Maker, Faker, and the Private Eye

One hot summer day, when six teens wandered into the local library, everything changed.

Alex didn’t want to go to the library. He’d rather have stayed at home and played video games, but his mom made him go. She had asked him, in that Mom way, to pick up a book she had on hold. No arguments. His sister, Tayla came with her friend Alice. Tayla was mad at her annoying, stupid older brother for hiding her phone last night. The chance to get out of the house was to much of a temptation. When she heard her Mom ask Alex if he wanted to take them, and he whined back, “Noooo.” Well, that sealed the deal. Get her brother back and get out of the house? Sold.

Gwen needed to figure out why her Raspberry Pi Remote Servo Cam wasn’t working.

And Colin and Sean? They just wanted to get out of the heat.

What happened when they got there? What’s their back story? Who are they and where are they from? Where are they going? That’s for you to decide.

How do they go from ordinary teens to mysterious, magical, mechanical extraordinary ones? LMLTeens are welcomed to submit their stories about our gang. It might even unlock an easter egg of an unimaginable amount of raffle tickets for our summer reading program.

The wonderful artwork that you’re seeing was commissioned from the the incomparable artist, Ashley Cope who writes and illustrates the amazing webcomic Unsounded. Unsounded is rated 15+

Need a place to work on group projects or just a couple hours to concentrate on studying? The Lane Room will be set up every Tuesday for teens in Hampton to work on their homework, have a snack, and take a study break when needed. Stay after, every other Tuesday, for our Youth Book Group.

Mark your calendar for Friday! The Children’s Room and Teen Department will be hosting artist Rich Woodall @ projectpandora in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. He’ll be here to do an illustration demo and discussion about being a artist. We’ll also give away free comics thanks to Stairway to Heaven Comics in Exeter. Free snacks and drinks provided.

It’s Spring Break and we’ve got some fun projects this week for our teens! Checking out any item and participating in programs ALL WEEK LONG will enter teens into our drawing for Las Olas Taqueria gift cards.

  • Make a carnivorous garden or faerie grove all your own. The tiny Terrariums that we’ll be making are a great way for teens to learn about container gardens. Sign-ups are welcomed but not required for this project. We’ll have snacks and drinks and Xbox gaming.
  • Come in for Chasing Mavericks starring Gerard Butler. “When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.” Free snacks and drinks.
  • Found Object Art Project. Use seaglass, driftwood, and shells to create bookmarks, critters, or your own unique piece. Materials provided. Free pizza, snacks, drinks, and Xbox gaming.
  • We’ll end the week with Teen Gaming. Free snacks and drinks as always!

Come out to the library this week!

Teen Writers' Workshop

Tomorrow night is our first Teen Writers’ Workshop lead by local writer Tamara Collins! Our group will meet at 4:00-5:00 pm in the New Hampshire Room.

Also, enter our Teen Poetry Contest. October 1-November 1, 2014
Open to ages 12-18. Do you love to write poetry?
Enter the Teen Poetry Contest to Celebrate Teen Read Week.

Check out all the events on our calendar