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Decorative Pillows - February 6

February 6 - 4:00- 5:00
This is a perfect opportunity to give your bedroom a personal touch with a decorated pillow.  Bring all your great ideas, we will supply the materials.  Registration is required.

Day & Age by The Killers

If you want to hear an amazing CD by a fantastic rock band, check out the newest release from The Killers, Day & Age. This is their third effort, not counting a compilation they also put out, and they just keep getting better and better. They put together a combination of rock and pop that's so catchy you'll be singing all day, and lyrics so entertaining/inspiring that you'll be replaying the songs just to make sure that you hear everything.

And the Printz Winner is......

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.  The Honors books are The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart, Nation by Terry Pratchett, Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, The Astonishing Live of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II by M.T. Anderson.

Teenreads.com Best Books of 2008

Teenreads.com has released their top teen reads for 2008.  Chosen were not only the big Blockbuster titles, such as Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer and Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, but also some really great stand-a-lones and books by new authors.  A few of my personal favorites were chosen including

Paper Flower Bouquets - Jan 29

teengirls 077January 29 - 5:00- 6:00 p.m.
Sick of winter? Think spring by making a paper flower bouquet. We supply the materials, you bring the creativity.

Open Gaming - Jan 17

January 17, 3:30-5 p.m.
We supply the systems, games, and food, all you need to bring is your desire to play. We will have PS3, Wii, and XBox 360 games for you to choose from. Come for an hour or stay the whole time!

Teen Animanga Club - Jan 14, 2008

anime01January 14, 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Manga and anime fans can talk, watch, draw and enjoy japanophilia together. It's never predictable but it sure is fun.

Which would win in a battle - A Galaxy-class Starship or an Imperial Star Destroyer?

Galaxy-Class Starship
49% (18 votes)
Imperial Star Destroyer
51% (19 votes)
Total votes: 37
 

Leisure Time Activities

Crafts

Card ShopThe Card Shop by Sandra Lounsbury. Step-by-step instructions on how to make incredible greeting cards for every season. All you need is a few supplies and you can make imaginative, personalized cards for everyone you know. Some stuff you could even make to decorate your room.

Sports Fiction

TangerineBloor, Edward. Tangerine. Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight

Sad Stories

GirlheartsMazer, Norma Fox. Girlhearts. Sarabeth Silver's life is turned upside-down when her mother dies suddenly, leaving her orphaned, confused, and at the mercy of everyone who seems to know what is best for her.

Mystery Stories

TightropeCross, Gillian. Tightrope. When she begins receiving bizarre threatening messages from someone who seems to know her every move, teenage Ashley, after seeking help from the neighborhood tough guy, comes to realize that she alone can end the stalker's reign of terror.

Fairy Tales

The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block
Nine tales retold Blockstyle, in gritty magical realism.

Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue
Daring retellings of thirteen tales featuring strong female characters.

Just Ella by Margeret Haddix Peterson
In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

Books For Animal Lovers

Fiction

Notes from a liar and her dog by Gennifer Choldenko — Ant, stuck in a family that she does not like, copes by pretending that her "real" parents are coming to rescue her, by loving her dog Pistachio, by volunteering at the zoo, and by bending the truth and telling lies.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo — Though this book is shelved in the youth department, the story of Opal and the dog that she finds should not be missed.