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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Weekly Challenge #5

Weekly Challenge #5 (week of July 4th)
RIDDLES

Can you figure out the answer to these riddles?

1. A cowboy rides into town on Friday. He stays two days and then leaves on Saturday. How can this be?


2. The more I dry, the wetter I get. What am I?


3. I always run, but never walk. I have a bed, but I don't sleep. I have a mouth, but I don't eat. What am I?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Emiko Superstar / Mariko Tamaki

TITLE: Emiko Superstar
AUTHOR: Mariko Tamaki
OWNED by CCLS? Yes.
FORMAT: Graphic Novel

Emiko is a geek. With summer right around the corner, rather than head off to finance camp with her friends, Emiko decides she needs to figure out who she is. Her mother does not think this is going to happen while Emiko lays around watching TV, so Emiko gets a job babysitting.

It is through her babysitting job that Emiko finds a secret journal that gives her the inspiration that she needs to shine at a local underground "freak club." Will the change in friends and atmosphere be what Emiko needs to find herself or will she realize that being a geek isn't actually that bad?

M's Verdict: Emiko Superstar is a quick read. Although not particularly inspiring or thought provoking, it does provide homage to Andy Warhol and '60s culture. Perhaps readers new to graphic novels would be better served reading Cecil Castellucci's Plain Janes and Janes in Love, which were GREAT, had a bit more of a story line and certainly seemed to have a bit more depth to them.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekly Challenge #4

After speaking to a few of you, I've decided to try and keep the Teen Summer Reading Program Weekly Challenges posted on both Facebook and this blog. Below is the Weekly Challenge for this week (paper copies available @ FRE).

Weekly Challenge #4 (week of June 27th)
TITLE SCRAMBLE

Unscramble the words below to form the titles of movies that were books before they made it to the big screen.
(HINT: All of these titles can be found in FRE’s Teen section).

TSI IDNK FO A NYFUN YSRTO

PDFLIPE

CTSOT MGRIPLI

ATSYLEB

RAYRH TOTPER NDA HET EAYHLDT WLOHLSO

I ONKW TAHW YOU IDD STLA SURMEM

STDESHROIO FO EHT LIGETRVAN NSAPT

CSIEEPL

OMMSRIE FO A GETENAE AMINECSA

HAKNTIER

HTE OYB NI HTE ESPTIDR AAAJMSP

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Latest & Greatest...



So...I haven't been posting much to the blog lately. We were deciding whether or not to keep the blog going and although we've created a new FB page (Teen Scene at Fredricksen Library) apparently not all teens actually use FB (or so they tell us). I've also heard that some of you actually look at the blog, which means....I will continue adding to the blog in hopes that either more teens start looking at it or in hopes of completely converting you all to FB.


3 weeks since Teen Summer Reading Program registration began, 2 weeks of programming already over! Time is flying, so be sure to get into Fredricksen to either register for this AWESOME program or stop in for a FREE program. Here's the schedule for next week:



MONDAY 06/27 @ 1PM--AUTHOR VISIT


Local young adult author Neil Connelly joins us to share his new novel, The Miracle Stealer, which has earned a starred review from Booklist. He will do a reading, a question and answer session and a mini-workshop for budding writers. Copies of The Miracle Stealer will be given out as door prizes. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12.



TUESDAY 06/28 @ 1PM--YOGA
Join us for an hour of yoga with an instructor from Yoga-Scripts. Yoga strengthens the body, increases flexibility and helps relieve anxiety and stress. Suitable for all physical abilities or fitness levels. If you've never attended a yoga class, come give it a try, you'll stretch and strengthen your body and mind. Bring a mat or beach towel. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12.



WEDNESDAY 06/29 @ 1PM--VIDEO GAME DAY


Call of Duty 2 on the 10' screen! 3 Game systems set up; 1 on the BIG screen. Open play, no tournament. Snacks & drinks provided. Board games available. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7-12.




THURSDAY 06/30 @ 1PM--MOVIE
For movie information, please call the Fredricksen Library Reference Desk at 717-761-3900 x225. For teens entering grades 7-12.


Alright, that pretty much wraps it up until next week. Have a nice weekend, and if you're interested, here are the books/graphic novels in my "think about reading" pile:


> Elixir / Hilary Duff (fantasy fiction)

> Flink / Doug TenNapel (graphic novel)

> Emiko Superstar / Tamaki Mariko (graphic novel)

> Creature Tech / Doug TenNapel (graphic novel)

> Pretend You Love Me / Julie Anne Peterse (realistic fiction)

> What Happened to Goodbye / Sarah Dessen (audiobook)

> Confessions of a Blabbermouth / Mike Carey (graphic novel)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Teen SRP Program #1


The 1st Teen Summer Reading Program program is finally here! Tomorrow, Monday, June 13th, the Fredricksen Library will be hosting it's 1st VIDEO GAME DAY of the season @ 1PM in the Community Room.

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to attend this FREE event. Snacks will be provided in addition to a plethora of video game systems & games. There will be traditional board games too!

I hope to see you there!

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Teen SRP (Summer Reading Program) Update

It's official!

The Teen Summer Reading Program @ Fredricksen Library has begun!

Even though today was the first day of registration, we already have:

* 42 Registered Teens (but there are more @ the computers as I type!!!
* 12 Bk Reviews (one being typed right now) and quite a few Teens registering for our upcoming programs!


YAY TEENS! You're awesome and I'm looking forward to seeing some old & new faces at our Summer Programs!