PLS Teens eNewsletter - September 2011 - Back to School

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Library Closings

Sept. 4 &5 -- All libraries will be closed for Labor Day holiday

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vote for your top ten books Have you read any of the books on the top ten teen book award nominee list?
If yes, then VOTE HERE until Septempber 16.
The winning books will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 16-22.

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list and nominators are members of teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Meet the 2010-2012 Top Ten Book Groups here.

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Get ready for these upcoming September movie releases based on books. Checkout the books from the library, and prepare for seeing the movie.



book jacket for Moneyball In theaters September 23. not yet rated

Starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill

Based on Moneyball by Michael Lewis




Seven Days in Utopia
book jacket for Golf's Sacred Journey In theaters September 2. rated G

Starring Robert Bear, Lucas Black and Madison Burge

Based on Golf's sacred Journey: seven days at the links of utopia by David Lamar Cook


  hometown events  

Sept 21st at 4 p.m.
Teens Cool Cooking. This is the first one of the year, so we will start with the basics of cooking: measuring. Registration preferred.

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Sept 15 @ 6 p.m.
Experiment with fingernail fashion through painting, stamping, drawing and sprinkling nails with your own unique style. All supplies are included. Registration is required.

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Sept 7th , @ 3:30 p.m.
Teens Wired Wednesday. Come enjoy some downtime by playing Wii and PS2 games with your friends. Snacks provided

Sept 21st @ 3:30 p.m.
Make an earth friendly terrarium out of recycled pop bottles. Registration preferred.

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  book spotlight  

If assigned school reading of the classics is not your style, try some of these modern teen books based on classic stories. Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters have all been updated to the 21st century.

Enter Three Witches by Caroline Cooney (Macbeth)
As a ward of the royal court, Mary has a behind-the-scenes view of the madness taking hold of the warrior and subsequent King Macbeth and his bride. And when Mary's father is executed for treason, Mary must use all of her cunning to escape the chaos unleashed by these power-hungry demagogues.

Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw (Cyrano de Bergerac)
Cyril, an overweight boy who is good friends with Rose but wishes he could be more, helps his best friend Nick woo her with culinary masterpieces which Cyril himself secretly creates. Includes recipes from the story.

Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman (The Great Gatsby)
Rick becomes friends with the popular new boy, Jake Garrett, football player and host of superlative parties, and in the process discovers the true nature of his schoolmates and uncovers the mystery of Jake's past.

Jane by April Lindner (Jane Eyre)
In this contemporary retelling of "Jane Eyre," an orphaned nanny becomes entranced with her magnetic and brooding employer, a rock star with a torturous secret from his past.

Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein (Hamlet)
In a story based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia tells of her life in the court at Elsinore, her love for Prince Hamlet, and her escape from the violence in Denmark.

Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg (Pride and Prejudice)
For Lizzie Bennett, a music scholarship student at Connecticut's exclusive, girls-only Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to the pompous Will Darcy, best friend of her roommate's boyfriend.

Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story by Lisa Fielder (Romeo and Juliet)
In a story based on the Shakespeare play, sixteen-year-old Roseline, who is studying to be a healer, becomes romantically entangled with the Montague family even as her beloved young cousin, Juliet Capulet, defies the family feud to secretly marry Romeo.

The Scarlet Letterman: A Bard Academy Novel by Cara Lockwood (The Scarlet Letter)
In her second semester at a boarding school for delinquent students, Miranda is having a good time as the girlfriend of the school's basketball star but finds herself drawn to Heathcliff, a literary character come to life who may also be attacking teachers.

Something Rotten by Alan Gratz (Hamlet)
In a contemporary story based on Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, Horatio Wilkes seeks to solve the murder of his friend Hamilton Prince's father in Denmark, Tennessee.

This Must be Love by Tui Sutherland (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Two good friends tell of strange occurrences between themselves and the boys they like during a high school production of "Romeo and Juliet," which are reminiscent of the magical world of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Wuthering High: A Bard Academy Novel by Cara Lockwood (Wuthering Heights)
Fifteen-year-old Miranda is sent to a boarding school for delinquent teens in Maine, but she can't tell if it is the unhappy ghosts or the other students who will cause her the most trouble when their lives begin mirroring plots in classic literature.

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