Saturday, November 3, 2007

Fall into the Library

Upcoming Teen Events and Activities
(All teen programs and events are for grades 6 & up)

"Kawaii Anime Crusade" Teen Anime Club
Thursday, November 15,
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Community Room
Can't get enough anime? Join the new TPL Anime Club to watch anime episodes, review anime and manga, share fan artwork, and hang out with other anime fans.

Upcoming Anime Club Schedule (5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room)
Thursday, December 20th
Thursday, January 17th

Teen Library Council
Thursday, December 6th,
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Puett Room
The Teen Library Council meets each month to plan and discuss future teen programs and events at the library. This is a terrific way to build leadership skills and help make the library a terrific place for teens. For more info, email the Young Adult Librarian or call (503) 718-2654.

Teen Book & Movie Discussion Group
Thursday, November 8,
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Puett Room
Teens in 6th to 12th grades are invited to read the book, watch the movie, and then talk about them both. The November books is Bridge to Terabithia.

Thursday, December 13, 2007 – Open book-sharing and selection of spring books

Teen GameFest
Friday, November 30th,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Community Room
Bring your friends to the library and enjoy Dance Dance Revolution, Super Smash Brothers, Twister, board games, Fudge Bingo, snacks, sodas, and lots of fun!

Elf Workshop for Teens Saturday
December 15 -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 -- 1 to 5 p.m.
Grades 6-12
Young Adult Room
*Drop In Anytime*
Last-minute teen elves are invited to drop in any time over the weekend to make a fun craft, card or jewelry for someone special on your list!

Look What's New to Read for Teens!

New YA Fiction

Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm (Y HOLM)
An illustrated journal of a 7th grader, including diary entries, refrigerator notes, cards from Grandpa, and IM screen messages conveys a middle-school year full of ups and downs.

Chibi Vampire the Novel by Tohru Kai (Y KAI)
A novelized version of the supernatural-love-comedy-mystery graphic novel starring our favorite clumsy blood injector, Karin

Parrotfish by Ellen Hopkins (Y HOPKINS)
Grady, a transgendered high school student, yearns for acceptance by his classmates and family as he struggles to adjust to his new identity as a male.

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy ( Y LANDY)
When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.

Busted by Phil Bildner (Y BILDNER)
Students at a high school with a "zero-tolerance" policy get caught doing things they are pretty sure are wrong.

The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer (Y FARMER)
In this sequel to the Sea of Trolls, the apprentice bard Jack plunges into a new series of adventures, traveling underground to Elfland and uncovering the truth about his little sister Lucy.

They Came from Below by Blake Nelson (Y NELSON)
Emily and her best friend Reese visit Cape Cod on summer break and meet two boys, Steven and Dave, who are too cute to be true. Where did they come from? Why are they here?

Who Says Non-Fiction is Boring?

Where’s My Stuff: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide (640 MOS)
Do you ever feel like you’d lose your head if it wasn’t attached? Well, then here’s a terrific resource for you, full of tips for helping you to become organized at school, at home, and while out, with step-by-step recommendations for de-cluttering, overcoming disorganized habits, and managing your schedule.

Stuff to Hold Your Stuff by Ellen Warwick (646.48 WAR)
Teach yourself how to make terrific totes, a knifty knapsack, worthwhile wallets, beachy beach bags, pretty purses, and more.

Ductigami: The Art of the Tape by Joe Wilson (745.5 WIL)
Teach yourself how to make some amazing items out of duct tape with splashes of humor along the way.

Cool Jewels: Beading Projects for Teens by Naomi Fujimoto (745.582 FUJ)
Get step-by-step instructions for creating beaded jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Simple Gifts to Stitch: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects by Jocelyn Worrall (746 WOR)
Amazing gifts that you can make yourself are the best kind of gifts.

Holocaust: The Events and Their Impact on Real People by Angela Gluck Wood (940.5318 WOO)
Survivors of this tragic event in history tell their own stories with moving illustrations throughout.

The Cute Book by Aranzi Aronzo (975.5 ARA)
The world of Kawaii (cute) is alive and well with this how-to manual of cute characters that you can make yourself. Each character includes patterns and step-by-step instructions.



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