Join us for our annual all ages chess event on Monday, January 20th, from 4:30pm - 7:45pm in Room 205 upstairs. Sign-in is at 4:30pm - please arrive no later than 4:45 so that pairings can be made based on age and/or expertise. Play will begin at 5pm & end by 7:45pm. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Please bring a clock if you would like to use one. There will be no entry fees as this is an unrated event & USCF membership is not required.
Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to enter the Texas 2014 Teen Video Challenge. Create a 30-90 second video promoting the Summer Reading Program at the WFPL, and your interpretation of the teen summer slogan, "Spark a Reaction." If you win, you will receive $275 for yourself, and $125 for the WFPL. For rules & deadlines, visit the state library's Texas 2014 Teen Video Challenge information page.
Teenreads, a site dedicated to book lovers, has come up with the Ultimate Reading List that will give you some great ideas about what to read next. Titles include young adult & adult titles that have been recommended by readers & staffers. Lists have been recently updated to include recent titles including fiction, nonfiction, manga & graphic novels.
Looking for award-winning books & recommended reading? The Young Adult Library Services Association has launched a free Teen Book Finder App that includes titles from the last 3 years. The Teen Book Finder App is available for iPhone, iPad, or iPod, and is free for download from the Apple App Store.