Star Wars Celebration

Posted by - November 26, 2019

Event Details Celebrate the release of the newest Star Wars episode with games, crafts, trivia, food, and a cosplay contest! Cosplays are encouraged but not required. 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

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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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Gingerbread House Competition

Posted by - November 19, 2019

Event Details Build your most impressive gingerbread house in one hour! All supplies will be provided by the library. Prizes go to the top 3 designs. 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

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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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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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