Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Week 2 of the Spark a Reaction Reading Club Winners. Six more weeks of winners will be chosen, so get your review cards in every week!

Alexandria - U Swirl gift card
Bobbie Jean - Sonic gift card
Ashley - Starplex Cinema card
Jacob - DVD of the Hobbit (part 1)
Rebekah - Michael's gift card
Ben - Hastings gift card
Maranatha - Baskin Robbins gift card
Jayden - Pizza Hut gift card

Congratulations on your win, and Thanks for the great reviews! More will be posted here, and in the Teen Zone soon!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

This Saturday's Chess Class has been canceled due to the Holiday. Chess Classes will resume Saturday, July 12 at Central Library at 1:00.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Winners of the first week of Teen SRC "Spark A Reaction" Prizes:

Sarah W. won a copy of the movie Frozen
Antoneyo H won a Pizza Hut gift card
J'Marcus W won a Sonic gift card
Thomas S won a Starplex Movie pass
Charlie G won a book signed by it's author
Kevin M won a Baskin Robbins gift card
Mimi T won a Hastings gift card
Juliana M won a USwirl gift card

Every week we pick 8 winners and there are 7 more weeks of winners ahead! You have until July 2nd to come in and sign up if you haven't already. And we have a great calendar of programs planned, too!

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Teen Department has been pretty busy already this summer! We had a great Science Extravaganza program at East last Saturday, and we even GOT ON TV!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Fiction

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard -- Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal.

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn -- A lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding
school in the wake of a family tragedy must either surrender his sanity to the wild wolves inside his mind or learn that surviving means more than not dying.

Zero Fade by Chris Terry -- Thirteen-year-old Kevin Phifer has a lot to worry about. His uncle Paul is coming out, Tyrell the bully throws lit Black 'n' Milds at him, Demetric at school has the best last-year-fly-gear and Aisha's attention, girls prefer his nerdy friend David, his sister Laura is suddenly ignoring him, Mama is dating, and to top it off ... he's grounded.

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Feferle -- An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.T."

Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph -- Fifteen-year-old Nina immigrates from the Dominican Republic to New York to live with her older brother and must reconcile the realities of Washington Heights with the dreams of the U.S. her mami envisioned for her.

Sweet 16 to Life by Kim Reid -- Using skills from her police officer mother to expose deception at her exclusive private school, Chanti risks her freedom and reputation to protect a friend from a vengeful gang member while mending fences with an ex-boyfriend.

Rumor Central by ReShonda Billingsley -- After appearing on the reality show "Miami Divas," Maya Morgan is offered her own television show, but stepping up to the fame means spilling secrets about her friends, and someone will do anything to shut her up.

You Don’t Know Me Like That by ReShonda Billingsley -- As Maya Morgan sees her gossip show move from Miami to national syndication, she gets a taste of her own medicine when her reputation is trashed online and must reach deep into her bag of dirty tricks to manage the disaster.

Real As It Gets by ReShonda Billingsley -- For once, everything in Maya's life is falling perfectly into place. She's getting serious media cred uncovering the source of a new designer drug doing major glitterati damage. And the new man in her life is giving Maya all the cool bling and attention she craves off-camera. But the truth behind her scoop is about to cut too close too home -- and put Maya and her family in the cross-hairs. Soon, she'll have to decide just how far she can afford to go to save her family, her career ... and herself.

Drifting by Lisa R. Nelson -- When Jasmine Hinton's father moves them once again, this time to a seedy hotel in North Carolina, she makes friends with the owner's daughter, and with her help starts trying to find answers to the questions she has about her family.

 Sunrise by Mike Mullin -- Nearly a year after the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, survival has become harder than ever and Alex and Darla must risk everything to try to create a community that can withstand the ongoing disaster.

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind by Leza Lowitz -- Seventeen-year-old Jet Black is a ninja. There's only one problem—she doesn't know it. Others do, however, and they're scheming to capture her and uncover her secrets. When her mother dies, Jet knows only that she must go to Japan to protect a family treasure hidden in her ancestral land. She's terrified, but if Jet won't fight to protect her world, who will? Stalked by bounty hunters and desperately in love with the man who's been sent to kill her, Jet must be strong enough to protect the treasure, preserve an ancient culture, and save a sacred mountain from destruction.

Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf -- Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a dysfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to him and include Mike in his criminal activities, he is excited -- until those activities lead to disaster on the autobahn.

Scar Boys by Len Vlahos -- Written as a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones recounts a childhood defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss.

Anyone But You by Kim Askew -- In this modern take on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," set in Chicago, the teenaged daughter and son of two feuding Italian American families, who own competing restaurants, fall in love. When a vicious act of vandalism deals another blow to her family's proud pizza heritage, Gigi Caputo is sure that the Montes -- owners of a rival Italian restaurant -- are to blame. She's determined to get to the bottom of the feud. Instead, in a secret encounter with Roman Monte, she finds both danger and love at first sight. If the daughter and son of these two warring families fall for each other, can it be anything but a recipe for disaster?

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud -- Lockwood, Lucy and George team up to form Lockwood and Co, using their psychic powers to fight the ghosts, haunts and specters that are appearing all across England, which only specially talented children can see and battle. Will they survive a night in the most haunted house in all of England?

Exposure by Kathy Reichs -- When twin classmates are abducted from Bolton Prep, Tory and the Virals decide there's no one better equipped than them to investigate. But the gang has other problems to face. Their powers are growing wilder, and becoming harder to control. Chance Claybourne is investigating the disastrous medical experiment that twisted their DNA. The bonds that unite them are weakening, threatening the future of the pack itself. The Virals must decipher the clues and track down a ruthless criminal before he strikes again, all while protecting their secret from prying eyes. And everyone seems to be watching...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New YA Graphic Novels

Rurouni Kenshin Restoration, Volume 2 -- Former assassin Hitokiri Battosai is now a rurouni wanderer known as Himure Kenshin who is pledged to only use his sword to protect the innocent, but Kenshin's oath is challenged when an assassin attempts to steal the Kamiya dojo.

Batman. Dark Victory -- This epic continues the story of The Long Halloween. It is early in Batman's
crimefighting career, when James Gordon, Harvey Dent, and the vigilante himself were all just beginning their roles as Gotham's protectors. Once a town controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. Witnessing his city's dark evolution, the Dark Knight completes his transformation into the city's greatest defender. He faces multiple threats, including the seeming return of a serial killer called Holiday. Batman's previous investigation of Holiday's killings revealed that more than one person was responsible for the murders. So the question remains: who is committing Holiday's crimes this time? And how many will die before Batman learns the truth?

Avengers Epic Collection, Volume 9 -- A new era in Earth's Mightiest Heroes begins with an all-new Avengers line-up under the guidance of writers Gerry Conway and Jim Shooter. Teamed with a who's who of top 1970s art talent-George Perez, Jim Starlin and John Byrne-these storytellers pit the Avengers against the greatest threats in the Marvel Universe. From Dr. Doom to Ultron and Attuma to the Sub-Mariner, the Avengers are put to the test in issue after action-packed issue.

Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Vol. 1, Getting the Band Back Together -- Boomerang and his fellow
villains prove that with terrible powers come terrible responsibiliti es...and Spider-Man will soon learn that with superior villains come superior problems! Out on bail and aiming to stay out of jail, Boomerang must get his cronies on target - but does Frank Castle, the one-man army known as the Punisher, have them targeted already?

Dumbest Idea Ever by Gownley --    What if the dumbest idea ever turned your life upside down? At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game. Things went from bad to worse when he got pneumonia and missed even more school. Before Jimmy knew it, his grades were sinking and nothing seemed to be going right. How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date with the cutest girl in class?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Deadline is Near! Join TLC (Teen Library Crew)

For Teens: Teen Library Crew
Volunteering at the library is a fun way to achieve
volunteer hours for school, college
and gives you experience for job resumes.
The Teen Library Crew summer volunteer program
is for teens 14-17.