Monday, September 26, 2011

Book Worth Reading: REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donnelly

Who doesn't love a good page turner?  Last year, I read Jennifer Donnelly's A Northern Light, which in the end I did decide was a good book, but it probably took me a few weeks to get through it--not exactly one I couldn't bear to put down.

From the first page of her new book Revolution I was hooked.  Even though it was quite a bit longer than her other book, I easily knocked it out in less than a week.  It has so many elements that I am drawn too:  a dark, edgy, self destructive main character with a mysterious past;  a peek into the lives of the gossip girl style, too rich, Upper East Side teens; a ghost story like quality; time travel; and the contrast between the current racial tensions and violence in Paris and the blood and gore of the French Revolution.

If you want to read for fun, check this one out.  Let me know if you like it!

Want to share your own book review?  Soon you will be able to send us your reviews and we will post them on the blog.  If your review of a book not already reviewed on our blog gets chosen to be posted, you will receive a free book! (only one free book per month).  More details coming soon!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Poster Contest Workshop Coming Soon!

Excited about the Teen Read Week poster contest but need some help getting started?  Teen Centers is holding a poster a workshop at the Hampton Illinois branch library on Saturday, October 8th at 2:00 PM. 

We will have the books from the Teen's Top Ten nominee list for your inspiration, as well as poster making supplies and snacks.  You just bring your creativity!

Remember, one winner will be chosen from each library branch to receive a gift certificate!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hey Teens! What do you want to see at YOUR library?

We want to make sure that everything we bring to you is exactly what you want to see.  Want to help us out?  Take this quick 5 question survey to let us know what you are thinking.  We are here to serve you!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Movie Poster Contest

Vote For Your Favorite Books of 2011!

Teen Read Week 2011

Here at Teen Centers, we are gearing up for the 2011 National Teen Read Week.  The theme this year is Picture It @ your library®, which encourages teens to read graphic novels and other illustrated materials, seek out creative books, or imagine the world through literature, just for the fun of it.

We will be celebrating TRW in branches all over Dallas.  More details about event dates and times to come.  

Have an idea for a program that you would like to have at your library's teen center?  Tell somebody--post your ideas here!