Teens

March 21st 2017
The Hate U Give book cover

First time novelist Angie Thomas has made a big splash with her young adult novel, The Hate U Give.  Released last month, the novel has already topped the New York Times's Best Seller List for Young Adult Hardcover Books, been optioned for a Hollywood film, and been acclaimed by critics and in numerous articles, such as this one in New York Magazine, this one on Fusion.net, and this one in the New York Times.  It is also currently one of the most requested books in the Minuteman Library... Read Post

February 7th 2017
flyer for Teens Take Action Somerville event

Teens Take Action: Somerville is a new coalition of young people and youth workers from around the city who are committed to taking action in Somerville and beyond. Sponsored by the Somerville Youth Workers Network, we are inviting teens to get up and get active through a series of workshops that will give you the tools you need to make real, sustainable change.

Get to know other teens that care about the issues you do, and get organized to fight back! Plus, did we mention there... Read Post

April 20th 2016
Are you thinking about purchasing an iPad? Do you like to sit and scroll through your Facebook feed, check e-mail or just plain surf the internet? Well, now you can check out an iPad air from your local library! Somerville has 3 iPad's to circulate along with a WiFi Hotspot (if you don't have WiFi at home). You can take one out or sit and use it in the library! If your interested, grab your library card and just go to the Reference, Teen or Children's desk to pick one up! If you have questions... Read Post
August 11th 2015

You might already know about Hoopla, the online service that allows you to instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your Somerville Library card.  But did you know that the service just keeps getting better and better?  Now you can even download and read comic books on Hoopla, including titles from DC (The Dark Knight, The Flash, Wonder Woman) and Vertigo (Sandman, V for Vendetta, Fables)  There are tons of others too, including comics for kids (Adventure... Read Post

August 13th 2014
Movies and summer just seem to go together, don't they? Well we think so, and we have some great ones coming up for kids, teens, and families. Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., we're showing The Iron Giant! Kids of all ages and families are welcome to attend. Bring snacks and get ready for one of the coolest movies ever, one that answers the question "How can an 11-year-old boy keep a 50-foot tall, metal-eating robot from space a secret?" Following the movie, there will be a discussion of the book... Read Post
March 12th 2014

Tomorrow, March 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., teens are welcome to drop in (and out) of the SPL Central Branch’s auditorium (sometimes called the Teen Annex) for an informal informational session about the library’s participation in the oral history program, StoryCorps. Oh, and there’ll be PIZZA!

The library is looking for teens who are willing -- and maybe even excited! -- about sharing stories about themselves... Read Post

March 7th 2014
Check out staff suggestions in the Teen Room's Women's History Month display.

by Eileen and Sujei March is Women’s History Month, and teens can find plenty of inspiration in the stacks of the SPL. Understanding the impact and achievements women have had in many fields - science, the arts, politics, religion, to name a few - is important for not only girls but also boys to keep in mind. What these women have accomplished have enhanced and enriched the lives of both men and women, boys... Read Post
October 4th 2013
Univision, a Spanish language TV station, is offering a a series of programs to support the education of Hispanic students, with particular focus on college access for first generation students. Next week is Univision's Semana ¡Edúcate, Es El Momento!  Click here to see  the programs they have planned focusing on a variety of subjects related to this topic. In addition, there are some online resources and programs to check out.  These include a platform with information specifically targeted... Read Post
September 17th 2013
On Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m, you're invited to the Central Library to meet Sara Farizan, author of If You Could Be Mine. Pulling back the curtain on one of the most hidden corners of a much-talked-about culture, If You Could Be Mine is the stunning debut novel by Iranian American writer Sara Farizan about hope and love in the face of danger. Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. But being gay is a crime punishable by death in... Read Post
August 5th 2013

This August has some spectacular teen titles for you to read: here's a glance at some of the ones you'll be able to grab from the Somerville Public Library!

The Beginning of Everything—Robyn Schneider

The Bitter Kingdom—Rae Carson

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea—April Genevieve... Read Post

August 3rd 2013

The first book of Victoria Scott’s YA paranormal romance series, The Collector, was a fast, fun read about devils and angels. Dante Walker, a devastatingly handsome, infuriatingly cocky guy who died as a teen and got stuck tracking people’s sins for the Big Guy down below, is charged with an assignment that is more than even he might be able to handle. He’s got to collect sweet, innocent Charlie Cooper’s soul in ten days…or else. How hard could it be to corrupt... Read Post

March 6th 2013
Courtesy of storycorps.org

It should come as no surprise to this city’s residents, but members of this diverse and vital community have a story to tell. And your library is going to help them tell it – thanks to a grant from the American Library Associaton and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which will enable us to launch our own version of the “StoryCorps @ your library” program. StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and... Read Post
March 2nd 2013
Free Teen Creative Writing Program at Somerville Public Library Are you a teen who likes to write stories about aliens, blogs, flash fiction, or poems? Are you interested in becoming a novelist, short story writer or poet? Somerville Public Library's Teen Creative Writing Program will offer teens writing exercises to flex their writing muscles in a fun, low-pressure, supportive environment. The Somerville Public Library is pleased to announce the start of a free Teen Creative Writing Program... Read Post
December 31st 2012
I am back in Somerville for winter break, and I was lucky enough to be able to work at the library for a few days. Over the summer, I was here through the Mayor’s Summer Job program, and one of the projects that was being worked on was a new Teen Room for the library. I left just as the old AV room was being torn up so it was wonderful to see the transformation. Even though all of the furniture hasn’t arrived yet (the old straight-back chairs and wooden tables are going to be traded in for a... Read Post

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