PLS Teens eNewsletter- January 2011 - Happy New Year!

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PLS Teens
2011
           
  Dear Visitor,  
 

To start the new year, we would like to share the ten most popular Teen Fiction books of 2010. These books were published in 2010 and had the highest number of checkouts from the library. You may find your favorite book or a new one you haven't read yet.

  1. Mockingjay, The Hunger Games Trilogy #3
    by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: an Eclipse Novella
    by Stephenie Myer
  3. Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel
    by James Patterson
  4. Burned: A House of Night Novel
    by P. C. Cast and Kristen Cast
  5. The Red Pyramid, The Kane Chronicles #1
    by Rick Riordan
  6. Spirit Bound: A Vampire Academy Novel
    by Richelle Mead
  7. The Vampire Diaries: The Return, vol. 2, Shadow Souls
    by L. J. Smith
  8. The Reckoning, Darkest Powers #3
    by Kelley Armstrong
  9. Vampire Knight #9
    by Matsuri Hino
  10. Fading Echoes, Warriors: Omen of the Stars 2
    by Erin Hunter

 

 
 

Hometown Libraries

 
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Library Closings


Jan. 1 - All libraries will be closed for New Year holiday

Jan. 17 - All libraries will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

   
     
  hometown events  
 

Moore

Jan. 6 @ 6 p.m. - Birdhouse Building
Teens can make their own birdhouse for their backyard. All supplies provided. Registration required. Visit the library, call 793-4349 or sign up online.

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Newcastle

Jan. 5 @ 3:45 p.m. - Movie
Come for an afterschool movie. Snacks will be provided.

Jan. 19 @ 3:30 p.m. - Gaming
Come with your friends playing the Wii, and PS2 games

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Noble

Every Monday that school is in session @ 4 p.m. - Youth Leadership Club
Presented by NAIC. Focuses on Leadership, Community Service, Life Skills, and Team Building. If you want to have a great time, and maybe give something back to your community, this teen program may be just the thing for you.

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Purcell

Jan. 8 @ 1 p.m. - Anime Club
Join us for the Purcell Anime Club. Each month we pick a different Anime series or movie and showcase a selection of episodes. Snacks will be provided.

Every Monday @ 4:30 p.m. - Knitting and Embroidery for Teens
Teens and older children ages eight and up are invited to weekly craft classes that will introduce the skills of crochet, knitting, and embroidery. Instructor Barbara Schou has experience in leading library craft classes and will help participants learn basics and create projects. Beginning materials will be supplied by the library.

Dec. 20 @ 4:15 p.m. - Teen Game Day
Play Wii and Playstation 2, Guitar Hero, Mario Kart, DDR, Wii Sports and more. Bring your friends, it's always a lot of fun. Snacks will be provided.

Dec. 21 @ 4 p.m. - Blogging for Artists
Whether you're a musician, a writer, a photographer, or a graphic designer come and see how you can set up a web space where you can showcase your work. We will also discuss how you can promote your site, and build a support network with like-minded artists. Register by visiting the library, calling 405-527-5546, or signing up online.

 

 
     
  book spotlight  
 
 

The End League Volume 1: Ballad of Big Nothing
written by Rick Remender
reveiwed by Mark H.

Let me preface by saying two things: 1) I really like super-hero graphic novels, and 2) I am easily bored by the familiar. That being said, I was mildly enthusiastic when I heard about the End League. I can’t say I held my breath as I read the first few pages, but I quickly came to really dig this comic and the characters.

Some of the characters are quirky cool, and others take a familiar form, but with a different slant or angle from what’s common. The more I read, the better I liked it…and, I must admit, some of the heroes and villains (and I have to use those terms loosely) just look awesome.

The back blurb claims, “A thematic merging of The Lord of the Rings and The Watchmen…” While that is a claim too high for, well, anything I can think of, this is definitely a comic to check out. I can’t wait for my hold to be filled for volume 2!

Hot X: Algebra Exposed
by Danica McKellar

McKellar graduated with honors from UCLA after starring in the TV series "The Wonder Years." This is her third math book aimed at making math fun for middle school girls (Math Doesn’t Suck, 2008 and Kiss My Math, 2009). She mixes algebra instruction with encouragement, advice, quotes, quizzes, and essays.

 
     
  New Books  
 

Check out these new & soon to be released Teen graphic novels at the library. Place your holds now!


Browse all new titles & sign up for updates via email or RSS at www.justsoyouknow.us/newbooks

 

 
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