PLS Teens eNewsletter- November 2010

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Teen Calendar of Events

Library Closings


Nov. 11 All libraries will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day

Nov. 24 All libraries will be closed @ 6 p.m.

Nov. 25 & 26 Alll libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Ask your library for more details


New Graphic Novels


New & Soon to be Released Teen Graphic Novels. Place your holds now!

» Absolute All-star Superman by Grant Morrison
» Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
» Batman: Unseen by Doug Moench
» Chibi Vampire Airmail by Yuna Kagesaki
» GoodNeighbors Book 3 Kind by Holly Black
» Inuyasha vol. 53 by Rumiko Takahashi
» Iron Man: Armor Wars by David Michelinie
» James Patterson's Witch & wizard: Battle for Shadowland by James Patterson
» Mu shi shi vols. 8-10 by Yuki Urushibara
» Naruto vol. 49 by Masashi Kishimoto
» Nightschool vol. 4 by Svetlana Chmakova
» One Piece vol. 55 by Oda Eiichiro
» Prince of Tennis vol. 39 by Takeshi Konomi
» Wonder Woman: Contagion Gail Simone
» Yu-Gi-Oh! GX vol. 5 by Naoyuki Kageyama

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Book Review


Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Reviewed by Kate L.

book jacket for Before I FallThis edgy view of high school is about Samantha and her three best friends, the popular girls whom everyone envies but are afraid of. This angst-filled tale begins with a day in the life of these mean girls and ends with a car crash they’re involved in after a party.

We are led to believe that Sam is dead. But after the crash, she wakes up every morning and relives the day. Surprisingly, the daily scenarios are different enough to hold the readers' interest. Sam finally figures out that she needs to make things right in her life. She begins to see herself and her friends in a new light and the impact of their meanness on others.

So is Sam dead? In changing her life can she save herself? This book delivers a powerful and timely message about bullying and its tragic results. Recommended for grades 9 and up.

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Lauren Conrad Style by Lauren Conrad

TV star, clothing designer, and author Lauren Conrad shares her style secrets in this guide that offers tips on how to create one’s own individual style. She also shares hair and makeup beauty tips and offers advice on traveling in style.

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PLS Teens

November 2010 events for teens -
from the hometown libraries
of the Pioneer Library System

November is Vegan Month


November 1st is World Vegan Day and marks the beginning of Vegan Month. A vegan is someone who doesn't eat meat or other animal products, such as fish, milk and milk products, eggs, and honey.

To celebrate and introduce you to some new food options, we are featuring several vegan coobooks. And since Thanksgiving is this month, you might spice up your celebration with a recipe from these cookbooks for teens:

» Clueless in the Kitchen: a Cookbook for Teens by Evelyn Raab

» College Vegetarian Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends by Megan Carl

» Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs by Rozanne Gold

» Get Cooking by Sam Stern

» The Manga Cookbook by Yoko Ishihara

» Munchie Madness: Vegetarian Meals for Teens Recipes by Dorothy Bates, Bobbie Hinman, Robert Oser

» PETA's Vegan College Cookbook: 275 Easy, Cheap, and Delicious Recipes to Keep you Vegan at School by PETA

» Teens Cook Dessert by Megan Carle

» Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan Carle

» The Teen's Vegetarian Cookbook by Judy Krismaniac

» Vegan with a Vengeance: Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-free Recipes that Rock by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

» The Vegetarian Teen by Charles A. Salter


Click for list of more Teen cookbooks



Get Your Game On Nov. 9 @ 3:30 p.m. with Wii, Xbox, Playstation 2, Guitar Hero, Rock Band & more. Bring your friends and family!
Ages: 8-18 (Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult)

Have fun and learn cool new cooking techniques with easy recipes by Sonya McDaniel Nov. 30 @ 4 p.m.

Click for the McLoud Teen Events Calendar



Nov. 9th @ 6 p.m. learn how to make 2 different sushi rolls & then eat them. Bring your appetite! All supplies provided. Registration is required. Call 793-4349 or register online.

Celebrate the new Harry Potter movie with games, food and fun Nov. 19 @ 6 p.m. Dress like your favorite character or muggle and come have a good time.

Nov. 23 @ 6 p.m. Create a beautiful work of Fall art on a delicate Sycamore leaf. All supplies will be included. Registration is required. Call 793-4349 or register online.

Click for the Moore Teen Events Calendar



Join Wired Wednesday Nov. 3 @ 3:30 p.m. to play some Guitar Hero, DDR and Wii games.

Nov. 10 @ 4 p.m. meet author Greg Rodgers and discuss his book The Ghost of Mingo Creek.
Snacks provided by Friends of the Newcastle Public Library.

Get into the thankful spirit with a fun Fall craft Nov. 17 @ 3:45 p.m.

Click for the Newcastle Teen Events Calendar



Solve the clues & search for DVDs, audio books, books in print and more, both in the library itself and online in a scavenger hunt Nov. 3 @ 4:30 p.m.
Registration is not required.

Click for the Shawnee Teen Events Calendar
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