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Teen Lounge @ Healdsburg Public Library

Come hang out in the Library on Mondays after school from 3-5pm. We're showing movies on the big screen, playing board games, shredding on Guitar Hero and burning rubber with Mario Cart. Snacks and drinks provided. Everything's free, no membership or library card required, though we do hope you'll get a library card to check out a book now and then. This is your space to chill, chat, and play. Call Rachel at 433-3772 ext. 5 for more information.

New Science Fiction!

Teen Movie Afternoon @ the Rincon Valley Library

No School on Monday?  Looking for something to do?  Come to the Rincon Valley Library at 2:40 for a teen movie.   The movie will be on the big screen and is free.  We are showing a popular movie based from a popular book.  What to know more information?  Call Tiffany @ 537-0162 ext. 5.  Free popcorn and drinks.   Can't wait to see you there!

Short Stories

Do you have a favorite author?  Think you have read everything by that author?  Did you know that many young adult authors write short stories?  You could be missing a story from your favorite author.  Are you unsure about an author?  Read one of their short stories to get a feel for their writing style.  Here are some of the authors that are included in our list of short stories:  M.T. Anderson, Sarah Dessen, John Green, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Stephenie Meyer, Garth Nix, Neal Shusterman, Vivian Vande Velde, Nancy Werlin and Scott Westerfeld.

21 Dresses
Authors include:  Libba Bray, Jacqueline Woodson, Ned Vizzini, John Green, Sarah Mylnowski, Melissa de la Cruz, Holly Black, Brent Hartinger, Lisa Sandell, Will Leitch, Leslie Margolis, Cecily von Ziegesar, E. Lockhart, Jodi Anderson, David Levithan, Dan Ehrenhaft, Liz Craft, Aimee Friedman, and Adrienne Vrettos
666:  the number of the beast
Authors include:  Peter Abrahams, Christopher Pike, Joyce Carol Oates, Heather Graham, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Robin Wasserman and Melissa de la Cruz.
Firebirds Rising
Authors include:  Francesca Lia Block, Alan Dean Foster, Diana Wynne Jones, Tanith Lee and Tamora Pierce
First Kiss (then tell)
Authors include:  Deb Caletti, Nikki Grimes, Shannon Hale, Sarah Mlynowski, Donna Jo Napoli and Scott Westerfeld
Gothic!:  ten original dark tales
Authors include:  M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and Vivian Vande Velde
Let it Snow:  three holiday romances
Even though these stories take place during the holiday season they will warm your heart all year around.
Authors:  John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.
Love is Hell
Authors include:  Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld and Gabrielle Zevin
No such thing as the real world:  stories about growing up and getting a life

Authors include:  M.T. Anderson, K.L. Going, Chris Lynch, Jacqueline Woodson
Prom Nights From Hell
Authors include:  Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe and Stephenie Meyer
The Restless Dead:  ten original stories of the supernatural
Authors include:  Annette Curtis Klause, Deborah Noyes, Libba Bray, M.T Anderson and Holly Black
Troll's Eye View:  a book of villainous tales
Authors include:  Garth Nix, Nancy Farmer, Holly Black, and Neil Gaiman
Sideshow:  ten original tales of freaks, illusionists, and other matters odd and magical
Authors include:  Vivian Vande Velde, Annette Curtis Klause, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Matt Phelan
Twice Told:  original stories inspired by original art
Authors include:  Sarah Dessen, John Green, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Neal Shusterman and Nancy Werlin
What are you afraid of?:  stories about phobias
Authors include:  Gail Giles, David Lubar and Neal Shusterman
Vacations from Hell
Authors include:  Sarah Mlynowski, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare and Libba Bray

Have you read any of these books?!?  We want to know.  Tell us what you think, leave a comment or two.

TeensHealth

Do you have questions about body piercing?  Obesity?  The Reproductive System?  Marijuana?  The TeensHealth website may have the answers you are looking for.  It covers these topics and much much more. 

Let's Play Ball: Stories with baseball

Do you love playing baseball?  Watching baseball?  Check out these titles:

Beanball by Gene Fehler
Bull Catcher by Alden R. Carter
The Comeback Season by Jennifer Smith
My Brother's Keeper by Patricia McCormick
Over the Wall by John Ritter
Painting the Black by Carl Deuker
Playing the Field by Phil Bildner
7 Days at the Hot Corner by Terry Trueman
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge
Striking Out by Will Weaver

 

Mystery: a Reading List

Do you enjoy a good mystery?  Do you like the solve the ending on your own?  Try these books and tell us what you think!

Acceleration by Graham McNamee
Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles
Desert Crossing by Elise Broach
Down the Rabbit Hole:  an Echo Falls mystery by Peter Abrahams
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells
The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls by Bennett Madison
The Rag & Bone Shop by Robert Cormier
The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks
Virals by Kathy Reichs

Twilight

Twilight Cover
Did you enjoy Twilight? Are you interested in reading some other titles similar to Twilight? Here is a list of titles you may enjoy. Check them out! Don't forget to tell us what you think of these books.

www.MyFirstPaycheck.com

Are you looking for a job and need help? www.MyFirstPaycheck.com can help you. This website is designed specially for teens looking for a job. It offers advice on how to build a resume, interview skills and job resources for teens. Employers can post jobs for teens too. However, currently there are no jobs in the Santa Rosa area but maybe that will change soon.

September is Get a Library Card Month

September is Get a Library Card Month. Getting a library card can enhance your life in more ways than one. These days it seems like everything is getting more expensive. Going to a movie with friends can set you back a lot more than it used to. Sometimes you have to choose between paying bills and buying your favorite new CD. And it’s not always possible to pay for a computer and the internet access you need to make the most of your computer. Did you know that your local public library owns all the current movie titles you're dying to see? Or that you can check out the newest and hottest music CDs from your local public library ? Did you know that you can download free audio books using your library card? Need help finding information on home improvement projects, personal fitness, paying for college or writing the great American novel? Librarians are available in person and online to help you find the information you’re looking for. Need to type a homework assignment, resume, or catch up on your email? The library offers free internet access and word processing. The library has all these resources and more. And it's all free with your library card. September is Get a Library Card Month. Stop by your local library today to sign up for a free library card and to learn more about what the library has to offer you.

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