Teen Writing Club

Posted by - January 24, 2020

Event Details Visit the teen area on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 to work on your creative writing and receive tips and inspiration from staff or other teen writers. Writing club participants will also receive information on how to submit their work to JCPL's new teen literary digest. *This program is intended for ages 12-18. Event Type(s):

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Posted by - January 21, 2020

Event Details Brokenhearted and bitter? Single and spectacular? Join us for games, crafts, and food during our annual Anti-Valentine's Day Party for teens. *This program is intended for ages 12-18. Registration is required. Event Type(s): Teen Program, Teen Calendar, Website Teen Age Group(s): 12 – 18 year olds Katelyn Wolfe (423) 434-4349 katelyn.wolfe@jcpl.org Register For

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Teen Book Club

Posted by - January 15, 2020

Event Details Join us to discuss Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. The first 10 participants to register for this book club will receive a copy of the book to keep. *This program is intended for ages 12-18. Registration is required."When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Posted by - January 7, 2020

Event Details Teen Advisory Board (TAB) volunteers meet in the teen area once a month to share thoughts on how to make the library better. TAB meetings will be held on 1/28, 2/25, 3/31, and 4/28. TAB members must fill out a volunteer application and have membership approved by a Teen Librarian before joining as

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Take Time to Listen: New Teen Non-Fiction Audiobooks

Posted by - November 25, 2019

Thanks to our Teen Services Library Clerk, Tiffany Watson, for sharing her thoughts on our new audiobooks in the teen collection! Christmas break is fast approaching, and with school out for a couple weeks, it may be time to try something new to break up the boredom. Come to your Library and check out the

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Staff Book Review: The Golden Compass

Posted by - November 12, 2019

Thanks to Library Clerk Rachel Hulshult for sharing her thoughts on “The Golden Compass”! You can find it in several different formats here. —– Although Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series was popular when I was growing up, it’s one young adult fantasy series I had never read. When I heard that HBO was doing

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Write Your Story During “NaNoWriMo”

Posted by - November 4, 2019

November is National Novel Writing Month (also known as “NaNoWriMo”) and people across the country celebrate by undertaking personal writing projects. The challenge of the month, to write 50,000 words in 30 days, is meant to encourage writers to simply get words on paper and then edit later. Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe says, “People often

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Banned Books Week

Posted by - September 18, 2019

In 1960, John F. Kennedy said, “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives

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Back-to-School Databases

Posted by - August 7, 2019

Can you believe that the new school year is already here? As you get back into the rhythm of the academic year, keep in mind that your library provides access to free online resources to assist in your learning, research, testing, and more. Below you’ll find descriptions of a few databases; access these and others

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Staff Book Review: Bone’s Gift

Posted by - July 25, 2019

Thanks to Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe for sharing her thoughts on this young adult novel! Bone’s Gift by Angie Smibert is the first book in the young adult series Ghosts of Ordinary Objects. The book follows 12-year-old Bone, who lives in a rural Virginia mining town during World War II. With her Mama dead

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