Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Celebrate the Sisterhood at our teen event on Wednesday, December 29! The third book in the Sisterhood series is coming out in January(http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/sisterhoodcentral/girlsinpants.html), and a movie of the first book is in the works (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403508/). So we are planning an evening event (7:00-8:30) to make denim crafts, take friendship tests. amd decorate a pair of jeans for the teen corner. Sign up today, and bring your best friends!


Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meets for First Time

On Sunday, November 21, the TAB had its first meeting. Eight teens attended to eat pizza and discuss how they can become involved in the library. As a group, the TAB will be involved in activities like planning teen programs, helping with teen book selection, and assisting with fundraisers.

Our big project for this meeting was to start planning the teen schedule for the winter. We are working on a 70s or 80s night, and a murder mystery night, among other things. The group also decided to continue Writer's Workshop as a weekly activity and change Yu-Gi-Oh Gaming Club into a general Trading Card Game Club.

If you would like to join the TAB, please see Gretchen ASAP! We will hold our next meeting on Sunday, December 19 from 1:30-2:30.

The new Teen Advisory Board! Posted by Hello


YA Book Group

The book group met on November 11 to talk about Chris Crutcher's book Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes. We had a heated discussion about many of the issues in the book, including the role of adult authority, religion, and other controversial topics in school. Chris Crutcher has written many other books what are equally as engrossing. Check out his website at http://www.chriscrutcher.com for more information about the author and his books.

The book group chose Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman for their December meeting. It is a humorous take on a mob family, told from the point of view of a teenage son who wants nothing to do with "the life." This book has been ordered and should be in soon. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 9, from 3:30 to 5:00.


We Have A New President!

No, not that one. I mean the one from the Teen Corner "Elect to Read" display. Over the past 2 weeks, 79 teens voted for book characters for President. Some chose to use the pre-printed ballot, others nominated write-in candidates. Thanks to everyone who voted! Caitlin Cieri and Kolu Jarboi wrote the most persuasive reasons for their votes, and won copies of the movie Dave. Six other teens received honorable mention and won 15 eyeball gumballs each. Read all eight of the best entries hanging in the teen corner.

And the hew President is...HARRY POTTER, with 23 votes! Since FRODO BAGGINS got 14 votes, I made him the VP. Hermione Granger and Violet Baudelaire both did well at the polls, but neither one managed to beat out Frodo! The candidates received votes as follows:

23 Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series
14 Frodo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings trilogy
11 Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series
9 Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events
3 Cassie Logan from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
3 Klaus Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events
2 Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings trilogy
1 Caveman from Holes
1 Garfield
1 Jing from the Jing: The King of Bandits series
1 Johnny from the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac series
1 Jonas from The Giver
1 Josh Swensen, aka Larry, from Vote for Larry
1 Judson Moon from The Kid Who Ran for President
1 Kia from the Broken Sky series
1 Merlin
1 Red from a Pokemon series
1 Snoopy
1 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
1 Wilma from The Wish
1 Winnie-the-Pooh