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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lost in the River of Grass / Ginny Rorby

TITLE: Lost in the River of Grass
AUTHOR: Ginny Rorby
OWNED BY CCLS? Yes


Picture this... you are a great swimmer who attends a private school in Florida on a swimming scholarship and it's abundantly clear that everyone at school despises you. Somehow, despite the lack of camaraderie that you feel, you find yourself going on an overnight class field trip to the Everglades.

When a cute boy invites you on an airboat tour, what do you do? Do you throw away the chance of a personal tour of the Glades in order to spend another minute with your snobby classmates, or would you take the cute boy up on his offer? What's the worst that could happen, right?

A real adventure of two teens who end up stranded in the Everglades with one Gatorade bottle, a can of Spam, and a duckling named Teapot. Will they make it out alive?

M's Verdict: Talk about an adventure! After I read Rorby's novel I found out that it was based on a true story, which made the story even more horrifying. I cannot imagine being left stranded in the Everglades, with little to no food and water, and being surrounded by gators, snakes and wild hogs--NO THANKS! Definitely don't pick this book up if you're planning on traveling to Florida anytime soon, but do pick this book up if you're looking for a book that keeps you hooked until the end. It was intense, terrifying, and I couldn't wait to know whether Sarah and Andy would ever make it out of the Glades alive!

July 2-5 Teen Summer Reading Program Events

Upcoming Teen Events @ FRE

Video Game Day - Just Dance 
Monday, July 2 at 1:00 pm 
Dance your afternoon away with your friends! We will have Just Dance Wii on the 10' screen, along with other systems set up around the room. Refreshments provided. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12.

Trivia Fun Day 
Tuesday, July 3 at 1:00 pm 
Do you think you are smart? Do you have a head full of facts? Well, come test your skills with a day filled with trivia games. We'll have a variety of trivia games set up around the room, including some video trivia. Refreshments provided. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12.

Thursday Afternoon Movies for Teens 
Thursday, July 5 at 1:00 pm 
Movie: Letters to Juliet
Enjoy a different movie every Thursday at 1:00 (except July 12 @ 3:00 pm), followed by the weekly prize drawing. Popcorn and drinks provided courtesy of Friends of Fredricksen. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 25-28 Teen Summer Reading Program Events

Upcoming Teen Events @ FRE


Annual Tie Dye for Teens Monday, June 25 at 1:00 pm Bring your own t-shirt, socks, shirt, whatever. We'll supply everything else. Natural fibers (cotton, rayon, etc) work best. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 
Introduction to Hip Hop Dance Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 pm Come learn some basic moves of hip hop dance which will be put together to learn an actual routine. You'll learn the moves to a song you will know and can relate to and use later! No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12.

Elementary Game Day Wednesday, June 27 at 1:00 pm - weather permitting Relive your elementary recess days! Join us for kickball, four square, hopscotch, sidewalk chalk and other fun games. This will be held on the side lawn, weather permitting. Drinks and ice cream will be provided. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12.

Thursday Afternoon Movies for Teens 
Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 pm Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Enjoy a different movie every Thursday at 1:00 (except July 12 @ 3:00 pm), followed by the weekly prize drawing. Popcorn and drinks provided courtesy of Friends of Fredricksen. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DIY: Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelet Craft 
Tuesday, June 19 at 1:00 pm Join us as we use colorful embroidery floss to make friendship bracelets. Make one for yourself and one for a friend! All materials will be provided. No registration is necessary. For teens entering grades 7–12.

If you attended our Friendship Bracelet Craft (or if you were unable to make it) and are interested in continuing to make enough bracelets (or anklets) to fill both your arms and legs before the summer is out, then check out some of these great websites!


Chinese Staircase Bracelet (instructions #1)
Chevron Friendship Bracelet (instructions #2)
Fishtail Friendship Bracelet (finger-weaving style)


Also, here's the directions (from Klutz) that we used to make the traditional Friendship Bracelet:




Just a reminder: remember to cut more than enough thread. You can always trim it shorter, but you can't easily add on! (When doing the above friendship bracelet, measure from your shoulder to the tip of your middle finder--arm fully extended. This should give you plenty of thread.)

