Archive for November, 2008

Calling Teen Writers!

Teen Writers’ Studio is tomorrow night, Tuesday November 25, 6 PM in the Teen Reading Room! If you’ve never attended before, come join us! If you HAVE attended before, come on back! Bring some of your writing to share and some good ideas for helping each other. Can’t wait to see you!


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National Gaming @ Your Library Nov. 15th Event

November 15, 2008 was National Gaming @ Your Library

Hasbro donated Pictureka  & some teen library patrons had some fun!! You can see them below and you can see their picture and other libraries across the Nation by joining the gaming @ your library day Flickr group tagged NGD2008


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Nov. 15th Team Tourney Winners!!


Nov. 15th Team Tourney Winners!!

1st Place Team– Tony Tennis & Zach Malanos

2nd Place Team– Tristan Snyder & Christian Scherrer

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Programs are fun! You should come too!

This morning I used the T-shirt Bag I made at yesterday’s teen room program at the grocery store. We made some pretty cool bags yesterday afternoon, I must say. That’s just one example of the new things you get to do when you come to a library program.

Of course, the big program we’re looking forward to the rest of this week is National Gaming Day @ Your Library! That’s this Saturday! With a Team Brawl tournament on the big screens, and new and classic games of all types in all the rest of the library, you have to come check it out!

Other upcoming events: Late Night @ the Library on November 20 will be a Turkey Tournament– a night of Cosmic Bowling and virtual table tennis, food and surprises.

November 25 is another open Writer’s Studio– come and share your writing!

And December 6 is the Brawl Tournament FINALS– come cheer on the champions (and don’t forget to come play if you qualified!)

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National Gaming Day @ Your Library!

As you probably know, we in the Teen Reading Room are all about gaming. Next week, Saturday November 15, we’d already decided to throw an additional Super Mario Bros BRAWL Tournament, this one for teams– and we’ve filled up the sign up list already again! (Never fear– we still want you for the waiting list). But it turns out that next Saturday isn’t just another Brawl Tourney– it’s OFFICIAL NATIONAL GAMING DAY @ YOUR LIBRARY! Which means we are not the only ones gaming next week– people all over the country are going to THEIR libraries to game, too.

And when I say “game,” yes, I do mean video games, but I mean Board Games too. The library has a wide variety of board and party games for all ages, which will be out all day for you to play. We even have a Brand New Game, Pictureka! which all the libraries will be trying out on Game Day. Can you imagine– being part of a record-breaking nationwide group of people all trying out the same game at the same time? Learn more about Pictureka! here: Click on Try it! to play a sample game online!

So if you weren’t planning to come next week because you’re already in the December Tournament, or you don’t like video games or Brawl in particular, or you were afraid you’d get on the waiting list and not get picked and be hanging around all day bored, COME ANYWAY! We’ll have all kinds of games for everyone to play!

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Ages: Grades 6 – 12
When: Monday, November 10, 2008
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tired of cradling stacks of books in your arms when you leave the library? Want to stop getting plastic bags at the grocery store? Bring an old t-shirt (preferably one with a design or logo that you like) to the Teen Room and we’ll turn it into a bag you can use all over town.

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2008 Teens’ Top Ten

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

Where Teens Choose the Winners!

The 2008 Teens’ Top Ten

Visit the library today to find any of these top ten winners!!….

The vote is in! More than 8,000 teens voted on this year’s winners. The 2008 Teens’ Top Ten is:

  1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
  6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  7. The Sweet Far Thing  by Libba Bray
  8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  9. Before I Die  by Jenny Downham
  10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

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