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New Books are Rolling in Again!

It’s been a little while since we’ve had a lot of new books to be excited about. Here’s some that I think seem interesting.

Likely Story is about a teenage girl that thinks the soaps her mom stars in are unrealistic. She talks about it on her blog and gets hired to write her own. Trouble with friends, her new job, and her mom ensues.

Seventeen year old Memer has grown up in a town where reading and books are considered evil but her family feels otherwise. With the arrival of a poet and his wife the town is called upon to rebel against the system underwhich it is ruled. The book Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin is one of two new books ordered to the library so if you like this one check out her other called Powers.

Come by the New Books shelf outside the teen room. We’ve narrowed it down to the newest of the new.

– BETH!

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This Week’s Programs & New CD Spotlight

We have hip AND delicious programs happening this week, so stop and see us!

Monday, Metamorphosis, 3:30-5:30pm:  You know all those t-shirts and tote bags you have with designs on them?  Designs that look like they were painted on?  They were screenprinted and that’s what we’re going to learn how to do today!  I’ll even show you how you can screenprint at home with simple materials so you can make your own t-shirts whenever inspiration strikes!

Tuesday, Act One, 2:30-4:30pm:  Loosen up and act out short plays and play improv games with Beth and an actor who recently graduated from the Peters Township High School Theatre Troupe!

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Wednesday, Creatures, 2:30-3:30:  Join Beth as she reads aloud from All Creatures Great and Small, a book about a veterinarian.  Then get set loose on a scavenger hunt that will send you all over the library!

Wednesday, All Ages Game On!, 6-8:30pm:  Come one, come all (ages) to our monthly All Ages Video Game Night.  Brush up on your Brawl skills and sign up for the upcoming tournament.  Or tire out your arm with Boomblox and Rock Band!  Check out our new Xbox 360 games Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground and Stuntman Ignition.  We’ll also have chess boards and playing cards for you to use while you’re waiting your turn at a console.

Thursday, Genres, 2:30-3:30:  Genre-of or pertaining to a particular literary type…such as mysteries, adventure stories, horror, romance.  Listen to Beth read a short story or an excerpt from a  Sci-Fi book.  Then write your own story, on your own or with a partner, that fits into this week’s genre. 

Thursday, Teen Movie Lounge, 4:00-6:00: Every week we watch a movie. This week we have a few choices

Goonies                                                      Batman Begins (because The Dark Knight comes out soon!!!!)  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                           Or Jumanji

We’ll vote on which film to show when you all get here!  Some come get cool in the library and snack on popcorn with us.

Friday, Late Night @ the Library, 6:30-9:30pm:  Two of our favorite things combine this week, chocolate and music.  Come dip fruit and popcorn in melted chocolate, eat cookies, chocolate kisses, chocolate-covered pretzels, and more with us!  We’ll have a chocolate and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed trivia contest.  If you get a chance, make a mix CD or tape to bring with you.  We’ll put them all in a box, play some of them during the chocolate sampling, and then everyone who brought a mix gets to pick one out of the box to take home with them.  What could be better than a night of chocolate and new music???

Saturday, Project Design, 11am-1pm:  Come alter t-shirts, learn how to turn plastic grocery bags into fabric, and shrink plastic into jewelry with us!  We’ll also use fabric, boxes, index cards, candy wrappers, and whatever you can think of to make more clothing and accessories.


New CDs in the Teen Collection!

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This Week: In Programming

Hi all,

It’s Saturday, and I’m working at the circ desk so I thought I would let you all know what’s happening in the Teen Room this week.  (That desk gets busy!  Now it’s Sunday and I’m finishing this post!) 

Monday, Tune In: Music Sharing, 1pm:  This week’s theme is musicals.  So join us to listen to new showtunes and recommend your favorites!  Bring your CDs, mp3 players or even records!

Monday, Metamorphosis, 3:30pm:  Join me in learning about Post Secret and making postcards, because everyone loves getting real mail, right?  We’ll use scraps from old magazines, duct tape, rubber stamps, glitter, and make stamps using potatoes (potato printing!).  Make as many postcards as you want!

Tuesday, Act One, 2:30pm:  Act up with Beth and a member of the PTHS Theatre Troupe!

Tuesday, Writers Studio, 6pm-?:  Do you need someone to offer feedback on a story you’ve been writing, but you don’t want to give it to your mom or bestfriend to read?  Cme to the Writers Studio.  We’ll meet every other Tuesday for the rest of the summer to workshop your writing.  Who knows, maybe you’ll turn that short story into a novel and end up shopping it around to publishers.

Wednesday, Creatures, 2:30pm:  Read from All Creatures Great and Small with Beth.  Then scavenge the library for more books about animals.

Wednesday, Game On! Tweens 4-6pm & Teens 6:30-8:30pm:  Open gaming with the 360s and the Wii.  Snacks will be provided to fuel your fury!

Thursday, Genres, 2:30-3:30pm:  Do you have an (over-)active imagination?  Genres is the program for you.  Read and write your own adventure story, or work with a partner, during Beth’s one hour program!

Friday, Late Night @ the Library, 6:30-9:30pm:  BIG Bug Movie Night!  Drink Rootbeer or Coke floats, snack on bug gummies, and watch Them and Mysterious Island with me!

Saturday, Project Design, 11-1pm:  Come make unique clothes out of recycled fabrics and any other materials you can think of.  We’d like to have a fashion show of all the creations at our end of summer Summer Reading Wrap Party.

The library isn’t about shushing anymore!  So stop by this week and get creative with us! 

(Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament info will be posted in a few short days–so keep checking back!!)

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Dear Writer Teens,

I’m writing you this letter because I want you to know that a creative writing group will start meeting at the library on July 8th at 6pm in the teen room. This group will meet every other Tuesday to share their current and past writing projects so that all can workshop to make their writing better. 

Come ready to share and give opinions to other writers. Not sure where this short story is going? Offer it up to the group for suggestions. Have this great idea that you can’t get off the ground? Ask the group for ideas to get your pen started. Thought this poem was great but no one else liked it? Maybe the group can help you tweak it. Prepare for publication through the consult of this group. Discuss where to go to get published. 

Bring along your writing supplies incase inspiration keeps flowing.

 

– BETH!

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Wii Sports for Seniors Video

Check out this video on the Observer-Reporter‘s homepage of local seniors Wii bowling in the Teen Room! While you’re still asleep in the morning, they’re honing their skills. Got grandparents or older neighbors who you think might be interested in participating? Show them this video and urge them to come to the library on Mondays at 10:30am!

Thanks to Harry Funk and Rebecca Mack for creating this fantastic video!

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