Monthly Archives: August 2012

Check Out the Nominee’s for ALA’s Teens’ Top Ten!

And then vote for your favorites! These 24 books were nominated by teens from around the country, and now it’s up to you guys to vote for the top 10. You have until September 15th to vote, and the top 10 will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 14-20, 2012.

 

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah DessenWhere She Went by Gayle FormanThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenLegend by Marie LuShine by Lauren MyracleDivergent by Veronica Roth

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Get Your Head in the Game

Check out these great sports stories, currently on dispay in the Teen Scene!

Summerland by Michael ChabonLeverage by Joshua CohenShakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron KoertgeKick by Walter Dean MyersI Was a Non Blonde Cheerleader by Kieran ScottTravel Team by Mike Lupica

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September Teen Scene Events

Monday, September 3: Library closed 😦Happy Labor Day!

 

friendship bracelets

Wednesday, September 5, 5pm-6pm: Teen Crafts.

Come make friendship bracelets and other jewelry with beads, embroidery floss, duct tape, and other fun stuff.

 

dftba

Monday, September 10, 5pm-6pm: TSI (Teen Scene Initiative)

Come hang out with other teens, help plan future library events, and get free books to review for the library blog.

 

writing

Monday, September 17, 5pm-6:30pm: Teen Writers Workshop

Come share your poems, stories, songs, fanfiction, or whatever it is you’re writing with your fellow writers.

 

starry night

Monday, September 24, 5pm-6:30pm: Teen Open Art Studio

Come create with your fellow artists! Bring your own sketchpad or use the library’s materials.

 

sushi

Wednesday, September 26, 6pm-7pm, Anime Club

Come hang out with fellow anime fans! We’ll make candy sushi and pick out a few episodes to watch.

 

No sign up required, but call 949-3523 or email rsancken@nafclibrary.org with questions.

Visit facebook.com/nafcplteens for updates!

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

180 W. Spring St.

New Albany, IN 47150

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August New Teen Books!

Here’s what’s new in Teen Scene this month! Click the title for more information. Did you know you can read reviews of most books directly from our online catalog? You can also read a plot summary and put the book on hold. Of course, you can also stop by and look at the books for yourself!

A Certain October by Angela JohnsonBatman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank MillerNevermore by James PattersonThe Boy Recession by Flynn MeaneyLenobia's Vow by P.C. CastDaybreak by Brian Ralph

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Attention, Manga Fans!

Where's the manga?!

Don’t be alarmed if you get to the Teen Scene and see all this empty space where the manga used to be!

Manga!

We still have all the manga! We just moved it to the bigger shelves available next to the paperback series fiction!

While we were moving everything around, I made a list of all the manga we have. And don’t worry, we’re working on ordering replacements for the missing ones. Don’t be shy–let us know if there are any new ones you think we should buy for the library!

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Rave: Watersmeet

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott

 

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott starts off in the village of Vranille. There, perfection is a requirement and Abisina is an outcast.  When Charach comes to Vranille, Abisina must flee from her village to keep her life.  She embarks on a dangerous journey over the mountains to find Watersmeet and, possibly, her father.  To survive the journey, she must overcome years of fear and prejudice and learn to accept help from others.

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Rave: Team Human

I was excited to read Team Human just from the title alone. I’m also a big fan of Justine Larbalestier’s books (especially Liar), and I’ve heard good things about Sarah Rees Brennan although I haven’t read anything else by her.

I was predisposed to like this novel because, to be honest, I’m not super into vampires, and especially not into vampire romances. Who wants to date a stupid vampire? Best case scenario, you end up a vampire forever. Gross. Worst case scenario: death. (Which I guess is really the worst case scenario for any kind of relationship.)

Team Human is about Mel, who lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires. But just she lives in a vampire city doesn’t mean she likes vampires, or even that she sees them very often. Most vampires keep to themselves, in the vampire part of town, and none of them go to her school. At least not until Francis shows up. Mel’s best friend, Cathy, falls in love with Francis. He loves her too, and Mel is disgusted both by how sappy the two of them are and also by the thought that her best friend might one day be turned into a vampire, too. Continue reading

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