Teens

Michigan native, author, and poet Jim Harrison passed on this weekend. Harrison's body of work included, "...21 volumes of fiction, including 'Legends of the Fall', a collection of three novellas whose title piece, about a Montana family ravaged by World War I, became a 1994 film starring Brad Pitt; 14 books of poetry; two books of essays; a memoir; and a children’s book." (New York Times) He was known for tales of outdoors and rural life in the U.P. and his rugged, masculine characters were often compared to those of Hemingway. Below we offer a selection of his works, many available on audio Book CD, in honor of his career. His 2016 release, The ancient minstrel : novellas, can be found on the New Book Shelf.

An epic Western saga about a woman and the three sons of a Montana rancher who love her, told against the backdrop of World War I.

Legends of the fall by Jim Harrison

Ice Cream Maker Space

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Ice cream lovers ages 6-16 are invited to join us in our Ice Cream Maker Space program! We'll be making delicious homemade ice cream with all ingredients supplied - just bring your sweet tooth and enjoy. Registration is required. 

Please sign up for one of the time slots. Registration begins on May 24.

Vanilla Ice Cream by Liliana Fuchs is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

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wrestlers in the ring

Can't make it to WrestleMania this year?  Then come to our own wrestling-themed program, inspired by the WrestleMania reading challenge, on Monday, April 4, 7:00-8:00 PM.  Local wrestlers, including The Mysterious Movado, will visit CPL to read stories, talk about what it's like to face off in the ring, and hang out for photo-ops!  All ages are welcome, and no registration is required!

Arched by istolethetv (CC BY 2.0)

April 15, 2:30-3:30 PM. Come decorate the library with pixel art made from Sticky Notes. For Teens.

Photo: Post It Fun by Jason Carter (CC by 2.0)

April 18, 4:30-5:30 PM. Washi is a popular paper tape from japan, and we'll have lots to decorate: envelopes, bracelets, notebooks, pencils! Feel free to bring your own things too. The tape is very easily removed. For Teens.

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, April 30 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

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Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

After he is dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to find a new direction in life, while trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

Beauty queens by Libba Bray
Eat, brains, love by Jeff Hart

New Jersey teens Jake Stephenson and Amanda Blake are turning into zombies and, having devoured half of their senior class, they are on the run, pursued by teen psychic Cass, a member of a government unit charged with killing zombies and keeping their existence secret.

Join some area high school seniors as they provide practice SAT exams for juniors in high school in preparation for the forthcoming school-administered exam. They will also work to cover and teach test tips for the critical reading, writing, and mathematics sections. 

Since both of the instructors have a lot of experience with standardized testing and have done well (both earned perfect scores on the ACT), they want to help teach students who do not have the opportunity to pay for tutors or prep classes. This program is recommended for 11th graders, although 10th graders may also attend. Registration is required for the entire series.  The program will take place from 4:30-6:00 PM on the following dates:

 

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