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October 30, 2012

32 teens participated in our Halloween Party/Scavenger Hunt last Friday.  Teams answered questions and found hidden objects in an effort to earn Frankenstein's body parts.  At the end of the night, Team "Vampires"  (you know who you are!) won with the most clues answered.    The Zombies came in second.  Four lucky teens won copies of This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, awarded in a random drawing, and everyone went home with candy.   Congratulations to all!

Sign up now for our next FIT program on Friday, November 16:  YAHTZEE TOURNAMENT!  Come with your friends for food and fun!

We are extending our Teen Winter Reading Club by two weeks:  by beginning on Monday, December 17,  you'll have the benefit of reading during winter break!  Read or listen to 3 books; review them and turn in your reading log  by March 31 to be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing.  Details will follow.

 

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"Teens' Top Ten" Winners Announced!

Teens from across the country voted for their favorite titles of 2011.  These are the winners:

Divergent  (YA ROT) Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligence), Candor (honesty) Amity (peace), or Dauntless (brave): where would you fit in? Beatrice lives in a society where she must choose either to remain with her family's faction or set off toward independence and her beliefs. And what happens when the unity between these factions begins to fall apart?

The Fault in Our Stars  (YA GRE) Hazel and Augustus meet and forge a relationship at a support group for kids battling cancer.  As Hazel and Augustus struggle with the "side-effects of dying," they come to learn the strength of wishes, the complexities of long human lives, and the wondrous ways of the universe.

Legend  (YA LU) June, a 15-year-old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes is responsible for her brother's death.  What will happen when the two meet and discover the government is corrupt?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (YA RIG) When Jacob was little, his grandfather would tell him stories of the fantastical children's home where he grew up and the seemingly magical kids who lived there with him.  When his grandfather is killed, Jacob sets out to find the home where these children lived, unearthing a magical secret and uncovering his true heritage.

What Happened to Goodbye  (YA DES) Ever since Mclean's parents divorced, she has lived in four towns in two years--each time taking on a new persona.  Mclean expects to leave Lakeview in six months, but soon finds that she doesn't want to - she just wants to be herself.

Across the Universe  (YA REV) Cryogenically frozen centuries ago, Amy and her parents are on their way to a new planet aboard the spaceship, Godspeed.  Unplugged from her cryo chamber, Amy discovers she has been awakened 50 years early, in a failed murder attempt.  With Elder, the future leader of the ship, by her side, they are on an adventure filled with murder, lies, dreams, and stars.

Cinder (YA MEY) A futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella, Cinder, a cyborg and talented mechanic, lives with her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters in the plague-ridden New Beijing.  Soon after meeting Prince Kai, Cinder must find the truths of her past, which may help to save the future.

The Scorpio Races (YA STI) Every November, the beaches of Thisby come alive with the Scorpio Races.  The water horses are vicious, the terrain is treacherous, and death is likely, but the reward can be beyond anything you could imagine.  Puck Connolly is racing for her family, Sean Kendrick for his passion--but only one can win The Scorpio Races.

Where She Went  (YA FOR) This sequel to If I Stay is narrated by Adam, Mia's ex-boyfriend.  Shortly after the devastating accident that killed Mia's family, the talented cellist moves to New York, where an accidental meeting brings them back together.

Abandon (CAB) Pierce has experienced death before and barely escaped. When she moves from her old town to Isla Huesos - Island of Bones - for a new start, she realizes that death wants her back.  Can she escape death once again?

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October 19 and 20 Book Cover Bingo FINAL TITLES!

These are the final Book Cover Bingo titles:

The Monstrumologist

Morpheus Road

This Dark Endeavor

Dearly Departed

The Replacement

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Bring your completed bingo sheets to the Youth Services Desk for your prize.  HOPE YOU ENJOYED PLAYING!

REMINDER:   The Teen Halloween Party is next Friday, October 26, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Sign up now!

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October 18 Book Cover Bingo Titles

Today's Book Cover Bingo titles are:

Anna Dressed in Blood

The Devouring

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Remember, if you have BINGO, come to the Youth Services Desk to claim your prize!

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