Archive for the ‘TIC’ Category

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Anti-Valentine’s Day!

February 19, 2010

The Anti-Valentines day party was a huge success!  Thanks so much to all the people who attended!  We had a peak attendance of 36 people.  There were games like musical chairs, beanbag throw, and “pin the heart on the hottie”. In addition to these, there was a tattoo station, crafts table, and snacks.  Everyone had a great time, and several chances to win a variety of prizes.  Musical Chairs was the main contest, with the winners taking home Skull Candy Ear Buds donated by our local Best Buy.  The music was really good for the occasion and kept the party upbeat.  It was a lot of fun!!

We hope to see you there next year!

Musical Chairs

When will the music stop?

Pin the Heart On the Hottie

OM NOM NOM

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Anti Valetine’s Day Party February 13th 5:30-7:30

February 3, 2010


Do you love your friends and family, but hate the sham that is Valentine’s Day?  Why should the people with a boyfriend or a girlfriend get to have all of the fun?  Where is the holiday for the rest of us?  Do you want to hang out with the people that you love and ignore the vile holiday?  Then come to our Anti Valentine’s Day Party.   Teens 12-18 are invited to hang out, play games, win prizes, and enjoy some snacks with others who are not celebrating this so-called holiday.  February 13th 5:30-7:30.  This is an after hours teen library event.

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Book Trailer for Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

January 27, 2010

Click the pink box to watch the book trailer.

                

 

If you like this book trailer stop by the library and pick up a copy of the book.  Click on the book to place a hold.

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Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

January 12, 2010

 

One day you’re a normal teenager, and the next you are a wanted criminal guilty of the ultimate crime of being a Witch.  This is the action packed story of a magical brother and sister called Whit and Wisty.  It starts with Whit, Wisty, and both of their parents about to be executed by hanging. 

The book is nonstop action so fans of Patterson’s other series, Maximum Ride, will not be disappointed.  This book also has a message similar to the Maximum Ride books:  Teens have the power to change the world.  Just like with Max and the gang Patterson overdoes the message with a lack of subtlety and flat out stating the message in several different chapters.

To spite belaboring the point, the book is fun and exciting.  If you are looking for an easy and exciting read this book is for you.  Fair warning, the book does not resolve the hanging.  They have definitely set this book up with several sequels in mind.

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Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordan Smith

January 9, 2010

Alex has been thrown in jail for the murder of his best friend.  The trial is a joke with an evil punch line, Furnace.  Furnace is the world’s first underground juvenile detention center.  You only get sent there if you get a life sentence, because no one ever gets out.  Furnace is hundreds of miles below the earth, carved out of solid rock.  It’s guarded by grotesque creatures with gas masks sewn to their faces, hell hounds without any skin, and linebacker sized men in identical black suits.

Furnace seems like a fitting place for murders to live out their days, but there’s just one problem…About half of the inmates are innocent, including Alex.

The book gives a different perspective on bullying.  We see things from the point of view of someone who is a juvenile delinquent, but is not a killer.  It’s a realistic look at prisons and the juvenile crime culture, but with a demonic twist that will have you racing to turn the next page.

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Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

December 28, 2009

Lyn lives in a world that is just a little different from ours.  Almost everything is the same, but they have real life gladiators who fight to the death in the arena.  Her seventh father is killed in the arena and now she must marry the guy who killed him.  The cover of the book made me think of Hunger Games and so I was really excited to read it.  I imagined Lyn as this reluctant warrior, fighting to keep her family from the poorhouse.  That is not what the book is about.  It is about a girl trying to make tough decisions to take care of her special needs little brother and her crazy mom.  Instead of a grand battle scene, we get a lot training scenes and teen angst.  I think I would have like the book more if I didn’t have Hunger Games in mind when I read it.  The book was interesting and worth the read.

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Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser

December 28, 2009

This is going to be my last blog entry.  I know that I wished that Lucy, Adam, and Courtney were dead, but that’s just something you say right.  It’s not really supposed to happen.

After an anonymous blogger wishes death on the most popular kids in school, they start disappearing.  Madison feels like it’s her job to find her friends before someone turns up dead.  Filled with the high school hierarchy that rules our lives everyday, this book is a great look into cyber bullying and bullying in general.  It’s interesting and gets to the point, without being sad or preaching about the topic.  Wish You Were Dead is for anyone who enjoys reading thrillers or mysteries.  The ending is a twist and I don’t think anyone will guess who the bad guy really is.