PLS Teens eNewsletter - February 2013 - Love

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February 14th is St. Valentine's Day. Whether you have a sweetheart to share the day with or not, we have a list of teen novels about love, crushes, and even some heart break to get you in the mood for the holiday.

Teen Fiction Novels:

 - Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate

 - Perfect Match, Inside Girl #5 by J. Minter

 - Sea of Love by Jamie Ponti

 - Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald

 - Valentine Princess: A Princess Diaries Book by Meg Cabot


Graphic Novels:

 - Fruits Basket, vol. 03 by Natuski Takaya

 - Gakuen Alice, vol. 13 by Tachibana Higuchi

 - Hana-kimi; For You in Full Blossom, vol. 21 by Hisayo Nakajo

 - Library Wars Love and War, vol. 6 by Kiiro Yumi

 - Otomen, vol. 11 by Aya Kanno

 - Monkey High!, vol. 3 by Shouko Akira

 - Skip Beat!, vol. 24 by Yoshiki Nakamura


Hometown Libraries

Southwest Oklahoma City

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Winter Read

Participate Winter Read until the end of February.

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  • November - Debbie of SOKC
  • December - Alex of Moore
  • January - Stephanie of Blanchard
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Michael L. Printz Award
Excellence in literature written for young adults

     In Darkness by Nick Lake

Schneider Family Book Award
Books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience (teen award winner)

     Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis

William C. Morris Award
A debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens

     Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Odyssey Award
Best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults

     The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Stonewall Book Award
Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award for children's and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience

     Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

     Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin



Romance is in the air at the movie theater with movies based on books that feature romantic relationships. Checkout the book version at your hometown library today.

movie poster for Warm BodiesWarm Bodies
In theaters Feb. 1 (rated PG-13)

Starring Nicholas Hault, Teresa Palmer, Dave Franco

Based on Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

movie poster for Beautiful CreaturesBeautiful Creatures
In theaters Feb. 13 (rated PG-13)

Starring Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum

Based on Beautiful Creatures by Kami garcia and Margaret Stohl

movie poster for Safe HavenSafe Haven
In theaters Feb. 14 (rated PG-13)

Starring Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders, Josh Duhamel

Based on Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

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Moore Public Library

Feb. 12 @ 6:30 p.m. - Valentine Fun: Make a Valentine tulle wreath and Danish heart basket. All supplies included. Register at the library, by calling 793-4349, or online.

Feb. 5, 12, 19, & 26 @ 6:30 - 8 p.m. - YourTutor: Hillsdale College tutors will assist students in K-12 grade with any school subject or assignment. Tutors are open first-come, first-served. No registration required.

Newcastle Public Library

Feb. 6 @ 3:30 p.m. - Teen Craft: Make Duct Tape Roses for your sweetheart. Supplies provided.

Feb. 8 @ 4 p.m. - Tween Book Club: Come discuss Island of Thieves by Josh Lacey. Refreshments and a craft will be provided.

Feb. 13 @ 4 p.m. - Teen Book Club: We will discuss Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. Refreshments and a craft will be provided.

Feb. 20 @ 3:30 p.m. - Wired Wednesday: Enjoy some of your old time favorite games on the PS2 and Wii systems.

Norman Public Library

Feb. 5 @ 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.

Feb. 5, 12, 19, & 26 @ 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.

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Black History Events

Every February, the hometown libraries offer events to highlight Black History Month. Here are some of the big events happening this year that you might want to attend. These are popular events, so reserve your space early.
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