Teen Book Club

Posted by - October 15, 2019

Event Details Join us for our monthly book club! This month, we will discuss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, a book published through the NaNoWriMo challenge! The first 12 people to register will receive a loan copy of the book to check out. This program is intended for ages 12-18. Registration is required."The circus

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NaNoWriMo Teen Writing Hour

Posted by - October 11, 2019

Event Details Calling all teen writers! Can you write a novel in a month? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November 1-30. Join us for write-ins in the Buffalo Mountain Room (next to the teen area), Fridays in November from 3:30-5:00. Drop in and bring your writing for review or discussion if desired, or come

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NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

Posted by - October 11, 2019

Event Details Calling all teen writers! Can you write a novel in a month? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November 1-30. Join us for write-ins in the Buffalo Mountain Room (next to the teen area), Fridays in November from 3:30-5:00. Drop in and bring your writing for review or discussion if desired, or come

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Posted by - October 8, 2019

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 8/27, 9/17, 10/29, and 11/26. TAB members must fill out a volunteer application and have membership approved by a Teen Librarian before joining as

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Mafia Murder Mystery Party

Posted by - October 1, 2019

Event Details Join us for our favorite card game, some tricks, and lots of treats! Let's find out "who did it." Costumes are encouraged, but not required. This program is 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

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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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Summer Reading is Here!

Posted by - May 24, 2019

There are things that signify the beginning of summer: the last day of school, humidity, lightning bugs, and (best of all!) your library’s Summer Reading Program. Summer Reading is an annual nationwide program that encourages people of all ages to spend their summers reading as much as possible. People register with their library and set

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Calling All Sci-Fi & Comic Fandom Artists!

Posted by - May 12, 2019

Your library is holding an art contest as part of its fandom convention, LibCon III: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, on Saturday, June 22! The contest is open to all ages and will be judged in three categories: children (ages 11 and under), teens (ages 12-18), and adults (ages 18+). Submissions should be family-friendly

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