Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Skateboard Challenge 2009

OK all you skater kids. The Tigard Police Department has challenged you to show off your mad skills. Registration for the skating competition begins bright and early at 9:00 on Sunday morning, March 26th. Grab your helmet, do an anti-rain dance, and show us all just how sick you can be. For more info about the competition, follow this link:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Vote for the Young Reader's Choice Award!

Voting for the Young Reader's Choice Award is open until April 14, and the ballot box is upstairs in the Young Adult Room. If you are in grades 4-12 and you've read at least two books in the division of your choice, you can vote for your favorite among the nominees. All the YRCA books were published within the last few years, and were chosen by kids for their excellence. You can help decide which on the list is the most excellent!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Old Favorites

I was just pondering how my reading taste has shifted over the years...One of my favorite books when I was a teen was probably Anne of Green Gables, though it's pretty different than the books I read today. Someday, if I have a daughter, I'll definitely give her Anne, and I may even force it on my son, too. So the question is, are there any books you've read in your teen years that you think will hold-up when you're all old? Any books you can't wait to read with your kids? Please comment...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Monsters Alert!

Rick Riordan fans, we've just ordered Demigods and Monsters, a collection of essays by your favorite authors about Greek gods, monsters, prophecies and Percy Jackson. With mythology notes, background info, and an intro by the author of the series, this is a must-read for fans of the Percy Jackson series. Reserve your copy now. Click here for book info.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Your Librarians Might Be ...

silly? over-achievers? temporarily insane? Just have a look to your right. Notice the four events for teens going on this week! Yep...we like to stay busy. For your entertainment this week, we offer the following activities (stop by one or all of 'em!):

Wednesday, Mar 11 @ 4:30-6 p.m. Get creative with our Teen Writing Group. Bring your work, or just stop by to get some ideas. Puett Room

Thursday, Mar 12 @ 4:30-6 p.m. Chat about Stir of Bones by Nini Kiriki Hoffman at Teen BookTRON. Puett Room

Friday, Mar 13 @ 5-7 p.m. Press play at our Teen Game Fest. With playlist and band name contests and a silent rave (bring your own music player to join the fun), this Game Fest is sure to be a blast. Community Room

Sunday, Mar 15 @ 1:30-3 p.m. Go green with our Teen Green Party. Make something green to wear, eat something green (wonder what that will be?!), and plant something green.

Whew! So whether you choose to rock out or write it up, be sure to stop by the library this week.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

And the winner is...

...Forest! That's right, Forest thought (a.k.a.) would be a great band name and the Teen Library Council agreed with him! Thanks to all of you who participated in the Band Name Blow Out contest. If you want another chance to win a prize at the Press Play Game Fest on Friday, March 13 from 5-7, bring your playlists and we will play them and vote for the best one, or just show up for some musical chairs action!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Secrets Can Be Deadly

Camelia is described as an old lady by her friends. She has a job making pottery at a local store (with a super cute boss), does her homework, and doesn't draw attention to herself. Suddenly though, Camelia has more attention than she'd like...from a stalker. Mysterious notes, pictures in her mailbox, and the creepy but cute new guy at her school leave Camelia more confused every day.
It all started at the end of school last year, when Camelia was almost run over in the school parking lot but pushed out of the way by a mysterious stranger. This stranger, Ben, turns up at her school, along with rumors that he murdered his girlfriend.

What's the truth? Will Camelia figure it out before it's too late? Haunting, scary, with just a little romance, Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Stolarz is quick read. For fans of the Twilight series, the Wicked Lovely series, and A Great and Terrible Beauty.



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