Finished Knitting Projects

Check it out! Some of our knitting club members have finished their first projects!

Writers' Workshop Is Happening Now

Last Tuesday, we had our first Writers' Workshop meeting, which was attended by seven teens. We are hoping to write publishable pieces over the next six weeks for the teen page of the News of Delaware County . Today, the Life editor from that newspaper, George Larmour, came to speak with us about news writing and getting published. There is still room for you to join! We meet every Tuesday from 3:30-5:00 through November 23. Just sign up in the children's room at Sellers Library.


Become a Yu-Gi-Oh! Club Member

Thai and I just decided to open up enrollment for Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming Club again. We will take 10 new members. All you have to do is fill out the permission slip and get a parent/guardian to sign it. Check out the pictures below to see what our club has been doing this fall.


Elect to Read NOW!

Have you ever thought that Harry Potter would make a better President than George W. Bush? Have you ever wondered why no women have ever been President (or even Vice-President)? What if mice or "Hobbitses" could be elected President? Well this is your chance to act on those ideas!

Visit the Teen Corner at Sellers Library from October 18 through November 2 to elect a book character President of the USA! There are 9 characters on the ballot, plus you can write-in a candidate if you don't like the choices. Get an eyeball gumball just for filling out a ballot, plus great prizes for the best ballots!


It's Alive @ Your Library!

The theme of Teen Read Week this year is "It's Alive @ Your Library!" and we held a night of scary stories and gross food to celebrate on October 15. Twenty-five teens listened to Vicky Town's grotesque and chilling tales. I saw many teens sqirm, jump, and even scream as she spun tales about vampires, serial killers, and the walking dead. Everyone agreed that she was an incredible storyteller. The teens also enjoyed gross-but-good food such as Kitty Litter Cake, Grassy Green Cow Patties, Severed Witches' Fingers, Putrid Punch, and Booger Cookes. I don't have any pictures of Vicky actually telling the stories, but many of the funny pictures below were the results of her hilarious improv with the food and decorations.


Knitting Knews

The knitting club has become one of our most popular teen programs! The waiting list is still really long, but you should sign up if you are interested. As the current members of the club become more skilled, new members will be added and you could be one of them! Right now, the knitters are working on belts and scarves. See their progress below!


Book Group Report

Seven teens attended the October book group about Megan Whalen Turner's book The Thief. We talked about heroes vs. traitors, creating a fantasy world from various times in history, and foolish vs. wise actions. We also checked out a virtual castle tour (particularly the dungeon) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/360/where_to_go/castle/. And of course, much food was consumed. Some group members checked out the sequel to The Thief, called The Queen of Attolia, to continue the saga. See photos of the book group below.

Next month's book group choice is Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher. It has been ordered and should be in soon (we hope). Our next meeting is Thursday, November 11, from 3:30 to 5:00.

Summer Comic Workshop Update!

Look! Here are actual photographs of Sarah working on the comic compilation from the three summer workshops. She was here last Thursday for many hours, organizing, taping, and copying the pages. Hopefully you will all get your books soon!


New Books!

We just got several new books in the library that you might want to check out:

The Grim Grotto (Book the Eleventh in A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket
***Learn all about the water cycle...and the most recent installment of tragic trauma in the lives of the Baudelaire orphans.***
The 3 NBs of Julian Drew by James M. Deem
***Julian's NBs tell a story, but only if you can read his secret code. Find out what "1M155U," "K1775" and even "NB" mean.***
Dunk by David Lubar
***Summer at the Jersey shore sounds ideal, but Chad doesn't think so...until he becomes a dunk tank clown making fun of the crowds.***
48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls
***Dan moves in with his 22-year-old aunt so he can finish high school, not so he can fall in love with her roommate...***
Comfort by Carolee Dean
***Kevin gives up football to join his workaholic mother in the family business, but discovers a talent for poetry and words that has the power to change his life.***
Dante's Daughter by Kimberly Heuston
***Traveling with her father (a famous poet), Antonia struggles with the essential questions of life, wondering "Has my journey made me wise? Have my secret griefs made me strong?"***