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Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekly Challenge: Week of July 30, 2012



Teen Summer Reading
Weekly Challenge
~Week of July 30th, 2012~

List 6 odd numbers that add up exactly to 100.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 30-August 11 Teen Summer Reading Program Events

Upcoming Teen Events @ FRE

Teen Apples To Apples Tournament 
Monday, July 30 at 1:00 pm 
If you think you are good at playing Apples to Apples, come join the competition to see how you match up with other teens! No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Aquapalooza! 
Tuesday, July 31 at 1:00 pm 
Our annual Aquapalooza event is a summer favorite! Come dressed to get drenched because you will get wet as we have water balloons, kiddy pools, and sprinklers. Bring your own water guns. Permission slip required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Teen Minute to Win It

Wednesday, August 1 at 1:00 pm
Challenge yourself to one minute challenges such as balancing books on your head as you walk, eating a cookie off of your forehead (no hands!, and writing your name with a marker in between your toes. Register starting July 15.


Thursday Afternoon Movies for Teens
Thursday, August 2 at 1:00 pm
Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
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. 

Safe Sitter Workshop
Friday, August 10 & Saturday, August 11 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, July 23, 2012

Weekly Challenge: Week of July 23, 2012



Teen Summer Reading
Weekly Challenge
~Week of July 23rd, 2012~


PERFORMANCEJ

Stop by the Reference Desk and show off your magic skills! Perform a magic trick for this week’s weekly challenge. (If you attended the Mike Rose card trick program on 07/23, show reference one of the tricks that you learned!)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 23-26 Teen Summer Reading Program Events

Upcoming Teen Events @ FRE

Magic Card Workshop with Mike Rose 
Monday, July 23 at 1:00 pm 
Impress your friends and family! You will learn card tricks in this workshop by the professional Mike Rose. Materials will be provided for the tricks you will learn. Registration begins July 9. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Supersize Trouble 
Tuesday, July 24 at 1:00 pm 
Come roll the giant die and be a game piece as we play the classic board game Trouble live! Bring a team of four players or join a team when you get here. Prizes for the winning team! Registration begins July 9. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Video Game Day- Super Smash Brothers Brawl 
Wednesday, July 25 at 1:00 pm 
Super Smash Brothers Brawl will be on the big screen with tournament play. Other systems will be set up around the room with a variety of games. Feel free to bring your handheld systems too! Refreshments provided. No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Thursday Afternoon Movies for Teens 
Thursday, July 26 at 1:00 pm 
Movie: Princess Bride

Enjoy a different movie every Thursday at 1:00, 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, July 16, 2012

Dreamland / Sarah Dessen


Title: Dreamland (see above images for different bk covers available--the one I read was the first one)
Author: Sarah Dessen
Owned by CCLS? Yes

On Caitlin's sixteenth birthday she wakes up to find her older (and only) sister Cassi gone; and so begins a tumultuous year. Caitlin attempts to find her own way in the world--traveling a different road than her sister may have taken, perhaps one less perfect. However, when Caitlin makes the cheerleading squad, she wonders how different a path she has actually chosen. It is after a cheerleading event that Caitlin meets Rogerson Biscoe, a handsome boy with wild hair, money, and a car. Caitlin and Rogerson quickly becomes a couple and although Caitlin falls hard for him, the reader quickly realizes that their relationship is far from perfect when Rogerson hits Caitlin, first once and then regularly. Caitlin loves Rogerson so much that she does not tell anyone about the abuse. Will Caitlin come to her senses and break things off with her abusive boyfriend or will someone else have to intervene on her behalf before it is to late?

M's Verdict... 
Popular YA author Sarah Dessen always weaves a great three-dimensional tale that keeps readers hooked. I loved This Lullaby and was planning on reading What Happened to Goodbye, but they were all checked out. So I chose Dreamland. It's a great read on a story that's not often told. What happens when you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship? There seem to be enough headlines and Lifetime movies about husbands or jealous boyfriends who kill their wives or girlfriends, so it seems appropriate to use this storyline in a fiction novel for a teen audiences. Having said this, I do wish that this story had wrapped up a little differently. [Without spoiling the ending] I don't wish that the ending was more Disney-esque, but I would have been more impressed with an ending kind of like in By the Time You Read This I'll be Dead by Julie Anne Peters; where there were additional resources at the end of the book that provided the reader with information and help regarding the tough subject of the book (in the case of Julie Anne Peters's book: teen suicide/bullycide). Dessen's book was the perfect medium for discussing abusive teen relationships, but past finding some solace in the fictional story, it would have been nice to provide readers with some additional resources. Overall...good dramatic story with realistic issues that provide the opportunity for great educational discussions that could help bring about awareness regarding abusive relationships.

Weekly Challenge: Week of July 16, 2012



Teen Summer Reading
Weekly Challenge
~Week of July 16th, 2012~


Getting to Know Your Teen Collection
Use one of FRE’s catalog computers
(or direct your own Internet-connected device to: http://www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org/catalog) to find answers to the following questions.

