Teen Scene

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Teen Book Recommendations

Members of our Teen Advisory Board recently recommended some of their favorite books at a meeting. Katie Rose says Eyes Like Stars is "a romance/fantasy novel set inside The Theater, a play house that not only has every play known to man, but all the characters actually live there. But read this...

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Hunger Games Fan Fest Photos

On Wednesday, over one hundred Hunger Games fans gathered at the library to participate in our fan fest, marking the debut of the movie and celebrating the best-selling young adult book series by Suzanne Collins. Participants had to complete 4 out of 6 stations in our training camp to earn a...

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Teen Fiction Review: How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Two very different girls--17-year-old sarcastic Jill who is grieving the sudden death of her father, and sweet-as-sugar 18-year-old Mandy who becomes pregnant--are brought together when Jill's mother decides she wants to adopt Mandy's baby. Chapters alternate between Jill's and Mandy's perspectives...

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Palatine Library to Host The Hunger Games Fan Fest

A movie based on The Hunger Games, a best-selling teen fiction series by Suzanne Collins, is coming soon to a theater near you! The Palatine Public Library District is hosting a unique celebration featuring tie-in activities, refreshments, and prizes on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 7:00-8:00 p.m...

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March 7: The CSI Effect

Interested in forensics? Get the inside scoop on the sights, smells, and science of Crime Scene Investigations this Wednesday, March 7 from 7:00--8:30 pm. Mystery authors Seargeant Michael A. Black and Lieutenent Dave Case will demonstrate how to break down a crime scene in this high-interest,...

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Teen Program: Bottle Cap Frames

Learn how to frame anything inside a bottle cap! You can use hand-written notes, magazine cut-outs, stickers, or photos. Feel free to bring a special image or two, or you can use a template that we provide. This class is next Wednesday, February 22 in the Storyrooms. Register online here. All...

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Teens: 3rd Annual RockBand Tournament!

Monday, February 6; 7:00--8:30 pm Silly string: check Glow sticks: check Snacks: check Ugly Trophies: check Prizes: check!!! Could you be the lucky winner of one of these designer trophies? Sign up HERE to attend our program tomorrow. You can compete in a band (either form your own or we...

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Teen Review: Girl Meets Boy

Here's a thought-provoking book review written by Carly S., an 11th grader and one of our new Teen Advisory Board members. If you like short stories, you might enjoy checking this out! "Girl Meets Boy explores six different two-sided accounts on the various struggles teenage romantic relationships...

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3rd Annual Wii RockBand Tournament: February 6

Form a band of up to four members to compete in one of our most popular teen programs! Prizes will be awarded for the coveted Best-Themed Team Title, Best Overall Performance, Best Fan, and Best Cheering Section. Costumes encouraged! When: Monday, Feb. 6, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Where: Main Library Who:...

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Illinois Readers Choice Awards: Campaigning: January 2 – February 28

Have you been reading books nominated for the Monarch, Bluestem, Rebecca Caudill or Abraham Lincoln awards? Drop in and fill out a drawing entry form describing your favorite nominated book for a chance to win a copy of the top title! Homeschooled children may be eligible to vote through the...

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