Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
On December 17th (that's this Saturday), at 1pm, we will be showing the movie A Christmas Story in your Teen Center. Popcorn will be provided. This activity, like all of our programs, is totally free. Come take a break from studying and hang out with us while we watch a movie!
On December 19th (this coming Monday) at 6pm, we will be having another meeting of our Anime and Manga Club. This event has gotten off to a great start, with our participants deciding at the last meeting that they would like to compile their own comic book and possibly have a cosplay at some point in the future. Come and enjoy discussing and creating your favorite anime and manga!
On Monday, January the 9th at 6pm, Break the Binding book club will meet. January's selection is Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. Mrs. Deer has one copy available in the PHS library, there are three copies still available at our circulation desk, and it should be available at any bookstore. Ask your English teacher about receiving extra credit for participating in this program.
Thursdays January 12th and 26th will be our Game On! Gaming Nights. From 4-6PM, we will have our xbox360 and our large television up in the teen center for you to play games with your friends. No mature games.
Remember that our new books and graphic novels are always located in the "new books" display in the teen center and that there is a suggestion box on one of the coffee tables where you can request that books be added to our collection. We don't know what you want to read unless you tell us!
We hope to see you soon and have a great Christmas!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Every night while London is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Logan Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting--before it destroys her future....
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Mara wakes up from a coma with no memory of the accident that caused the deaths of three of her friends. The doctors tell her parents that starting over in a new state, a new school will be good for her and to let the memories come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but when she sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere. And then she begins to see people's deaths before they happen - at least she thinks that is what is happening. On top of that, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone, but is his agenda more than he leads on? What is happening to Mara Dyer?
As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
Ava wakes up in a house she doesn't know, into a life she doesn't recognize. She is welcomed home by a devoted mother and loyal friends...but everyone is a stranger. Ava can't remember any of them, and can't shake the strange feeling that she's not who they say she is. Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze and remember the past she's been told is her own. But the memories that begin to surface are of a different life entirely. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions in which she and familiar-faced friends play very different, and very deadly, roles. But when Morgan appears--the one boy able to step from her memories into her reality--the high stakes and ultimate sacrifices of eternal love become the fiercest truth of all.
Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma is a haunting and weird story of the love between two sisters. Late one night, Chloe discovers the body of one of her classmates in the reservoir and is promptly sent away to escape from the trauma. When she returns two years later, she realizes that her older sister Ruby has done something, has changed something, because of her desperation to have Chloe back. What is happening with London? What, exactly, is going on? And how far will it go?
Thursday, November 3, 2011
November 10: Game On! (4-6pm) Come to the Teen Center and play our Xbox360! This program is getting really popular. Tell your friends and find your favorite game (no mature games).
November 14 - Break the Binding Book Club. This month's title is Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. There's still time to read the book--ask for a copy at the circulation desk!
November 19th - Teen Scene. Come and decorate the Teen Center for the holidays. There will be snacks and crafts and music and just general hanging out while we deck the halls. Hope to see you here soon!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Florence Public Library has opportunities for you! Come by and see Ms Tina for an application. We love to help you earn those hours!
You may wonder what type of things you can do at the library, well, you'd be surprised! You can shelve books...... and preview them as you do.
You might be asked to help to decorate for that month, and boy can you get into some fun doing that!
You may have the opportunity to become part of our teen advisory board, Teens In Action (TIA for short).
Monday, October 17, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Happy Banned Books Week! The American Library Association describes this week this way: "Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States."
Did you know that some of your favorite young adult books have been banned or challenged in schools and libraries all over the country? Titles like Twilight, Gossip Girl, The Hunger Games, Speak, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, ttyl, and To Kill a Mockingbird. This is just a small sampling of the books that have been challenged in the past couple of years (incidentally, all of these books are available at your local CMRLS library).
Be subversive this week. Read a banned book and make a statement about reader freedom. Think for yourself, and let others do the same.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Game On! October 13 and 27th, 4-6pm.
