Category: Tweens & Teens

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December Tween Book Discussion 12/1/10 @ 6:30pm

They open a door and enter a world Narnia … a land frozen in eternal winter … a country waiting to be set free. Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia — a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change … and a great… Read more

Teen INK (November 18)

 Every third & fourth Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm we’ll gather to try some new techniques, work on whatever suits us (creative or required pieces), and hang out with other teens with this common interest.  All teens ages 13 and up are welcome.  This is a chance to practice your writing skills, learn new techniques, read what other teen writers are working on, and hear helpful comments about your own writing from… Read more

November Teen Book Discussion 11/10/10 @ 6:30pm

Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”— through-the-light .com. While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private school, where she’s known as the freak who doesn’t talk.… Read more

November Tween Book Discussion 11/3/10 @ 6:30pm

A critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family. In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left,… Read more

October Teen Book Discussion 10/13/10 @ 6:30pm

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets. Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt… Read more

October Tween Book Discussion 10/6/10 @ 6:30pm

Thirteen-year-old Savvy is six two and full of raw basketball talent; her three-point shot is deadly. But she’s also skinny and gets pushed around on the court. Her older sister, Callie, is a freshman on varsity cheerleading, but she’s not quite light enough to be a flier—her coveted position. Both girls need to boost their level of competition to get off the bench and into the action. When steroids are… Read more

September Teen Book Discussion 9/8/10 @ 6:30pm

Some secrets shouldn’t be kept… Until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia’s life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades, an okay relationship with her parents, and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when a mysterious boy named Ben starts junior year at her high school, Camelia’s life becomes anything but ordinary. Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend’s accidental death, Ben is immediately… Read more

Teen Movie Night, August 26, 7-10pm (Registration Required)

Come in pj pants with your movie candy and bottled water.  The teen librarian will make the popcorn.  Snacks to share are always welcome!  We’ll watch ‘A Walk to Remember’ and have a discussion afterward comparing the book to the movie.  There will be time for a game or maybe two, and then the ‘rents can pick you up promptly at 10pm.  Save the date, invite your friends, and PLEASE… Read more

September Tween Book Discussion 9/1/10 @ 6:30pm

When life as Alex Morales had known it changed forever, he was working behind the counter at Joey’s Pizza. He was worried about getting elected as senior class president and making the grades to land him in a good college.  He never expected that an asteroid would hit the moon, knocking it closer in orbit to the earth and catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. He never expected to be fighting… Read more

August Teen Book Discussion 8/11/10 @ 6:30pm

There was a time when the world was sweeter….when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats…. Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he’d been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he’d fall for was… Read more