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Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, August 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 30, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, June 6, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 5, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, May 9, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 8, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Book Trailer of the Week– Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Antigoddess by Kendare Blake.  The Gods of Olympus are coming to an end.  In alternating chapters, Athena narrates her fight to prevent the death of the old gods (including herself, where the end is coming from brown and white feathers overtaking her body’s organs).  Cassandra, a somewhat normal human girl–she just has psychic visions–narrates the other chapters.  Athena believes that Cassandra is the key to the Gods’ salvation, and she will stop at nothing to find Cassandra to determine how she will save them.  Click here to find Antigoddess in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 18, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Book Trailer of the Week– Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.  Set in a futuristic Chicago, barely recognizable as the Chicago we know today, this sci-fi novel centers on David who witnesses The Epic, Steelheart, murder his father when he was eight years old.  Epics are humans that have super powers from an unknown explosion that also caused perpetual darkness.  Now 18, David is determined to avenge his father’s death and kill Steelheart, who everyone thinks is invincible.  David knows better, he actually has made it his mission in life to learn all he can about the Epics.  He has joined The Reckoners, a vigilante group determined to take out the Epics no matter what the cost, and David will stop at nothing to defeat Steelheart.  Click here to find Steelheart in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 31, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Celebrate Banned Books Week

This week is Banned Books Week.  Click here to visit the official Banned Books Week webpage, and celebrate your freedom to read!  Something really cool that is happening this week is ALA’s Virtual Read-Out.  There’s a Youtube Channel where you can view celebrities and people like you reading out loud from their favorite banned books.  Click here to find the channel on Youtube.  Some videos even include authors discussing  their own works that have been banned or reading from their favorite banned books.  Check out a few of the videos below:

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on September 26, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

Get in SYNC this summer

Starting today, each week SYNC will be offering 2 FREE audiobooks to download.  One will be a current teen title and the other will be its classic counterpart.  This week it is Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver paired with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

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Click here to visit SYNC’s website and start downloading.

You can also text synca to 258237 to get alerts about the FREE titles.

Click here to find out more specifics on how to download the FREE audiobooks!

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 23, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

Reachout.com

ReachOutReachout.com is a new website for teens that provides resources to help you deal with hard issues or problems that come up in life.  On the website you’ll find fact sheets like the one for Challenging Negative Self Talk.  These fact sheets are helpful if you are dealing with a problem, or if you have a friend or family member with a problem and you want to learn more.  There’s also real stories from other teens posted in writing or as videos.  You’ll also find the reachout.com blog, a link to their Twitter feed and Facebook  page, and a Get Help page that gives you contacts and other resources for getting help now.

May is Mental Health Awareness month, so there’s a lot going on at reachout.com right now.  One thing that I think is pretty cool is the Reach Out Reads pageYALSA teamed up with reachout.com to provide a reading list of books on specific topics that might help teens learn more or deal with problems.  There’s also a lineup of author chats for the entire month, so be sure to check out reachout.com and find the books featured on the site at the Library.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 13, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

Saturday 5/7 is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

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The first Saturday in May is the largest one-day comic book giveaway, so stop by the Library and get your free comic book.  To celebrate Free Comic Book Day we are joining participating comic book shops across North America (including Comix Revolution) and around the world to give away comic books absolutely free, no strings attached.  Visit the Fiction/AV/Teen or Youth Services desks to pick up a free comic book. (Limit one per person while supplies last.) Fill out a raffle slip and you could also win a gift card to Comix Revolution. Comic books generously donated by Comix Revolution.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 6, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

Teen Tech Week March 6-12

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This week is Teen Tech Week at the Library!  A week long celebration of teens and technology at the Library.  Stop in and checkout video games, movies, music, audiobooks, Playaways, and books about technology and then complete our Celebrity Photo Mix and Match puzzle and you could win a Cappanari’s gift card.  Gift card winners will be drawn at the end of Teen Tech Week.  Also, if you want to make your own Celebrity Photo Mix, we will display it in the Library.

Click here to download the puzzle or pick one up at the Library and turn it in to the Fiction/AV/Teen for your chance to win!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 7, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized