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Short on cash and need something to do? 
With the Discover & Go program you can reserve discounted and free museum tickets. 

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Here are just some of the museums that participate:

The California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)
The Charles M Schulz Museum (Santa Rosa)
Exploratorium (San Francisco)
Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (Oakland)

Pacific Coast Air Museum (Santa Rosa)
Pacific Pinball Museum (Alameda)
Sonoma County Museum (Santa Rosa)
The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose) IMAX Theater

Use Discover & Go with your Sonoma County Library card number and PIN for free or discounted passes to museums and more.

  • You can search for passes by date or by location.
  • To reserve a pass, you must be at least 15 years old and you must live in Sonoma County.
  • You may have up to 2 reserved passes per library card at a time.
  • You may cancel a reservation if you have not printed the pass (once printed, it is not able to be cancelled).
  • Every venue determines how many tickets they make available, and at what discount level.

****Dont for get to check out the events at your local library!

March Teen Calendar      April Teen Calendar      May Teen Calendar

 

Teen Book Review: Not Exactly a Love Story

Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis
Review by Anna, Sonoma Valley Branch

Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis is, despite the title, a love story. Vinnie is new in town, and by great circumstances he acquires a girl’s number. But not just any girl’s number, Patsy’s number, Vinnie’s cute next-door neighbor. He calls her that night with the total intention of asking her out, but instead he chokes and stays silent as she accuses him of many bad deeds. What started as a bad situation turns into a charming set of phone calls late at night where Vinnie and Patsy talk about everything, even though Vinnie is just the Voice on the Phone. But Patsy doesn’t like Vinnie in person, so how can he ever really date her?

I don’t usually like corny love stories, and I didn’t like this one. But, that’s just me. Not completely predictable, it does leave you guessing at times. I think it’s a cute story with a plot line that could potentially happen. If you enjoy love stories, you’ll like this one. Read at your leisure and enjoy the lives of Vinnie and Patsy.

Monster Make-Up!

Last Friday 14 teens went to Rohnert Park's Monster Make-Up Program.  They met with an theater make-up artist who showed them how to do a zombie, gargoyle and fairy.  Here are some photos from this event:

Missed out on Rohnert Park's program?  Sebastopol is hosting a Teen Monster Make-up Workshop TODAY at 3:30!

Award Winners!

Printz Award:  Excellence in literature for young adults:

In Darkness by Nick Lake
Summary provided by our catalog:  "In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804."

Printz Award Honor Books:

   

"The White Bicycle" by Beverley Brenna (The library does not own this title yet!  Stay tuned!)

 

More 2012 Staff Picks!

Recommended by Sandra at Central                              Recommended by Sandra at Central

 

 

Recommended by Sandra at Central                              Recommended by Sandra at Central

 

  

Recommended by Rachel at Central

2012 Staff Picks

 

Recommended by Kathy D. at Central                           Recommended by Kathy D. at Central

 

 

Recommended by Genny & Kathy D. at Central           Recommended by Geoffrey at Central

 

  

Recommended by Geoffrey & Kathy D. at Central       Recommended by Kathy D. at Central

 

                                              

Recommended by Tiffany at Sebastopol                     Recommended by Rebecca at Central

              & Charity at Healdsburg

 

                                                

Recommended by Rebecca at Central                             Recommended by Genny at Central

 

                                              

Recommended by Nancy at Northwest                            Recommended by Kim at Northwest

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

        

Recommended by Rebecca & Kathy D. at Central    Recommended by Nancy at Northwest

                 & Tiffany at Sebastopol