PLS Teens eNewsletter - December 2012 - Happy Holidays

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December is here and while it isn't cold enough for snow yet, we have a silly poem to get you in the winter mood and celebrate the fun of snow:

Snowball by Shel Silverstein
I made myself a snow ball as perfect as could be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas and a pillow for it's head.
Then, last night it ran away.
But first -- it wet the bed.

Winter Read

top ten booksYou can participate in our first ever winter reading program, Winter Read, now until the end of February!

The PLS Winter Read doesn't require you to come to any special events. And if the weather is bad, you can do it all from home! Just visit and register to start tracking what you're reading this winter.

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.


Hometown Libraries

Southwest Oklahoma City

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Library Closings

Dec. 24 & 25 - All libraries closed

Dec. 31 & Jan. 1 - All libraries closed

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If you can't get enough of the Twilight Saga, try one of these great reads:

 - Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

 - Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

 - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

 - Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan

 - Department Nineteen by Will Hill

 - Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst

 - Evermore by Alyson Noel

 - Evernight by Claudia Gray

 - Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

 - Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

 - Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

 - Thirst, No. 1, Fatal Consequences by Christopher Pike

 - Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

 - Wake by Lisa McMann

 - Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr



Enjoy these December movies that are based on novels you can find at your hometown library.

movie poster for The HobbitThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
In theaters Dec. 14 (rated PG-13)

Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis

Based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

movie poster for On the RoadOn the Road
In theaters Dec. 21 (rated R)

Starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, and Kirsten Dunst

Based on On the Road by Jack Kerouac

movie poster for Jack ReacherJack Reacher
In theaters Dec. 21 (rated PG-13)

Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins and Robert Duvall

Based on One Shot by Lee Child

movie poster for Les MiserablesLes Miserables
In theaters Dec. 25 (rated PG-13)

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter

Based on Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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Norman Public Library

Dec. 4 @ 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.

Dec. 4 & 11 @ 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.

SOKC Public Library

Dec. 14 @ 6 p.m. - Learn to Knit: Come and learn the basics of knitting! Needles and yarn provided...or bring your own! Register online or call 979-2200.

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Holiday Galas

tree with ornamentsVisit your hometown library for a variety of holiday themed events this month. Be sure not to miss one of these Holiday Galas with music, entertainment, crafts, and food.

  • Nov. 30 @ All Day - Noble Holiday Gala
  • Dec. 1 @10 am - Tecumseh Old Fashioned Christmas Gala
  • Dec. 7 @ 6 p.m. - Moore Holiday Gala
  • Dec. 7 @ 6 p.m. - Norman Holiday Open House
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