Book Spotlight: Shiver

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Review by Kathy, Children Services Coordinator,  Central Branch
A true werewolf love story, unlike that wishy-washy mainstream book-to-movie series that’s popular right now.  Great characters, and I liked how the tension kept building as the temperature was dropping.  Will he change?  Won’t he?  Will she?  Is there really a cure?  Will Jack give them all away?  Read to find out!  And I sure hope there is a sequel!

New Books!

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Teenspace would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday Teenspace won’t be updated again until Monday, November 30th.  We hope to see you on Monday!  Eat lots of turkey.  Gobble! Gobble!

Seeking Teen Book Reviewers

Do you like to read?  Do you want to tell someone about a great book you just finished?  Become a teen book reviewer.  Teenspace is looking for teens who like to read, what to tell others about reading, and is looking for a way to give back to their community.  This volunteer position is easy and fun.  There are no deadlines, no word requirement, just a chance to tell other teens about your favorite books.

To get started click on “Become a Teen Book Review” and fill out the simple form.  Or e-mail Tiffany at teenspace@sonoma.lib.ca.us.

Stuffed Creatures @ Rincon Valley

Yesterday 20 teens participated in the Stuffed Creatures event at the Rincon Valley library.  Some teens created ugly dolls, some created cute dolls and one boy created pacman!  It was a lot of fun!  Here are some of the finished stuffed creatures dolls made yesterday.

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Did you know that the Rincon Valley library has a facebook page?!?  You can find these pictures on their facebook page too!

Book Spotlight: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

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The Luxe Series Contest!

The final book in The Luxe series is out!  If you log on to The Luxe website you can enter to win the complete series!  This contest ends December 14th.  If you like reading The Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar you will love The Luxe series!  The Luxe series is The Gossip Girl in the 19th century.  You want to read this series in order. 
The Luxe
Rumors
Envy
Splendor

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Testing & Education Reference Center

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Sonoma County Library has several online databases you can access from home with your library card number.  Many of these databases will help you with research papers.  However, if you are planning on taking the SATs or ACTs  the Testing & Education Reference Center can help you prepare for the exam.

 

The Testing & Education Reference Center has a wealth of information for all Sonoma County Library patrons.  You can read online study guides and take practice tests for the following exams:

GED – AP – ASVAB – HSPT – CAHSEE – CLEP – ACT – PSAT – SAT – SAT Subject Tests – GRE – MCAT – LSAT – GMAT – TOEFL

You can also find:

 

  • College and University Information
  • Distance Education Programs
  • Undergraduate Scholarships

 

You can access all of this from your home computer with a valid Sonoma County Library card.