Syria. Join Mrs. O’C every day at 3pm on FB Live (or whenever works for you since the videos will be saved) to listen to this beautifully-written read-aloud.
Here is a link to the FB Live read alouds and storytimes: https://www.facebook.com/MerrillMemorialLibrary/live/
Here are some other great resources for things to distract you from the events of the world:
A YouTube channel of authors giving short book talks of their latest work.
PLIX Urban Ecology Online, a set of videos on YouTube of ecologists providing activities for getting out and exploring the natural world.
Critical Role, an online show featuring seven popular voiceover actors diving into epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures, led by veteran game master Matthew Mercer.
Audiosync from AudioFile: A free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ using Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. Each week, AudioFile releases two new young adult audiobooks to listen to for free. Register on their site with an email address.
Books to read: The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List from Brightly
Interested in writers? This podcast might be for you
Check out these links if you’re stumped by what to read next
- Good Reads, a great site for tracking what you are reading and for finding new books to read based on what you have read and liked.
- Cloud Library, find downloadable audio and e-books for almost every device.
- Young Adult Library Association, extensive lists of award winners in all Young Adult categories, past and present.
- No Flying No Tights, reviews of graphic novels and comics.
- mr.schureads.blogspot.com, book reviews, videos about books, and interviews with authors. Great for all ages and reading levels.