Saturday, March 24, 2018


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News & Announcements

  • February @ Encino
    Posted on 3/5/2018 01:15 PM by encinolibraryteens.

    Happy hearts and flowers month from Encino Teens! ❤ ❤

    February was such a fun month in the Encino teen room with valentine themed plushies (check out those cute pillows!) and perler beads PLUS all the heart themed candy you could eat. We got into a major binge of Bravest Warriors in teen club and watched over four different animes in anime club. Teens got photogenic with our instax camera and enhanced their photos with duct tape frames. We watched a teen-voted movie for teen screen –> The Emoji Movie, which we admit was not our favorite (Razzie well deserved). Oh well, back to better cinematic adventures next month. And speaking of next month- come join us for a special edition of teen club to celebrate teen tech week AND spring break teen gaming for all you spring breakers who need somewhere to hang out. 🙂 See you in the Encino Teen Room!

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Book Reviews

  • Book Review: You Were Here Author: Cori Mccarthy
    Posted on 7/28/2017 03:53 PM by teensmysapl

    WARNING: SPOILERS INCLUDED IN REVIEW This book is probably one of my all-time favorites. It’s very rare that I read a book done in 3+ points of view without it getting confusing. Moreover, the brief comic strip-like chapters used to represent Mik’s point of view were a refreshing change of pace that were clearly illustrated […] 
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  • Book Review: Grave Mercy Author: Robin LaFevers
    Posted on 7/28/2017 12:22 PM by teensmysapl

    WARNING: SPOILERS INCLUDED IN REVIEW I started this trilogy because the premise for the books seemed unique and interesting to me. It’s not every day that you see a book quite like this, with a convent of teenage girls trained in the art of righteous assassination.  The concept, righteous assassination, almost seems oxymoronic in and […] 
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  • Book Review: Dangerous Creatures Author: Kami Garcia
    Posted on 7/14/2017 03:05 PM by teensmysapl

    WARNING: SPOILERS INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW Going into this book, I was expecting nothing less than an entertaining story about navigating the complexities and obstacles that come with having an overwhelming amount of power in a Caster-filled city, like New York.  The Beautiful Creatures series that comes before this spin-off series did an excellent job […] 
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  • Parman Book Review: “Love and Gelato” by Jenna Evans Welch
    Posted on 3/28/2017 01:42 PM by parmanlibraryteens

      After reading the first few pages of Love & Gelato, I worried I would not enjoy it because I felt as though the writing did not flow well and is bombarded with trite similes and some awkward attempts at humor. Thankfully this feeling did not last for long, as I was quickly able to […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: ““Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard
    Posted on 1/31/2017 02:40 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    Red Queen is a dystopian, fantasy novel I didn’t merely like or enjoy; rather, I loved it. Although this book did not contain the most original characters or ideas, Aveyard executed them phenomenally in order to create a story that was absolutely electric and never had a dull moment. It was so engaging that I […] 
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