We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in February!
Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:
TEEN ACTION COUNCIL: Monday February 3rd from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, February 6th at 4:30 pm – Neverland Silhouette Art .
YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday February 10th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm–“Disheveled Dialogue” .
TEEN ANIME CLUB: No meeting this month. We will be closed on February 17th for Presidents Day.
TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, February 20th at 4:30 pm – Peter’s pan pipe.
TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, February 24th from 4:30 to 5:30 – “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie
On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape
A Tropical Paradise
Friday, February 18, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
Join us as we finish our celebration of Peter Pan and dispel the winter gloom!
A Host of Activities
We’ve got fun activities for all ages, including pineapple bowling, toenail art, “hula says,” shell necklaces, island magnets, foot volleyball, and, of course, the limbo. Besides having a great time while ignoring the outside snow, participating will give you a chance at the night’s drawing for ultimate relaxation, a massage. (Must be present and an adult to win, though there will be a drawing prize for the youngsters as well.)
On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion
As Part of the Library Book Club
Wednesday, February 26, at 1:30 pm in the Entry Foyer
Thursday, February 27, at 6:00 pm in the Entry Foyer
Children, Tweens, Teens and Adults are welcome to join this discussion about Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up.
“Listen, then,” said Wendy, settling down to her story, with Michael at her feet and seven boys in the bed. “There was once a gentleman—”
A Story for the Ages
Our story starts as Peter Pan lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly over the rooftops of London (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Never-land, the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles…
“I don’t see how it can have a happy ending,” said the second twin. “Do you, Nibs?”
“I’m frightfully anxious.”
“If you knew how great is a mother’s love,” Wendy told them triumphantly, “you would have no fear.”
On the Same Page 2020 – An Introduction to Fencing
With Dusty Johnson!
Friday, February 21, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
Come learn the basics of swordplay in this hands-on evening for the active and adventurous.
“Proud and insolent youth, prepare to meet thy doom.”
“Dark and sinister man, have at thee!”
This is a night for adults and teens only (aged 12 and up). Also, you’ll need to sign up for this event at the circulation desk because space is limited.
Peter was a superb swordsman, and parried with dazzling rapidity; ever and anon he followed up a feint with a lunge that got past his foe’s defence, but his shorter reach stood him in ill stead, and he could not drive the steel home. … Hook sought to close and give the quietus with his iron hook, which all this time had been pawing the air; but Peter doubled under it and, lunging fiercely, pierced him in the ribs. At the sight of his own blood, whose peculiar colour, you remember, was offensive to him, the sword fell from Hook’s hand, and he was at Peter’s mercy.
On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure
The Illustrations of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan
Wednesday, February 12, starting at 7:00 PM IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM
Join us and BYU-Idaho English Professor, Jacqueline Harris, for a fascinating discussion.
“Would you like an adventure now,” Peter said casually to John, “or would you like to have your tea first?”
Capturing Barrie’s Neverland
2nd and 4th Thursday’s at 4:00-4:30 pm in the Community Room
Professor Harris will share how famous artists and illustrators have been captivated by Barrie’s Neverland and the boy who wouldn’t grow up. The artwork discussion will feature the pen-and-ink illustrations of F.D. Bedford, the full-page color renditions by Mabel Lucie Attwell, and the fairy watercolors prints by Arthur Rackham.
(And in the spirit of let’s not go home empty handed, there may be a small token given at the end of the evening to offset library forgetfulness, if you know what I mean. .)
F. D. Bedford
Mabel Lucie Attwell
[Peter Pan] became a bestseller, and rightly so, as it was to be thumbed to loving death in nurseries, generation after generation. In her role as an illustrator for children it is the most successful of her books, as it touched most enjoyably on the areas of that marvelous story in a way that children can understand and remember forever.