Teens Blog

  • Claymation this Summer

    by smackdaisley@evpl on Wednesday, May 2 2012, 10:48am
    As summer begins to roll around, you may be looking for some fun things to do. If the Evansville heat index is too much, try stopping by the library for a series of animation programs made possible through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. I’m...
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  • He Says, She Says -- Getting Both Sides of the Story

    by kiya@evpl on Saturday, March 31 2012, 9:46am
    It's intriguing to hear both sides of a story - especially if you aren't personally involved, or stuck in the middle. I like books which cover the same events from two or more perspectives. There are a lot of books coming out now which show multiple...
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  • Finding a Good Book

    by kiya@evpl on Sunday, March 11 2012, 3:14pm
    How do you hear about new books to read? Friends' suggestions? YouTube book trailers ? Recommendations from Amazon? Best seller lists? Just browsing at the bookstore? Authors' blogs? [Here's a link to one of my favorite author blogs.] Asking...
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  • Teen Read Week Winners!

    by smackdaisley@evpl on Monday, November 7 2011, 11:27am
    Teen Read Week Results Special thanks go to all of the teens who voted in our Teen Read Week challenge. We have counted the votes and declared the top five favorite books system wide. These book selections reflect the young adult readers at our libraries...
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  • Teen Read Week Challenge

    by smackdaisley@evpl on Saturday, October 15 2011, 9:41am
    TEEN READ WEEK Teen Read Week is an initiative started in 1998 by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Libraries annually celebrate Teen Read Week in an effort to reach young adult audiences. Events, contests, and programs are aimed at teens...
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  • Fall Gaming: A Place to Kinect

    by smackdaisley@evpl on Saturday, October 1 2011, 5:45pm
    Our fall edition of weekend gaming kicks off this Saturday! If you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like in a video game, now is the time to join us. New this fall we’ll have Xbox 360 Kinect, the motion sensing game system. No controller...
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  • The Hunger Games Series!

    by KickinLibrarian@evpl on Friday, August 12 2011, 9:09am
    Last fall when I was preparing my presentations for Teen Read Week, I came across the book Catching Fire . I did not think much of it as I added it to the list of books to talk about in the schools I was visiting. Then Teen Read Week came and my visits...
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  • Laser Light Photography for Teens

    by smackdaisley@evpl on Thursday, August 4 2011, 12:22pm
    Laser Light Photography for Teens In 1949, LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited the artist Pablo Picasso in the south of France. He showed Picasso some images of ice skaters with lights fixed to their skates. The skaters were photographed in a darkened...
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  • Teen Facebook Page

    by KickinLibrarian@evpl on Tuesday, April 5 2011, 8:29am
    Hey Teens! Stay connected with the latest teen news and events on the EVPL Teen Scene! Hang out with friends, surf the Net, check out some of the hottest new books or DVDs, or come to one of our many free events. Check out the EVPL Teen Scene- our teen...
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  • Interested in poetry?

    by SeeJaneRead@evpl on Wednesday, January 26 2011, 9:36am
    Then the Poetry Writer’s Workshop is for you! Instructor Shawna Rodenberg, local poet and Creative Writing MFA candidate, will lead this two part workshop on poetry. Participants will explore traditional poetry styles and forms and learn techniques...
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  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown

    by KickinLibrarian@evpl on Monday, January 10 2011, 6:27pm
    Junior year is drawing to a close when Valerie's boyfriend, Nick, comes to school one morning and begins to shoot people in the Commons. At the end of the shooting spree, six people are dead and many are wounded, including Valerie. Within hours the...
  • Teen Gaming Night

    by KickinLibrarian@evpl on Sunday, January 9 2011, 3:19pm
    DDR? Rock Band? Had a long day at school and looking for something fun to do? Check out Teen Gaming Night @ Central! Tuesday, January 11 from 6:00-7:30pm. Join us for a fun night of gaming, food, and fun!
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  • Learn to Speak German!

    by SeeJaneRead@evpl on Tuesday, December 28 2010, 2:39pm
    Join instructor Hollan Staker in this dynamic German course! This class will cover pronunciation, basic vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and cultural points. The ample activities and exercises and use of multimedia supplements will provide participants...
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  • Attention Tweens and Teens! Reader's Theatre @ EVPL!

    by KickinLibrarian@evpl on Wednesday, December 1 2010, 10:49am
    Calling all Tweens and Teens! EVPL Reader's Theatre! Ever dreamed about writing your own script? Do you have a flair for the stage? If you are looking for something to do over Winter Break, this program is just for you! Join librarians in the first...
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  • There are things worse than death...

    by bookchick@evpl on Tuesday, November 23 2010, 12:50pm
    "Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is Furnace." So begins Alex Sawyer's new life inside Furnace, a high security prison built to house the worst of the worst juvenile offenders. A life of harsh rules rules. A life of hard labor and brutality...
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