PLS Teens eNewsletter - May 2011 - BAM...POW!

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  Dear Visitor,  

Saturday May 7, 2011 is Comic Book Day!

Come into any of our hometown libraries and receive a free comic book. All you have to do is check out a book from the Teen collection on Saturday May 7 and you will get to choose a free comic. There is a limited supply of comics, so get here early to get one.

Comics are provided by Speeding Bullet Comics, Atomik Pop, Wizards Games, and Bibliotech Books and Comics. These stores will also be giving away comic books on May 7th.

Become familiar with some popular comic book characters by reading these books:


Hometown Libraries

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Library Closings

May 29 & 30 - All libraries will be closed for Memorial Day

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  book spotlight  

Sequoyah Book Award Winner

The winner of both the Intermediate and High School Sequoyah Book Awards for 2011 is:

book jacket for Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

The Sequoyah nominees for 2012 have already been announced. Get a jump start on reading these exciting books by checking out the Intermediate list and High School list.

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The World of Cosplay

book jacket for Everybody CosplayEverybody Cosplay by Jan Kurotaki

Visit an anime convention anywhere in North America and you'll see fans dressed up in the costumes of their favorite characters, acting out roles and assuming personalities. In Japan, where cosplay was born, professional cosplayers even model at events and sell photo albums.

Renowned cosplayer, Jan Kurotaki, has been in the circuit for almost 10 years. Collected here are her photos and columns from Newtype USA, along with exclusive photos never published before.


Books as Movies

Take a look at these upcoming movies based on comic books and graphic novels. Checkout the books at the library before seeing the movie.


movie poster for ThorThor
In theaters May 6. rated PG-13
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman
Based on Thor by Marvel Comics


movie poster for X-Men: first ClassX-Men: First Class
In theaters June 3. not yet rated
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence
Based on X-Men by Marvel Comics


movie poster for Green lanternGreen Lantern
In theaters June 17. not yet rated
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard
Based on Green Lantern by DC Comics


movie poster for Transformers: Dark of the MoonTransformers: Dark of the Moon
In theaters July 1. not yet rated
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson
Based on Transformers by IDW/Hasbro


movie poster for Captain AmercaCaptain America
In theaters July 22. not yet rated
Starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Richard Armitage
Based on Captain America by Marvel Comics


  hometown events  

May 11 @ 4 p.m. - Meet a Cowboy Author in Newcastle
Both teen & tween bookclubs will meet author Kody Keith and discuss his book Horace the Horse Threw a Shoe

Be sure to check out the event calendar to see all of the teen events happening at the hometown libraries in May: book clubs, cooking, gaming, and summer volunteer prep.

  book spotlight  

stack of booksThere are new teen books arriving at the library everyday. Be the first to know about these new books and check them out or place a hold . You can browse all the new titles at & even sign up for email alerts so you don't have to remember to visit the website.

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