Don't Miss Anything!

Check out our latest entries to make sure you don't miss any Teen Happenings at the library.
We'll post "Wii Game Days", news about "Teen Notes", "Made by Teens" events, and more.

Search through Good Stuff labels to find our posted sites on things that may interest you.

Use the comment section to give us suggestions for activities, discuss
topics with others, or ask for help finding information.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Back To School Bash

Tuesday, September 13 from 3:30PM to 5:30PM

It's A Party! Friends, Food, and Fun!

Find out what's new in the library this year. Turn in your Teen Survey for a chance to win prizes.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Pirate Captain's Daughter

by Eve Bunting

Catherine's life is about to change. Her mother has just fies and Catherine does not want to go and live with her Aunt. Can she get away with sharing her father's secret life on a pirate ship?



by Gary D. Schmidt

Doug Swieteck is back (from the Wednesday Wars)and living in New York in 1968. His Dad has lost his way, one of his brother's has been arrested for robbery, and the other brother is returning from Viet Nam. One day, Doug notices the amazing Audobon paintings of birds in a collectible book at the library and his own life starts to take a turn that will introduce him to new people and give him a chance to use art to overcome disaster.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Is This A Healthy Relationship?

Did you know that the first week in February has been designated Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week? The word "violence" sounds so drastic -- but just how do you know what really is a good relationship? What about all these sports figures and politicians, how did things go so wrong?

Relationship abuse is about more than physical abuse between boyfriend and girlfriend. It can be about friends telling you how to behave or how to dress. There is often abusive language or mean comments, and public or private putdowns. It can be a boyfriend or girlfriend controlling your actions -- asking where you have been or where you are going. Often it includes a person telling you who you can be friends with or how much time you should spend with your family members. Often these seemingly "just annoying" behaviors can escalate and lead to further mental and physical abuse.

You don't deserve to be treated badly. We've listed some web sites where you can go to learn what makes a healthy relationship, how other teens are coping with relationship issues, and suggestions for getting help if you think you are in a bad relationship. We also have listed some sites that teens like you are working on that encourage respect among peers.
If you are experiencing an unhealthy relationship do not just read about it -- get help now! Tell a parent, a teacher, an advisor -- anyone you trust. Make yourself heard!

Here are two pocket guides from Choose Respect an organization dedicated to promote awareness about the importance of healthy reelationships. Take the quiz with your friends -- how do you rate? (We'll print them out for you iof you like!)

"Healthy Relationships" Real-life situations that deal with unhealthy relationships in your family, with your friends, and in your dating life and tips for how to handle them.

"What is your relationship reality?" Real facts about teen relationships and a list of warning signals that things aren't right.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Get in the action this winter at Wii Game Days. Come in to the library and compete with your friends to see who will win the gold medal. Wii Game Days after school Friday, February and Friday, March. Sign up by sending us your name in the comment section to be first on the competitor list.

The Big Read

Tired of reality shows on TV? Become involved in our own library mystery event -- The Big Read featuring The Maltese Falcon. Check out the cool events surrounding this library-wide event @ The Big Read. Participation in some events may be limited to Ages 16 & Up. Younger teens can check out The Little Read.