South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Valentine Creations!

Join us Thursday, February 11th from 3-4:30 p.m. for chocolate, trivia and cards! All the chocolate has melted…can you guess what candy bar it was? Do you know how many Valentine’s are exchanged each year? Learn the answers while you make your own valentines for friends or family!

Open to grades 6 and up. Registration is preferred but not required for this event, call the library at 789-1555 for more information.

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New Finds & Hidden Treasures

New Finds & Hidden Treasures is our new weekly book spotlight! Every Monday we’ll let you know about one of our great books from the new section as well as a related hidden treasure that you may have missed the first time around.

Check out this week’s titles:

New Find…
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.
Nina Harrison, fanged at fifteen and still living with her mother, hates the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night. Even if she does appreciate Dave, who was in a punk band when he was alive, nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until one of group members is mysteriously destroyed by a silver bullet. With Nina (determined to prove that vamps aren’t useless or weak) and Dave (secretly in love with Nina) at the helm, the misfit vampires soon band together to track down the hunter, save a werewolf, and keep the world safe from the likes of themselves.
And a Hidden Treasure…
Suck It Up by Brian Meehl Are you up to your neck in bloodsucking vampire stories?

Tired of those tales about dentally enhanced dark lords?

Before I wrote this book I thought all vampires were night-stalking, fangpopping, bloodsucking fiends. Then I met Morning McCobb. He’s a vegan vampire who drinks a soy-blood substitute called Blood Lite. He believes staking should be a hate crime. And someday he hopes to march in a Vampire Pride Parade. He was also the first vampire to out himself and try to show people of mortality, like you and me, that vampires are just another minority with special needs. Trust me—this is like no other vampire book you’ll ever feed on.

So, as my buddy Morning says, “Pop the lid, and suck it up.”

Other titles you may like:

  • Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
  • Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez
  • Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (Maybe) by Kimberly Pauley

Sound good? Check the library catalog for availability. And don’t forget to check back for all new suggestions next Monday!

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7th-9th Grade Book Group

The 7th-9th Grade Book Group will be meeting to discuss Escape From Memory by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Snacks will be served and new members are always welcome. No registration is required; books are available in advance at the Peace Dale Library. Stop in or call the library at 789-1555 for more information.

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New Finds & Hidden Treasures

New Finds & Hidden Treasures is our new weekly book spotlight! Every Monday we’ll let you know about one of our great books from the new section as well as a related hidden treasure that you may have missed the first time around.

Check out this week’s titles:

New Find…
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek’s and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

And a Hidden Treasure…
Airman by Eoin Colfer Conor Broekhart was born to fly.

It is the 1890s, and Conor and his family live on the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days studying the science of flight with his tutor and exploring the castle with the king’s daughter, Princess Isabella. But the boy’s idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a deadly conspiracy against the king. When Conor intervenes, he is branded a traitor and thrown into jail on the prison island of Little Saltee. There, he has to fight for his life, as he and the other prisoners are forced to mine for diamonds in inhumane conditions.
There is only one way to escape Little Saltee, and that is to fly. So Conor passes the solitary months by scratching drawings of flying machines into the prison walls. The months turn into years, but eventually the day comes when Conor must find the courage to trust his revolutionary designs and take to the skies.

Other titles you may like:

  • Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
  • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Sound good? Check the library catalog for availability. And don’t forget to check back for all new suggestions next Monday!

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2010 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees

What was your favorite? Perhaps it was the non-stop thrilling action of Hunger Games. Or maybe the adventures of feisty heroine Frankie as she takes over her prep school in The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. What ever it was, we want to know!

Voting has begun for the 2010 Rhode Island Teen Book Award! Read three (or more!) of the nominated titles, then stop in at the Peace Dale Library before February Vacation and place your vote. The winner will be announced in March! For more information about the Rhode Island Teen Book Award, ot to see previous years’ nominees and winners, check out their website.

