Monday, June 28, 2010

What is Less-Dead?

If you're looking for a relatively quick read that is thought-provoking, try the less-dead by April Lurie.

Noah Nordstrom is the son of the Bible Answer Guy who hosts a popular Christian radio show. And that is Noah's biggest problem, so he thinks. Noah does not think like his father and when a serial killer begins targeting gay teens, Noah's anti-religious feelings intensify. The killer chooses his victims among foster children--victims whose deaths will not be too important to society. Thus they are called the less-dead. After a new acquaintance becomes the third victim, Noah decides to investigate and prove that someone does care.

Be warned -- the author's purpose in this novel is 'to persuade.' To persuade you to rethink what you believe about homosexuality and whether it's sinful or not.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010


We're having a water extravaganza at the Pearl Public Library next Monday, June 28 @ 6:00 pm. Join us for an old-fashioned water balloon fight and many more cool water games! This program is free and open to teens 12 and older. We will also be handing out cool door prizes!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Beachside Dance-off

It's hot outside! So, come cool off at our Beach side Dance-off this Monday @ 6:00 at the Pearl Public Library. Teens ages 12 and up are welcome to this program. The program is free and pizza will be served. Show us your dance moves and work up an appetite. The teen or teens who can dance non-stop for the whole hour will win a prize!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dear Reader and Author Buzz

Have you checked out the CMRLS online book clubs? There's one for TeeNS! Sign up by clicking on the Online Book Club link near the bottom right on the CMRLS homepage  or CLiCK HeRe! You will receive a chapter a day in your email of that week's book and then you can decide whether you want to continue reading it. If you do want to read it, just go to your library. It's that simple! You may find new authors or genres that you like and you can join the Online Book Club Forum to discuss the books you read with others!

You may also visit Author Buzz or KiDS BuZZ to read about the authors featured on the Online Book Club and find out if they are having a contest on their website or through their publisher. Often the authors are giving away autographed copies of their books or mugs, hats, etc., in a drawing. To enter, just click on their link or send them an email!

See your library staff if you need help signing up for the Online Book Club!

Have a great summer ReaDiNG!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wii Play Wednesdays

Need a mid-week break this summer? Come join the Pearl Public Library for Wii Play Wednesdays every Wednesday @ 3:00 until July 14. We will be featuring water-themed games as well as Wii classics. Children and teens are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Water Experiment

Join us for the first teen program of the summer at the Pearl Public Library. We are doing water experiments inlcluding alka seltzer rockets, a mentos geyser, a vinegar volcano, and many more cool experiments! The program starts at 6:00 on Monday, June 7. Teens 12 and older are invited to attend. We will also be handing out door prizes!