Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What's New to Read at TPL?

New Fiction

Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot (Y CABOT)
Having become a proficient liar in order to keep everyone happy, rising high school senior Katie Ellison is stunned when her old middle school friend and local pariah Tommy Sullivan returns to town, and suddenly things start looking a lot different to her.

Fireworks: Four Summer Stories by Niki Burnham, Erin Haft, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle (Y STORIES FIREWORKS)
Four tales of summer romance by 4 favorite YA authors…..what more is there to say?

Now You See Her by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Y MITCHARD)
Hope has it all…brains, beauty, acceptance. So why would she fake her own abduction?

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Y CLARE)
Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

Enter Three Witches: A Story of Macbeth by Caroline B. Cooney (Y COONEY)
When her father betrays the Scottish king and is hung as a traitor, Lady Mary's future is bleak after she loses her only true protector and ends up locked away in the tower by the powerful and deadly Lord and lady Macbeth.

Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey (Y CAREY)
In 1145 A.D., as foretold by Merlin, fourteen-year-old Rosalind, who will be the twenty-first Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, has much to accomplish to fulfill her destiny, while hiding from her people the dragon's claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother's dark secrets.

New Manga

Hibiki’s Magic by Jun Maeda (Y Graphic IDUMI)
Hibiki’s only real skill seems to be making a pot of delicious tea... Or is it?!

Punch! By Rie Takada (Y GRAPHIC TAKADA)
Elle doesn’t want to follow in her family’s Muay Thai kickboxing tradition. But her grandfather had different ideas for her and betrothes her to an up-and-coming boxer from his own gym.

Tail of the Moon by Rinko Ueda (Y GRAPHIC UEDA)
Usagi is such a klutz, she may never be a ninja. Her grandfather thinks so and sends her to marry Lord Hanzo who has no interest in her. What’s worse, it looks like Usagi has some competition with the beautiful and talented Yuri from a nearby village.

Mu Shi Shi Volume 1 by Yuki Urushibara (Y GRAPHIC URUSHIBARA)
Mushi have been around since shortly after life came out of the primordial ooze. They're everywhere; some live behind your eyelids, some eat silence, some kill, and some drive men mad. Ginko is a mushishi, or mushi master, and has the ability to help those who are plagued by mushi.

Who Says Non-Fiction is Boring?

Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Embarrassing Moments by Jessica Blatt (Y 646.7 BLA)

Girl: My True Story by Erin Vincent (Y 921 VINCENT, E)
In 1983, Erin Vincent lost both parents in a traffic accident. This is the gripping memoir of how she deals after their deaths.

Kingdom: Our Lives with Animals by Deborah Noyes (Y 590 NOY)

Screenwriting for Teens: The 100 Principals of Scriptwriting Every Budding Writer Must Know by Christina Hamlett (Y 808.23 HAM)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Poetry or Short Story Contest

You Never Know Poetry or Short Story Contest
Deadline: July 31st

Write a chilling or mysterious poem or short story that relates to the theme of this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program “You Never Know…..”

Winning entries may be chosen from several different categories including: Creepiest, Most Spine-Tingling, Most Mysterious, Most Clever, and Zaniest.

Participation Guidelines:
You must be in grade 6 to 12 in the upcoming Fall semester to participate. Your entry should be no more than 100 words in length. Your entry must include your full name, your grade next Fall, and your phone number.

Poems may be submitted by mail, or in person to the Young Adult Desk at Tigard Public Library, or you can e-mail them to the Young Adult Librarian.

Tigard Public Library
13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 684-6537

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Teen Volunteers Wanted!

Unlock the mysteries of the library this summer by getting a behind-the-scenes view. Ages 12 & Up are encouraged to volunteer in June, July and August! Summer positions for teens include assisting with Children's & Teen Summer Reading events, shelving, searching for books and more. Teen volunteers learn valuable skills, meet new people, and help the library! Find out more about volunteering this summer at http://www.tigard-or.gov/library/volunteer/default.asp.

2007 Teen Summer Reading

YNK - Teen Summer Reading Program

Mysteries await you at Tigard Public Library this summer!
Get ready for the 2007 Summer Reading Program. The theme for teens in grades 6 and up is "You Never Know." Registration begins June 1!

Register at the library* beginning June 1 and READ, READ, READ! Bring in your completed reading card (a total of 15 hours of reading) between July 1 and August 14 to earn cool prizes including:

  • A paperback book of your choice!
  • A gift bag of goodies
  • Entry into the Teen Summer Reading Prize Drawing for a chance to win fun prizes, including a 4 GB Ipod Nano. (Fill out a book review form and get another entry into the prize drawing).
  • A coupon for a $3.50 deluxe ride bracelet to be redeemed at the Oaks Park Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 15!

*Please register at only one Washington County library. You are welcome to attend Summer Reading events at all libraries.

Teen Summer Reading Program Schedule

*Registration is required for all teen programs, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, June 21
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Community Room
Kick off your summer at the library, complete with
a party and games such as DDR and Super Smash Brothers, board games, & fun. Get some hot tips for great things to read this summer, register for great teen events, and meet some new friends.

Thursday, June 28
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 pm
Puett Room
Explore designing and making your own jewelry and twirley-whirleys using copper wire, glass beads and found objects. Take your creations home, and cherish them for years to come! All materials will be provided.


Thursday, July 5
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Community Room
The Westside Dance Academy will present a short
hip-hop performance and then provide instruction.

Monday, July 9
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Puett Room
Yoga helps you embrace a healthy lifestyle by focusing on breath and movement, and increasing your mind and body awareness. Teens are invited to bring their moms (or dads) and share this holistic practice together. Participants are advised to bring a yoga mat or a large towel.

Thursday, July 12
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Community Room
Journey to the stars, identify constellations, hear stories, and tour the solar system in OMSI’s traveling planetarium.

Thursday, July 19
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Community Room
This year’s anime festival will also be the kick-off for the new Anime Club at TPL. Watch anime, eat Japanese snacks, create your own manga, talk about your favorite anime characters, stories, and share collector’s items. Dress up in costume (Cos-play) and bring your own fan art or fan fiction to share.

Wednesday, July 25
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Community Room
Investigators from the City of Tigard Police Department will provide hands-on demonstrations and a first-hand look at the real crime-scene investigation process.

Thursday, August 2
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Community Room
It’s another teen summer mystery! Every player is an amateur sleuth and a suspect in this zany mystery game. Players are required to attend a practice and planning session prior to the event. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, August 9
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Puett Room
Ages 5 & up (Bring your little brothers & sisters)
Bring a friend and chill out at the library together with snacks and crafts. We’ll have lots of great craft supplies for making jewelry, cards, and gifts. Decorate your favorite notebook or journal, and more.

Thursday, July 26
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Puett Room
Although this program is designed for beginning knitters, all levels are welcome to join us. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided.

Thursday, August 16
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Community Room
Everyone who meets their Summer Reading goal is invited to join us for a pizza party with video games, board games and fun prizes! Yes, DDR will be there! Also, find out about the new Anime Club and other ongoing teen events happening in Fall.

June 18 - August 6
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Commuinity Room
All Ages
Bring the whole family to the library for a great movie getaway destination every Monday! Eight weeks of fun, free movies for “the kid in all of us.” Snacks provided.

Fridays, Beginning June 22nd
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Community Room
Join us on Friday afternoons at the library this summer for movies inspired by great books. Six weeks of fun and free movies. Snacks provided.



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