PLS Teens eNewsletter - Dec 2011 - Holiday Season!

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PLS Teens
  Dear Visitor,  

You still have a few days left for Food for Fines. Bring a can, box, or bag of non-expired, non-perishable, unopened, undamaged food by Sunday December 4 and get $1 off your existing library fines up to $20! If you do not have fines on your account, you can still make a donation.

Food for Fines donations may not be used to pay lost item charges, nor to pay Unique Management fees associated with debt collection.

Organizations Food for Fines benefits:

  • Blanchard - Blanchard Lions Club
  • McLoud - Grace Point Church and Outreach
  • Moore - Brand Senior Center
  • Newcastle - Tri-City Hope Center
  • Noble - First State Bank, First Baptist Church, Discover Church, Maguire Farm Store
  • Norman - Salvation Army of Norman
  • Purcell - McClain County Christmas Collection
  • Shawnee - Shawnee Rescue Mission
  • Tecumseh - Pentecostal Church of God
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December is full of holidays, and so we have compiled a list of holiday themed stories. Check one out today and be entertained while stuck inside or on a long trip.


Hometown Libraries


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Library Closings

Dec. 23 - All libraries close at 6 p.m.

Dec. 24 & 25 - All libraries closed


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Since 1950, the National Book foundation has awarded the National Book Award to expceptional books written by Americans. Check out the 2011 award in Young People's Literature :

Winner - Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

     - Chime by Franny Billingsley
     - My Name is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson
     - Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin
     - Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

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movie poster for Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows
In theaters Dec. 16. not yet rated

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Jared Harris

Based on Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


movie poster for The Adventures of TintinThe Adventures of Tintin
In theaters Dec. 21. rated PG

Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig

Based on The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé




movie poster for We Bought a ZooWe Bought a Zoo
In theaters Dec. 23. not yet rated

Starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church

Based on We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee


movie poster for War HorseWar Horse
In theaters Dec. 25. rated PG-13

Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis

Based on War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

  hometown events  


Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. - Unique Christmas Tree Decorating - Make unique Christmas trees for your room or gifts for friends using styrofoam cones and fun decorations. All supplies provided. Registration required - call 793-4349, visit Information Services Desk, or register online.

Dec. 15 @ 6 p.m. - Pinecone Christmas Frame Ornaments - Bring your favorite photos to create pinecone keepsakes for the family. All supplies included. Registration required - call 793-4349, visit Information Services Desk or register online.

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Dec. 1 @ 4 p.m. - Gaming at your Library - Come play your favorite board and video games! Teens and Tweens

Dec. 8 @ 4 p.m. - Gingerbread Village - Make a gingerbread village to be displayed in the library for all to see! Registration required - call 598-5955, visit library, or register online. Ages 12-18

Dec. 8 @ 4:30 p.m. - Beaded Friendship Bracelets - Learn to make a beaded Friendship Bracelet out of Hemp. Make two Bracelets- one for you and one for your friend. The colored beads braided into the bracelet have special meaning, so choose carefully and let your friend know the meaning of the color. Snacks provided. Registration required - call 598-5955, visit library, or register online. Ages 7-11

Dec. 15 @ 4 p.m. - Books vs. Movies - We will be watching Sherlock Holmes and talk about the differences between the books and the movie. There will be refreshments! Teens and Tweens

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  book spotlight  

There are new teen books arriving at the library everyday. Be the first to know about new books and check them out or place a hold. You can browse all the new titles at You can even sign up for email alerts to be notified of new books immediately.

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