PLS Teens eNewsletter - Nov. 2013 - Thanksgiving

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November is full of new movie releases. And, several of the movies are inspired by a book. Prepare for the movie season with a visit to the library to get one of these titles:

Ender's Game
In theaters Nov. 1 (rated PG-13)

Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld

Based on Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card


Great Expectations
In theaters Nov. 8 (rated PG-13)

Starring Toby Irvine, Jason Flemyng, William Ellis

Based on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


How I Live Now
In theaters Nov. 8 (rated R)

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay

Based on How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff


The Book Thief
In theaters Nov. 8 (rated PG-13)

Starring Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

Based on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Thor: The Dark World
In theaters Nov. 8 (rated PG-13)

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Based on Thor by Marvel Comics


Catching Fire
In theaters Nov. 22 (rated PG-13)

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Based on Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins



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Nov. 11 - All libraries closed for Veterans Day

Nov. 27 - All libraries close at 6 p.m.

Nov. 28 & 29 - All libraries closed for Thanskgiving

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  book spotlight  


Can't wait for the movie Catching Fire to be released this month? Try these new dystopian novels of 2013. Maybe one of them will be the next Hunger Games.



top ten booksMore than 32,000 votes were cast for the 28 nominees. ts are here. The top 10 books of 2013 as chosen by teens are:

  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  2. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  4. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
  5. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
  6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
  8. Every Day by David Levithan
  9. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
  10. Butter by Erin Jade Lange
  hometown events  


Nov. 16 @ 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - In celebration of International Games Day, we are having Game Day at the Library. Join us to play chess, mancala, and other board games. Bring your favorite board games and friends. Snacks will be provided.


Nov. 14 @ 4 p.m. - Tween Book Club - Talk about quilts and the Underground Railroad. Snacks provided by Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Nov. 14 @ 4 p.m. - Teen Book Club - Discuss Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Snacks and crafts will follow discussion.

Nov. 20 @ 3 p.m. - Thanksgiving Box - Need a reminder of what you are thankful for? Create a beautiful box to fill with all the things you value. Register online, at the library, or by calling 387-5076.


Nov. 1 @ 8 a.m. - Opening Ceremony - Celebrate the opening of Norman Public Library West, located at 300 Norman Center Court, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The library will be open for use after the ceremony.

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