The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- Book Reviews
- Battle of the Books
- Creative Writing Competition
- Teen Advisory Board
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Battle of the Books 2015
The 25th Annual Battle of the Books was a ton of fun! This was Miss Jennie's first experience with Battle, and she had a great time. There were so many great costumes to see and the enthusiasm in the room was amazing - especially the Wave in certain areas of the room after a correct answer!
Photos are available on Facebook. See anyone you recognize?
Check the Battle of the Books page for the winning teams and to check how your favorite team did in the questioning round!
Money Smart Teens!
Money Smart Week in April is a chance to brush up on your financial skills and prep for decisions you’ll have to make throughout your life. Join us for pizza and a fun seminar covering things like budgets and credit cards, setting a savings goal, and earmarking money for fun!
Registration is requested so that we will have enough pizza – and jelly beans! Wait, what do jelly beans have to do with anything? I don’t know – we’ll have to find out! For middle and high school students.
Saturday, April 25, 1:00-2:00 pm at the Downtown Farmington Branch
High Tech Game Day
Got the day off from school? Come on into the library for pizza and play! We’ll have lunch, and then pull out games – everything from board games to console games. Our main attraction, though, is our Spheros: sphere-shaped robots we can program, control, and race!
Registration is required so that we will have enough food – and fun! Ages 10 and up are welcome.
Tuesday, May 5, 1:00-3:00 pm at the Downtown Farmington Branch
Looking for a good book, movie, or video game? Browse our recommended reads, compiled by members of the Teen Advisory Board! Click on one of the images below for a quick look at the related review, or access them all through the Book Review blog!
Please note: these are honest reviews from Farmington Community Library teens, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of staff.
Battle of the Books, 2015
Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and to give recognition to those who like to read. It is organized by the Young Adult Department of the Farmington Community Library and sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library. Team members read from a selected list of books and then participate in a battle where they compete with other teams by answering questions based on the books. Although there will be one team that eventually wins first place, we believe that everyone who takes part is a winner.
This year's Battle was on Monday, April 13, at 7 pm at the William Costick Activities Center.
Photos are available on Facebook.
This year's winners are:
1st Place: The Lord and Ladies of Readalot
2nd Place: Magical Marauders
3rd Place: Six Factions and Swords (tie)
1st Place: Star Words: the Read-i Knights
2nd Place: Read or Alive
3rd Place: Swords
Full Lists of Results:
Sponsored by Suzanne Sloat and Ray Okonski
Seventh through 12th-graders in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area are eligible to win prizes in different writing categories and age divisions.
The deadline for this contest has been extended through Friday, February 6 at 6 p.m.
Ages 12-14 and 15-19
All residents and/or students of Farmington/Farmington Hills in 7th -12th grade, public, private or parochial schools are eligible.
Fiction: 1-7 pages, typed. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and a total invention.
- For both age groups, create a work of fiction of your choice.
Poetry: 3-100 lines, typed. A piece of literature written in rhythm and/or rhyme.
- For both age groups, create a work of poetry of your choice.
Judges will consider these qualifications when reviewing submissions:
originality; grammatical correctness and spelling; organization; word choice, imagery
- *12 point font *Times New Roman, Courier, or Arial font
- *No graphics or specialty fonts
- *Work must be original to the entrant
- *No previously published works accepted
- *1 work per category accepted
- *Please do not include name on submission, only the title should be on work to preserve anonymity in judging
- *You must submit your work through e-mail
All submissions due: February 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded in each category for each age division
First Place: $100 Second Place: $75 Third Place: $50
Winners will be honored Monday, May 18, 2015.
Winners will be notified mid-April.
For more information contact:
Merry Beth Tacy (Main Library) at (248) 553-6870
or Jennie Willard (Farmington Branch) at (248) 553-6264
Prizes are generously supplied by Ray Okonski and Suzanne Sloat.
Click here for last year's winners.
Teen Advisory Board
The Teen Advisory Board is a great opportunity for teens to volunteer their time to the Library. Board members express views on books, movies, and music. Members are also instrumental in planning programming for teens at the Farmington Community Library as well as performing other volunteer tasks. Membership on the Farmington Community Library’s Teen Board can also be used toward student volunteering requirements.
In past years we worked on writing and filming a short video on all the Library has to offer. The video featured members of our current Teen Advisory Board.
Our meetings are held every other month from September thru May.
If you would like to become a member contact Merry Beth or Jennie (see e-mails below). Or stop in the Library for an application form.
Merry Beth Tacy: Merry.Tacy@farmlib.org
Jennie Willard: Jennifer.Willard@farmlib.org
Young Adult Librarian – Main Library
32737 W. Twelve Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Young Adult Librarian – Farmington Branch
23500 Liberty Street Farmington, MI 48335