Enjoy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekly Challenge: Week of June 18, 2012


Weekly Challenge
~Week of June 18th~

We might not have an app, yet, but we are online! Answer the following questions for tickets towards this week’s challenge.


BLOG
http://fred-teens.blogspot.com/
Go to the blog (this one) and find the title of one of the ADVENTURE books that I reviewed:


FACEBOOK
@Teen-Scene-at-Fredricksen-Library
Go to our FB page and write down the name of the first person who is listed on our “LIKES” page.


WEBSITE
Go to our Teen Page via the Library website and write down one thing that can be found on our page

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 13-June 23 Teen Summer Reading Program Events

 Upcoming Teen Events @ FRE
Duct Tape Wallets Wednesday, June 13 at 1:00 pm We will be making indestructible wallets with the fun craft material duct tape! Make one for a Father's Day gift, or keep it for yourself! For teens entering grades 7 – 12. Registration begins June 1. 
REGISTER ONLINE (Registration is CLOSED)
Video Game Day – Racing! Monday, June 18 at 1:00 pm We'll have 3 game systems set up car racing games! Forza 4, Mario Kart, and Gran Turismo are a few games we will have. Snacks and drinks provided. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Friendship Bracelet Craft Tuesday, June 19 at 1:00 pm Join us as we use colorful embroidery floss to make friendship bracelets. Make one for yourself and one for a friend! All materials will be provided. No registration necessary. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 
Thursday Afternoon Movies for Teens Thursday, June 21 at 1:00 pm Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 pm 
(First movie of the summer will be Hugo)

Enjoy a different movie every Thursday at 1:00 (except July 12 @ 2:00 pm), followed by the weekly prize drawing. Popcorn and drinks provided courtesy of Friends of Fredricksen. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 



Safe Sitter Workshop 2-part workshop, Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Holy Spirit Health System will be presenting this babysitter training program for ages 11-13. To register call Cheryl Sola at Holy Spirit Health Systems at 763-2427 and leave a message including your name, address, and phone number. A registration packet will be mailed to you. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. There is a $30 fee which will include a manual, a messenger bag, and additional supplies. T-shirts and sweatshirts will also be available for purchase. Bring a bag lunch. 



Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekly Challenge: Week of June 11, 2012


Weekly Challenge
~Week of June 11th~


Who sponsors the
Fredricksen Teen Summer Reading Program?

You tell us! Bring in 3 brochures, menus, newspaper ads or printouts from any of our prize sponsors.
Show the ads to a member of the Reference staff.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead / Julie Anne Peters

TITLE: By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
AUTHOR: Julie Anne Peters
OWNED BY CCLS? Yes.


High school student Daelyn has been bullied her entire life; for being fat, for being there; really just because she's an easy target. Due to her various past traumatic experiences, Daelyn has attempted suicide multiple times. She is fed up with the bullying and is determined to end it once and for all. After "Through the Light.com," which is a forum for those who want to end their lives, Daelyn makes a "Date of Determination" and begins counting down the days. Will Daelyn go through with her final suicide attempt and end her life? Or will Daelyn begin to feel less depressed, become less of a target and learn to trust others again and live?   

M's Verdict: Going into this book and having liked all of the other Julie Anne Peters books that I had previously read, I was a bit surprised at how much more intense and dark this novel was. I kept tensing up for the very depressing and terrible ending that seemed to be inevitable! I couldn't stop reading! By the time I was done reading, I can truthfully say that I was mentally and physically exhausted. This story is not for the faint of heart and it's definitely not a fun or light read. This story, although rather depressing is quite relevant to today's generation of teenagers and does provide some uplifting moments and great resources at the end of the book. This is definitely a great book for discussions on bullying and bullycide and if anyone reads the book and wants to talk about it, I'd love to be a part of the conversation.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Weekly Challenge: Week of June 4, 2012


Weekly Challenge
~Week of June 4th~

A man has committed a terrible crime for which he will be punished. He is placed in an arena and forced to open one of three doors. Behind the first door is a raging fire, behind the second door is a firing squad, and behind the third door is a room full of lions that haven’t eaten in three years. If he wants to live, which room should he choose?