Join us to play games on our XBox360!
Teen Scene: October 15th 1:00PM
Photography workshop, part two: Using pictures that teens took last month, arrange them in frames for yourself and for your Teen Center!
TEEN READ WEEK! October 16-22
Stop by the library any time this week and write a short review of your favorite book to be entered in a drawing for a $25 Wal-mart gift card!
Break the Binding Book Club, October 17th, 6pm
Read and come prepared to discuss any book that has been banned, challenged, or censored in schools or libraries. Click here to see a list of frequently challenged books or come see your local librarian for some titles!
Anime and Manga Night, October 24th 6pm
Do you like anime or manga? Do you like to read, discuss, and draw characters from your favorite shows and books? This night is for you!
We hope to see you at some of our upcoming programs!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
"Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, older, oddly familiar man pays for Gemma's drink, and drugs it. Before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. Stolen is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with what happened to her and her confusing feelings."
You still have over a week to read the book in preparation for our discussion (and once you start, you won't be able to put it down!), so click here to request it. Hope to see you at the Pearl Library on September 12 at 6:00!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Being such a large collection, CREDO offers books on a LOT of topics (remember this when it's time for a research paper and you have to have a reference book source!!). While looking through the list, I came across some oddly specific and otherwise hilarious books that you have access to. Take a look:
- The Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists
(because economists that aren't dissenting just aren't interesting enough)
- The Dictionary of Existentialism
(because nothing recognizes the importance of the individual like a book that purports to define this movement)
- Encyclopedia of Cremation
(honestly, I don't even know what to say about this one...)
(this book is a handy reference guide to help people unfamiliar with the European Union understand its acronyms and abbreviations...but come on. "Eurojargon" is hilarious.)
- Handbook of Vegetable Pests
(important for everyone's personal library!)
- Rawson's Dictionary of Wicked Words
(maybe it's best not to share what you read in this one with your teachers or parents...)
- The Wisden Archive of Cricketer's Lives
(I know how many avid cricket fans we have around here!)
There are many more hilarious books in this collection, and there are also any number of reference books that will be helpful to you as you continue your studies this year. Click on the link above to get started and, as always, contact your librarian if you need help!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe, boring life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls in love with her. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, though, it is only in coming face-to-face with his problems that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Pandemondium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium Trilogy, Book 2, March 6, 2012)
Fever by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2, February 21, 2012)
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (Lumatere Chronicles, Book 2, March 13, 2012)
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle, Book 4, November 8, 2011)
Nightshade by Maryrose Wood (The Poison Diaries, Book 2, October 11, 2011)
The Death Cure (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3, October 11, 2011)
Friday, July 8, 2011
There's going to be a trivia question each Friday on the TeeN SceNe Facebook page and there's already been one winner! You could be the next winner!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
You could be late with 1 book for 5 days or 5 books for 1 day or 2 books for 1 day with 3 days left over or 2 books for 2 days with 1 day left over...you get the picture! A 5-day FINE CREDIT on your Library account!
Be sure to check out CMRLS TeeN SCeNe on Facebook any day, especially on Fridays!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Rhine Ellery is sixteen years old. She has been kidnapped, separated from her twin brother, and forced into a polygamous marriage. She is obviously upset by this event--but not at all surprised. In Rhine's world, modern science has led to a terrible turn of events: the life expectancy of a male is twenty-five and females only live to age 20. Desperate to populate the world, wealthy families kidnap young brides in order to keep the world's population from dying out.
Rhine adjusts to her life as a virtual prisoner in her new husband's home, as well as the company of her sister wives. But as her relationship with her husband, Linden, begins to become complicated, will she lose her desire to escape? Secrets are brewing in the compound, and knowing too much has Rhine fearing for her life.
This book is recommended for fans of the dystopian genre, examples of which include The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and Bumped.
This book is the first installment in the Chemical Garden Trilogy. Click here to request it.