Teens Entering Grades 6 through 10…

…We need you to join our Battle of the Books Team! If you are interested in being a member of our Battle of the Books team, contact me ASAP.  Attached to this post, you will find some additional information about the event. In short, it is a fun trivia event that is open to individuals entering 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades. We plan to meet several times throughout the Summer, with the ultimate goal being:

BRINGING THE CHAMPIONSHIP TO THE FIELD LIBRARY! (and making new friends as we read some interesting books)

Battle of the Books- Additional Information

Battle of the Books (1)

If you are interested or would like further information, send me an email at mcobb@wlsmail.org.

Teen Movie Night Selections for May

Without further ado, here are the movie selections for the month of May:

May 6: Coco (2017)   rated: PG  runtime: 109 min.

Coco (2017)

In this Disney/Pixar film which is great for all ages, “A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.”

 

May 13: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)   rated: PG  runtime: 117 min.

Spider-Man_Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Added by popular demand! “Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up.” If you enjoy the movie, consider checking out the Marvel Comics graphic novels, Spider-verse and Spider-Geddon.

 

May 20: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)  rated: PG-13  runtime: 119 min.

Jumanji_Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

The Field Library Teen Advisory Board

Hey Teens! Do you want to have your voice heard? Would you like to pick the movies you watch or books available for you to read? Would you like to influence the programs that are done here at the library? Have a community service requirement and want to find a way to get it done? If you answered yes to any of those questions, The Field Library Teen Advisory Board is perfect for you.

The Teen Advisory Board will meet on the third Thursday of each month, beginning May 16. To join, you just have to complete an application and hand it to the Teen Librarian or staff member at the main desk. Meetings will involve brainstorming program ideas, opportunities to make new friends, and pizza.

If you are interested, applications are available in The Field Library teen section and attached to this blog post.

Final Draft TAB application

Winter Reading Challenge Results

I want to take a moment and congratulate Peter A. for winning a prize during our Winter Reading Challenge. Peter won a $25 GameStop gift card for his efforts. By reading at least three books, completing a few brief summaries of the books, and handing in his entry sheet, Peter was entered into a drawing for the prize.

There will be other opportunities like this one throughout the year, so be sure to stop by the library and/or visit this site to keep up with the latest announcements!Copy of Copy of Warm Up with a Good Book

April Teen Movie Night Selections

Beginning April 1st, The Field Library will be hosting Teen Movie Nights Every Monday, at 3:30 pm, the library will show a movie in the Art Galley. All movies are free to see and have a MPAA rating of either PG or PG-13.

The film selections for the month of April are (drum roll please)…

  • 4/1:   Ralph Breaks the Internet (rated PG… runtime: 112 min.)
  • 4/8:   Ready Player One (rated PG-13… runtime: 140 min.)
  • 4/15: Spider-Man: Homecoming (rated PG-13… runtime: 133 min.)
  • 4/22: Incredibles 2 (rated PG… runtime: 110 min.)
  • 4/29: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (rated PG… runtime: 100 min.)

 

Copy of TMN Onesheet April

Teen Movie Nights (..okay, afternoons)

The first of our Teen Movie Nights will be on Monday, April 1, 2019 at  3:30 pm.  The selected movie is Ralph Breaks the Internet, the sequel to 2012’s Wreck It Ralph.  As a big fan of video games, I really enjoyed Wreck It Ralph. And from what I have read, the sequel is a worthy follow-up that expands references beyond video games and into other interesting areas.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Rated: PG                   

Runtime: 112 minutes

 

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

My name is Milton, and I am the new teen librarian here at the Field Library. You may have seen me around during the past few months. You may have been wondering, “who is this guy and what does he do here?” Well, here are some things to know about me that may answer some of those questions.

I am originally from Mount Vernon, NY. My hometown is also where I worked as a 6th grade social studies teacher for 7 years. I love education and try to keep up to date with best practices. I try to stay involved in this area of interest, which is one of the reasons why you may see me at Peekskill Middle School collaborating with the staff there. My history and social studies background also provides patrons with a resource for getting assignments done. I will gladly help you complete an assignment if you ask for my help.

While I have spent much of my time after college inside of a classroom, I do have some prior experience working in a library. I had the opportunity to spend a few years working at the Mount Vernon Public Library through the Americorps program. It was this experience that opened my eyes to the possibility of working in a library.

I also have plenty of hobbies. These include video games (a long-time hobby), watching movies, reading comic books, sketching and art projects, playing around with musical instruments (I play a little saxophone, own a bass guitar, and get distracted by my Korg Volca drum machines), and creative writing.

If there is more that you want to know about me, or you just have a question that needs answering, feel free to say high and chat with me when you see me in the library.