PLS Teens eNewsletter - April 2011 - Save the Earth!

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PLS Teens
  Dear Visitor,  

April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day in over 175 countires. It is a day to learn more about the planet and make a committment to improve the environment. Find out more about the official 2011 celebrations at

Enjoy these fiction & non-fiction books about the environment and some interesting recycling projects:




Hometown Libraries

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Library Closings

April 24 - All libraries will be closed

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  hometown events  


Apr. 11 @ 6 p.m. - Book Discussion
Discuss the book "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien.

Apr. 20 @ 4 p.m. - Cooking
have fun and learn new cooking techniques with easy recipes by Sonya McDaniel, Pottawatomie County OSU Extension. Register online or call 964-2960

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Apr. 6 @ 3:45 p.m. - Poetry & Calligraphy
Celebrate National Poetry Month & learn to write your name acrostic style using calligraphy. Supplies provided. Register online or call 387-5076.

Apr. 13 @ 4 p.m. - Book Clubs
Teens will read Cracker! the best dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata in recognition of the Big Read & tweens will read 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan. Come for refreshments, crafts, and lively conversation.

Apr. 20 @ 3:45 p.m. - Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day by making an earth friendly craft using recycled materials. Register online or call 387-5076.

Apr. 27 @ 3:45 p.m. - Wired Wednesday
Join your friends for some interactive gaming using the PS2 and Wii systems.

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Apr. 8 @ 6 p.m. - Guys night out
Pizza and Pinewood Derbies! All guys are welcome, but those 11yrs old or younger must have an adult with them. Space is limited. Register online or call 872-8329

Apr. 13 @ 3:30 p.m. - Teen Gaming
Teens 12 and up come by afterschool and get your game on!

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  book spotlight  

Teen Non-Fiction

Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things
by Cy Tymony

Learn how to craft eco-garments and sneaky snack kits, create green cleaners, remake paper into flying toys, assemble alternative energy science projects, and construct a robot cycle bin with everyday things.



Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
by Tanya Lee Stone

Take a look at Barbie's 50-year history and how she has influenced generations. Read about how Barbie became the icon she is, and at the impact she's had on our culture.


Books as Movies

Take a look at these upcoming April movies based on books you can find at the library.


Atlas Shrugged
In theaters April 15. rated PG-13
Starring Taylor Schilling, Paul Johansson, and Annabelle Gurwitch
Based on Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


Soul Surfer
In theaters April 15. rated PG
Starring AnnaSophia Robb
Based on Soul surfer: a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board by Bethany Hamilton


Water for Elephants
In theaters April 22. not yet rated
Starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz
Based on Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

  New Books

There are plenty of new teen books arriving at the library this month. Take a look at this selection and place your holds now!

Browse all new titles & sign up for updates via email or RSS at


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