Archive for January, 2009

Movie Night February 19th at 6:00 PM

The Teen Room is hosting a Movie Night on Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-8:45 PM. Please drop off your suggestions for what movie to see at the Teen Desk. All movies must be rated PG-13, PG, or G!

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2009 AWARD-WINNING BOOKS!

The 2009 Book Awards have been announced today!

Newbery Award Winner: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Printz Award Winner: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Printz Honor Books:
Astonishing Life of Ocatavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson
The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Nation by Terry Pratchett

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Washington County Brawl Tournament

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 12 FROM 5-8:00 PM, PETER’S TOWNSHIP WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN A WASHINGTON COUNTY SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL TOURNAMENT.

16 LIBRARIES WILL COMPETE VIRTUALLY TO SEE WHO HAS THE BEST GAMERS! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE TODAY!

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Book Club Meeting, Tuesday, February 3

TOPIC: GENDER WARS

WHEN: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009

TIME: 6:30-8:45 PM

WHERE: TEEN READING ROOM

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TEEN ROOM GARAGE SALE

The TEEN READING ROOM is hosting a “Garage Sale” starting on Saturday, February 14th. Bring in any of your old Books, Cd’s or crafts you are interested in selling. All proceeds will go towards fundraising for you! Better snacks and prizes for tournaments. Stop by the teen desk starting tomorrow for anything you want to donate!

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Chinese Language Workshop Beginning Tuesday, February 10th

Vicky Li will be teaching an introductory Chinese language workshop on:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th FROM 3:00-4:00 PM

SIGN UP IS AVAILABLE AT THE TEEN DESK!

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New Books Have Arrived

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DERBY GIRL by Shauna Cross
Bliss Cavendar is an indie-rock loving misfit girl stuck living the small-town life in Bodeen Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother wants Bliss to win the Miss Bluebonnet title, but Bliss has other ideas. To escape, Bliss discovers Roller Derby and joins a league in Austin. Joining the league brings Bliss into a world of tattooed girls, boys in bands and teaches her some important life lessons along the way.

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Karen Hesse
It’s the summer of 1903 in Brooklyn. Fourteen-year-old Joseph Michton wants nothing more than to experience the excitement of the new amusement park of Coney Island. However, ever since his parents invented the Teddy Bear this dream is more than unlikely. The book follows Joseph’s journey through love, hopes and distress.

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BECOMING BILLIE HOLIDAY by Carole Boston Weatherford
Using poetry, award-winning poet Carole Boston Weatherford tells the poignant story of Elaeanora Fagan’s transformation into Billie Holiday. A fictional but powerful memoir.

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BLISS by Lauren Myracle
New book by the bestselling author of TTYL. Set in the 1960’s, new student Bliss arrives at Crestview Academy. Formerly living on a commune, Bliss is excited to make the new friends she never could with her hippie parents. However, beneath it’s grand facade, Crestview hides secrets. Will Bliss discover the truth, before it’s too late.

These four books can be found in the Teen Reading Room Recommended Reading Display!

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