Recommended for Middle School Students
Darkside by Thomas Becker
Jonathan’s father is in an asylum. He finds secret messages from his father that lead him to the Darkside of London that is ruled by Jack the Ripper’s children. Can he survive?
Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
When Leela is unexpectedly widowed at age 12, her carefree life ends. But with India changing, can Leela learn what she needs to change her circumstances, too?
Schooled by Gordon Korman
When Capricorn’s hippie grandmother falls ill and she can no longer continue to homeschool him, he must attend public school and experience life with his peers for the first time.
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
Addie lives in a small trailer with her neglectful mother, but she longs for a normal family and to live with her step-father and half-sisters.
Recommended for All Students
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Jenna is a 17 year old who awakens from a coma after a serious accident only to learn a startling truth about herself in this novel where technology knows no bounds.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Frankie Landau-Banks turns her boarding school’s secret society traditions upside down in this fun, feminist, and highly disreputable romp!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Welcome to the Hunger Games, a Capitol-endorsed reality TV show in which Katniss can only prevail by killing the other players … even Peeta, who once saved her from starvation.
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Celia Galante
When her grandmother takes Agnes, her brother, and her friend Honey from a religious commune, Agnes clings to faith as Honey looks toward a future free of control and cruelty.
Pemba’s Song: A Ghost Story by Tonya C. Hegamin & Marilyn Nelson
As Pemba adjusts to leaving Brooklyn for a small town, a black history specialist helps her research the ghostly images pulling her into the life of a slave who lived in her new house.
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross-country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one of them returns, the FBI wants to know what happened.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
An orphan, a rebel, and a Chosen One join forces while trying to escape being unwound, a process in
which a person is harvested for parts. Will Risa, Conor, and Lev escape the insanity of their society?
Recommended for High School Students
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Audrey’s ex-boyfriend has written a hit song about their break-up, and now she has become an unwilling paparazzi magnet.
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
At the height of Northern Ireland ’s “troubles,” Fergus is distracted by his imprisoned brother’s hunger strike, being a courier for terrorists, and the body he discovered in a bog.
Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanki
In 1972, the Ugandan president gives 90 days for all Indians to exit the country. Sabine and her family try to preserve a normal life as soldiers terrorize them and people disappear.
Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe
Kyle must re-examine his own memory through the eyes of famous movie directors to solve the mystery of whether he killed his best friend on purpose.
My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park
by Steve Kluger

Follow T.C., Augie and Alejandra for a year as they find their places in the world while navigating through new friendships and first loves.
Newes from the Dead: Being a True Story of Anne Green, Hanged for Infanticide at Oxford Assizes in 1650, Restored to the World and Died Again in 1665 by Mary Hooper
After being convicted, Anne is executed, sealed in a coffin, and awaits autopsy and dissection, but she
can’t awaken from a coma to stop the doctors from cutting her up alive.
Paper Towns by John Green
Quentin goes on an all-night romp with Margo, on whom he has a crush, before she disappears,leaving Q to spend his final of weeks of high school hunting down obscure clues to find her.
Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci
Six teens face a bioterrorist attack as four are infected with a mysterious disease and two computer techies assist the US Intelligence Coalition in tracking the perpetrators.
Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher
When her family’s rent needs to be paid, Ruby drops out of school to be a taxi hall dancer in 1940s Chicago , where the jazz is hot and the boys are bad.
Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Nine years of being tossed around in a terribly flawed foster care system could have ruined Ashley’s life forever, but three little words changed her fate.
Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about the Grapes of Wrath
by Steven Goldman

Mitch, a shy and awkward junior, negotiates the difficult social situations he encounters, both with girls and with his best friend David, after David reveals to him that he is gay.
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Teen Bingo

Students in grades 6 and up are invited for an afternoon of traditional and themed bingo! Win books and other prizes!

Snacks will be served and registration is not required for this event.

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Anime/Manga Club

Like manga and anime? Students in grades 6 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club. We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch anime episodes (such as Black Cat, Tsubasa and others!) as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities! Our next meetings are on January 7th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and January 21st from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served.

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