PLS Teens eNewsletter - April 2012 - Big Read

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PLS Teens
  Dear Visitor,  

The Big Read is the focus of April. The Pioneer Library System will present events focused on the bestselling novel "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan. This story about four immigrant Chinese women and their Americanized daughters explores mother-daughter relationships, immigration and cultural identity.

Ms. Tan will be giving a public talk on April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Great Hall of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. Check with your home town library for special teen Big Read events this month.

Here are some Teen books that complement "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan


Fiction Graphic Novel


Southwest Oklahoma City

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 April 8 - all libraries closed

  book spotlight  
Coming Soon to a Theater Near You. . .


movie poster for Titanic
Titanic 3-D
In theaters April 4 rated PG-13

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane

based on true story of RMS Titanic.


movie poster for The Lucky One
The Lucky One
In theaters April 20 rated PG-13

Starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner

Based on The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks



movie poster for Chimpanzee
In theaters April 20 rated G

Narrated by Tim Allen

based on true story of a chimpanzee.

  hometown events  

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April 12 @ 4 p.m. - Teen & Tween Book Clubs will meet together to discuss Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse and a special program presented by the Oklahoma History Center about living in the Dust Bowl days.

April 18 @ 3:30 p.m. - Learn the basics of calligraphy and make a name plate you can hang in your room or on your bedroom door. Register online or by calling 387-5076.


April 3 @ 5 p.m. - People vs. Boardom - Dungeons & Dragons,Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic, and other role play/collectable card game players welcome! Dinner provided. Register online or by calling 701-2620.

April 6 @ 6 p.m. - Poetry Slam - Perform short poems for an energetic audience and panel of judges. Competition is tournament style, with poets judged on their delivery, energy and poetry. Register online or by calling 701-2620.

March 5 - April 13 - 16th Annual Poetry Writing Contest - Open to middle & high school students and adults. Entry forms available at the library. Writers may enter up to 3 poems. Deadline is April 13 @ 6 p.m.

April 26 @ 6 p.m. - Poetry Celebration - Winners of the 16th Annual Poetry Writing Contest will be announced and writers will be on hand to read their poems.


April 3 @ 4 p.m. - Decorate a Poem - Bring your favorite poem to decorate and display in the library. Don't have a favorite poem? Discover one! Register online or by calling 979-2200


April 3 @ 4 p.m. - Make Paper Lanterns - paint your own paper lantern. Register online or by calling 598-5955

book jacket for American Born ChineseApril 10 @ 4 p.m. - Teen Book club meets to discuss the Graphic Novel, American Born Chinese by Gene Luan Yang

April 17 @ 4 p.m. - Books vs. Movies - Watch the movie version of the Iron Man story and discuss how it compares to the book version.

April 24 @ 4 p.m. - Gaming at your Library-Come play your favorite video games!

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