Thursday, February 25, 2010

Teen Health & Wellness

Rosen Publishing, a proud three-time sponsor of Teen Tech Week (March 7-13), is pleased to offer access to its award-winning, critically acclaimed Teen Health & Wellness database until April 15 (National Library Week).

Go to and use the USERNAME: teentech and the PASSWORD: teentech

Take advantage of this great FREE resource!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

March Teen Programs

Teen Anime Club meets Mar. 9 and 23, 6:00 p.m. at Flowood Library.

Mar. 1, 5:00 p.m., Florence Library is Glitz and Glamour - a Prom extravaganza, featuring makeup artist, models, formal wear professionals, and more to make this the best Prom season.

More FUN with "DUCK TAPE" - at Richland Library on Mar. 4, 6:00 p.m.

Mar. 23, 3:30 p.m., Raleigh Library - YA FUN and Games!

Celebrate Youth Art Month, Pearl Library, Mar. 9, 5:30 p.m., Join us for a reception celebrating Youth Art Month for Pearl Public Schools. Art is provided by the students in K-12 grades, and will be on display for the entire month of March.

National Library Week Bookmark Contest, Mar. 1-12, Pearl Library. Pick up your entry form from the Pearl Library and submit it by Mar. 12. Winning bookmark will be featured during National Library Week, Apr. 11-17 and winner will receive $25 Wal-Mart gift card!

Mar. 11, 4:00 p.m., Morton Library, Techno Buddies @ your Library! Celebrate Teen Tech Week by sharing your technological expertise with an adult who needs your help! Activities will include helping set up email and Facebook accounts, demonstrating how to download photographs, explaining MP3 players and how to load music, demonstrating cell phone capabilities, etc. Call to volunteer your time for this worthy activity!

Check out the Online Calendar for other programming!
Leave us a comment if you have an idea for a program at on of the libraries.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Have you ever lost someone you loved? Has this person ever committed something so terrible that you've just felt torn? Was he or she the hero or the bad guy? Jennifer Brown's Hate List hits the mark on young adult fiction. Sixteen year old Valerie didn't fit in or at least she felt that she didn't fit in...until she met her boyfriend, Nick. They just clicked especially when it came to how they felt about the classmates who bullied them. So, Valerie and Nick compile a "hate list". They placed the names of people who wronged them. Little did she know that this would be the list that Nick used to kill their classmates.

After not seeing Nick for awhile, Valerie is worried that they were breaking up. So one day in May, Nick shows up with a purpose Valerie has no knowledge. They enter the cafeteria together and Nick begins his terror. Valerie is in shock and sees that Nick is targeting one of the most popular girls in school. She throws herself in front of her classmate--Valerie is wounded in the leg. At the end of his terror, Nick takes his life.

This book is a series of flashbacks and present events through Valerie's eyes. For anyone who has experienced a school shooting or bullying--Jennifer Brown has carefully woven a fiction work that will end in life lessons that are refreshing and hopeful. Try it out. Let me know what you think.