PLS Teens eNewsletter- July 2011

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PLS Teens
  Dear Visitor,  

There is still time for you to travel the world with the "You Are Here" Summer Reading Challenge. Visit your hometown library in July to participate in learning the nationality of your clothes, eating international cuisine, and winning prizes.

flip cameraSign up for the "You Are Here" Teen Summer Reading Challenge at your library or online and receive a free string backpack and the chance to win valuable prizes. Each library will award one lucky teen a HD Flip Camera which can record hours of video and is compatible with any computer. Many libraries will award additional prizes to teens who participate in Summer reading activities.

Already signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge and attended a Summer program at the library? Then fill out an online survey to rate the program. Each time you fill out the survey, you can earn another punch in your punch card and get closer to winning prizes.

Visit your hometown library for details about programs, contests, and prizes.


Hometown Libraries

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Library Closings

July 2 - McLoud library closed for Blackberry Parade

July 4 - All libraries closed for Independence Day

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  book spotlight  

vote for your top ten books
The 2011 Teens' Top Ten nominations are here! Read all twenty-five books on the list this Summer and get ready to vote for the 2011 nominees August 22 through Septempber 16.

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Books as Movies

Take a look at these upcoming July movies based on books teens will enjoy. All these books are available at the library so check them out and read them before watching the movie.



Transformers: Dark of the Moon
movie poster for Transformers: Dark of the Moon In theaters July 1. rated PG-13

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson

Based on Transformers by IDW/Hasbro Comics


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
book jacket for Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsIn theaters July 15. rated PG-13

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

Based on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling




Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
book jacket for Snow Flower and the Secret FanIn theaters July 15. rated PG-13

Starring Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun and Vivian Wu

Based on Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See


Captain America
movie poster for Captain Amerca In theaters July 22. not yet rated

Starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Richard Armitage

Based on Captain America by Marvel Comics

  hometown events  

Don't miss a thing! Take a look at all the traveling programs visiting each hometown library. There is self defense, eerie stories and more. Check out the event calendar to see everything happening in July.

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Kelsey Timmerman will be at each of our hometown libraries July 26 at 2 p.m. through Skype to discuss his book, Where Am I Wearing. In his book, Timmerman shares his global trek to find the factories that manufactured his clothing. Tracking a T-shirt, underwear, jeans, and flip-flops leads him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia and China. Come meet the author, hear his story, and ask questions. His website is:

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Newcastle stampWith Summer heating up, Newcastle has cool programs for you in July:
- Listen to Eerie Stories of Oklahoma with Greg Rodgers on July 8 @2 p.m.
- Learn Self Defense for anywhere you are with Katherine Taylor on July 15 @ 2 p.m.
- Taste some awesome Mexican cuisine with Mickey Simpson on July 22 @ 2 p.m.
- Wrap up the summer by learning the art of corking, a Canadian craft, with Carolyn Carpentier on July 29 @ 2 p.m.
Bring a friend and join us at the Newcastle Public Library. See you there!

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Norman stampNorman will finish the Summer with fun July programs:
- Experience two chances to cook tasty international food July 5 & July 12 @ 2 p.m.
- Enjoy a Bollywood movie , henna, belly dancing and Eastern food July 8 @ 2 p.m.
- Watch Part 1 of J.K Rowling's final wizard battle at the library for free July 15 @ 6 p.m.
- Listen to Eerie Stories of Oklahoma with Greg Rodgers July 19 @ 2 p.m.
- Close out the Summer Reading Challenge with the "You Were There" party July 22 @ 2 p.m. Play video games, make recycled bags, and win prizes! A 32GB iPod touch, Flip camera, Best Buy gift card, & Starbucks gift card will be given away.

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pile of books
Beat the July heat by reading one of the brand new books arriving at the library everyday. Browse all the new titles at and find a book to read in a cool place. You can even sign up for email alerts so you can be notified of new books immediately.

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