PLS Teens eNewsletter - November 2012 - Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! This November, we have several hometown library programs and some excting system-wide events for you. Click on the branch name, to the right, to see a full calendar of events for your hometown library. And be sure to note the library closings for this month.

Winter Read

top ten booksStarting November 13 and running through the end of February, you can participate in our first ever winter reading program, Winter Read!

The PLS Winter Read doesn't require you to come to any special events. In fact, should the weather get bad, you can do it all from home! All you need to do is visit and register to start tracking your winter reads.

When you register, sign up for the special Winter Read eNewsletter for announcements of hometown library Winter Read events, local book groups, and books we will be discussing on Facebook.

Oh! Did we mention PRIZES? Register and keep track of your winter reads to be entered in a drawing for 1 of 4 Winter Read gift baskets.

November eReader Classes

Visit the library to learn about e-readers and how to get free ebooks from the library on a Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPad, Laptop or smartphone. Sign up and join the ebook revolution!

Nov. 5 @ 6 p.m. - SOKC  "Downloading Books with you Mobile, Nook or Ipad"

Nov. 8 @ 6 p.m. - Purcell "Downloading Library Books to your E-Reader"

Nov. 14 @ 1:30 p.m. - Blanchard "E-Reader / OverDrive Class"

Nov. 15 @ 1 p.m. - Noble "Holiday Overdrive Training"

Nov. 16 @ 1 p.m. - Purcell "Downloading Library Books to your E-Reader"

Nov. 27 @ 6 p.m. - McLoud "I bought an E-Reader-- now what?"


Hometown Libraries

Southwest Oklahoma City

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Library Closings

Nov. 11 & 12 - All libraries closed for Veterans Day

Nov. 21 - All libraries close @ 6 p.m.

Nov. 22 & 23 - All libraries closed for Thanksgiving

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top ten booksYALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) announced the Teens Top Ten winners for 2012.

These titles were chosen and voted on by teens across the country as the best of the best from the previous year.

Check one out and read it today to see if it is in your top ten.

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  3. Legend by Marie Lu
  4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  5. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
  6. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  8. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  9. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  10. Abandon by Meg Cabot



Enjoy these November movies based on books. There is Russian drama, the conclusion of a vampire love story, and adventure at sea.

movie poster for Anna KareninaAnna Karenina
In theaters Nov. 16 (rated R)

Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson


Based on Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

movie poster for Breaking Dawn Part 2Breaking Dawn part 2
In theaters Nov. 16 (rated PG-13)

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner

Based on Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

movie poster for Life of PiLife of Pi
In theaters Nov. 21 (rated PG)

Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain

Based on Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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Moore Public Library

Nov. 27 @ 6:30 p.m. - Crayon Painting: Create your own art with a canvas, crayons and a blow dryer. All supplies are included. Register online or call 793-5100.

Newcastle Public Library

Nov. 7 @ 3:45 p.m. -Wired Wednesday: Come play some of your old time favorites in the Wii and PS2

book jacket for Between Shades of GrayNov. 9 @ 4 p.m. Tween Book Club: Meet to talk about Wild River by P.J. Petersen. Refreshments and a craft will follow.

Nov. 14 @ 4 p.m. Teen Book Club: Meet to talk about Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Refreshments and a craft will follow.

Nov. 28 @ 3:30 p.m. - Teen Craft: Make a craft to celebrate the holiday season. All supplies provided. Register online or call 387-5076.

Norman Public Library

Nov. 6 @ 5 p.m. - People vs. Boardom: Journey together through a fantasy realm to discover treasure, fight monsters, and triumph over adversity in the dark night. A variety of d20 tables will be open. New and experienced players welcome. Food provided.

book jacket for The Invention of Hugo CabretNov. 5, 19, 26 @ 7 p.m. - Books to Box-Office: Discuss The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick and watch the movie version over three Monday nights. Books are available at the Norman Children's Desk. Ages 8-12. Register online or call 701-2630.

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 6:30 - 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tutors: University of Oklahoma students work one-on-one with students to provide assistance with any school subject or assignment. Tutors are open first-come, first-served. No registration required.

Tecumseh Public Library

Nov. 7 @ 4 p.m. - Gaming@YourLibrary: Come and play your favorite board and video games at your Library!

Nov. 14 @ 4 p.m. - Thanksgiving Pie: come and learn how to make a smore’s pie just in time for Thanksgiving! Register online or call 598-5955.

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Food for Fines

Food for fines video stillLast year your hometown libraries raised 3.3 tons of non-perishable foods for local food pantries. This year we need your help in beating that figure.

From November 13 - 21, your hometown libraries will accept non-perishable boxed or canned food items to waive late fees.

One canned/boxed food donated equals $1 in library fines. The maximum amount that can be waived is $20.

So mark your calendar and gather those non-perishable food items - help us help those in our hometowns who are in need!

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