I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted just thinking about final exams, end of year projects and making sure everyone has signed my yearbook (yes, I was THAT kid). With schools getting out in the next week or two, we have been planning a big party for our teens (grades 7-12). At Sylvan Way Library, Poulsbo Library and Port Orchard Library we’ve been working hard to find not one, not two, but three authors to pay us a virtual visit via Skype and talk to our teens about their writing process and answer any of their questions. In addition, we will have some spectacular food and an awesome game of zombie apocalypse tag. So, because all of the teen librarians love hanging out together, we decided to network this lock in. That means that all three locations will be connected via Skype for the author talks, but also during our tag game. Confused yet? Here’s how it works.
Show up at the library at 7 p.m. sharp. Doors will close at 7:15 p.m.
Grab some pizza because our authors will be online with us at 7:30 p.m.
Tommy Wallach, a Brooklyn-based author and musician, will be one of the three authors online to talk to teens and answer questions. His books include:
From the jacket: “Before Ardor came, we let ourselves be defined by labels–the athlete, the slut, the slacker, the overachiever. But then we all looked up, and everything changed. They said the asteroid would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we’d been, someone that would last even after the end. Two months to really live.”
From the jacket: “Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he hangs out in hotels, watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for. From the celebrated author of We All Looked Up comes a unique story of first and last loves.”
Lish McBride, a Seattle author, writes about dark magic with a sometimes even darker sense of humor. Her books include:
From the publisher: “Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he's doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.
Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he's a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.”
From the publisher’s website: “Ava is a firebug she can start fires with her mind. Which would all be well and good if she weren't caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She's one of their main hitmen . . . and she doesn't like it one bit. Not least because her boss, Venus, killed Ava's mother.
When Venus asks Ava to kill a family friend, Ava rebels. She knows very well that you can't say no to the Coterie and expect to get away with it, though, so she and her friends hit the road, trying desperately to think of a way out of the mess they find themselves in. Preferably keeping the murder to a minimum,”
“From Colleen Houck... comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.”
The fun doesn’t end there! After a brief break, we will be regrouping, turning out the lights and working together to survive (or not) the zombie apocalypse.
Of course, the snacks will continue to be available. If you have any questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to call the teen librarian at the location nearest you!
Lynn at Poulsbo
Megan at Sylvan Way
or Siri at Port Orchard
We’d love to see you Friday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m.!