Libraries Celebrate Teen-Tober With Online Activities For Young Adults
Oct 12, 2021 –
TeenTober is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. Thousands of libraries, schools, and bookstores across the country are participating in this month-long initiative encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms – books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks, and more -- and to become regular library users.
Fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12 take place throughout the year. In October, the programs will all be live-streamed via Webex. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to all who register on FBCL’s online virtual calendar.
Sienna Subtext: Graphic Novel & Animé Club -- Thursday, October 14, 4:00-5:00 pm.
This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the scheduled time. The book to be discussed is Centipede: Game Over, Vol. 1, created by Max Bemis. This title is available in print; call the Sienna Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. Registration is required.
Heavy Inks Graphic Novels Book Club-- Saturday, October 16, 11:00 am-12:00 noon.
This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the scheduled time. The book to be discussed is Monstress, created by Marjorie Liu. This title is available in print; call George Memorial Library to check on availability of additional print copies. Registration is required.
“YA Book Club” – Wednesday, October 27, 4:00-5:00 pm.
This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the scheduled time. This month, readers will discuss Patron Saints of Nothing, written by Randy Ribay. This title is available in print and on OverDrive; call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library to check on availability of additional print copies Registration is required.
Young Adult Online Gaming
Teen Read Week “Biblio Gaming Showdown” – Tuesday, October 12, and Thursday, October 14, 4:00-4:30 pm.
Teens will meet up online to play virtual games, such as CodeNames, Drawphone, and JackBox Party. It is not necessary to own any of the games; teens will participate from home on their mobile device with the link emailed from FBCL. Registration is required.
“YA Marvel Trivia” – Wednesday, October 13, 4:30 pm.
This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the designated time. Teens aged 13 and up who enjoy the challenge and excitement of a trivia competition are invited to join in this virtual event, putting their knowledge of Marvel Comics to the test. Registration is required.
The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the live-streamed Webex sessions; a link to the Webex session will be emailed to participants who register. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the Fort Bend County Libraries’ Communications Office (281-633-4734).