There's something fun going on every week day in the Teen Room!  For more information about Teen Room expectations and rules, please check out our In the Teen Room page or if you're interested in our Teen Clubs, Try It Tuesday and Whatever Wednesday programs, Thursday video game tournaments, or Friday afternoon movies click here!

It could be a crossword puzzle, or a coloring sheet, or a photo scavenger hunt, but whatever it is, you're guaranteed some candy just for participating!  The activity changes every week.  One piece of candy per person per week.
 

"Bored of being bored because being bored is boring?"  Well there's no excuse to be bored in the Teen Room!  Our "Boredom Cart" is stocked full of arts and crafts that you can grab whenever you want something to do!  Or check out one of the many board games in our Cabinet O'Fun to play with your friends in the Teen Room!
 

Sometimes you're just in the mood to build something cool.  You can totally build something cool in the Teen Room.  Check out one of our in-house maker kits, including: computer-parts sculptures, Legos, knitting/crocheting, drawing/sketching, friendship bracelets, Snaptricity, embroidery, MindWare Maze, and Geomag Building Kits.
 

Title: Heartless
Author: Marissa Meyer

Catherine Pinkerton’s dreams may be complicated—after one, she wakes to find a lemon tree has grown in her bedroom overnight—but her hopes for the future are not. Cath, who crafts exquisite tarts and cakes, just wants to open a bakery, until the kind-but-idiotic king of their kingdom, Hearts, expresses an interest in her, and her social-climbing parents refuse to acknowledge her reluctance to be wife or queen. But when she meets the compelling new court joker, Jest, Cath is swept off her feet, daring to dream of the life she wants, even as she unwittingly sets off on the path that leads to her inevitable future as the feared, enraged, and notorious Queen of Hearts.

I have decided that I will read anything written by Marissa Meyer.  I like her style, her voice, and her characters.  They are complicated and imperfect yet likeable.  And I absolutely adore the fact that she reimagines fairy tales - one of my favorite types of fiction. Most of the characters you are familiar with from the original tale or Disney offerings is there.  There is croquet and flamingos.  There are tarts and hyper white rabbits.  It's familiar yet new.  And I adored it.  If you are a fan of The Lunar Chronicles, you won't be disappointed in Meyer's new retelling.  If you're a fan of retellings, you won't be disappointed in her version of Wonderland.  And if you're just looking for something fun to read, this would be an excellent choice.

~Emily (Click Here for More Recommendations from Emily)

Title: All the Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven

Two struggling teens develop an unlikely relationship in a moving exploration of grief, suicide and young love. Violet, a writer and member of the popular crowd, has withdrawn from her friends and from school activities since her sister died in a car accident nine months earlier. Finch, known to his classmates as "Theodore Freak," is famously impulsive and eccentric. Finch makes it his mission to re-engage Violet with the world, partially through a school project that sends them to offbeat Indiana landmarks and partially through simple persistence.

Told in alternating voices, when Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both of them considering what it would be like if they jumped - it's as if fate has forced the unlikely pair together and now they can't help by try to save each other. They end up partners on a school project, traveling around Indiana. This was a insightful look into the minds of teens struggling with guilt, depression, and mental illness. It's a heartbreakingly beautiful story. Read it!

~Jessica (Click Here for More Recommendations from Jessica)

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