1.   Do a SUBJECT search for : “graphic novels.
a.   Record the number of results here: ______________________________

2.   Narrow your results by selecting “Fredricksen” as your “Location.”
a.   Record your new number of results here:
______________________________

3.   Now narrow your results even further by limiting your results to “Teen Fiction.”

4.   How many Fiction graphic novels are located in the TEEN Graphic Novel section @ FRE?
______________________________

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 16-19 Teen Summer Reading Program Events

Upcoming Teen Events @ FRE

A Murderous Melodrama - A Murder Mystery 
Monday, July 16 at 1:00 or 3:00 pm 
The male lead in the high school play was found dead at center stage after the final performance. Come investigate the crime scene, examine the evidence, and see if you can determine whodunit. Registration starts July 1. For teens entering grades 7 – 12, register starting July 1. 

Creative Writing Workshop 
Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 pm 
This creative writing workshop will get you inspired to write in your own voice, your own rhythm, your own language. Learn about yourself and others through creative expression by exploring thoughts, feelings, ideas and fantasy through paper and pen. Presented by Sherrie LeuVay of Real Simple Soul. For teens entering grades 7 – 12, register starting July 1. 

Zumba for Teens 
Wednesday, July 18 at 1:00 pm 
Learn why Zumba is a popular exercise program for all ages! A professional instructor from Art in Motion fitness will guide us through this high energy exercise that includes dance moves of many forms. No dance experience necessary and no registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12. 

Thursday Afternoon Movies for Teens 
Thursday, July 19 at 1:00 pm 
Movie: Captain America
Enjoy a different movie every Thursday at 1:00, 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 July 29 & Saturday July 21 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Ages 11-13. To register call 763-2427. There is a $30 fee which will include a manual, a messenger bag, and additional supplies. Bring a bag lunch.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stick / Andrew Smith

Title: Stick
Author: Andrew Smith
Owned by CCLS? Yes

Stick, the boy born with only one ear, and his older brother Bosten live in Washington state with their parents. Due to his lack of an ear, Stick gets made fun of and is constantly harassed by his classmates at school. Fortunately, Bosten is usually there to put the bullies in their place; unfortunately, when the boys get home, they are usually faced with even bigger, more serious issues. Their parents enforce strict rules in the house that include only weekly showers, a strict dress code, hair length requirements, and regular beatings and visits to St. Fillan's room.


When it is revealed to the boys's father that Bosten is gay, Bosten suffers through one final beating before he decides to run away. Having no one left he can count on, Stick also finds himself on the run, in search of Bosten. Along the way, both brothers experience additional tragedies and events that test their strength and ability to hope for a better life. In the end...will things get better and will Stick find Bosten?



M's Verdict... Intense read! I chose to read this particular novel because I wanted a story that was written by a male author and featured guys as the main characters. Ater reading Stick, I would certainly read another of Smith's books. The story was believable and so terrible that I couldn't stop reading--I had to know how it ended! Despite Bosten and Stick's terrible home, once Bosten runs away and Stick takes off after him, the road to finding his brother and perhaps a better life, takes both boys through terrible encounters that may just be worse than what they left. It's a great story of survival, hope, and taking a stand for yourself, no matter what. I recommend this book to older teens, both guys and girls looking for something different to read.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Weekly Challenge: Week of July 9, 2012


Teen Summer Reading
Weekly Challenge
~Week of July 9th, 2012~

What is one of the possible responses that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?
  
“This sentence has _____________ letters.”

Thursday, July 05, 2012

July 9-12 Teen Summer Reading Program Events

Upcoming Teen Events @ FRE

Teen Craft: Glass Stone Necklaces & Magnets 
Monday, July 9 at 1:00 pm 
Join us as we paint stones to make beautiful necklaces or magnets. We will guide you through making these unique and fun crafts. For teens entering grades 7 – 12, register starting June 15.

Video Game Weapons and Tactics 
Tuesday, July 10 at 1:00 pm 
Are you an avid gamer? A history and military buff? Learn about modern military weapons and tactics and compare them to video games like Call of Duty. No registration required.

Hunger Games Event
Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00 pm 

If you love the book the Hunger Games, you won't want to miss this event. We will have games related to the Hunger Games. Think a supply-filled cornucopia and one on one combat! We'll have a craft, food, and archery demonstrations. Registration is limited. For teens entering grades 7 – 12, register starting June 20. REGISTER ONLINE

Thursday Afternoon Movies for Teens 
Thursday, July 12 at 3:00 pm 
Enjoy a different movie every Thursday, 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, July 02, 2012

Weekly Challenge: Week of July 2, 2012


Weekly Challenge
~Week of July 2nd~


July is National Blueberry month, so let’s think BLUE…

·        Melissa de la Cruz Series 

(also the name of a Police Drama TV Show)


·        Kid’s TV Show

·        “Evolved” DVDs

·        Pop Icon’s Baby

·        Gnome-like Blue Characters

·        James Cameron Movie Set In 2154


Name 2 Crayola colors in the BLUE family.
  • _______________________________
  • _______________________________